AItenea Biotech is a biotechnology company promoted by Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and dedicated to researching and developing drugs, materials, and chemical compounds

“A multidisciplinary team with wide experience that joins forces to give solutions to real problems in society and businesses through a combination of Artificial Intelligence and Science


We exist to meaningfully contribute to solving the problems and new challenges of the 21st century. Science, technology and innovation at the service of society


To reach the point of sustainability dreamed by all of us, we need to progress with innovative processes that allow for the development of new sustainable compounds, both respectful with society and the planet and at an acceptable cost


We believe that scientific research is key to keep on making progresses and positively impacting society


Professional development and the transference of knowledge are our main values, as these are the only possible means to joining forces and working with a common goal


Working in the construction of models based on new technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (Machine Learning and Deep Learning), is essential to achieve sustainable solutions at a low cost


Synergies and collaborations between public institutions, private companies and research centres are essential so that individual work can have an effect in the common good


The construction of new models based on evidence in order to sustainably develop drugs, products, compounds and materials

Our team

We are a multidisciplinary team with diverse academic backgrounds and professional experiences. We have built a whole ecosystem of work and values with a clear social purpose and a common goal

CEO & Co-founder

Manuel Hernández

Degree in Economics from the Carlos III University of Madrid and Master's Degree in Business Management and Marketing from ESIC Business School, in addition to taking several Management Development Programs in Business Schools such as IESE and London Business School, among others. Throughout his professional career he has held different positions of responsibility in important multinational technology, consulting and financial services.

Throughout these years, he has also combined his professional activity with that of an entrepreneur and mentor of startups, contributing to the development of innovative projects, organizations and people, always in environments of innovation, technology, science and digital transformation.

Chief Scientific Officer & Co-founder

Nuria Campillo

PhD in Chemistry from UAM. Senior Scientist at the CIB Margarita Salas (CSIC) with more than 20 years of experience on Chemoinformatics and Bioinformatics as well as on drug development.
Chief Research Officer & Co-founder

Ramón Gómez

Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from UAM and postdoctoral studies at Emory University. He is currently Associate Professor at the Department of Organic Chemistry of UAM with more than 20 years of experience in Organic Synthesis. His research interests are focused on the development of novel strategies in homogeneous catalysis and mechanistic insights.
CFO & Co-founder

Carlos Ortega

Entrepreneur since his 19 years. For many years he worked in engineering until he became a manager. Advisor to national and multinational companies. More than 30 years of experience in management positions.
Professor in Master of Protocol, Ceremonial and Communication at the School of Protocol.
Throughout his professional career he has served as Risk Manager at BNP Spain and General Manager at NIPPON EXPRESS SPAIN AND PORTUGAL.
Since 2000, he has taken a turn in his career and started as CEO in various SMEs. He is currently a Founding Partner of Innova, CEO of Onlyco Administration and Finance, Sinergia de Empresas and Quality Management.
Data Scientist & Co-Founder

Pablo Talavante

Data Scientist and Machine Learning Engineer with knowledge in several areas of Artificial Intelligence (Computer Vision, NLP, Reinforcement Learning).
Computer Science External Adviser

Ignacio Ponzoni

PhD in Computer Science. Associated Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the UNS. Senior Scientific at the ICIC/UNS-CONICET. Experience on the development of data science and machine learning methods applied to bioinformatics, cheminformatics, and molecular informatics.
Scientific Adviser

Juan A. Paez

PhD in Chemistry from UCM. Senior Scientist at IQM (CSIC) with more than 30 years of experience on Drug Development.
Data-driven researcher

Roi Naveiro

Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences (ICMAT-CSIC). PhD in Stats and Operations Research. Interested in all kinds of (applied) data-driven research.
External Adviser

David Ríos

Spanish Royal Academy of Sciences. AXA-ICMAT Chair in Adversarial Risk Analysis.
He is Full Professor of the Statistics and Operations Research in UCM
Computer Science External Adviser

Jimena Martinez

María Jimena Martínez holds a PhD in Computer Science from the Universidad Nacional del Sur since 2017. She worked in the BioChemTICs group at the ICIC (UNS-CONICET) from 2012 to 2019. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow and has recently obtained a position as an Assistant Researcher at ISISTAN (UNICEN-CONICET). Her interest focuses on the development of machine learning methods in cheminformatics and polymer informatics.