Jaromír Zahrádka is Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of i&i Prague. Prior to setting up i&i Prague, he held the position of Business Development Manager at the IOCB TTO in Prague from 2012 where he participated in almost every aspect of academy-to-business Technology Transfer. Under his supervision, three spin-off projects were established – Riocath Medical Devices a.s., DIANA Biotechnologies and iBodies. He remains a member of the Supervisory Board of Riocath.
Jaromír holds an MSc. and Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Charles University in Prague. He also completed his master’s in Corporate Economics, Management and Enterprise Valuation at the University of Economics in Prague.
Using his economical background in combination with his scientific expertise, he will provide complex perspective for evaluation of the project´s potential and feasibility. He will help you find the right strategy, further investors or licensing partners and he will make the numbers play in your favour. His expertise and network of contacts including big Pharma or investors can open a brand-new perspective for your project.
Jiří Moos is our In-licensing Manager, having joined i&i Prague from DiaSorin where he was Marketing Manager. He is also the chairman of TACR GAMA Commercialization Board at the Institute of Molecular Genetics in Prague, and an external member of the Supervisory Board at the Institute of Biotechnology AS CR.
Between 2008 and 2016, he acted as Senior Sales Manager for Sigma-Aldrich, Czech Republic and Slovakia, and as a Coordinator of regional Sigma-Aldrich Applied Business Unit activities also covering Hungary and Poland. For six years he was working for Immunotech a.s., a Beckman-Coulter company located in Prague, first as Product Manager in the Clinical Chemistry team and later as a Life Science Product Specialist team leader.
Jiří also has extensive experience as a Scientific Researcher at the Centre of Assisted Reproduction, General Teaching Hospital in Prague and as a Research Fellow at the Institute of Molecular Genetics AS CR in Prague.
Jiří Moos completed his Master´s Degree in Biology and Chemistry at Charles University in Prague. He received a Ph.D. (CSc.) in Biology from the Institute of Molecular Genetics, AS CR in Prague, followed by almost 3 years of postdoctoral fellowship in the field of Biology of Reproduction at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Jiří studied Business and Strategic Selling at the Miller Heiman school.
If you are interested in cooperation, Jiří will most probably be the person you will be meeting most often. Maybe you are already on his radar because he is the one looking for new opportunities. He has been in the world of science for almost three decades and he has made an extensive network of contacts. He will find the right partner in terms of science. You need a cooperative lab that will produce your compound? Are you looking for a partner to share the amount of data you need to measure? He will find one for you.
Barbora Šumová is the Project Manager for i&i Prague having joined the company from Institute of Rheumatology where she worked as a senior researcher specializing in autoimmune diseases. Her goal-oriented personality and the desire to connect her scientific expertise with business know-how were the reason to move to the technology transfer area.
Barbora completed her M.Sc. degree in Laboratory methods and preparation of pharmaceuticals at Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague. She received the Ph.D. degree in Immunology from the Charles University, Prague.
Barbora uses her analytical abilities to identify projects with high innovation potentials. She has a keen eye for detail and applies her flexibility and persistence for the long run to manage i&i Prague’s projects. Long story short, she will be your help during the project start-up, initiation, management and control. Even more, she will use her creative mind to help your project get the attention it deserves.