Kiatt in the news

In-depth analysis by Kiatt in the general media


Kiatt in the news

In-depth analysis by Kiatt in the general media


Kiatt in the news

In-depth analysis by Kiatt in the general media


Who we are

Kiatt (Knowledge, Innovation and Technology Transfer) is a group of science and technology based companies, backed by long-established industry business owners, and led by Manuel Fuertes, engineer, investor, long-established entrepreneur and technology transfer expert.

Our partners range from CEOs of well estabilished family businesses to established business owners who have been for years successfully running their own business in distinct areas such as biotechnology, food industry, agriculture and farming, real estate, pharma, IT, etc.

How we do it

We find the most challenging science results in the world: Kiatt Group has a direct link with over 350 universities, research centres and companies. We attend over 100 events every year across Asia, Americas, Europe and Middle East.

We back scientist, engineers and inventors: Not only by our group of involved industry long-stablish business owners, but also by financing from our own pockets their first steps toward market.

We stay in as long as the founders do: We stay all the way, we look for investment rounds together and we sell the company together.

Why we do it

We are passionate about creating world-changing businesses that will improve the lives of millions and at the same time, generate attractive social and economic returns for all our stakeholders.

OUR REACH ACROSS THE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY WORLD

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KIATT GROWTH IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS

Startups we have a stake on

3 in 2012
3 in 2013
6 in 2014
13 in 2015
22 in 2016

Impact jobs created - highly skilled jobs

22 in 2012
60 in 2013
82in 2014
120 in 2015
157 in 2016

Top executives hands on the projects

6 in 2012
6 in 2013
18 in 2014
24 in 2015
30 in 2016

Patents licenced out

3 in 2012
4 in 2013
4 in 2014
7 in 2015
12 in 2016

Patents licenced in

1 in 2012
1 in 2013
2 in 2014
2 in 2015
5 in 2016

Patents brokered

6 in 2012
6 in 2013
10 in 2014
14 in 2015
19 in 2016

OUR TEAM

Manuel Fuertes
General Manager

Manuel is an engineer, investor, long-established entrepreneur and technology transfer expert. He specializes in transforming science and technology into businesses that sell innovative products.
Manuel is currently Senior Advisor at Oxentia, the consultancy division of Oxford University Innovation Ltd. (the technology transfer company for the University of Oxford), as well as being adjunct professor at several business schools worldwide.

Manuel Fuertes
General Manager
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Blandine Trouiller Dumont
Partner France & Switzerland

Blandine is an experienced entrepreneur. She is the head of the Dumont family office, one of the largest in France, as well as the Director of several group companies in the food and agricultural industries.
Her business know-how and personal experience are a great asset for the entrepreneurs and scientists we work with.

Blandine Trouiller Dumont
Partner France & Switzerland
Marko Krznaric
Partner UK

Marko has 20 years experience in designing, developing and supporting ICT systems.
He overlooked and managed a dozen e-Science projects, collaborating with various non-ICT groups (medics, bioinformaticians, physicists, mathematicians) and is currently a senior software architect at Imperial College London.

Marko Krznaric
Partner UK
Charlie Ang
Partner - Head for Singapore

Charlie Ang is serial entrepreneur, startup catalyst and community builder within the Singaporean innovation scene.
He currently mentors, advises and connects startup founders and corporate innovators through the iSuite Club, which he founded.

Charlie Ang
Partner - Head for Singapore
Manuel Fuertes
General Manager

Manuel is an engineer, investor, long-established entrepreneur and technology transfer expert. He specializes in transforming science and technology into businesses that sell innovative products.
Manuel is currently Senior Advisor at Oxentia, the consultancy division of Oxford University Innovation Ltd. (the technology transfer company for the University of Oxford), as well as being adjunct professor at several business schools worldwide.

Manuel Fuertes
General Manager
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Blandine Trouiller Dumont
Partner France & Switzerland

Blandine is an experienced entrepreneur. She is the head of the Dumont family office, one of the largest in France, as well as the Director of several group companies in the food and agricultural industries.
Her business know-how and personal experience are a great asset for the entrepreneurs and scientists we work with.

