Dr. Monica de Mier is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at Nextmol. She has over 15 years of experience in Business Development in the R&D field as researcher, consultant and project leader. She holds a Master in Business Administration by ESADE Business School, a PhD in Civil Engineering by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, a Master degree in Computational Mechanics by the Technical University of Munich and a Bachelor degree in Mathematics by the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. She has worked for the companies Next Limit Technologies and Abengoa in different R&D roles, and as business development officer at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, the national supercomputing facility in Spain. In 2019 she co-founded Nextmol, a deeptech startup specialized in computational chemistry to accelerate the development of new chemicals. She has received several awards and fellowships (such as la Caixa fellowship, the Extraordinary Doctoral Award of the UPC, or the PhD Award of the Spanish Society of Numerical Methods in Engineering) and has been chosen as one of the entrepreneur women of reference in 2020 by El Referente.