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Start-up generation


Isaac Cano

CEO from Health Circuit

Degree in Computer Science and PhD from the University of Barcelona. He began working with the research community at the Institut d'Investigació en intel·ligència artificial and was a professor at the Universitat de Barcelona. He currently applies predictive analysis and machine learning for digital health transformation at IDIBAPS and Hospital Clinic Barcelona, in addition to leading Health Circuit.

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James Hugall

Co-founder and CEO de Breaz Medical

He holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom). Previously in his professional career, he was a researcher at the Institute of Photonic Sciences (Barcelona). In 2019, he decided to develop his entrepreneurial talent by taking part in the Biocat d·HEALTH Barcelona program, from which his first business project was created one year later: Breaz Medical.


Sofía Ferreira

Co-founder of Heecap

Industrial engineer. In 2020, she took part in the Biocat d·Health Barcelona program and set up Heecap with Laura Lizama. She currently combines her passion for this startup with her job in the Innovation Department at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu.

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Francesca Domenech Wuttke

CEO and Founder of Nen

PhD in Pharmacology from the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences (New York) and a degree in Biology and Society from Cornell University (New York). She has extensive experience in drug development and healthcare, both in the United States and Europe. She has worked at several organizations, accelerating and incubating startups, heading up European investments and leading mergers and acquisitions of medical devices and pharmaceuticals.

Diliara Lupenko, chief operating officer at Impress

Diliara Lupenko

Chief Operations Officer at Impress

She has over 15 years of experience in consulting, corporate strategy and entrepreneurship. Having worked in multinationals, she founded Impress in 2019 inspired by her own personal experience with invisible orthodontics treatment.


Sergi Valverde

Co-founder and CEO of Tensormedical

PhD in Medical Imaging and Artificial Intelligence and MBA from the University of Girona. The entrepreneur has co-authored over 35 international papers and written six open-code tools. He has also been recognized internationally for his technological advances in detecting MS lesions and quantifying brain atrophy using Artificial Intelligence.