Zymvol, the most promising startup of IQS Next Tech 2017, country's first industrial acceleration program

The company, who specializes in the design of enzymes through computer simulation, will travel to Boston to participate in the Richi Social Entrepreneurs program

Zymvol Biomodeling was selected as the most promising industrial startup of 2017 during the IQS Next Tech Demo Day, the country’s first acceleration program for industrial startups, organized in Barcelona by IQS Tech Factory, the center for entrepreneurship of IQS.

The jury composed by Rubén Bonet, CEO at Fractus; Ernest Lara, executive director at Richi Social Entrepreneurs; Alfons Cornella, founder at Infonomía; Irene León, Novartis Disease Area Leader Oncology Spain; Pablo Linz, co-founder at Immfly, Jordi Arias, director of Technology Transfer at mVenturesBcn; and Javier Marcipar, CEO at CIMNE Technología; selected Zymvol because of its innovative solution, capable of designing custom-made enzymes and screening protein variants for the industry, turning chemical processes in environmentally sustainable.

Smart Monkey, creators of an intelligent management system for logistics through artificial intelligence and self-learning algorithms; and Sense4Care, developers of Park-It, a new medical device to continuously monitor the motor status of patients with Parkinson’s Disease, were selected as runner-ups of IQS Next Tech and will get a direct access to Imagine IF! Accelerator, organized by Innovation Forum

Zymvol Biomodeling; the most promising industrial startup of IQS Next Tech 2017

Zymvol has created a solution capable of designing tailored enzymes and screening thousands of protein variants through computer simulation. Unlike other companies in this sector, the startup offers to chemical companies the opportunity to obtain customized enzymes for the production of their products. This allows them to find the right protein in a very short time, minimizing the economic costs of the process and making it environmentally sustainable.

So far, the chemical processes carried out by the industry to find the right protein are expensive and time consuming process that takes place in the laboratories.

Zymvol's solution may represent a significant advance in different sectors of the chemical industry, for example, in detergent production companies, where enzymes are a basic component for their effectiveness. Through computer simulation, Zymvol finds the right protein for each application, improving its characteristics and turning traditional chemical processes to biochemical.

Zymvol, joins Richi Social Entrepreneurs Immersion Program in Boston

As result of being selected as best industrial startup, Zymvol will travel to Boston in October to participate in Richi Social Entrepreneurs, an all-paid* 3-week, deep-dive acceleration program by Richi Foundation.

The winning company will dive in Boston's innovation ecosystem, having the opportunity to connect through training workshops and networking sessions with investors, key players and industry experts.

The country’s first industrial acceleration program closing event  

IQS Tech Factory organized for the first time in Spain, IQS Next Tech, the country's first industrial acceleration program. The program closed on the 20th of July with a Demo Day that brought together more than 150 people at the Col·legi d'Enginyers Graduats and Enginyers Industrials Tècnics de Barcelona.

IQS Next Tech’s closing event welcomed the presentations of the 10 participating startups, and keynote speeches of two leading players in the current entrepreneurial ecosystem. Pere Condom-Vilà, director of Catalunya Emprèn at Generalitat de Catalunya, who was in charge of offering the inaugural speech, analyzing the entrepreneurship current situation in Catalonia. Francesco Ferro, CEO at PAL Robotics, a company specializes in humanoid robotics, who reviewed new trends in the area in his talk: "The past, the present and the future of robotics".

During the previous weeks, the participating companies accelerated their projects in 11 sessions led by industry experts and mentors, focused on the most important areas of a startup development. IQS Tech Factory will continue supporting all projects in order to bring their solutions to market.

The acceleration program, IQS Next Tech, celebrates its Demo Day in Barcelona

IQS Tech Factory, the center for entrepreneurship of IQS, organizes IQS Next Tech Demo Day - the final of the first industrial acceleration program in the country- on the 20th of July.

The event will take place at Enginyers BCN - Col·legi d'Enginyers Graduats i Enginyers Tècnics Industrials, in Barcelona, and will include the pitches of the 10 selected startups, who will conclude the six weeks of acceleration program. From this final will emerge the winning startup that will travel to Boston to join the Richi Social Entrepreneur’s fall edition powered by the Richi Foundation.  A panel of industry experts formed by: Rubén Bonet, CEO at Fractus; Ernest Lara, executive director at Richi Social Entrepreneurs; Irene León, Disease Area Leader at Novartis Oncology Spain; Pablo Linz, cofounder at Immfly; Alfons Cornella, founder at  Infonomia; Jordi Arias, Tech Transfer managing director at mVenturesBcn, and Javier Marcipar, CEO at CIMNE Tecnología, will select and announce the winning project.

The jury will also choose two runner-up startups that will participate in the Imagine IF! acceleration program driven by Innovation Forum.

Pere Condom-Vilà, director of Entrepreneurship at Catalan Government, and Francesco Ferro, CEO at Pal Robotics as keynote speakers

The event will also feature the presentations by two leading players in the current entrepreneurial ecosystem. Pere Condom-Vilà, director of Catalunya Emprèn program of the Generalitat de Catalunya, will open the Demo Day program with an inaugural presentation. Francesco Ferro, co-founder at PAL Robotics, a leading company in humanoid robotics research for the real world and creator of the first police robot in Dubai, will review the trends of the robotics sector in his talk: "The past, present and future of robotics."

