Watch: NBIC Open Innovation Webinar

Connecting academic and industry partners to pair problem with solution and opportunity with need, has been one of the most valued offerings to our members. The NBIC Marketplace Portal (previously called the Open Innovation Partnering Platform) is our collaborative online platform for sharing research, funding, and innovation opportunities between NBIC’s industry and research partners.

Our webinar with Innoget, focused on the benefits of Open Innovation, whilst highlighting the portal’s key features. We encourage you to watch the webinar recording below if you are interested in sharing opportunities and making direct connections with other partners in a fast and secure environment.

Visit the NBIC Marketplace Portal and create a free account here.


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Presenter biographies

Jordi Ràfols, Innoget CEO

Jordi Ràfols is the founder and CEO of, one of the largest online Open Innovation Networks. He has more than 20 years of experience working on Open Innovation and technology transfer, and Internet business. He has been directly involved in hundreds of Open Innovation projects in a wide range of different industries and has worked with several International Companies in the evaluation, development, and deployment of their Open Innovation programs.

As part of the Catalan National program “Startup Catalonia,” he acted as a business coach for technology-based Startups helping them to develop and implement their strategy and accelerate business growth. He has been a managing partner at, one of the largest EU funded projects in the field of technology transfer and Open Innovation aimed at developing new processes to enhance Industry-Academia collaboration.

Jordi holds an MBA at ESADE Business School and a Corporate Finance degree at IE (Instituto de Empresa in Madrid) and has been involved in Corporate Venture and valuation projects. As an innovation conference speaker, he has shared his view on Open Innovation and collaborative R&D and innovation ecosystems in many international and cross-industries events in Berlin, London, Edinburgh, Boston, Paris, Singapore, and Barcelona. He has also given lectures to MBA program alumni at ESADE Business School on online Open Innovation business models.

Dr Mark Richardson, NBIC CEO (2017-2022)

Mark joined NBIC on its formation in December 2017 having worked for over 30 years in R&D in the medical device industry, leading projects and global teams. He led the Global Innovation Team for Smith & Nephew Wound Management from 2000-2002, and then formed and led their approaches to open innovation, including engaging with Innovation Knowledge Centres in the UK.

Mark gained his degree in microbiology at the University of Leeds followed by an MSc and PhD in biochemistry from the University of Birmingham. He also has an MBA from the Open University.

You can read Mark’s ‘Innovation Insider’ interview on the Innoget website.