Bárbara Gomes is the CEO of AccelBio. Bárbara is a senior technology transfer professional with 10 years of professional experience dedicated to biomedical research. As a researcher she received several awards, including the SPBf Young Biophysicist 2020 award. Since 2017 she is dedicated to research funding and technology transfer activities, being a member of projects with European, national and regional funding. As technology transfer officer she manages a technology portfolio consisting of an average of 20 active patents annually, supports competitive funding applications, having raised over 20 million euros, and promotes and negotiates collaborations with private companies. Bárbara was a member of the first cohort of the Women’s Leadership Program promoted by the European Innovation Council. Bárbara Gomes holds an MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Coimbra and a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon, in collaboration with Columbia University, US.