Barcelona’s Innovation Ecosystem lands in London!

The Barcelona Innovation Day / London 2020 is a high-level forum that will bring together the most prominent stakeholders from academia, startups, industry, and public institutions from Barcelona and London to strengthen relationships between both ecosystems; promote the excellence of their research institutions, universities and companies; showcase best practices in science, innovation and higher education; engage with Barcelona’s science diaspora in the area; and support the active engagement of SciTech DiploHub partners in the international exchange of knowledge, ideas and talent.

What best practices can London and Barcelona learn from each other to bolster their science, tech and higher education ecosystems? What will universities look like after the pandemic? What are challenges and opportunities in life sciences after Brexit? How is Covid reshaping clinical trials? Will the current pandemic diminish agglomeration effects in cities? How can AI help rebuild the post-Covid economy? How should competition policy evolve to promote pro-consumer innovation in the digital age? Why should investors keep an eye on space research and innovation in London and Barcelona? These are some of the exciting questions we will be covering at our Innovation Day!

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BARCELONA INNOVATION DAY / LONDON, NOVEMBER 26TH (ONLINE)
OPENING SPEECH / 14:00-14:10 (LONDON) 15:00-15:10 (BARCELONA)

CONNECTING THE DOTS IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY
AND HIGHER EDUCATION BETWEEN LONDON & BARCELOA

Presented by:

Alexis Roig
Chief Executive Officer of SciTech DiploHub

BREAKOUT 1A / 14:10-15:10 (LONDON) 15:10-16:10 (BARCELONA)

SCIENCE DIPLOMACY AND GLOBAL REALIGNMENT

How can science diplomacy strengthen international cooperation between nations, cities,
and research ecosystems in the post-COVID era?

LLOYD MILLEN
British Consul General in Barcelona

CAROLE MUNDELL
Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA) at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the Government of the United Kingdom

JOSEP MARIA MARTORELL
Associate Director of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC–CNS)

ERIKA KRAEMER-MBULA
Professor of Economics at the University of Johannesburg, Visiting Professor of Practice at the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP) and Visiting Researcher at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (BGSE)

MANUEL MUÑIZ
Secretary of State for Global Spain at the Spanish Foreign Ministry

BREAKOUT 1B / 14:10-15:10 (LONDON) 15:10-16:10 (BARCELONA)

BARCELONA & LONDON: BOLSTERING TECH ENTREPRENEURSHIP

How can London & Barcelona accelerate the transition from tech start-ups to scale-ups? Exchanging best
practices between ecosystems.

ÒSCAR MARTÍ
Director UK & Ireland of ACCIÓ-Catalonia Trade & Investment

JANET COYLE
Managing Director Business at London & Partners

MIKE JACKSON
Entrepreneur Success Director at Tech Nation

MIQUEL MARTÍ
Chief Executive Officer of Barcelona Tech City

MAR ALCORCÓN
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of SocialCar and Partner of 19N Strategies

MAR GALTÉS
Director of Llorente y Cuenca

BREAKOUT 1C / 14:10-15:10 (LONDON) 15:10-16:10 (BARCELONA)

THE FUTURE OF CITIES & INNOVATION ECOSYSTEMS AFTER COVID-19

What will the cities of the future look like? How will remote work and digital technologies reshape the role,
governance and economy of cities?

EMILIA SAIZ
Secretary General of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)

MIQUEL RODRIGUEZ PLANAS
Commissioner of 2030 Agenda of the Barcelona City Council

ANDREW CARTER
Chief Executive of Centre for Cities

PHILIPP RODE
Executive Director of LSE Cities - London School of Economics and Political Science

IVAN BOFARULL
Chief Innovation Officer at ESADE Business School

HANNAH ABDULLAH
Research Fellow at the Global Cities Programme at Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB)

BREAKOUT 1D / 14:10-15:10 (LONDON) 15:10-16:10 (BARCELONA)

SHARED PROSPERITY IN THE ERA OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

How can AI and data science make London and Barcelona more sustainable and resilient and promote
inclusive economic growth?

