Opening up technology pathways.

Mission


About Us


To provide strategic and financial advisory services to start-ups and researchers with health, social and environmental impact innovations, supporting them to bring their breakthrough technologies to the market, for a healthier, safer and more sustainable world.

Inveniam’s services cover the different needs of companies and institutions through their development and growth journey. By finding the right partners and structuring successful collaborations, Inveniam supports the development of initial and growth phases, when agility, market knowledge and experience are key success factors. Services include financial advisory, strategic consulting and public funding support.

Team


Elena Canetti

Partner, Israel
MBA from Boston University

Elena is an international expert in Technology Transfer. Having completed hundreds of licensing and research deals in the pharmaceutical, high-tech and chemical industries, Elena brings years of experience with tech commercialization in international markets. Prior to co-founding Inveniam, Elena was VP of Research Collaborations at a worldwide renowned Israeli University, where she led the commercialization of promising technologies to international corporations and leading venture capital firms.

Eric Suñol

Partner, Madrid
PhD in Economics from the New School for Social Research in New York

Eric is an experienced entrepreneur, consultant and transaction advisor in different industries, with a special focus on sustainability. Prior to co-founding Inveniam, he worked as a consultant setting up a major Spanish incubator. He has also served in several positions in a power & gas corporation and worked in investment banking.

Albert Cot

Managing Partner, Barcelona
PhD in Bioengineering from the UPC

With more than 20 years of professional experience in DeepTech and industry-academia partnerships (Industrial and Bioengineering R&D). He holds two areas of expertise, both Life Sciences and Sustainability. At Inveniam he develops the Venture Building activity through specialized consulting and private & public Fundraising through his vast experience in Tech Transfer in Medtech, Biotech, Digital Health, Renewable Energy, Smart Grids, Energy Storage, etc.
Albert manages INNCOM, a Corporate Venture program for COMSA Corporation leading intrapreneurship projects. He also serves as a member of the Industrial Engineering Association of Catalonia board and an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine of the UAB

John Crockett

Partner, Barcelona
MSc in Economics from the University of London

John has extensive experience in competitive funding for NGOs, businesses and research institutions. As Managing Director, he previously helped grow an innovation consulting firm into a leader in writing SME Instrument proposals. John currently leads Inveniam’s public funding division.

Alex Fuentes

Partner, Mexico & Barcelona
Industrial Engineer at UPC

Space Aeronautical Engineer at ENSAM «Arts et Métiers»

Alex is a global expert in Energy Transition and Circular Economy, having worked as a Technical and Operating Director in some of the world’s leading environmental companies. Besides, he has established a successful financial career in the Private Equity sector, as an Investment Director in one of the most important European Environmental Investment Funds. He has also closed M&A infrastructure deals as an investment advisor, always with the perspective of having a positive impact on the environment.

Jesús Purroy

Director, Barcelona
PhD in Biology with a PDD at IESE Business School

Jesús is a molecular biologist and entrepreneur focused on addressing social needs through the development of life science-based technology. He worked as Research & Innovation Director and later Scientific Director at the Barcelona Science Park. Jesus has founded two companies and is an advisor to several others.

Naia Jiménez

Manager, Barcelona
PgC in Project Management at EADA

MSc in Health Economics and Pharmacoeconomics at the UPF Barcelona School of Management

BSc in Biomedical Engineering at Universitat de Barcelona

Naia is a biomedical engineer, who specialized in the acceleration of innovative MedTech and digital health projects. She is currently studying for a master’s degree in Health Economics and is an active member of Young IT Girls, a non-profit organization that promotes technological vocations among young girls. Naia supports the Inveniam Group team in strategic consulting, impact evaluation, and private and public fundraising. She also manages the communication content of the company. 

Emma Pipó Ollé

Manager, Barcelona
MSc in Environmental Engineering from the University of Southern Denmark

BS in Biotechnology from Universidad de Barcelona

Emma has previously worked at the R&D department of a Danish Biotech company and at a research group at university, altogether specializing in cancer diagnosis, drug discovery and drug delivery. As a graduate of Environmental Engineering, she can evaluate sustainable technologies and design environmentally efficient solutions. Furthermore, she can quantify climate and environmental impacts independently or in parallel to financial and socio-economic aspects, with a global perspective focusing on circular economy.

