06 Apr The Universidad Autónoma de Madrid launches a specific entrepreneurship programme for health researchers in collaboration with GENESIS Biomed
This programme, a pioneer at the centre, aims to help health researchers and scientists to achieve the greatest impact on society by applying their lines of research.
The UAM, through its entrepreneurship unit (UAM Emprende) together with the DIH-Bio project, with the collaboration of GENESIS Biomed and funding from the Community of Madrid, has begun the process of recruiting health researchers for its first entrepreneurship programme in this area. “It is a pioneering programme in our university to provide researchers and scientists with the necessary knowledge to establish new ways of developing their lines of research through entrepreneurship, just as Prof. Damián García Olmo, Professor of Surgery at the UAM, did with his drug ALOFISEL” said Luis Villarrubia, deputy director of UAM Emprende, the unit in charge of developing this programme promoted by the Vice-Rectorate for Transfer, Innovation and Culture of the UAM.
Thus, doctors, scientists and researchers can opt for this vertical of health entrepreneurship to “enhance their line of research and test it with the industry. We accompany researchers throughout the entire entrepreneurial process. Not all of them will have the same objective, but all of them will want to value their research in the market and know about its application in the real world“, explains Ciro Lacomino, coordinator of entrepreneurship programmes at UAM Emprende.
To do this, they will have the expertise of a Venture Builder expert in creating health startups, who will guide the training-practical programme in health entrepreneurship, such as GENESIS Biomed; a strategy and operations consultancy firm specialised in biomedical entrepreneurship projects. “We want researchers to find, in this pioneering programme at the UAM, a space where they can explore their line of research from another perspective, from a business and market perspective. Thanks to it, they can learn about the transfer and employability opportunities that their knowledge can have thanks to a practical and direct methodology“, explains Josep Lluís Falcó, CEO of GENESIS Biomed.
The programme is currently in the recruitment phase and has only 12 places available for 12 research projects that must pass a selection filter based on their potential for business development. The programme is scheduled to start on Tuesday 26 April and will take place every Tuesday afternoon.
Doctors, researchers and health scientists interested in the programme can register for the online information session on 7 April at 15:00 (https://bit.ly/38isRfI) or apply directly to the programme by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.