BIST Workshop at 4YFN – MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2021

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  • Venue: Fira Gran Via
  • Address: Avinguda Joan Carles I, 68, 08908 Barcelona
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From Lab to Market: Showcasing Three Deep Tech Startups

The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) introduces in this session three scientific entrepreneurs from multidisciplinary backgrounds who lead Deep Tech spin-offs from three BIST centres.

Deep Tech startups create disruptive solutions founded on unique, protected and hard-to-reproduce scientific discoveries or engineering innovations. While scientific entrepreneurs have the same challenges as all other entrepreneurs, there are some unique differences that they need to face and overcome.

Join us to learn more from our speakers who represent industries as diverse as quantum computing, photoreactors for photocatalytic chemical reactions and computing technologies for drug discovery.



Victor Canivell, co-founder and CEO of Qilimanjaro Quantum Tech

Victor Canivell is co-founder and CEO of Qilimanjaro Quantum Tech, the quantum computing spin-off from the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), the Institute of High Energy Physics (IFAE) and the University of Barcelona (UB). Prior to Qilimanjaro, Victor has spent over fifteen years as CEO driving high tech startups in the software security SaaS and bioinformatics markets, all of which have been later acquired. Prior to his entrepreneurship career, Victor held general management and VP roles for US IT multinationals at both European and Spanish levels over a twenty-year period (Hewlett Packard, Silicon Graphics & Cray Research, 3Com, PerkinElmer). Victor has also held business consultant roles for several other high tech startups, as well as for the European Commission H2020 program. Victor has an MBA from ESADE and a PhD in Physics from the University of Barcelona.

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Esther Alza, co-founder and CEO of Treellum Technologies

Esther is an organic and medicinal chemist by training as well as an entrepreneur. She completed her PhD in organic chemistry, asymmetric catalysis and flow chemistry at the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ). In her more than 10 years of experience, Dr Alza has always followed the principles of green chemistry and applying science for a sustainable world. Her expertise includes the development of proprietary technologies and methodologies related to catalysis and flow chemistry for innovative organic synthesis and medicinal chemistry, incorporating novel tools like automatization, AI and additive manufacturing.

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Ezequiel Mas, CEO at Nostrum Biodiscovery

BSc in Biochemistry and Biology and MSc in Neurosciences in the University of Barcelona (UB), and after doing a PhD and a postdoc in Biomedicine, he started his career in the management area as Scientific Project Manager in CIRCE Crystal Engineering with the aim of coordinate and advertise different Virtual Screening technologies to predict new cocrystals and polymorphs of small molecules. Then, he became Research Project Manager in the Barcelona Supercomputing Center being responsible for the management of the whole life cycle of the Life Science Department, the Education and Training Department as well as in charge of the pre and postdoctoral personnel fellowships. After doing an Executive MBA in the EAE Business School, he started as COO in Nostrum Biodiscovery to become the CEO in March 2020.

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How to attend?

If you are already registered for the 4YFN – MWC 2021, you will have access to the workshop.

If you would like to attend the workshop but you are not registered at the 4YFN – MWC 2021, please get in touch with us as soon as possible at BIST has a limited number of passes and will be pleased to send you an invitation. Please note that this will be done on a first come, first served basis.