Víctor Suñol

Manager, Brussels & Barcelona
MSc in Renewable Energy Management from the UB-IL3

MSc in Internet Management from ICT

BSc in ADE from Universitat Oberta Catalunya

Víctor is passionate about new technologies and has over 20 years of international experience in multicultural project management and business development in the IT and broadcast sectors. 
Prior to specializing in public procurement and fundraising, he also worked in the financial sector.

Laia Mencia

Manager, Barcelona
PhD in Astronomy from Stockholm University, Sweden
BSc in Physics from Universidad de La Laguna
Enrolled in the MBA at EAE Business School

For her PhD in the field of Astronomy, Laia worked on broad-band multi-colour imaging and image analysis to determine supernovae rates. 
Laia supports the Inveniam Group team in public funding, helping guide clients through the different funding instruments in both European and Spanish funding. From single companies to consortiums, Laia helps clients tell the story of their technology and navigate the often complex processes that surround public funding. Laia is one of our generalist writers, working on projects in both the life sciences and sustainability teams. 

Black and white photo of Nick Chapman from the shoulder up, wearing a sweater.

Nick Chapman

Manager, Barcelona
MSc in Sustainable Energy Systems at the University of Edinburgh
MPhil in Smart Grids at the University of Manchester

Nick is an expert in energy engineering and economics, with experience in research, technology development, project management, fundraising and business planning.  Prior to joining Inveniam, Nick supported and lead several energy innovation projects in the UK and Spain. He is the author of three IEEE publishes and has presented his research on-demand flexibility at a number of major European conferences.

Miriam Romero

Manager, Barcelona
MSc in Circular Economy and Sustainable Development at Valencia International University
BSc in Industrial Engineering at the Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya (UPC)

Miriam is a dynamic and enthusiastic industrial engineer with experience in project and quality management in the automotive industry. In recent years, she got interested in the Circular Economy’s potential to tackle climate change challenges, so she decided to dedicate her career to CE and sustainability-related projects. At Inveniam, Miriam will offer his project management experience to make possible innovative projects with environmental impact come to life.

Silvia Pérez

Manager, Barcelona
MSc Candidate at Health Economics and Pharmacoeconomics from UPF Barcelona School of Management

BSc in Biomedical Engineering at UPF

Silvia is a versatile and enthusiastic biomedical engineer with healthcare knowledge and the motivation to be involved in challenging and impactful projects. She assists the Inveniam team with strategic consulting activities in the Life Sciences area, mainly focused on medical devices and digital health solutions. Before joining the team, she worked in the Laboratory of Neuropharmacology from the PRBB gaining experience for her final thesis.

Mario González

Manager, Madrid

PhD in Agro-environmental Technology for Sustainable Agriculture at UPM.

MSc of Agronomical Engineering at UPV.

BSc of Food Engineering at UPM.

Mario has a background in agricultural engineering, specializing in food economics for development. He has participated in several student mobility programs and gained valuable work experience in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. His contributions have been acknowledged through various awards in business and research competitions. Mario’s research encompasses a variety of topics, and he has published multiple papers in international scientific journals. Fluent in multiple languages, he also chairs the Youth Alliance for Zero Hunger—an international coalition empowering youth voices in food systems policy discussions. At Inveniam, Mario develops integral and circular approaches to environmental challenges to promote a sustainable future, encompassing both social and economic aspects.”

Claudia Fernández

Manager, Barcelona

PhD in Biomedicine from University of Barcelona

MSc in Biology from Texas A&M University-Kingsville, US

BSc in Interdepartamental Science from American International College, US

Claudia is a molecular biologist expert in preclinical and translational research in diabetes. For her PhD in Biomedicine, Claudia studied the molecular effects of T2D drugs in pancreatic beta-cells. Prior to joining Inveniam, Claudia worked at a biotech clinical-stage company focused on oncology and CNS as a project manager supporting and leading R&D projects and securing public funding. Her passion lies in medical science, translating basic and preclinical research into patients’ solutions.

Mairi Ward

Manager, Barcelona

PhD in Optical Medical Imaging with Healthcare Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of Edinburgh

MChem in Environmental and Sustainable Chemistry with Industrial Experience, University of Edinburgh

Prior to joining Inveniam, Mairi worked in the University of Edinburgh’s (UoE) commercialisation department, working with industry partners on large-scale research projects, with a particular focus on digital health.

