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Dr. Dan Gelvan is an experienced management, strategy and business development specialist in the
medical and biomedical device field, with extensive industry experience, including major corporate
(Medtronic), venture capital (Concord Ventures), numerous start-up companies, service providers and
academic institutions in Israel and Europe.
In addition, Dr. Gelvan is an entrepreneur, having founded two start-up companies (in Israel and in
the Netherlands). As an inventor of Medical Devices, he holds 6 patents and patent applications.
Dr. Gelvan’s most recent engagements have been as Director of Business Development at the Hebrew
University Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and Advisor to The Alfred Mann Institute at
the Technion (AMIT). He is currently deeply engaged in the translation of scientific discoveries to viable
business projects at a number of academic institutions and in coaching of early stage start-up
Dr. Gelvan holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a M.Sc. in
Human Nutrition from the University of London. He has taught at leading Universities in Israel and the
US for over 15 years and has extensive experience as Expert Evaluator for the European Commission
under FP6/FP7 and Horizon 2020 and for Eureka, covering several different areas of expertise.