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10.05.2022

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.

27.04.2022

Esther Riambau

Co-founder and CEO of Oniria Therapeutics

She holds degrees in Biology and Biochemistry and a Master in Business Administration (MBA). She is the co-founder and CEO of Oniria Therapeutics, and co-founder and board member of Gate2Brain. Her slogan? “My training in is technology transfer but my heart is in startups.”

18.03.2022

Ignasi Belda

CEO at MiWEndo Solutions

He is a computer scientist with a PhD in artificial intelligence for drug discovery and a PhD in tax law. He has founded or co-funded six healthcare startups in Spain and the world and served as CEO of the Barcelona Science Park (PCB) for two years. He is currently CEO of MiWEndo Solutions. 

Venue: 

Hybrid: Leipzig, Germany and online format

Panoràmica ciutat de Barcelona

2021, an exceptional year for the BioRegion

The 2021 BioRegion Report, promoted by Biocat with CataloniaBio & HealthTech and ACCIÓ, shows the sector’s evolution in a year marked by efforts in health innovation, and with European and global challenges in its sights. 

22.03.2021

Barcelona, March 22, 2021. In a year made difficult by the Covid-19 pandemic, the life sciences and healthcare sector in Catalonia reached an exceptional milestone. In 2020, health startups in the BioRegion managed to raise €226 million in investment, the most ever, doubling in just two years from €112 million in 2018. 

The main source of this funding was venture capital, with a total of €140 million. There were 41 operations in total, up 58% from 2019. This data is from the final version of the “Investment in Startups” chapter of...

An optimistic sector booming in a recession

September drew to a close with good news for the life sciences and healthcare sector in a year when good news hasn’t exactly been abundant. The BioRegion of Catalonia Life Sciences and Healthcare Outlook 2020 - Challenges Ahead, a report compiled jointly by Biocat and CataloniaBio & HealthTech, has revealed that investment in startups in Catalonia so far this year has hit €120 million, well above the €112 million from all of 2019. Fall is bringing fresh air, literally and metaphorically, to the BioRegion.

28.09.2020

Barcelona, September 28, 2020. With 3 months until the end of 2020, the life sciences and healthcare sector in Catalonia is flexing its muscles, in spite of expectations it would be a challenging year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In just 9 months, startups in the BioRegion (the life sciences and healthcare ecosystem in Catalonia, the most dynamic in Spain and one of the most active in southern Europe) have managed to raise €120 million in investment, well above the previous record from 2019, which was €112 million.

This data is from BioRegion...

portada informe Bioregió 2020
16.09.2020

President of the Government of Catalonia Quim Torra will inaugurate the event, which will take place online on September 28, going over investment figures updated through September 2020