Carlos DíazFounder & CEO
University degree in Economy and Business Administration (Extraordinary Award by the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain). He developed his professional activity at the National Microelectronics Centre (CNM-CSIC) (1994-1998) as Financial Manager of 26 European projects (ESPRIT, BRITE-EURAM, and INCO-DC Programmes), providing consultancy services on project proposal preparation and project administration to research centres at the national level, drawing and negotiating IPR agreements with European and US companies. From 1998 to 2008 he was the EU Projects Manager of the Research Group of Biomedical Informatics at Fundació IMIM (Municipal Institute of Medical Research) in Barcelona, carrying out the management and coordination of 8 European projects, and in charge of design and validation of software. From 2002 to 2009 he was also CEO of Pharmatools Digital Interactive Services S.L., a spin-off company based on the results of an FP4 EU project. From 2009 to 2011 he was the Managing Director of the Centre for Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL). He was also Head of the European Projects Coordination Office (EPCO) at IMIM (2009-2012), involving management of EU projects in direct support of the scientific coordinators, and which funding was in excess of 30 M€. He also works as a consultant for the Spanish and Catalan governments and other national institutions on proposal preparation and management of Research and Development projects funded by the European Commission. He has wide experience in teaching courses on complex distributed project management, and acts as advisor of several institutions on project appraisal and selection.
Eva MoleroFounder & CEO
University degree in Law (University of Barcelona, Spain), Master Degree in Communications Management (University of Toulouse, France), teacher assistant at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, USA. She has developed her career initially in the field of marketing and technology transfer, first as product manager for mass market products at Arbora&Ausonia (Procter&Gamble joint venture) and, from 2001 to 2012 at the University Pompeu Fabra and Fundació IMIM (Municipal Institute of Medical Research), where she was responsible for promoting contracts with industrial partners and quality procedures at the Research Group on Biomedical Informatics. She has worked as project manager of the European Projects Coordination Office (EPCO) at Fundació IMIM. Besides the general project management aspects, her participation in European projects focuses on legal matters, governance, intellectual property rights and communication and valorisation issues.
She has participated in several initiatives to commercialise results from research projects, including the creation of alliances and spin-outs.
She has wide experience in teaching courses in European projects management and acts as an advisor for several public and private institutions in projects evaluation and assessment.