MAY 12 & 13, 2022

Summit Days

May

12

May

13

Welcome time
14:30  to  15:30

Thank you for coming! Prepare yourself to take the pulse of the Science Equity industry, network with the main players in the sector and enjoy Madrid, one of the most vibrant cities in Europe.

Welcome Opening
15:30  to  15:40

Take a seat and make yourself comfortable because Facing Challenges Summit Madrid starts here. Introduction by our host Tom Hockaday, independent technology transfer and innovation expert.

Speaker:
Tom Hockaday. Technology Transfer Innovation. Event Host.
The time is now: the potential and opportunity of Science Equity
15:40  to  16:00

The future is ours. It is necessary to grow as a community and see how to deal with the great challenges we will have to face in the coming years. Almudena Trigo, Chairwoman of BeAble Capital, will introduce us to a report about how Science Equity ecosystem is growing exponentially in Europe and is expected to continue to do so in the coming years. It is important to know the potential of Deep Science to promote policies that benefit the sector.

Speaker:
Almudena Trigo Lorenzo. Founding Partner & Chairwoman. BeAble Capital.
Global Overview: Science-based industrial investments vs digital investments
16:00  to  16:45

Let’s start analyzing main differences between them. Roundtable with relevant proffesionals from different countries to see their points of view regarding the differences between these types of investments. Moderated by Francesco De Michelis.

At the end of the session there will be time to answer questions from the attendees.

Speakers:
Filippo Giacomo Bosco. Senior Investment Manager. CDP Venture Capital SGR.
Francesco De Michelis. CEO. Mito Technology.
Tobias Schulz. Senior Investment Manager. High-Tech Gründerfonds.
Rick Hao. Partner. Speedinvest.
The impact of investment in science-based industrial companies
16:45  to  17:25

Susan Schneegans, Editor of the UNESCO Science Report series, will present an interesting report on trends in scientific output on digital and science-based technologies which will highlight both challenges and opportunities for investment in these strategic fields.

At the end of the session there will be time to answer questions from the attendees.

Speaker:
Susan Schneegans. Editor in Chief, UNESCO Science Report. UNESCO.
And now… stretch your legs and drink something
17:25  to  17:45

Take a break but don't go too far, we'll be right back!

Science-based industrial funds and Public LPs
17:45  to  18:30

Public LPs are one of the great supporters of the Science Equity funds, so, we will analyze the current state of this successful collaboration and we will see how it is carried out in different European countries. We will know different models and strategies with a common purpose: the creation of science-based industrial companies. Moderated by Alberto Díaz.

At the end of the session there will be time to answer questions from the attendees.

Speakers:
Pilar Carrato. Financial Economic Director. CDTI.
Filippo Giacomo Bosco. Senior Investment Manager. CDP Venture Capital SGR.
Petri Serenius. Investment Director. Business Finland Venture Capital.
Alberto Díaz. General Partner. BeAble Capital.
Mind the Gap: this is what our market studies tell us
18:30  to  19:10

Shiva Dustdar, Head of Innovation Finance Advisory at the European Investment Bank (EIB) will share with us what numerous access to finance studies of deep tech by her team have uncovered. The market evidence for science equity is loud and clear and these studies have helped built the business case for the European Innovation Council and EIB’s thematic finance products.


After her presentation we will have fireside chat with her to find out how she sees the this asset class develop and what the role of public sector finance and advisory support is to take science equity from niche to norm.

Speaker:
Shiva Dustdar. Head of Division. European Investment Bank.
Let's party!!
19:10  to  23:00

In addition to learning a lot and being inspired by the presentations that we have seen today, now is time to know each other better while we enjoy the Madrid night on a terrace with good music, food and drinks. Don’t miss our Networking Dinner Party!