Angelo Kenneth Romasanta is a graduate of the Erasmus Mundus Master in Chemical Innovation and Regulation under the consortium of the University of Barcelona, University of Algarve and University of Bologna. Passionate about bridging science and business to catalyze innovation, he took modules on evaluating the discoveries in the laboratory with the current market and regulations landscape. Through a collaboration between the Centro de Quimica Estructural in Lisbon and the Molecular Crystal Engineering group in Bologna, he did his thesis on understanding how new polymorphs, cocrystals and solid solutions can be synthesized from various molecules and evaluating the implications on pharmaceutical patents. Previously, he finished BS Chemistry at Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines as Magna Cum Laude. He worked on mercury biosensors for mining site health monitoring for his thesis and was later employed as a research assistant on the same project. He has experience working for firms at the interface of science and business: the consumer goods company Procter and Gamble, the technology incubator Ideaspace and founded his own startup. He has attended various business and innovation conferences such as ASEAN Business Challenge in Singapore, Global Startup Youth in Kuala Lumpur and World Business Dialogue in Cologne.
Project: ESR15: Science, Business & Innovation in the pharmaceutical sciences
Academic supervisors: Prof. Peter van der Sijde, dr. Iina Hellsten & dr. Jacqueline van Muijlwijk (VU University Amsterdam)