IARLA KILBANE-DAWE
Deputy Head of UK Government Office for Artificial Intelligence at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

ÒSCAR SALA
Director of The Collider at Mobile World Capital Barcelona

XAVIER GIRÓ
Associate Professor at Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and Visiting Researcher at Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC)

MARIA FASLI
UNESCO Chair in Analytics and Data Science and Executive Dean of Science and Health, University of Essex

DANIEL MARCO
Director General of Innovation and Digital Economy of the Government of Catalonia

BREAKOUT 1E / 14:10-15:10 (LONDON) 15:10-16:10 (BARCELONA)

BARCELONA & LONDON: LIFE SCIENCES AFTER BREXIT

What are the challenges and opportunities for life sciences companies and research centres in London
and Barcelona after Brexit?

SARAH HAYWOOD
Executive Director of MedCity

STEVE BATES
CEO of the UK Bioindustry Association

MANEL ESTELLER
Director of the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute

MONTSERRAT VENDRELL
Managing Partner at Alta Life Sciences

JORDI NAVAL
CEO of Biocat, BioRegion of Catalonia

CHAIR: MARTÍ JIMÉNEZ-MAUSBACH
Global Programs Lead of SciTech DiploHub

BREAK / 15:10-15:20 (LONDON) 16:10-16:20 (BARCELONA)

COFFEE BREAK

It’s time for a coffee break! Take the chance to stretch your legs, attend the virtual booths hosted by our partner organizations from London and Barcelona on the Expo area or reach out to fellow speakers and attendees for 1-on-1 meetings by inviting them to a video call. Each expo booth will have its own chat so you can leave questions or interact with the representatives of the event partners. SciTech DiploHub will have its own booth so we can assist you and answer any questions you may have.

BREAKOUT 2A / 15:20-16:20 (LONDON) 16:20-17:20 (BARCELONA)

HIGHER EDUCATION POLICY: LEVERAGING TALENT TO LEAD THE FUTURE

How can higher education institutions maintain momentum and keep attracting and nurturing
international talent after the pandemic?

VIVIENNE STERN
Director of Universities UK International

ANDREU MAS-COLELL
President of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) and former Minister of Economy, Universities and Research of the Government of Catalonia

FRANCESC TORRES
President of Polytechnic University of Catalonia - BarcelonaTech (UPC)

LUCA VIGANÒ
Vice-Dean (Enterprise and Engagement) and Head of Cybersecurity Group at King’s College London (KCL)

ANTONIO CABRALES
Professor of Economics at University Carlos III and former Head of Department of Economics at University College London (UCL)

JOSEP MIQUEL PIQUÉ
Executive President of La Salle Technova and XVII President of the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation (IASP)

BREAKOUT 2B / 15:20-16:20 (LONDON) 16:20-17:20 (BARCELONA)

RESEARCH AND INNOVATION IN SPACE, A NEW FRONTIER

What’s hot in space research and innovation in London and Barcelona? How will these
technologies shape the future of society and economy?

JEFF CRUSEY
Investment Manager at Seraphim Capital

LUCY EDGE
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of the Satellite Applications Catapult

RAFEL JORDÀ
CEO of Open Cosmos

GUILLEM ANGLADA
Researcher at the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia (IEEC)

MÒNICA ROCA
First Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona and Managing and R&D Director of IsardSAT

BREAKOUT 2C / 15:20-16:20 (LONDON) 16:20-17:20 (BARCELONA)

SMART CITIES: UNLEASHING THE POWER OF DATA

What is a smart city today? What shared lessons can London and Barcelona learn from each other in
the deployment of smart city strategies?