She competed her PhD at the UoE, investigating cell plasticity within the renal collecting duct. During this time, she completed courses in innovation and entrepreneurship which sparked her interest in the translation of science and led her to complete an internship at Inveniam. She is happy to return to Inveniam now as a Project Manager in the Life Sciences team.

Joaquim Comes

IT Manager, Barcelona

Higher Technical Certificate in Telecommunications and Computer Systems

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Barcelona

Quim is a Computer Engineer with more than 4 years of BI experience. He is an information and technology enthusiast, especially in AI, UX and BI. Previously, he has worked as a BI/IT Developer at HP and Innova-TSN, designing and developing cutting-edge solutions. Quim supports the Inveniam Group team in the company’s digital transformation and leads an R&D project based on NLP and ML for technology scouting.

Estefanía González

Design & Communications Manager, Barcelona

Master’s in Creative Documentary at UPF Barcelona School of Management

BA in Communication and Digital Media from Tecnológico de Monterrey

Estefania, an experienced photographer and filmmaker, employs her creativity, curiosity, and design skills to develop graphic identities for project proposals. She showcases her aptitude in blending design, videography, and creativity to elevate visual presence, reinforce brand image, and create engaging content across marketing channels. Prior to joining, she gained valuable experience in communication and coordination within film festivals and 2 different producing companies.

Marcin Gora

Digital Marketing Expert

MSc in Marketing and Management from the University of Lodz

BSc in Economics from Université Jean Moulin Lyon

Marcin brings 15 years of experience in developing and implementing online growth strategies across a variety of digital channels. He has worked for big brands, SMEs, and startups in multiple sectors, including travel, finance, and automotive, across the UK, Spain, Italy, and Poland. Marcin’s main digital marketing skills include performance marketing, user acquisition, social media strategy, SEM, and affiliate marketing.

At Inveniam, his mission is to implement digital marketing solutions to strengthen the online presence and growth of the company and other projects.

Carme Paterna

Administration Manager, Barcelona

PGC in Business Support Administration at UOC.

BA in Philosophy and Arts atUAB

Carme has an extensive experience in administrative and management support positions in the private and the public sector. For the last 13 years, she has work at the University of Barcelona on the area of research and innovation. She is a highly-motivated and result orientated person and she is passionate about innovation and research. At Inveniam Carme manages all aspects of the administration in coordination with all team members and acts as a connecting link between the senior management and the employees.

Guillermo Llamas

Associate, Barcelona

Master’s in Financial and Accounting Management speciality in Corporate Finance from UPF Barcelona School of Management

BA in Law and Economics from the University of Seville.

Guillermo combines his economic and legal background with a keen interest in the world of start-ups. He has experience working in the Fintech ecosystem and, now he wants to bring financial advisory to start-ups and researchers with health and environmental impact innovations. At Inveniam, Guillermo helps in the financial part of the projects.

Júlia Gómez

Associate, Barcelona

MSc in Renewable Energy from Universidad de La Laguna

BSc in Marine Science from Universidad de Cádiz

Júlia combines her environmental background knowledge with the renewable energies sector and energy efficiency. She is proactive and passionate about environmental challenges and searching for de-carbonized solutions to achieve energy transitions. Júlia assists Inveniam’ssustainability department by engaging in strategic consulting activities, with a specific focus on circular and bioeconomy initiatives, specializing in renewable resources

Gilad Luria

Associate, Israel

PhD in plant molecular biology, Bar-Ilan university, Israel.

BSc and MSc in Biotechnology from BIU, Israel.

Gilad is an accomplished scientific and IP professional with an extensive trajectory within research laboratories, IP firms, and the Israeli ministry of health and defense. Gilad is passionate about science, biology, innovation, food, and linguistics. He brings a unique perspective to the Life Sciences team as a scientific and strategic consultant. He is also a skilled translator and member of the American Translators’ Association.

Lucía Salinas

Associate, Madrid

MA in East Asian Studies

BA in Translation and Interpreting

Leveraging a rich background in translation and studies in East Asia and International Relations, Lucía excels at bridging gaps between diverse cultures and sectors. Her curiosity has led her to immerse herself in different corners of the world, including stints in Canada and China. With a keen eye for detail, Lucía is eager to bring fresh perspectives and serve as a dynamic link, helping to make complex information more accessible and fostering smooth communication at all levels.

