Dr Lars Markwort holds a PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Southampton, UK. He is a senior business executive with solid technical and commercial expertise in the semiconductor capital equipment industry, and has worked for providers of process and process control equipment (Horiba, Phasemetrics, Carl Zeiss) in the Netherlands, France and the US for the last 20 years. His new startup, Bioinicia in the biotech area, is based in Spain. Lars has 10 patents to his name and is an active member of the Entrepreneurs Organisation. He has a passion for startup companies and is convinced that entrepreneurs have an important role to play in providing positive change in society.