Blandine Trouiller Dumont
Partner France & Switzerland
Marko Krznaric
Partner UK

Marko has 20 years experience in designing, developing and supporting ICT systems.
He overlooked and managed a dozen e-Science projects, collaborating with various non-ICT groups (medics, bioinformaticians, physicists, mathematicians) and is currently a senior software architect at Imperial College London.

Marko Krznaric
Partner UK
Charlie Ang
Partner - Head for Singapore

Charlie Ang is serial entrepreneur, startup catalyst and community builder within the Singaporean innovation scene.
He currently mentors, advises and connects startup founders and corporate innovators through the iSuite Club, which he founded.

Charlie Ang
Partner - Head for Singapore
Terry Pollard
Associate

Terry has more than 12 years experience working with university innovators at the University of Oxford, across the UK and internationally.
He is a specialist in helping science and technology entrepreneurs to evolve their projects into high impact businesses; he has worked with technology based SME’s to develop their strategy, raise grant and investment funding, find and talk to customers, and conclude commercial agreements.

Terry Pollard
Associate
Wilson Wong
Associate - Hong Kong

Wilson is a bioentrepreneur and is the co-founder and CEO of Novus Life Sciences, based in Hong Kong. Wilson has been involved in a number of biotech joint ventures and has fostered key collaborations with institutions in the Greater China Region.

Wilson Wong
Associate - Hong Kong
David Horna
Associate

David Horna is one of the co-founders of successful Spanish biotech start-up Aglaris Cell, along with his partner Miquel Costa.
He is also the recipient of several awards as a bioentrepreneur, which is why he represents a great asset when it comes to analyse and value biotech related projects.

David Horna
Associate
Miquel Costa
Associate

Miquel Costa is also the co-founder of Aglaris Cell, as well as an enthusiastic mentor in the filed of biotech entrepreneurship.
His technical knowledge of the field and personal experience as a successful entrepreneur, along with David Horna, are applied to the analysis of new biotech projects.

Miquel Costa
Associate
Guillermo Alonso
Analyst

Guillermo joined Kiatt in 2013 as Analyst. He currently coordinates the communication flow between scientist and entrepreneurs and our teams.
Guillermo is usually the first contact for start-ups and coordinates all our associate consultants worldwide.

Guillermo Alonso
Analyst
Sherry Samuel Oommen
Tax, corporate and mercantile law specialist – NASH

Sherry is a tax, corporate and mercantile law specialist working in various capacities with some of the key players worldwide.
He has had varied exposure in consulting and compliance areas under corporate tax, foreign investment, exchange control, corporate and other laws for a mix of Indian and multinational clients.

Sherry Samuel Oommen
Tax, corporate and mercantile law specialist – NASH
Anas Rahman Junaid
Partner, Corporate Finance, Strategy and Restructuring – NASH

Anas Rahman Junaid specializes in the area of value creation strategy for companies.
Anas has extensive knowledge and respectable experience in corporate valuation, private equity fund raising, fund evaluation, secondaries, synergy mapping and deal structuring.

Anas Rahman Junaid
Partner, Corporate Finance, Strategy and Restructuring – NASH
Sofía Olivia Calvo Moreno
Associate (human-machine expert)

Sofía has applied her vast knowledge about the inner workings of the human body to healthcare assistance, university teaching and post-graduate studies. Her experience with anatomy and biomechanics provides us with invaluable insights when analysing and assessing projects related to biotechnology and robotics.

Sofía Olivia Calvo Moreno
Associate (human-machine expert)
David Baghurst
Programme Manager Asia - SETEP

David is currently the Managing Director of Oxford University Innovation (Hong Kong) Ltd.
He manages a team of consultants for transferring technologies of leading universities (including Oxford) and SMEs, to international markets most recently with a focus in Asia and China.

David Baghurst
Programme Manager Asia - SETEP
Antonio Díaz
Programme Analyst Europe - SETEP

Antonio has ample experience helping scientific entrepreneur take their discoveries to market. He was director of Madrid´s Science Park for 8 years, during which he had the chance to work with multiple scientific spin-outs from Spain and Latin America. His area of expertise lies on financing start-ups and mentoring technology based SME´s.

