Montserrat Vendrell

CEO Biocat (SP)

16a81cd Montserrat Vendrell holds a PhD in Biology from the University of Barcelona, a Master in Science Communication from Pompeu Fabra University and an executive degree in General Management from the IESE Business School. After more than ten years in biomedical research as a postdoctoral fellow at the Roche Institute of Molecular Biology and the Molecular Biology Institute of Barcelona of the Spanish National Research Council, she joined the Barcelona Science Park. Since April 2007, Montserrat Vendrell has held the position of CEO of this organization that coordinates and promotes the BioRegion of Catalonia, the biotechnology, biomedicine and innovative medical technology cluster in Catalonia, which is currently made up of 560 companies, 56 research centers, 17 university hospitals, 16 science and technology parks, 11 universities, two large research facilities and many different platforms and networks to support the transfer of knowledge and innovation. Since April 2014, Montserrat Vendrell has been nominated general manager of the Barcelona Science Park(PCB). The Barcelona Science Park Foundation Board of Trustees approved the nomination at the behest of Rector of the University of Barcelona Dídac Ramírez. Vendrell will take over management of the PCB while remaining in her current post at the helm of Biocat. Montserrat Vendrell has been linked to the Barcelona Science Park, the first in Spain, since it was created, acting as scientific director (1997-2005) and later deputy general manager (2005-2007). Over her time at the PCB, she was responsible for various executive and project-management tasks, including strategic planning, execution of scientific and technological services, design and management of the bioincubator, and the Park’s relations abroad, particularly through networks associated with biomedicine and biotechnology. Since March 2012, Vendrell has also presided over the Council of European Bioregions(CEBR), the first network of European bioregions created in 2006 with nearly one hundred members including Biocat.