“My childhood, my education and my professional career have always been tied to software development,” says Ray G. Butler, founder and CEO of Butler Scientifics. Ten years ago, he began taking this knowledge to the world of scientific research as director of R&D for a company in the sector. He rounded out his profile with an executive MBA. “This training,” he recognizes, “really helped me understand the complex web of business and the vital importance of human relationships with clients, collaborators, partners and investors.”
PhD in Medicine and specialist in Allergies at Hospital Vall d’Hebron. She combines this with work on a research project on anaphylaxis for the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. She is also an associate professor in Immunology at the IQS School of Engineering at Ramon Llull University. She is passionate about innovation and research and was selected to participate in the Imagine Creativity Center Silicon Valley program where, alongside doctor of internal medicine Adrià Curran, she co-founded Adan Medical Innovation, of which she is now CMO.
Together with Roger Mallol and professors Xavier Correig and Lluís Masana, Núria Amigó founded Biosfer Teslab in 2013 to market in-vitro diagnostic tests for the better characterization of cardiovascular risk and metabolic health, this research arising from the doctoral thesis of the two co-founders. A Physics Graduate from the University of Barcelona (UB), Master in Biophysics (UB) and PhD in Bioengineering from the Rovira i Virgili University (URV), she is currently completing her entrepreneurial training with an MBA at EAE Business School. She has managed the company since 2015.
“I’ve been passionate about the healthcare sector since I was little,” says Silvia Raga, CEO of DyCare. After finishing her degree in Biomedical Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Turin (Italy), she completed her training with an MBA at EAE Business School. She has more than 8 years of experience in the medical device sector, in the hospital, academic and private arenas. In 2004, she joined DyCare, a company that designs wearables to revolutionize the rehabilitation process for patients with skeletal muscle problems. She has headed up the company since 2015.
Llorenç Coll holds a PhD in Pharmacy and Biochemistry from the University of Barcelona. He completed his training as a scientific entrepreneur with various courses on start-ups, patents and licensing through Biocat. His scientific career has focused on the fields of cancer and genetics, as an associate researcher at the Institute of Predictive and Personalized Medicine of Cancer (IMPPC). There he founded the spin-off Aniling, where he is now CEO. Coll has co-invented the company’s first technology package, which was the first runner up in the Bioemprendedor XXI program.
Oscar Flores has a degree in Computer Engineering from the UPC and did his PhD in Biomedicine at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine Barcelona (IRB Barcelona) and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) before doing an Executive MBA at ESADE. While he was studying at this business school, he co-founded Made of Genes with Miquel Bru and is now CEO of the company. “I’ve always liked computers and I think it’s great to be able to use them to make people’s lives better,” he highlights