Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and co-founder of BeAble Capital
Almudena is a Senior Telecommunications Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain), PhD in Molecular Biology (Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain) and an APDD Master by Spain’s School for Industrial Organization (EOI).
She developed her scientific work at two of the most internationally recognized Spanish research centers such as the National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) and the National Center of Biotechnology (CNB) which belongs to the largest Spanish research agency and third one in Europe, The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). Among her the research work, it should be pointed out its pioneering role in synthetic biology (science that combines the basics of electronics and engineering for the realization of biological circuits with genetic material) in Spain. Her scientific growth was led by Víctor de Lorenzo and Alfonso Valencia, two renowned researchers and international leaders in their scientific fields.
With an extensive international experience and a strong multidisplinar character, she has worked at the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) in France, a reference center in the aerospace sector where she was part of a team responsible for the design and development of a satellite for monitoring maritime traffic. On top of that, she has participated in various conferences and she has collaborated with prestigious American universities such as Princeton, Harvard, Berkeley or MIT.
After this period as a researcher, she became the director of the Department Technology Transfer Department at the Foundation Madrid Scientific Park (FPCM). During this period, she established a close relationship with organizations and public structures as well as with industrial and the Spanish scientific ecosystem, due to her responsibility of promoting the transfer of research results to industry.
In 2008, she founded BeAble Capital with David Lopez, in order to value their expertise and their vision of the “modus operandi” of science in Spain and their knowledge about technology transfer by transforming scientific developments in industrial high technology and entrepreneurships which can generate and enhance the Spanish industry. In B-Able, she has held the position of CEO where she applies her skills in analysis, planning, team management and project organization.