We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best tailored experience on our website based on your preferences. You can read more about our cookie policy here

Joel Sabaniego

Project Manager

Joel Sabaniego is a biotechnologist, master’s in Business Management, healthcare fanatic and language lover from Barcelona, Spain. He has worked in research, innovation and investment in the life sciences in Spain and the United Kingdom, always with the goal to provide patients with better solutions and to improve our understanding of human health.

He has sizable experience analyzing deals in drug discovery, medtech and digital health, and has learned what motivates investors and the industry. He has collaborated with a number of startups and innovation contests in Barcelona like Open Thinking by Escoles Universitàries Gimbernat and Imagine IF by Innovation Forum. He is currently part of Sanofi’s talent program in the Iberia Market, in the Market Access team, contributing to the succesful launch of pharmaceutical products and to the value strategy of the company’s portfolio.

Joel is particularly interested in projects with social impact and has been awarded by the Carulla Foundation for his early research in Gender Equality in science and by Universitat Ramon Llull and Beta Gamma Sigma for his outstanding academic performance. In order to empower youth and promote entrepreneurship he has been part of organisations like IAESTE and ASBTEC and currently collaborates with Nova and Global Shapers by the World Economic Forum.

Passionate, results-oriented and always hungry for interesting adventures, he has joined Innovation Forum to contribute to the innovation ecosystem and to foster relationships between the industry, the startup world and the investment scene.

Other team Members

Joao Curado

Innovation and Technologies Coordinator

View profile

Jason Pettiaux


View profile

Barbara Dzino

President & Founder

View profile

Maria Chatzou


View profile