The Rafael del Pino Foundation together with the Club de Científicos de la Asociación de Becarios de Excelencia Rafael del Pino (Rafael del Pino Association of Excellence Scholarship Holders) are organising the Workshop From Science to Society workshop: Translating today's research into tomorrow's solutions. This programme, which takes place at Downing College, Cambridge University, is aimed at young Spanish scientific talent.

Organised by:

  • Start of the course - Primavera 2024

  • Completion of the course TBA

  • Duration - 4 days

  • Language - English

  • Admission - By invitation

  • Certificate - Including

NOTE: Ehe registration process will open at the end of January 2023.

If you wish to participate in the "Workshop From Science to Society". or you need additional information, please contact Carlota Taboada (Academic Coordinator of the Programme) via email, by clicking on the following button.

Workshop description

From Science to Society (FS2S) is a scientific seminar co-organised by the Club de Científicos (Becarios de Excelencia Rafael del Pino) and the Rafael del Pino Foundation. This seminar is organised jointly within the mission of both institutions to develop the values of leadership and entrepreneurship in Spanish society. In the same vein, the FS2S shares the same objectives as the Club de Científicos (Becarios de Excelencia Rafael del Pino):

  • To promote and consolidate a global community of young Spanish scientists with interests in interdisciplinary areas such as technological innovation and the academy-business connection.
  • To offer a platform for meeting, discussion and dissemination of current, relevant, global and transcendental topics for the entire scientific community.
  • Promoting innovative technological initiative as a fundamental pillar of the Spanish economy

Congratulations to all FS2S participants for having been selected through a highly competitive application process!!! As an FS2S attendee, you are also recognised as a member of the Scientists Club, which is currently made up of more than a thousand young Spanish scientists from the best institutions and universities around the world, specialising in all the different areas of scientific knowledge.

This seminar is a unique opportunity to debate and experience first-hand in a reference research context such as the University of Cambridge. During four days, the different ways of transferring scientific knowledge to society will be debated.

Throughout the workshop, we will be joined by researchers from the University of Cambridge who are also scientific entrepreneurs, working on projects alongside industrial/pharmaceutical companies or helping to transform policy using science, sharing their experiences.

We hope you enjoy FS2S and make the most of the opportunities to interact with the speakers and other participants at the event, while reflecting on the change, action and impact you want to make in your career as a scientist.


Academic Management

  • Bernardo Navazo López

    Bernardo Navazo is a Defence and Political Risk Analyst focusing on international relations and the impact of technology in great power competition. He holds a B.Sc. & M.Sc. degree in Aeronautical Engineering (UPM - Polytech University of Madrid), a BA & MA in Political Science (UCM - Universidad Complutense de Madrid) and a Master's degree in International Affairs (Columbia University), where he wrote his master's thesis on neorealism and bipolarity under the aegis of Dr. Kenneth N. Waltz. Right after his studies, Navazo worked for two years for several candidates and public officials in New York City and Washington DC. As a political risk analyst, Navazo has done freelance work for top-notch political risk consultancy firms and institutions such as Eurasia Group, Teneo, and the Spanish Ministries of Defence and Foreign Affairs, among others. In 2018-2020 Navazo worked for the Presidency of the Government of Spain at the Department of National Affairs as a Senior Policy Analyst. In that capacity, he was involved in several intra-government consultations on a broad variety of topics, many of them related to technology policies and the Spanish and the EU role amidst the growing US-China rivalry.

  • Paula Martín González

    Paula Martin-Gonzalez is a third-year PhD student at Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute where her work focuses on developing predictive models for cancer using medical image analysis. She is also a visiting researcher at the Alan Turing Institute where she seeks to develop further graph representation learning methods in the field of medical imaging.

    She has received the STEM for Britain award run by the House of Commons Parliamentary Scientific Committee, recognizing the impact of her research on predictive modelling applied to healthcare. She is also the Treasurer of the Rafael del Pino Alumni Association as well as the co-President of its Club of Scientists where she seeks to advance the role scientific innovation on the Spanish economy.

Program Manager

  • Marina Martínez Hernández

    Marina Martinez-Hernandez holds a B.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering (Universidad Carlos III Madrid) and a M.Sc. in Bioinformatics and Big Data (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Karolinska Institutet, and Stockholm University). During her undergraduate and postgraduate studies, Marina has performed research in internationally recognized institutions such as the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering (Harvard Medical School), SciLifeLab (Karolinska Institutet), Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (CNIO), or the Krasnow Institute of Advanced Study (George Mason University), among others.

    Currently, she is a third-year PhD "La Caixa" Fellow at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia. Her research focuses on developing therapies to promote in situ cardiac regeneration to alleviate the aftermaths of myocardial infarction. She is also a visiting scholar at Imperial College London and Vall d'Hebron Research Institute (VHIR). Marina is a member of the Rafael del Pino Alumni Board as well as the co-President of its Club of Scientists.

Academic Coordination

Carlota Taboada

Director of Research Programmes, Virtual Campus and International Training Programmes at the Rafael del Pino Foundation.

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