Global Biotech Revolution

The global bio-economy is growing steadily as it develops new business models and technologies. However, it faces challenges in investment, government policy and research commercialisation that could make or break the future industry. Young bioleaders are isolated in regional clusters and often solely focus on self-career development, lacking the connection to global challenges and thinking innovatively about their contribution.

Global Biotech Revolution’s (GBR) vision is to create a network of young and current bio-leaders who grow and support each other’s ideas and knowledge, and think innovatively on growing the global bio-economy through collaborative ventures.

GBR is a not-for-profit that connects biotech think-tanks, industrial leaders and research pioneers to young bio-leaders of tomorrow. GBR is solely led by young passionate and engaged researchers, students and professionals from across the world. We engage key stakeholders through physical and online platforms that initiate and build future global conversations and collaborations.


GBR’s flagship event is the GapSummit, the world’s first inter-generational inter-cultural leadership summit in biotechnology. The next GapSummit will be held between 4th to 6th April 2016 in one of the leading biotech clusters of the world in Cambridge UK, at the University of Cambridge. 100 young bio-leaders of tomorrow will be selected from across the world to participate. In the 3-day summit the leaders of tomorrow will be discussing the current global bio-economy, the grand challenges biotech can solve by 2050, as well as explore the host UK bio-economy through site visits and networking events.


Core Values

There is a gap in connecting the aspirations of young leaders to talent education, management and recruitment needs of the industry. GBR not only meets this gap, but builds upon it a culture of talented, connected, collaborative, forward thinking bio-leaders of tomorrow.


Challenge current knowledge, challenge industrial dogmas, challenge current leaders and challenge each other.


Grow their knowledge, training, skills and perspectives. Inspire these leaders to grow their local bio-economies and look beyond to see the impact they can make globally.


Connect with leaders of today, connect with each other, connect and inspire student masses and media in their countries.

The Team

Ipshita Mandal
Co-founder, President
Christian Guyader
Co-founder, Vice President
Frieder Haenisch
Chief Operating Officer
Janice S. W. Ng
Brand and Marketing Director
Carthur Wan
Community Director
Croydon Dias
IT Manager
Alisa Molotova
GBR Executive Team Member
Anna Gould
GBR Executive Team Member


The Advisory Board

Professor Sir Gregory Winter,
Inventor of Humira, University of Cambridge, Chairman
Steve Bates,
CEO, BioIndustry Association
Khurshed Dehnugara,
Partner, Relume Consulting & Author
Professor Gerard Evan,
HOD Biochemistry, University of Cambridge
Professor Christopher R Lowe,
First Director Bioscience Enterprise Programme, University of Cambridge
Iain Scott,
Lead Analyst at Ernst & Youngs Global Life Sciences Center
Liz Shanahan,
Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Healthcare and Life Sciences at FTI Strategic Communications
Dr. Analisa Jenkins,
CEO Dimension Therapeutics
Tom Saylor,
President & CEO, Arecor and
Chair of EuropaBio’s SME Platform