Team

Karel Kubias

Director for Partnerships and Strategic Alliances

Karel Kubias

Director for Partnerships and Strategic Alliances

Karel studied organic chemistry and photo chemistry at TH Merseburg, Germany and holds an MBA in Healthcare Management (Aubern University program).

He gained his broad professional knowledge and skills during 24 years in various management positions at multinational chemical and pharmaceutical company Merck KGaA. Between 2006 – 2015 Karel worked in executive positions – first as Managing Director of Merck spol. s r.o.. Prague and then acquired further experience on the international level as Regional sales director for the region EEMEA (Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa) of Merck Millipore division.

Last 2 years he worked in the area of clinical chemistry as CEO in EUC laboratoře in Prague.

Since 2015 Karel is a Lecturer of Business Ethics at Anglo-American University in Prague and starting 2018 he acts as a Chair of Department of Management at this school.

Karel brings to i&i his broad experience and knowledge of international business, contacts on national / international level and additionally knowledge of Healthcare sector with experience in clinical chemistry. He has a deep understanding of Responsibility / Ethics in business and all related activities.

You will meet him most probably during building partnership between you and i&i. Thanks broad network Karel can help you with commercialization of your projects.

Barbora Šumová

Investment Manager

Barbora Šumová

Investment Manager

Barbora Šumová is the Investment 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 and asset new investment opportunities. She supports creation and development of business plan, being closely associated with scientists and entrepreneurs. Barbora will help your business to grow, create new collaborations and attract further investment opportunities.

David Stíbal

Project Manager

David Stíbal

Project Manager

David Stíbal is the Project Manager at i&i Prague. Prior to joining our company, David has worked in Lach-Ner s.r.o. as a research scientist, developing modular catalytic systems. He holds a BSc and MSc degrees from UCT Prague, Czech Republic, and a PhD from the University of Neuchâtel in Switzerland. After his doctorate studies, David has spent several months as a PostDoc at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This international scientific experience allowed him to develop a detail-oriented approach to projects from various fields, spanning organic and inorganic chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, bioinorganic chemistry and biochemistry.

Combining the knowledge and skills obtained during his studies with his interest in technology, David will be happy to help assess the scientific background of your projects, offer advice during their start-up and assist in their long-term development all the way to the successful commercialization.

Jaromír Zahrádka

CEO

Jaromír Zahrádka

CEO

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

Business Development, In-licensing

Jiří Moos

Business Development, In-licensing

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.

Karel Kubias

Director for Partnerships and Strategic Alliances

Karel studied organic chemistry and photo chemistry at TH Merseburg, Germany and holds an MBA in Healthcare Management (Aubern University program).

He gained his broad professional knowledge and skills during 24 years in various management positions at multinational chemical and pharmaceutical company Merck KGaA. Between 2006 – 2015 Karel worked in executive positions – first as Managing Director of Merck spol. s r.o.. Prague and then acquired further experience on the international level as Regional sales director for the region EEMEA (Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa) of Merck Millipore division.

Last 2 years he worked in the area of clinical chemistry as CEO in EUC laboratoře in Prague.

Since 2015 Karel is a Lecturer of Business Ethics at Anglo-American University in Prague and starting 2018 he acts as a Chair of Department of Management at this school.

Karel brings to i&i his broad experience and knowledge of international business, contacts on national / international level and additionally knowledge of Healthcare sector with experience in clinical chemistry. He has a deep understanding of Responsibility / Ethics in business and all related activities.

You will meet him most probably during building partnership between you and i&i. Thanks broad network Karel can help you with commercialization of your projects.

Barbora Šumová

Investment Manager

Barbora Šumová is the Investment 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 and asset new investment opportunities. She supports creation and development of business plan, being closely associated with scientists and entrepreneurs. Barbora will help your business to grow, create new collaborations and attract further investment opportunities.

David Stíbal

Project Manager

David Stíbal is the Project Manager at i&i Prague. Prior to joining our company, David has worked in Lach-Ner s.r.o. as a research scientist, developing modular catalytic systems. He holds a BSc and MSc degrees from UCT Prague, Czech Republic, and a PhD from the University of Neuchâtel in Switzerland. After his doctorate studies, David has spent several months as a PostDoc at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This international scientific experience allowed him to develop a detail-oriented approach to projects from various fields, spanning organic and inorganic chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, bioinorganic chemistry and biochemistry.

Combining the knowledge and skills obtained during his studies with his interest in technology, David will be happy to help assess the scientific background of your projects, offer advice during their start-up and assist in their long-term development all the way to the successful commercialization.

Jaromír Zahrádka

CEO

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

Business Development, In-licensing

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.

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