Galicia
Biodays
Program

2024

8:00 – 9:00

Credential Pickup

Main Hall

9:00 – 9:30

Evolution of drug discovery research and the role of new technologies

Main Hall

  • Yves Auberson, Executive Director Global Discovery Chemistry at Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research & Vice President of the Swiss Chemical Society
novartis

9:30 – 10:15

Galicia Biodays 2024 Inauguration

Main Hall

  • José Manuel López Vilariño, Bioga President
  • Teresa Riesgo, Secretary General for Innovation, Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities
  • David Regades, State Delegate in the Vigo Free Trade Zone Consortium (CZFV)
  • Xunta de Galicia
  • Vigo City Council

10:15 – 11:00

The Impact of Biotechnology Strategies on Regions

Main Hall

  • Representative from the Biotechnology Working Group at the European Commission (pending confirmation)
  • Representative from the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) (pending confirmation)
  • Christian Suojanen, CEO of Broadreach Global and member of the Board of Directors of the European Brain Foundation

Moderated by: Carmen Cotelo, Director of the Galician Innovation Agency

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee Break ☕️

Main Hall

LONZA

11:30 – 12:00

Engineering a life therapeutic for lung diseases; from bench to company

  • Luis Serrano Pubul, Director, Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG)

Main Hall

12:00 – 12:30

AI (r?)evolution. Have we learned from past waves of (r?)evolutionary technologies?

Main Hall

  • Robert Soliva, Principal Data Scientist at Almirall

12:30 – 13:30

The power of technology in the search for new drugs

Main Hall

  • Jordi Mestres, CSO at Chemotargets
  • Olga Genilloud, Scientific Director at Fundación Medina
  • László Kiss, Senior Manager, Medicinal Chemistry at BIAL
  • Juan José Carrillo, Director of the Department of Biophysics and Pharmacology at Lilly Spain

Moderated by: Iván Marcos, Pharma/Biotech Strategic Collaborations Manager at Promega

Promega Logo

13:30 – 14:30

Biotechnological challenges in cosmetics innovation for well-being

Main Hall

  • Thalía González, Cosmetic Innovation Manager at Cantabria Labs
  • Ana Torrejón, Head of Microbiology and Industrial Biotechnology at AINIA
  • Cristobal Bernal, Director Técnico en Grupo Carinsa
  • Mónica Buendía, Expert in Cosmetic Product Development

Moderated by: Ariana Fernández, President of the Galician Cosmetics Association

14:30 – 16:00

Break 🍽️

Main Hall

16:00 – 16:30

The Potential of Omics in the Food Industry

Main Hall

  • José Manuel López Vilariño, Director of R&D at Hijos de Rivera

16:30 – 17:30

Food innovation: Changes transforming our table

Main Hall

  • Joaquin del Rio, R&D and Director of Quality
  • Nuria Morales, Co-founder at Komvida Organic Kombucha
  • José Manuel López Vilariño, R&D Director at Hijos de Rivera
  • Begoña Pérez-Villareal, Director of EIT Food South

Moderated by: Paula Álvarez, Technical Sales Manager, AIT Ingredients

8:00 – 9:00

Credential Pickup

BioTalent

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee Break ☕️

Main Hall

LONZA

11:30 – 12:15

BioTalent Inauguration

BioTalent

  • Carme Pampín, Vicepresidenta de Bioga
  • María Seoane, CEO de BFlow
  • Alberto Fernández, CEO de Servitalent

12:15 – 14:30

BioTalent Day

BioTalent

A dynamic event, an experience, and a talent competition that connects junior and senior profiles with Galician biotechnological companies.

14:30 – 16:00

Break 🍽️

BioTalent

16:00 – 17:00

Transparency, confidentiality and strategy: the challenge of communicating in the biotech sector

BioTalent

  • Beatriz Diaz Lorenzo, Director of Communications & Global Brand at ZENDAL
  • Verónica Fuentes, Head of the Health Section at SINC
  • Pablo López, Director of GCiencia
  • Noel Queipo, Comunication Manager at CINBIO

Moderated by: Beatriz González, Journalist specialising in Institutional and Scientific Communication

17:00 – 18:00

Round table: Connecting Bioregions – Perspectives on Biotechnology and Internationalisation

Main Hall

  • Japan: Lauren Ha, Associate Vice President de Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST)
  • Italy: Mariangela Squarciafico, Junior Business Development e Innovation Manager en Piemonte Health Innovation Cluster (bioPmed) and Bioindustry Park Silvano Fumero
  • Belgium: Florence Vanholsbeeck, Economic and Trade Counselor en Wallonia Export & Investment Agency (AWEX)
  • India: Garima Arora, Representative of the Spanish-India Chamber of Commerce

Moderated by: Daniel Álvarez, Bioga

8:00 – 9:00

Credential Pickup

BioInvestor

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee Break ☕️

Main Hall

LONZA

11:30 – 12:15

BioInvestor Inauguration

BioInvestor

  • Santi Domínguez, Bioga’s Board of Directors
  • Pablo Álvarez, President of DATAlife
  • Inventium

12:15 – 14:30

BioInvestor Day

BioInvestor

Investment forum that connects life sciences projects and companies with national and international investors.

14:30 – 16:30

Break 🍽️

16:00 – 17:00

Round Table: Knowledge Transfer

  • Roberto Ranera, General Partner at Beable Capital
  • Victor Gonzalez, R&D Director at Atrys
  • Christian Suojanen, CEO of Broadreach Global and member of the Board of Directors of the European Brain Foundation

Moderated by: Luis Otero, Delegado de Transferencia del Conocimiento de la USC (moderador

BioInvestor

17:00 – 17:20

CinfaNext Presentation

BioInvestor

CinfaNext is Cinfa’s new Open Innovation Platform, which aims to identify new trends and innovative projects that respond to people’s health needs through new collaborative forms of innovation.

  • Marta Pedrosa, Innovation Analyst at CINFA

17:20 – 17:40

Presentation of Converge, the CSIC’s open innovation hub and its CSIC COCREA programme

BioInvestor

Programme to promote collaborative projects between the CSIC and companies based on a two-way exchange of knowledge and the development of solutions around a challenge from the conception of the idea to the market. It is aimed at CSIC researchers and companies at a global level.

  • Ana Sanz, Head of the Coordination Unit for initiatives associated with the Open Innovation Hub – Converge. Vice-Presidency for Innovation and Transfer, CSIC

17:40 – 18:00

Presentation of Faes Ventures

BioInvestor

FAES Farma is a pharmaceutical company with more than 90 years of experience in the research, production and marketing of pharmaceutical products worldwide. FAES Farma has created a unit dedicated to the search and evaluation of investment opportunities, with the aim of significantly expanding its Drug Discovery portfolio, contributing to our goal of improving patients’ health by manufacturing new innovative pharmaceutical solutions.

  • Ignacio Sancho Martínez, Director of the Drug Discovery Department at Faes Farma