Iraida joined the UK DRI as a Senior Innovation and Business Manager in July 2021. In that role, Iraida supports the incubation of translational projects with a specific focus on dementia and neurodegeneration and with a broad technology/therapeutic spectrum. She leads several activities ranging from early industry collaborations to IP assessment and commercialisation. Prior to that, Iraida looked after innovation projects arising from Oxford University research for three years, and spent another year as an analyst of a seed-stage venture capital fund based in Barcelona.
Iraida holds a BSc degree in Biotechnology and an MSc in Neuroscience from the University of Barcelona. She also holds a Masters in Business Management applied to life sciences companies from the BBI Business School.