International business
school in drug discovery

The Biotechnology Business Institute is an international academic institution specialised in scientific management

The BBI is a global institution known for developing students’ knowledge of drug discovery processes with an international focus on academic programmes but in a close relationship with industrial partners


Executive Education

Specialised in bioscientific backgrounds oriented towards Life Sciences


Our mission is to bring together the main stakeholders in drug discovery and grow the international ecosystem of Life Sciences

Venture Partner

Portfolio Management of early-stage compounds and enabling business development oriented towards private-equity backed businesses

History of the BBI

The Biotechnology Business Institute was founded in 2013 as an active international stakeholder in the Life Sciences ecosystem. From its foundation in Barcelona, the Biotechnology Business Institute (BBI) has now set up the EMBA course in Cambridge, UK. The Cambridge "phenomenon" is best described as an explosion of globally significant companies and innovations across bioscience, medicine, and technology over the past 50 years.

Scientific Management

Our expertise is in innovation and the underlying processes involved, both scientific and business related, with a focus on new drug development. Our main areas of knowledge are in drug discovery. The BBI Business School has over 160 academics and industry experts, coming from more than 20 countries, who cover the key management topics across the Life Sciences’ industry.

Business School

We help accelerate career development into higher management positions in the biopharmaceutical industry and across the wider Life Sciences sector. We offer professional and practical development programmes based on the most relevant areas of effective management practice across the rapidly growing and evolving Life Sciences’ industrial sector.

Life Sciences

Why now? The Life Sciences’ sector is at an inflection point for rapid disruptive change. To prepare for the future and remain relevant in the ever-evolving business development landscape, biopharmaceutical and medical technology organisations will be looking for new ways to create value and respond to unmet medical needs in a rapidly involving world. A new generation of management is needed to drive and implement this change.

Profesional Development

Our international board of lecturers ensures a high quality executive education that is up to date. We help our students develop a clear vision of their career progression into more senior positions. By using their new skills and practical experiences from our panel of experts, our executive educational system helps our students develop their personal networks with some of the best institutions, companies and national healthcare systems with established international reputations.


Our programmes are typically oriented towards BSc, MSc and PhD level scientists with a background in Life Sciences, who are passionate about the science but with a motivation towards commercialisation in the biotechnology sector and/or the pharmaceutical industry. Our commercial experience in Biotechnology and Life Sciences enables more business-minded scientists and clinicians enter into this growing industrial sector each year.


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The Worldwide Business School for Life Sciences

Barcelona Campus

Barcelona Scientific Park
Baldiri Reixac St., 4-8, 08028, Barcelona

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Cambridge Campus

The Bradfield Centre, Cambridge Science Park
184, Milton Road, CB4 0GA, Cambridge

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Mexico Campus

World Trade Center CDMX, Montecito 38,
Col. Nápoles, 03810, Mexico City

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