Laia Arnal

Director General Knowledge Transfer and Knowledge Society, Generalitat de Catalunya

Speaker Bio

General Director of Knowledge Transfer and Society of the Department of Research and Universities of the Generalitat of Catalonia, therefore responsible for promoting and developing knowledge transfer and entrepreneurship policies, as well as promoting economic development and social transformation initiatives. Biologist, executive MBA, and Senior Management Program for Health Institutions (IESE). She has been director of business development at the Vall d'Hebron, and has been responsible for valorization, transfer and innovation activities, the promotion of national and international R&D&I collaborative projects, strategic alliances with companies, and has contributed to the creation and acceleration of +15 spin-offs and start-ups.