JULIA THOMSON
Smart Cities Policy Lead for the Greater London Authority

MICHAEL DONALDSON
Commissioner of Technological Innovation, Electronic Administration and Good Governance of the Barcelona City Council

PILAR CONESA
CEO of Anteverti and curator of the Smart City Expo World Congress

PETER BAECK
Co-Head of the Centre for Collective Intelligence Design at Nesta

ELLIE COSGRAVE
Co-director of the Urban Innovation and Policy Lab at University College London (UCL)

BREAKOUT 2D / 15:20-16:20 (LONDON) 16:20-17:20 (BARCELONA)

UNLOCKING COMPETITION IN THE DIGITAL ERA

How should competition policy evolve to continue to promote pro-consumer innovation and welfare in
the digital age?

SAM LISTER
Director General, Strategy and Operations, at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport at the Government of the United Kingdom

MARC REALP
Director-General of the Catalan Competition Authority (ACCO)

SAM BOWMAN
Director of Competition Policy at International Centre for Law and Economics (ICLE) and Senior Fellow at the Adam Smith Institute (ASI).

ROSA FERRER
Program Director of the Master’s in Competition and Market Regulation (Barcelona GSE) and Associate Professor at Pompeu Fabra University (UPF).

LLUIS JUNCÀ
General Director of Economic Promotion, Competition and Regulation of the Government of Catalonia

BREAKOUT 2E / 15:20-16:20 (LONDON) 16:20-17:20 (BARCELONA)

CLINICAL DEVELOPMENT AFTER COVID-19

How are clinicians & pharma companies innovating and adapting to fast-track clinical studies during the
pandemic? Will these changes persist?

DANIEL PRIETO-ALHAMBRA
Professor of Pharmaco- and Device Epidemiology at University of Oxford

PERE JOAN CARDONA
Head of the Experimental Tuberculosis Unit of the Germans Trias i Pujol Institute (IGTP) and founder of Manremyc and Archivel Pharma

MONTSERRAT BARCELÓ
European Strategy Advisor at Veristat and Board Member at Kymos Pharma and FindMeCure

LIDIA CÁNOVAS
General Manager of Regulatory Affairs at Asphalion and Board Member of CataloniaBio & HealthTech

XAVIER CAÑAS
Director of Promotion and Development of Clinical Research at Vall Hebron Institute of Research (VHIR)

PRESENTATION / 16:20-17:20 (LONDON) 17:20-18:20 (BARCELONA)

LAUNCH OF BARCELONA ALUMNI / ENGLAND CHAPTER

Presentation of Barcelona Alumni / England: The global network of highly achieving scientists, researchers, technology experts and innovation leaders trained in Barcelona and currently based in London, Cambridge and Oxford.

Presented by:

Martí Jiménez
Global Programs Lead at SciTech DiploHub

CLOSING / 16:30-17:30 (LONDON) 17:30-18:30 (BARCELONA)

INSTITUTIONAL CLOSING

JAUME COLLBONI
First Deputy Mayor of Barcelona for Economy, Work, Competitiveness and Tax

RAJESH AGRAWAL
Deputy Mayor of London for Business and Enterprise

NETWORKING / 16:40-17:300 (LONDON) 17:40-18:30 (BARCELONA)

NETWORKING

The Networking area of our interactive event platform provides you with the unique opportunity to connect with the most prominent stakeholders from academia, start-ups, industry, and public institutions from Barcelona and London. You can choose to be randomly matched with other participants, reach out to fellow speakers and attendees through direct messages, or invite them to 1-on-1 video meetings. Please see the Event Platform User Guide for further instructions.

ALL DAY / 14:00-17:30 (LONDON) 15:00-18:30 (BARCELONA)

EXPO AREA

The Expo area will be open during the entire event. Join the virtual booths hosted by our partner organizations from London and Barcelona’s ecosystems and discover more about collaboration opportunities in research, innovation, and higher education. Each expo booth will have its own chat so you can leave questions or interact with their representatives. SciTech DiploHub will have its own booth so we can assist you and answer any questions you may have.

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