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SATELLITE ACTIVITIES | Entrepreneurship Forum
Entrepreneurship Forum
Scientific entrepreneurship is becoming increasingly important as part of the progress towards a knowledge-based economy, particularly in the most developed countries.

Entrepreneurship represents an engine to bring to society the new knowledge generated thanks to R&D as well as a possible path for the future personal and professional development of researchers, especially the youngest.

For that reasons, the FEBS3+ Congress includes as part of its programme two specific sessions specifically devoted to entrepreneurship from biomed & biotech research, with the name of Entrepreneurship Forum.

Entrepreneurship Forum - Session 1: October 24th, from 6 to 8 pm
Venue: Room 3, Palau Congressos (level 2)

Round table "From Biosciences research to market through start-ups"

What are the most effective incubation models to support start-up creation? What may we learn from the most relevant current tendencies in supporting Biotech start-ups in France, Portugal or Spain?

The round table will count with the participation of relevant representatives from public and private agents acting in the world of start-up & spin-off support as well as success cases of entrepreneurship in the Biotech sector.

Confirmed speakers:
  • Ion Arocena. General Director of ASEBIO (The Spanish Association of Biotech Firms).
  • Albert Barberà. General Director of Health Research and Innovation, Generalitat de Catalunya, formerly Director of BioCat (the Agency of the Catalan BioRegion).
  • Carlos José Fialho da Costa Faro. Vicepresident of BIOCANT Park (Portugal Biotechnology Science Park).
  • Pedro Vilarinho. HISEEDTECH (Portuguese Association for Knowledge Valorization).
Other speakers pending of confirmation.

Entrepreneurship Forum - Session 2: October 25th, from 6 to 8 pm
Venue: Room 3, Palau Congressos (level 2)

Workshop “Raising funds for your start-up: The elevator pitch”

The elevator pitch is the most universal and recognized tool to present your start-up project in front of potential investors, from business angels to venture funds. There are plenty of start-up contests worldwide where the elevator pitch is crucial to attract investor’s interest and raise seed capital.

Do you have an idea for a start-up? Come and find out the keys for elevator pitch success.
Do you already have a start-up project, already? Come and present your elevator pitch at the FEBS3+ meeting in front of a panel of selected Business angels and other seed funds investors.

The session will be conducted by Julia Pardo, Bachelor in Biotechnology and Public Speaking & Communication Consultant (

Session open to all the FEBS3+ Meeting registered participants.

If you are interested in participating in the Workshop presenting your start-up initiative or you would like to receive more information, please send an email to:

The "Entrepreneurship Forum” is organized in cooperation with the Spanish Association of Entrepreneur Scientists (Asociación Española de Emprendedores Científicos, AEEC) and Science & Business Events Management (SciBEM).

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SEPTEMBER 25, 2017

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SEPTEMBER 18, 2017

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Payment Deadline for Registration with a free abstract

AUGUST 28, 2017

Late/On-Site Registration Opening and payment (no abstract submission)


AUGUST 24, 2017

Early Registration Closing

Abstract Submission Closing

Invited Abstract Submission Closing

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Société Française de Biochimie et Biologie Moléculaire

Sociedade Portuguesa de Bioquímica

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