Dr. Josep Bassaganya-Riera is the President and Founding Director of the NIMML Institute, a 501 (c)(3) public charity foundation. He is an innovator, thought leader, and serial entrepreneur, with more than 20 years of R&D experience in the interface of immunology and advanced computational modeling. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and books on the acceleration of biopharmaceutical development, bioinformatics and computational immunology, and he has contributed 50 patents in immunology and autoimmune disease treatment. He has founded 3 award-winning Companies (Landos Biopharma, Pervida and Biotherapeutics), raising over $200 million in non-dilutive and equity financing rounds. He served as the Director of the NIH-funded Center for Modeling Immunity to Enteric Pathogens. His distinctions include recognition as Innovator of the Year and recipient of the Research Excellence Award. Dr. Bassaganya-Riera has applied agile and lean management systems in combination with an efficient use of capital to catalyze value accrual and capture. Through its corporate culture, encapsulated in 4 pillars: be bold and decisive, never give up, be solution-oriented and do the impossible, these values empower employees to think outside the box to achieve creative and innovative solutions that promote technological innovation.