Guillem Figueras

Associate, Barcelona

PgC in Advanced Project Management from the UPC Tech Talent Center

BS in Biological Systems Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia

Guillem has always been passionate about the intersection of technology and sustainability. Previously, he worked as Chief of Operations and Project Manager at CRAM Foundation, gaining over 5 years of expertise in managing engineering and conservation projects. He stinted as an R&D engineer and business developer at a tech startup for real-time fish farm remote monitoring. At Inveniam, Guillem leverages his expertise and experience to craft cutting-edge solutions for the challenges and complexities that projects may encounter.

Floriane Blanchard

Associate, Barcelona

BSc – Economics and business administration from the University of Paris Dauphine

MA in Financial engineering (Energy – Finance – Carbon)  from the University of Paris Dauphine 

Floriane has extensive experience in investment, fundraising, and public tenders within the renewable energy sector. She spent three years in France working with a solar scaling SME, focusing on commercial ground-mounted photovoltaic (PV) projects and innovative agri-voltaic solutions. Additionally, Floriane dedicated a year in London to offshore wind development, concentrating on cutting-edge floating technology projects from France and Norway. Her passion lies in sustainability, finance, and growth strategies, enabling companies to secure the necessary funds for their ambitions.

Jacob Hyer

Sr Analyst, Barcelona

MSc in Pharmacology from the University of Washington

BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Rochester

Jacob’s laboratory experience spans from basic to preclinical research in areas as diverse as HIV, prostate cancer and epilepsy, working most recently in the Vaccine and Infectious Diseases Division at the Fred Hutch Cancer Research Institute. With his years at the bench behind him, he brings a passion for advancing the frontiers of medical science and eradicating the global burden of disease. He contributes to strategic consulting in the Life Sciences, focused on drugs and nanopharmaceutics.

Petr Vinduška

Coordinator, Barcelona

Master in Finance at Prague University of Economics and Business

Bachelor in Finance at Prague University of Economics and Business

Petr has more than 10 years of experience in companies operating in the circular economy, where he held various financial and general management positions. His extensive experience includes business development, complex transformational changes and corporate finance. He has also sucessfully led strategic M&A activities, including due diligence and post-acquisition integration processes. At Inveniam, Petr helps solve the strategic and financial challenges of start-up companies and supports them on their path to success.

Oria Pardo

Analyst, Barcelona

BSc in Food Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid.

MSc in Agricultural Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Valencia.

Oria is an agronomic engineer specialized in policy and economics, specifically within the realms of the food industry and production. With a dedication to continuous learning, crucial in our dynamic world, she aspires to apply her expertise to improve people’s lives and safeguard the environment. At Inveniam, her mission is to assist the sustainability team by contributing to to the drafting of European projects and strategic consulting, aligning her skills with a commitment to creating positive impacts at the intersection of agriculture, economics, and sustainability. 

Oriol Villanova

Developer, Barcelona

BSc in Computer Engineering from the University of Barcelona.

Oriol is a computer engineer with full stack experience. He is a technology enthusiast, especially in UX and ML. He has previously worked as an IT consultant at KPMG and as a technical assistant at Minoria Absoluta, designing and managing IT systems. Oriol supports the Inveniam Group team in the digital transformation of the company and develops software solutions.

Advisors


Benito Vera

Venture Partner, Madrid
MSc in Economics from Universidad Compultense Madrid

Senior Executive Program at IESE

Benito has extensive experience in business strategy, investment banking and financial analysis pertaining to the energy and financial sectors. He has held several key positions, such as Director of Analysis and Studies at Gamesa and Iberdrola, Head of Equity Research at Santander, and VP of Equity Research, Energy Team at Citi (London).

Ricardo Schleifer

Venture Partner, Israel
MSc in Bio-Medical Engineering from the Tel Aviv University

BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the Technion (both cum-laude)

As a Senior Marketing Manager, Ricardo brings 30+ years of experience in introducing innovative medical & electronic products into new and existing markets. Ricardo has experience in a long list of medical and pharma products and leading technologies as well as Cleantech and Agrotech.

Raül Zurita

Venture Partner, Barcelona
PhD in Chemical Eng. from the Universidad Politecnica Catalonia

MBA from ESADE.

