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The Pharmaceutical Industry

This lecture will provide you with a general overview of the industry and discuss the key concepts and principal agents that drive it. You'll learn about the value chain, business models, main trends, challenges, and opportunities that shape the pharma landscape. The lecture will also cover the current situation of the pharma industry in Spain, providing you with unique insights into the local context and how it fits into the global picture. Whether you're a student, a professional, or simply interested in learning more about this critical industry, this lecture is sure to be informative and thought-provoking.

DATE(S): 12/04/2023 (17h – 18:30h)
LECTURER: Filippo Prina
PRICE: € 50

The Future of Life Sciences - Trends and Patterns

This lecture sheds light on factors that will influence the development of the life sciences sector over the coming years. If you want to update your knowledge about the top three megatrends in life sciences, and you want to know about upcoming technologies that will impact the biotech market, then this is the lecture for you! Some of the topics that will be covered are: telemedicine, brain stimulation using computer interface technologies, personalized medicine and synthetic biology, among others.

DATE(S): 13/04/2023 (17h – 18:30h)
LECTURER: Montserrat Vendrell
PRICE: € 50

The Medtech Industry - with a focus for the new entrepreneur

This session explains what a medical device is, and provides key statistics regarding the sector's stakeholders: number and type of companies (in Europe, 95% of medtech companies are SMEs), investment in R&D, employment, expenditure on medical technology, number of patents filed, VC deals, etc. The lecturer will cover segment trends by size and growth: number of medical technologies registered, which fall into 16 product categories, and the value chain (based on Michael Porter's methodology).

DATE(S): 20/04/2023 (17h – 18:30h)
LECTURER: Robert Harju-Jeanty
PRICE: € 50

Globalization: A golden era for innovation

During this lecture, you can expect to learn about the various ways in which globalization has opened up new opportunities for innovation. This includes the rise of emerging markets, advances in technology, and the increasing interconnectedness of the global economy. The session will also touch on the role of entrepreneurship in the global innovation landscape so you'll learn about the key traits and skills that successful entrepreneurs possess, as well as the various challenges and opportunities that they face in today's globalized economy.

DATE(S): 31/05/2023 (17h – 18:30h)
LECTURER: Xavier Ferràs
PRICE: € 50

Additional information


We offer a 50% discount (for any category, but not accumulative) to students who are in their final academic year at university, or who are studying a master’s degree related to the following fields: business, engineering, life sciences or design. If interested, please send an e-mail to, with the subject "Short Programs Discount", providing your details and attaching a copy of your university registration. Promotions are limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Cancellation Policy

To withdraw from a session you must send an e-mail to If cancellation is received more than one week (7 working days) before the date of the Short Program session, you will be reimbursed for 100% of the registration fee. If cancellation is received during the week prior to the date of the lesson, you will be reimbursed for 50% of the registration fee. If no notice is given, participants will not be reimbursed even if they do not attend the session.

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