Chris Gemmiti

Chris Gemmiti

Wyss Institute, Harvard University, MA, USA

Chris Gemmiti is the Business Development Lead at Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and the Founder & Managing Director of Ridgewood Consulting LLC.

Prof. Jons Hilborn

Prof. Jons Hilborn

Uppsala University, Sweden

Jöns Hilborn is the co-chair and host of TERMIS-EU 2016 Conference, at which the Business Plan Competition will take place. He is also a co-founder and former president of TERMIS.

Yves Bayon

Yves Bayon

Medtronic MITG Group

Yves Bayon leads key initiatives and consulting activities for the Hernia/Biosurgery Division of Medtronic MITG Group. Yves created and chairs the TERMIS-EU Industry Committee.

Prof. Anne Young

Prof. Anne Young

UCL Eastman Dental Institute, UK

Anne Young is an polymer chemist at UCL who has experience in taking biomedical products from the lab to clinic.

Dr. Nihal Engin Vrana

Dr. Nihal Engin Vrana

PROTiP Medical, France

Nihal Engin Vrana is VP of Scientific Affairs at PROTiP Medical, a French biomedical device company active in the field of Otorhinolaryngology. Currently, Nihal coordinates Immodgel, an EU FP7 project.

Assist. Prof. Susanna Miettinen

Assist. Prof. Susanna Miettinen

BioMediTech, University of Tampere, Finland

Susanna Miettinen is the leader of the Adult Stem Cell Group at BioMediTech. Her research focuses primarily on the use of adipose stem cells for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine applications.

MacKenna Roberts

MacKenna Roberts

IP Asset Partnership Ltd., IP Asset Ventures Ltd. & CASMI, UK

MacKenna is an IP lawyer and strategic adviser for the translation of biomedical technologies. Her legal experience spans IP technology disputes to privacy, data protection and breach of confidentiality matters.

Dusko Ilic, MD

Dusko Ilic, MD

King's College London, UK

Dusko Ilic is Reader in Stem Cell Science at King's College London, UK. Before joining King's College London, he held positions of Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of California San Francisco, Consultant at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center, and the Director of R&D at StemLifeLine.

Dr. Gavin Jell

Dr. Gavin Jell

University College London, UK

Gavin Jell is a lecturer in Nanotechnology & Regenerative Medicine at UCL. He has considerable experience in developing and translating innovative devices in regenerative medicine, having worked in product development for spin-off companies.

Prof. Minna Kellomaki

Prof. Minna Kellomaki

BioMediTech, Tampere University of Technology, Finland

Minna Kellomäki is the Deputy Director of BioMediTech and Head of the Department of Electronics & Communications Engineering at TUT, where she leads the Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Group.

Dr. Nilay Lakhkar

Dr. Nilay Lakhkar

SynThera Biomedical Svt. Ltd., India

Nilay Lakhkar is the Founder and CEO of SynThera Biomedical, a medical device startup located in Pune, India, which focuses on R&D, manufacturing and commercialisation of speciality glass and ceramic products for the dental and orthopaedic markets.