Teresa Calafat Pla, MSc


Hi, I’m Teresa.
Nice to meet you!

As a consultant it is my job is to build the best project possible together with our clients. Every project and every client is different. It is key to be able to adapt and generate trust. 

We spend a lot of time discussing how a winning project should look like. Together with the client we define the final impact of their research. I really like it when, client and consultant, get creative and co-create the most promising proposal.

I studied Human Biology at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. My interest in the mind and the brain brought me to be involved in cognitive research and neuropharmacology at the University of Cambridge.

Subsequently, I pursued a master’s degree in Neuroscience and Cognition at Utrecht University. Here, I contributed to the development of a novel in vivo ALS model aimed to test new potential therapies at the Brain Center Rudolf Magnus of the UMCU. Additionally, I explored applied research at Danone Nutricia Research, where I focused on optimizing a medical nutrition approach designed for Alzheimer’s patients using high content imaging and data analysis.

Throughout my studies, I have always been interested in the applicability of my projects and the final impact of research on society and well-being. At ttopstart, I am determined to help great biomedical ideas and innovations get to the market in the most efficient way.

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Many innovations with great potential take way too long to reach the market and the patients. I believe researchers should have more access to knowledge and resources to translate their findings into real life solutions. My mission at ttopstart is to help make this step smaller!

Contact details

+31 (0)6 83 26 79 33
+31 (0)30 – 73 70 779

Teresa in facts

Could talk for hours

Passion for food

Her motto: Don’t take yourself too seriously

Loves swimming in the sea

Interested in politics, history and pop culture

Animal lover

“Treat others how you want to be treated”


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