Jorge Juan Fernández

Chief Innovation Officer, Hospital Clínic Barcelona

Speaker Bio

Nina Capital is a specialized venture capital firm investing exclusively in the intersection of healthcare and technology at the pre-seed and seed stages. As a venture partner, Jorge helps the firm identifying the right companies and then helping the founders of those portfolio companies with advice and connections.

Previously, Jorge was Director of Innovation (portfolio of over 140 large-scale projects) and member of the Executive Management Board of EIT Health, an independent official body of the European Union, mandated to accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship in healthcare and life sciences in Europe. He has extensive knowledge of healthcare systems in Europe, both from the providers' side as well as corporates, startups and investors.

Jorge was Director of E-Health within the Innovation Department at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona (2010-2018) and Director of d·HEALTH Barcelona, a Stanford Biodesign program where interdisciplinary teams experience a full cycle of innovation, from need identification in clinical settings through invention to early-stage implementation.