Entrepreneur-In-Residence (EiR)

Join CRG as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence

The CRG Entrepreneur-In-Residence (EiR) Program is designed for experienced and successful entrepreneurs who are willing to:

  1. Launch a start-up based on technology and know-how already available at CRG; or
  2. Take their new technology and know-how to the next level, by leveraging CRG scientific support and infrastructure.

Pedro González

Dr. Pedro González is a young entrepreneur, with a strong scientific background both in the academic field and in the private sector.

He got his PhD in comparative genomics with the maximum qualification in 2016, as a result of a co-direction between the Ecology and Microbial Molecular group at University of Alicante and the CRG.

As a postdoc researcher, he joined the group of Toni Gabaldón at CRG, where he contributed his experience in metagenomics for building the second phase of the citizen's project “Saca la Lengua”.

In addition to his academic experience, Dr. Gonzalez has worked in the private sector, specifically at Instituto de Medicina Genómica (IMEGEN), located at the Valencia Scientific Park, where he was responsible for the setup of the Metagenomics Department since inception.

As the winner of the 2016 edition of the S2B Concept Challenge, Pedro has collaborated with the TBDO team to launch Microomics, a spin-off company of the CRG which offers professional services in the field of metagenomics analysis of living organisms and their environments. As CEO of the company, he will bring his scientific, technical and managerial experience in the field of genomics and metagenomics.

 

Jordi Hernández

Dr. Jordi Hernández is a young entrepreneur, with a strong expertise in stem cells and epigenetics, a scientific background in molecular biology and oncology and previous working experience in neuroscience.

He holds a Bachelor in Biotechnology from the University of Tarragona and a Master in Neuroscience from the University of Barcelona.

In 2017 he got is PhD in Biomedicine from the CRG/UPF, with a main project on the regulation of alternative splicing and its alterations in cancer, developed in the laboratory of Professor Juan Valcárcel at CRG, in collaboration with the Laboratory of Professor Manuel Serrano at the CNIO of Madrid.

Jordi is currently collaborating with the TBDO team to test the efficacy of splicing modifying compounds on human tumors and establish a spin-off company for the development of new targeted alternative splicing modifying therapies.

 

 

Former Entrepreneurs In Residence

 

Ion Arocena

Ion Arocena is an investment management executive, with deep knowledge of the Spanish and Global Life Sciences market.

As an EiR he collaborated with the TBDO team, mining CRG innovation capital and technology portfolio in search for business opportunities in the field of microbiome research.

After his EiR experience at CRG, Ion has been appointed managing director of ASEBIO, the Spanish Bioindustry Association.

Xavier Bosch

Dr. Xavier Bosch Lluis is a remote sensing engineer with reputable experience in hardware and software development.

As an EiR he collaborated with the TBDO team to enhance his proprietary technology, developed in conjunction with Xavier Gallego and Nereida Rodriguez. In particular, he exploited his background in system’s engineering and his expertise in software development to develop a next generation video tracking system able to automatically detect complex animal behaviours under any environmental condition.

After his EiR experience at CRG, Xavier moved to NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Xavier Gallego

Dr. Xavier Gallego is an interdisciplinary researcher with expertise in genetics, molecular techniques and mouse behavior.

As an EiR he leveraged CRG cutting-edge know-how and infrastructure to enhance his proprietary technology: a next generation video tracking system able to automatically detect complex rodent behaviours under any environmental condition.

After his EiR experience at CRG, Xavier was appointed Innovation and Technology Transfer manager at the Fundació Parc Taulí.

Victor Llorente

Victor Llorente is an experienced consultant and entrepreneur, with a significant record of advising high growth commercial businesses in the IT and eHealth sectors.

As an EiR he collaborated with the TBDO team at the CRG, looking for business opportunities based on innovative technologies in the software and medical sectors.

After his EiR experience at CRG, Victor joined Dow Jones as a technical Program Manager.

Cristian Martí

Cristian Martí is a successful technology entrepreneur.

As an EiR he collaborated with the TBDO team at the CRG, looking for business opportunities in the digital health market, where genetics and software play an important role.

After his EiR experience at CRG, Cristian launched methinks, a startup based in Barcelona that believes in software as a way to improve health care.

Jordi Riulas

Jordi Riulas has a solid entrepreneurial career in different technological ventures.

As an EiR he collaborated with the TBDO team at the CRG analysing emerging business opportunities in the biotech market, particularly in genetics.

After his EiR experience at CRG, Jordi joined Capital Cell as an Angel Investor.

Nereida Rodriguez

Dr. Nereida Rodriguez Alvarez is an experienced telecommunications engineer, specialized in remote sensing techniques to retrieve geophysical parameters.

As an EiR she collaborated with the TBDO department to enhance her proprietary technology, developed in conjunction with Xavier Gallego and Xavier Bosch. In particular, she exploited her mathematical background and her expertise in remote sensing to develop a next generation video tracking system able to automatically detect complex animal behaviors under any environmental condition.

In case of doubt, please do not hesitate to contact your TBDO manager.