Vera M Duch Crósta
    Vera Crósta served as a Quality consultant for nearly 10 years, introducing quality-control systems, notably in the compounding-pharmacy industry. Since 2005 she has been involved in technology innovation, having a great deal of experience in interacting with businesses and institutions in technology transfer, and developing partnerships for collaborative projects, technology licensing, and joint activities.

    With much practical experience in the subject, she worked in Innovation at Unicamp, where she obtained significant results in the pursuit, formatting, negotiation, and monitoring of contracts for collaborative research and technology licensing, with emphasis on the health, personal hygiene, cosmetic, and chemical sectors. She negotiated and implemented more than 100 different kinds of contracts, including exclusive license agreements through bid offers in accordance with the Innovation Law, licensing for applied patents and registered trademarks, and partnerships for joint R&D, among others, increasing resources for the university’s research by around 9 million Brazilian Reais (around US$5.7 million). At the same institution, she participated in the Genetic Patrimony Work Group, assisting researchers in understanding and complying with the relevant legislation. She has a broad network of connections in businesses, science and technology institutions , government, and organizations.

    She is currently a consultant on innovation, technology transfer, and technology partnerships, and she offers courses and presentations to businesses, associations, and science and technology institutions.

    She is a consultant to ANPEI (the National Association of Research and Development for Innovative Businesses) on subjects related to technology sharing and transfer, and is also a member of ANPEI’s committee, “Promoting Interaction between Science and Technology Institutions and Business.”

    As an AXONAL consulting partner, Vera Crósta works mainly in the following areas: open innovation; structuring partnerships and license agreements between science and technology institutions and businesses; technology search and evaluation; defining models for business; negotiation, formation and monitoring of partnerships; as well as questions regarding access to the nation’s Genetic Patrimony.

Henry Jun Suzuki
Partner and Director at AXONAL, Henry Suzuki acts in the construction of innovation projects and networks, with focus on the creation, protection and monetization of intellectual assets. Particularly, by training and guiding teams so that they can carry out such activities themselves.
Joel Weisz
As AXONAL’s consulting partner, Joel Weisz acts mainly in the areas of project investment, strategic analysis, identification and use of credit lines and development mechanisms for RD&I.
Antonia Cardeal

As AXONAL’s consulting partner, Antonia Cardeal acts mainly on market research, product (re)positioning, marketing planning, launching and management of (new) product lines.

Elza Durham

As AXONAL’s consulting partner, Elza Durham has as main areas of activity: Intellectual Property strategic management, including patent drafting, freedom to operate studies and management of intangible assets (trademarks, patents and biodiversity assets), mainly in the chemical-pharmaceutical field.

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