Bioforum: Future and development of Biobusiness

The Alumni Club  of
the Master's
in Science and Innovation Leadership and Management
of the Barcelona
School of Management
is starting up the UPF Bioforum project, under the
auspices of Pompeu Fabra Universitat.

The objective of Bioforum 2011 is to organise an active forum promoting the
exchange of ideas and experiences among those involved in Biobusiness (investors,
entrepreneurs, consultants) and providing networking opportunities. It is aimed
at all those related to or interested in innovation in Biomedicine, Biotechnology
and Biobusiness.

The event consists of an inaugural conference and a series of debates with
the participation of managers from the main companies and research centres
of the biotechnology and biomedicine branches in Spain: Anaxomics, Genoma
, Janus Developments, Gendiag, Trifermed and YSIOS
Capital Partners
. The inaugural conference will be run by Montserrat Vendrell,
General Manager of Biocat. The debate
will be divided into two sections:

Section I:   “Future i Biomedicine and Biotechnology: Do
we have a road map?”

Section I intends to provide an overview of the current status of biotechnology
and biomedicine, as well as future guidelines to be followed for the correct
development of the sector  (possibilities, limits, opportunities, Where
are we?, Is there a road map? What needs to be done?, What is being done in
other countries?, etc.). All this is aimed at defining what is expected of
biotechnology and biomedicine in current times.

Section II:   “Business development and the creation of
Biocompanies: keys to success and attitudes in the face of adversity”

Once the key elements of the future of Biomedicine have been discussed in
section I, section II will provide the necessary tools regarding how to create
biocompanies aimed at this. In this section there will be 3 talks lasting 15
minutes each (investor + bioentrepreneur+ business development consultant)
followed by a round table debate with those attending.

The aim of this project is to create a yearly reunion related to biobusiness.