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Registration now open for sixth edition of Bioentrepreneurship course

The personal experience of several entrepreneurs will serve to explain the keys to setting up a successful business in the sector, a growing trend

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When is an idea a good business opportunity? How can I protect it? What is the best model for starting a company, with the best team and necessary training, and where can I find funding? These questions are running through any entrepreneur’s mind. In the field of biotechnology and biomedicine, entrepreneuring has become a growing trend in recent years that is driving the sector. Among other things, its success lies in companies starting off with a clear idea: to resolve real problems.

The sixth edition of the course “Claus per bioemprendre”, organized by the Fundació Bosch i Gimpera, Associació de Biotecnòlegs de Catalunya, Biocat, CataloniaBio and Fundació escola emprenedors, will once again present the experience of several entrepreneurs that head up innovative, international companies to introduce bioentrepreneurship to participants.

The course, moderated by director of the FBG Jordi Naval, is mainly geared towards life sciences undergraduates and recent graduates (biology, pharmacy, biotechnology, medicine, biochemistry, veterinary science and chemistry), as well as graduate students and young researchers.

The course will feature Nigel Fleming, Ignasi Costas, Jaume Amat, Bonaventura Clotet, Josep-Lluís Sanfeliu, Marc Martinell, Marc Ramis and Daniel Oliver. The program is divided into four sessions, one each Tuesday in May (3, 10, 17 and 24) from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Fundació Clínic Centre Esther Koplowitz (Barcelona).

The first session will deal with how entrepreneurial spirit has fuelled the development of biotechnology in Catalonia. The second will cover the initial stages of a start-up to transfer a scientific idea to market: strategy and raising funds.

The third will look at the life cycle of a company and the partners involved, as well as the need to bring together individual interests in a joint venture. In the final session, the speakers will be the focus: people from the sector you need to know, who will inspire you or who can advise you on both legal and intellectual issues.

Follow all of the activity regarding the course on Twitter with the hashtag #ClausBio.


For more details on the sessions:

Claus per bioemprendre

The previous edition of the course dealt with the opportunities and challenges of bioentrepreneurship in a recession.