Demo Day will close with the announcement of the chosen startup that will continue accelerating its project in Boston, as well as a networking session for all attendees.

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IQS Tech Factory selects the 10 science-based startups that will participate in IQS Next Tech

From 12th of June until 20th of July participants will accelerate their projects in a six-week intensive program and be eligible to get direct access to Boston

IQS Tech Factory, the center for entrepreneurship of IQS, kick started IQS Next Tech, the first industrial acceleration program in Spain. The kick off event, which took place at IQS in Barcelona and brought together more than 100 people, introduced the first edition of the program and announced the 10 selected startups.

The launch event started with a welcome speech by Dr. Pere Regull, director of IQS, who welcomed the attendees, mentors and participating startups of IQS Next Tech and congratulated the projects for their high quality.

After the official welcome, it was Oriol Pascual’s turn. The director of IQS Tech Factory introduced the program structure and announced the 10 science-based startups.

The new generation of industrial startups of IQS Next Tech are:

3Dealo

3Dealo develops large format 3D printers catering to the needs of small to mid-size organizations access, who are often struggling to find a solution that fits both price and features. 3Dealo´s 3D printers offer them that cutting edge technology at affordable prices.

BioEclosion

BioEclosion develops and produces new clinical diagnostic devices based on state-of-the-art biosensors. Their product “Celifast” helps fast diagnosis of celiac disease at point of care.

Husk Ventures

Husk Ventures generates new revenue streams for rural communities by Upcycling rice husk to create sustainable products that contribute to a circular economy. Creating products using Rice Husk Composites is an opportunity to reduce deforestation and plastic consumption.

Naru Intelligence

Naru Intelligence is powering the future of biomedicine. Their solution “Step” is an intuitive system that guides the patient during treatment and recovery. It provides communication between the patient and doctor, and allows for the monitoring of patients’ toxicity levels, symptoms and quality of life.

Onyriq

ONYRIQ is a B2B R&D company in the field of polymer materials. Currently, it's developing cross linkable thermoplastic polyurethane powders for 3D printing applications, in such a way that, depending on the energy source of the printer, the stiffness of the material can vary. That will enable to obtain variable stiffness areas in a single printed product, with near 100% recyclability of the raw material and to produce thermoset products by Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), with one single material. This challenge has never been achieved. 

Sense4Care

Sense4Care is a company specialized in improving quality of life of people with frailty issues or chronic diseases through solutions based on information and communication technologies (ICT). Their products include a personal and unique fall detector device, and a new medical device to continuously monitor the motor status of patients with Parkinson’s Disease.

Simbio

Simbio is a startup specialized in the development of a wearable that helps to predict the top 10 causes of death through an algorithm.

Smart Monkey

Smart Monkey offers an intelligent management system for logistics. The technology is based on artificial intelligence and self-learning algorithms to manage complex supply chains that needs to improve their efficiency.

Tamic

Tamic offers Smart Solutions for Viticulture, with a mission to provide the agrofood industry with tools for monitoring and control the production processes. It aims to reduce costs, to improve the final quality and to make a more responsible and efficient use of the available natural resources.

Zymvol

Zymvol generates protein models through computational simulation in chemical and food industry. It helps to close the gap between traditional industry and protein producers by finding the right partners for implementation.

Finally, the kick-off event closed with a networking session, where entrepreneurs, mentors and attendees began to establish the first synergies.

IQS Next Tech, step by step

During the next weeks, from 12th of June until 20th of July, participants will accelerate their projects in a six-week intensive program by attending to of 11 sessions led by experts in industry and based on different phases of a startup’s development – fundraising, business modeling, go to market, among others.

Entrepreneurs will also get prepared for the Demo Day on 20th of July, where they will be eligible to get direct access to Boston to participate in Richi Social Entrepreneurs immersion program - an initiative by the Richi Foundation.

From Barcelona to Boston

IQS Next Tech will close its first edition with a Demo Day on July 20th in Barcelona. A jury formed of experts in industry and entrepreneurship will be in charge of selecting one startup that will travel travel to Boston to join the Richi Social Entrepreneur’s fall edition powered by the Richi Foundation.  to Boston to participate in the immersion program by Richi Social Entrepreneurs.

The selected project will join this all-paid three-week immersion program (10.000$ value), where they will get a deep-dive into Boston’s innovation ecosystem, connect with investors, interact with key market players and industry experts via networking sessions and workshops.

IQS Tech Factory, the boosting industrial entrepreneurship

IQS Tech Factory, the center for entrepreneurship of IQS, was born in 2015 as the first industrial incubator in Spain. Since its inception, the organization works with the aim to contribute to industrial development by turning disruptive technologies into business opportunities. The center offers support at different stages of a startup’s development related to business model   definition, access to publicandprivate funding, growth strategy, connection to industry, besides one-on-one mentor sessions.

