WHY IT HAS BEEN AWARDED
«For combining a brilliant scientific career with being an entrepreneur and investor capable of connecting the world of research with successful entrepreneurial initiatives in Spain».
During his doctorate (in Germany, the USA and Spain), Damià worked on a project for a cancer treatment that worked very well. This discovery was widely recognised, but it was not reaching patients. So, he decided to give up his scientific career and seek funding to create a company that would make this treatment available to sick people. He did it.
He is the founder and managing partner of the Columbus Venture Partners fund and founder and board member of different biotechnology companies.
Damià is also chairman and founder of the Columbus Foundation, which facilitates access to the most advanced and effective therapies for children with cancer or rare diseases in order to improve their life expectancy and quality of life.