Maria Pau Ginebra, BBT Director, finalist for the EU Prize for Women Innovators
Prof. Maria-Pau Ginebra

Maria Pau Ginebra, BBT Director, finalist for the EU Prize for Women Innovators

Researcher Maria Pau Ginebra, Professor of the Department of Materials Science and Director of the Research Group in Biomaterials, Biomechanics and Tissue Engineering, has been selected as one of the 12 finalists of the EU Prize for Women Innovators 2018.

The European Union has created the Prize for Women Innovators 2018, within the framework of the Horizon 2020 program, with the will to raise awareness about the need to innovate in the EU, together with the encouragement for more women to become entrepeneurs. Each finalist must have founded, or co-founded, a successful company, based on innovative ideas or projects that have reached the market. In the case of Maria Pau Ginebra, se is the founder of Mimetis Biomaterials , a spin-off of the BBT research group focused on the design and manufacture of new synthetic biomaterials for regeneration bone and orthopedic applications.

The results of the Prize will be made public on June 25th and 26th. The finalists have been selected by a jury of independent experts from the academic, business, venture capital and entrepreneurship. The call was attended by 122 women from all around the EU Member States and countries associated to the Horitzo 2020 program. The companies created by the contestants are based on innovative ideas in a wide range of sectors, among which are those of health, biotechnology and social innovation.

The lines of research of Prof. Ginebra include the design and development of new biomaterials for bone regeneration, tissue engineering and drug release, and the fundamental study of the biological mechanisms that control the interactions of biomaterials with cells and tissues.

The researcher has previously received numerous awards, among which two ICREA Academy Awards of the Generalitat de Catalunya in the area of technology and engineering and a Narcís Monturiol Medal for scientific and technological merit.

We leave you this video, published by the EU, where you can listen to the 12 finalists for the Innovative Women's Award 2018.