Raül has extensive experience of 20+ years in the life science industry, with leading roles in R&D, Global Marketing & Sales and Corporate Innovation. He
has expertise in technology evaluation, business strategy/development and
negotiation of licensing agreements. Besides this, Raül has founded a startup
and temporary cooperates with entrepreneurs setting up new ventures.

Enrique Moreno

Venture Partner, Sevilla
PDD from IESE Business School

MSc in Electrical Engineer from University of Seville

Enrique is a Sustainability expert with a focus on clean energy technologies. He’s held roles as an engineer, R&D leader, and General Manager, leading teams in hydrogen, fuel cells, carbon capture, energy efficiency, and solar/wave energy. He is a lecturer at Loyola University, and runs the Loyola Innovation Hub. Enrique thrives on international collaboration, crafting strategies, securing funding, and forging tech agreements for successful ventures.

Javier Alonso

Venture Partner, Madrid
Industrial Engineer from Universidad Politecnica Madrid

Chemical Engineer from Universidad Valladolid

Javier works as a senior consultant, advisor, and business developer, with more than 30 years of experience, mainly in the fields of energy, environment, and innovation. He has collaborated with different entities and companies at both national and European levels such as Naturgy, Iberia, Innoenergy Europe’s Project Evaluation Committee, Spanish Technological Platform of CO2, Eurelestric’s Innovation, and ALINE among others.

Einav Zilber

Intellectual Property Transactions Advisor, Tel Aviv
Adv., Patent Attorney, LL.B – Law School of the Tel Aviv University, BSc. Physics & Math from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Einav has profound experience in business-oriented intellectual property counseling and management. Einav operates in multi-disciplinary fields, including Digital Health, Automotive, Semiconductors, and others. Einav assists established companies and startups with strategic collaborations and transactions and with the building of multi-disciplinary value-adding IP portfolios. Einav is recognized as one of IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders 2021. She was named one of IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists 2020, and was recognized as a Corporate IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars ranking for 2015–2018.

Rafael Rubio

Agri-biotech Advisor, Granada
PhD in Plant Biotechnology and Genetic Resources and a BS Agronomy

Rafael is an expert in ecological research pertaining to agriculture, genetics and plant biology. Rafael has worked with some of the best academic and scientific institutions in the US and Spain. He developed his research at Harvard and Duke University and in the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent).

Alan Belicha

Biotech Advisor, New York
PhD in Molecular Immunology and a BS in Biotechnology and Clinical Laboratory Sciences from Buffalo University

Alan is the Business Development Manager at Mount Sinai (NY, US) and is involved with the health division of the NYC Regional Innovation cluster. He was a consultant for Ascent Biomedical Ventures and an analyst at Grey Healthcare Group.

Alberto Peón

Financial Advisor, Madrid
MBA from The Wharton School and a BA from ICADE

Alberto is an experienced financial professional with a successful track record in investment banking and structured finance. He has held various roles at leading banks and multinationals, including Morgan Stanley, HSBC, Telefonica, and Gamesa. He has also held senior positions in biotech and software start-ups and was closely involved in capital raising.

Philippe Guisset

Biotech Advisor, Barcelona
MBA from the University of Leuven, Belgium and MA in Internet Business, from ISDI, Barcelona

Philippe has over 15 years experience in Pharmaceutical Companies and Life Science Projects, with increasingly responsible directive positions in sales, marketing, and people management. Strong negotiation skills, result-oriented analytical skills and proven customer-centric thinking leading to innovate & maintain consistent business results.

Xavier Bofill

Biotech Advisor, New York
PhD in Molecular Immunology and a BS in Biotechnology and Clinical Laboratory Sciences from Buffalo University

Alberto is an experienced finance professional with a successful track record in Investment Banking and Structured Finance roles at leading banks and multinationals, including Morgan Stanley, HSBC, Telefonica and Gamesa. He has also held senior positions in biotech and software start-ups, involved in their capital raising efforts as part of the management team and also as private investor.

Isabel Espejo

Advisor, Madrid

PhD in Biomedicine by UPF Barcelona School of Management
MSc in Genetics from Paris Diderot University

Isa, a genetics professor at CEU San Pablo University, earned her PhD at the Centre for Genomic Regulation, specializing in multi-omics for disease advancement. She’s active in science outreach, including the BIYSC program and CRG Public Dialogue. She’s also received an Erasmus+ KA107 grant forproject aimed to build a WASH laboratory in Makeni University in Sierra Leone.


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