Antonio Díaz
Programme Analyst Europe - SETEP
Ms Ya-hsin Shen
Programme Analyst Asia - SETEP

Ya-shin currently works as a consultant at Oxford University Innovation (Hong Kong) Ltd.
She has over eight years experience in technology commercialization and incubation. Her current role at Oxford University Innovation includes technology transfer agreements and company formation in PRC.

Ms Ya-hsin Shen
Programme Analyst Asia - SETEP
David Baghurst
Programme Manager Asia - SETEP

David is currently the Managing Director of Oxford University Innovation (Hong Kong) Ltd.
He manages a team of consultants for transferring technologies of leading universities (including Oxford) and SMEs, to international markets most recently with a focus in Asia and China.

David Baghurst
Programme Manager Asia - SETEP
Antonio Díaz
Programme Analyst Europe - SETEP

Antonio has ample experience helping scientific entrepreneur take their discoveries to market. He was director of Madrid´s Science Park for 8 years, during which he had the chance to work with multiple scientific spin-outs from Spain and Latin America. His area of expertise lies on financing start-ups and mentoring technology based SME´s.

Antonio Díaz
Programme Analyst Europe - SETEP
Ms Ya-hsin Shen
Programme Analyst Asia - SETEP

Ya-shin currently works as a consultant at Oxford University Innovation (Hong Kong) Ltd.
She has over eight years experience in technology commercialization and incubation. Her current role at Oxford University Innovation includes technology transfer agreements and company formation in PRC.

Ms Ya-hsin Shen
Programme Analyst Asia - SETEP
Nigel Fleming
Investors Relations

Nigel is a serial entrepreneur with 25 years experience in biotechology and business development.
He brings sector experience in healthcare diagnostics and pharma and experience in board development, fund raising, and company valuation.

Nigel Fleming
Investors Relations
Karen Reith
Deal flow and Institutional Relations

Karen has 25 years experience of founding companies in the Recruitment, Business services, Community and Investment areas. Her expertise lies in her skill of connecting people to opportunities for business, and she has extensive experience in Investor Relations, Strategic Business Development, and Branding.

Karen Reith
Deal flow and Institutional Relations
Nigel Fleming
Investors Relations

Nigel is a serial entrepreneur with 25 years experience in biotechology and business development.
He brings sector experience in healthcare diagnostics and pharma and experience in board development, fund raising, and company valuation.

Nigel Fleming
Investors Relations
Karen Reith
Deal flow and Institutional Relations

Karen has 25 years experience of founding companies in the Recruitment, Business services, Community and Investment areas. Her expertise lies in her skill of connecting people to opportunities for business, and she has extensive experience in Investor Relations, Strategic Business Development, and Branding.

Karen Reith
Deal flow and Institutional Relations
David Baghurst
Programme Manager Asia - SETEP

David is currently the Managing Director of Oxford University Innovation (Hong Kong) Ltd.
He manages a team of consultants for transferring technologies of leading universities (including Oxford) and SMEs, to international markets most recently with a focus in Asia and China.

David Baghurst
Programme Manager Asia - SETEP
Antonio Díaz
Programme Analyst Europe - SETEP

Antonio has ample experience helping scientific entrepreneur take their discoveries to market. He was director of Madrid´s Science Park for 8 years, during which he had the chance to work with multiple scientific spin-outs from Spain and Latin America. His area of expertise lies on financing start-ups and mentoring technology based SME´s.

Antonio Díaz
Programme Analyst Europe - SETEP
Ms Ya-hsin Shen
Programme Analyst Asia - SETEP

Ya-shin currently works as a consultant at Oxford University Innovation (Hong Kong) Ltd.
She has over eight years experience in technology commercialization and incubation. Her current role at Oxford University Innovation includes technology transfer agreements and company formation in PRC.

Ms Ya-hsin Shen
Programme Analyst Asia - SETEP
Nigel Fleming
Investors Relations

Nigel is a serial entrepreneur with 25 years experience in biotechology and business development.
He brings sector experience in healthcare diagnostics and pharma and experience in board development, fund raising, and company valuation.

