The Rector of the University of Leon, Juan Francisco García Marín, together with the Business Relations Department Director, Nuria González Rabanal, visited ADL BioPharma facilities on Thursday, May 12, and signed the agreement between both institutions.

This agreement strengthens the cooperation ties between both institutions and will result in the use of research and development carried out in the university facilities and the continuous recruitment of young talent. This agreement will result in significant benefits for society in general and for León society in particular, through the proposal and development of R&D&I projects that will help to improve knowledge transfer and work processes, as well as through the development of curricular and extracurricular training for students at the University of Leon.

Projects increasingly require more multidisciplinary talent and ADL Biopharma seeks to set up teams with groups not only linked to biology or biotechnology, but also linked to engineering, including new disciplines such as artificial intelligence.

García Marín has expressed the importance of the agreement to obtain the best results in the transfer of knowledge and talent between both institutions. This is a relationship that has historically existed between the University and the sector and that should not be lost but should continue to improve.

Ignacio Urbelz, ADL BioPharma President and CEO, added “both because people are at the core of our values and because we are in a business with a high knowledge content, collaboration with an entity of the prestige and level of the University of Leon is essential to build an interesting and attractive future for all of us involved in the project”.

José María Samaniego, Human Resources Director at ADL Biopharma, took the opportunity to emphasize that “knowledge cannot be watertight, we must take advantage of the talent and strategic value of the University of Leon to generate value and wealth”.

Eight scholarship holders from the University of Leon are currently training at ADL Biopharma: graduates in Labor Relations, International Trade, Biology and Engineering. The Rector took the opportunity to share a coffee with them and learn first-hand about their functions and their learning path.

This visit and the signing of the agreement with the University of León demonstrates ADL BioPharma’s current commitment to its social environment and to supporting talent from Leon.