IQS Tech Factory is an equity free incubator, which currently supports 21 startups both from within the university and outside. During 2016, the startups created 110 jobs and already mobilized 12,4 million euros

 

IQS Next Tech,the industrial accelerator, organizes its launch event

The acceleration program, launched by IQS Tech Factory, will announce the 10 selected startups on June 7th in Barcelona

IQS Next Tech, the first industrial acceleration program in Spain will kick-start with a launch event on June 7th in Barcelona.

The kick-off event, which will take place at IQS, will introduce the program and announce the 10 selected science-based startups. From 12th of June until 20th of July participants will accelerate their projects in a six-week intensive program and be eligible to get direct access to Boston to participate in Richi Social Entrepreneurs immersion program - an initiative by the Richi Foundation.

The acceleration will consist of 11 sessions led by experts in industry and based on different phases of a startup’s development – fundraising, business modeling, go to market, among others.

During the launch event of IQS Next Tech, attendees will also have the opportunity to discover the newest technologies and meet the reference mentors, who will advise them during the six week-program. The mentors team will consist of: Isabel Amat, Business Development Manager at Reig Jofre; Patricia Layola, Investment Manager at Victoria Venture Capital; Ramon Mira, Managing Director at Provital Cocoon; Jesús Santamaria, Business Director at Lubrizol; Enrique Shadah, Head of Strategic Relationships at MIT; Daniel Romy, Investment Director at Media Digital Ventures; Xavier Servat, Managing Director at Fluidra Accelera; Diego Fernández, Managing Director at Upcelerator Ogilvy; Ignasi Tribó, co-founder of Liga Profesional de Videojuegos; Roberto Camarero, Technical Leader in Zobele; Ian Collingwood, CEO and co-founder of Pollen; Sam Friend, co-founder of Roc 23 Labs; Edouard Rozan, Managing Director at OnBoard Ventures (Ficosa-Idneo); Marta Príncep, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Director at Bellavista Legal and Ricard Abadias, Co-founder and CEO at Press & Reset.

Finally, the kick-off event will close with a networking session, where entrepreneurs, mentors and attendees may begin to establish the first synergies.

IQS Next Tech will close its first edition with a Demo Day on July 20th in Barcelona. A jury formed of experts in industry and entrepreneurship will be in charge of selecting one startup that will travel to Boston to participate in the immersion program by Richi Social Entrepreneurs.

IQS Next Tech, from Barcelona to Boston

The industrial accelerator launched by IQS Tech Factory will send one a startup to Boston to participate in a 3-week immersion program

IQS Next Tech, the first industrial acceleration program in Spain, will send one startup to Boston to participate in the immersion program Richi Social Entrepreneurs, with the support of Catalunya Emprèn of Generalitat de Catalunya.

The first edition of the program, that closes applications on 29th May, is looking for 10 science-based entrepreneurial projects to participate in an intensive six-week program in Barcelona. The acceleration weeks will end with a Demo Day on 20th of July, where one startup will be selected to travel to Boston to join the Richi Social Entrepreneur’s fall edition powered by the Richi Foundation.  

The selected project will join this all-paid three-week immersion program (10.000$ value), where they will get a deep-dive into Boston’s innovation ecosystem, connect with investors, interact with key market players and industry experts via networking sessions and workshops.

Startups can apply until the 29th of May

IQS Next Tech, the First industrial Acceleration Program in Barcelona

10 selected startups will join eight workshops with industry experts, extensive mentor’s sessions and will showcase their projects to over 200 potential clients and investors

IQS Tech Factory, the center for entrepreneurship of IQS, launches IQS Next Tech, the first equity-free acceleration program for industrial and science-based startups in Barcelona starting in June 2017.

IQS Next Tech is looking for entrepreneurial projects that belong to the sectors of advanced industrial techniques, automatization and motor solutions, energy and environment, food, new materials, life sciences or chemistry, and that are claiming to change the field of science. The acceleration program will include eight workshops related to different stages of technology   development and   tailored assessment sessions with expert mentors from diverse backgrounds. At the end of the acceleration period, startups will have the opportunity to present their innovative technologies to over 200 potential clients and investors in IQS Next Tech’s Demo Day on July 2017.

IQS Next Tech, the next generation of industrial startups

IQS Next Tech accelerator program will kick start with a launch event on 7st June in Barcelona. The 10 selected startups will be announced and will start their way towards the six-week intense program filled with personalized workshops, mentoring and network events. The program will end with the Demo Day show led by keynote speakers and the 10 startups presenting their technologies and well molded business plans on the 20th of July.

IQS Tech Factory, the boosting industrial entrepreneurship

IQS Tech Factory, the center for entrepreneurship of IQS, was born in 2015 as the first industrial incubator in Spain. Since its inception, the organization works with the aim to contribute to industrial development by turning disruptive technologies into business opportunities. The center offers support at different stages of a startup’s development related to business model   definition, access to public and private funding, growth strategy, connection to industry, besides one-on-one mentor sessions.

IQS Tech Factory is an equity free incubator, which currently supports 21 startups both from within the university and outside. During 2016, the startups created 110 jobs and already mobilized 12,4 million euros