Nigel Fleming
Investors Relations
Karen Reith
Deal flow and Institutional Relations

Karen has 25 years experience of founding companies in the Recruitment, Business services, Community and Investment areas. Her expertise lies in her skill of connecting people to opportunities for business, and she has extensive experience in Investor Relations, Strategic Business Development, and Branding.

Karen Reith
Deal flow and Institutional Relations

CAREERS

We look for motivated and capable talents with an interest in the areas of knowledge transfer, science, technology and finance with previous experience in business and a wish to create a better world by means of technology and science.

If you think you match this profile and would like to expand your career further in the aforementioned areas, please send us your CV to careers@kiattgroup.com.

Commercializing a breakthrough discovery is an extremely complex and multi-layered process. In order to back the company properly and make the best decisions for the entrepreneurs, we need to have a complete understanding of the science and the technology.

We are constantly looking for associate experts in diverse disciplines that can help us asses the value of a research result and its potential impact in the world. If you want to apply for an associate position, please send your CV to careers@kiattgroup.com

An exciting project with leading science also requires excellent management in order to become a sustainable business. This is why we also look for experienced managers with an entrepreneurial background, who understand the needs of a newly formed business and can help our companies take their products to market.

If you have previously been involved in a successful start-up with a technology background and want to take spin-out another company, please, get in contact with Maria Green at maria.green@kiattgroup.com

We at Kiatt support new talents not only by backing science and technology companies, but also by incorporating them into our own team.
If you are a college student or have graduated recently, and you think you could bring great ideas to Kiatt, please send us your CV to internships@kiattgroup.com

We look for motivated and capable talents with an interest in the areas of knowledge transfer, science, technology and finance with previous experience in business and a wish to create a better world by means of technology and science.

If you think you match this profile and would like to expand your career further in the aforementioned areas, please send us your CV to careers@kiattgroup.com.

Commercializing a breakthrough discovery is an extremely complex and multi-layered process. In order to back the company properly and make the best decisions for the entrepreneurs, we need to have a complete understanding of the science and the technology.

We are constantly looking for associate experts in diverse disciplines that can help us asses the value of a research result and its potential impact in the world. If you want to apply for an associate position, please send your CV to careers@kiattgroup.com

An exciting project with leading science also requires excellent management in order to become a sustainable business. This is why we also look for experienced managers with an entrepreneurial background, who understand the needs of a newly formed business and can help our companies take their products to market.

If you have previously been involved in a successful start-up with a technology background and want to take spin-out another company, please, get in contact with Maria Green at maria.green@kiattgroup.com

We at Kiatt support new talents not only by backing science and technology companies, but also by incorporating them into our own team.
If you are a college student or have graduated recently, and you think you could bring great ideas to Kiatt, please send us your CV to internships@kiattgroup.com

CONTACT US

Francisco Lozano 15
28008, Madrid
Spain

+34 910 822 763

madrid@kiattgroup.com

25 Sackville Street,
London, W1S 3AX
United Kingdom

+44 (0) 20 3734 2581

london@kiattgroup.com

20 Pasir Panjang Road,
#03-22/24,
Singapore 117439

+44 (0) 20 3734 2581

singapore@kiattgroup.com

Francisco Lozano 15
28008, Madrid
Spain

+34 910 822 763

madrid@kiattgroup.com

25 Sackville Street,
London, W1S 3AX
United Kingdom

+44 (0) 20 3734 2581

london@kiattgroup.com

20 Pasir Panjang Road,
#03-22/24,
Singapore 117439

+44 (0) 20 3734 2581

singapore@kiattgroup.com

MADRID

Francisco Lozano 15
28008, Madrid
Spain

+34 910 822 763

madrid@kiattgroup.com

LONDON

25 Sackville Street,
London, W1S 3AX
United Kingdom

+44 (0) 20 3734 2581

london@kiattgroup.com

SINGAPORE

20 Pasir Panjang Road,
#03-22/24,
Singapore 117439

+44 (0) 20 3734 2581

singapore@kiattgroup.com