Mario Schäfer is an engineer in Biotechnology and MSc. in Specialized Economic Analysis. After doing research on aptamer-small molecule interactions, results were presented at international Membrane Technology congresses, subsequently focussed on studies in Innovation Management and Industry Science Links, especially contract design in Technology Transfer. For some years, Mario has been working in international Business Development in the Life Science industry, specialized in Human as well as Animal Health and Nutrition. Over my work in the interdisciplinary Innovation Park of the ESADE Business School, ESADE CREAPOLIS, and my participation in different mentoring & investment initiatives, I also maintain a strong network in innovative start-up companies over different sectors.