IBEC ERC grantee meets business angels

pauandxavierIBEC group leader and ICREA research professor Pau Gorostiza was one of nine ERC Proof of Concept holders to take part in the European Business Angel Network (EBAN) Winter University this week in Copenhagen.

Pau pitched his project, THERALIGHT: Therapeutic Applications of Light-Regulated Drugs, to the investors from all over the world at the event, which he attended alongside eight other awardees specially selected by the ERC. Together they made up nearly half of the 20 European start-ups hoping to catch the eye of an investor interested in exploring the innovation potential of their findings.

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The EBAN Winter University is the global summit on venture finance and innovation in science, space, technology and the creative industries, and provides an opportunity for researchers to interact with industry and attract investments into their start-ups and innovative frontier research.

Image: IBEC’s Head of Technology Transfer, Xavier Rúbies, and Pau Gorostiza at the EBAN event