On April 27th we celebrate The Collider ’18 Demoday after 6 months of unwrapping this disruptive new program from mVenturesBcn. It has been a bumpy, exciting, risky and empowering journey. All stakeholders – organisation, entrepreneurs, scientists, collaborators, mentors and more – signed for a highly innovative tech-transfer endeavour never done before. Everyone joined with a shared purpose: taking out of the drawer the groundbreaking knowledge cradled in Universities to turn it into successful businesses that would ultimately add value to the ecosystem.

In six months, we have moved from the investigation labs to the Mobile World Congress stages, from the classrooms to the investors meeting rooms. Guided by design-thinking and lean startups methodologies (build, measure, learn and repeat), the Colliders have achieved an incredible output under the clock.

Right at this moment, the office is fairly empty; we have team Torakku in Paris signing an agreement for a paid pilot; Licens3d members are coming back from London following an invitation to present in the exclusive Rhino New Developments Day; RheoDx are getting set for the European Union – EIT Health BioEntrepreneur Bootcamp – they are one among the few startups selected for this program held in different European venues.

But tomorrow, they will all be at The Collider’s headquarters in Barcelona Tech City. And that’s because of a very special occasion: The Collider’s ’18 Demoday. We have prepared an intense half-day to celebrate disruptive innovation and showcase the results of this first edition of  The Collider. The program’s agenda for the session will be the following:

09:30 – Call and arrival
10:00 – 10:15 – Welcome note by Carlos Grau, CEO of the Mobile World Capital Foundation
10:15 – 10:30 – The Collider overview and results by Manuel Palacín, program director (Mobile World Capital Foundation)
10:30 – 11:30 – Start-up pitches (SAALG, Torakku, RheoDx and Licens3d).
11:30 – 12:00 – Coffee break
12:00 – 12:45 – Round Table moderated by Albert C. Mikkelsen, content director (The Collider), and gathering the main stakeholders in the ecosystem:

  • Eric Suñol, investor and managing partner at Inveniam Group.
  • Manel Arrufat, Entrepreneurship & Innovation manager at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
  • Jordi Carrillo, seasoned entrepreneur and CEO at Torakku.
  • Samantha López, MSc in Bioinformatics and CSO at RheoDx.

12:45 – 13:00 – Closure and wrap-up by Manuel Palacín, program director (Mobile World Capital Foundation)

The pool of guests includes representatives from Universities, corporations, investors and influencers in the tech innovation field, as well as some of the experts who have led workshops and discussions along the duration of The Collider. We’re honoured to receive such an interest from the ecosystem and feel confident we will reach up to the expectations.

Wishing you all a joyful and enriching experience.