Speed dating to set up science and business teams
Twenty biomedical research projects and nearly 30 business development experts and mentors participated in the fourth edition of Health & Bio Team Dating in Barcelona, the only business speed-dating event in the sector, organized by BStartup Banc Sabadell, Biocat and CataloniaBio & HealthTech. The event held in October 2018 was the fourth under this program. New this time, it took place under the framework of the Healthio fair at Fira de Barcelona.
This edition of Health & Bio Team Dating hosted 90 speed dates, with 20 teams of scientists presenting their research to professionals with business experience interested in growing these projects as mentors, entrepreneurs or business developers.
Success stories from the previous editions
These previous editions have led to success stories like Elem Biotech, a spin-off of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center – Centre Nacional de Supercomputació (BSC-CNS) that does virtual simulations of organs and tissue for drug research. Researcher Mariano Vázquez, co-founder of Elem Biotech, attended Health & Bio Team Dating in 2017. There he had a meeting with Genesis Biomed and met Josep Lluís Falcó, who joined Elem Biotech as a mentor and investor. Another success story is Leukos Biotech, as scientist Ruth Muñoz Risueño met the company’s current CEO, Enrique Llaudet, at Health&Bio.