Marianna Prokopi-Demetriades is a biotech innovator, entrepreneur and Clin. Assoc. Prof. in Research Oncology. She holds a PhD in Cardiovascular Medical Research from British Heart Foundation/King’s College London and focuses on personalized oncology and its translation into innovative solutions for improving the quality of life in cancer patients in her research. She is the co-founder of three biotech companies; RSL Revolutionary Labs Ltd develops innovative dermaceuticals for the relief and healing of skin side effects in oncological patients; Promed Bioscience Ltd develops medical biomaterials with 3D-atelocollagen for medical applications, synthesis of 3D-artificial organs and tissues; Theramir Ltd develops new generation personalized therapies and diagnostic platforms for cancer based on nanotechnology and microRNAs.
She has received numerous awards for her work, e.g.: 2022 King’s Distinguished Alumni Award in STEM (London, UK), the Republic of Cyprus Research Award Life Sciences 2021, the American Society of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology conference Award 2021 and the Madame FigaroWoman of the Year in Innovation Award 2020. She is a Member to the Board of Directors at the Cancer Research & Innovation Centre Cyprus and Vice Chair of the Development Committee for the Parallel Parliament of Entrepreneurship in the House of Representatives Cyprus from November 2020.
Marianna volunteers as a mentor for young people and females in many entrepreneurship programs such as the Junior Achievement Cyprus, Beyond Accelerator JA Novartis Oncology Cyprus and ARIS curated by Deloitte’s Innovation Centre. As a mentor and role model for female empowerment in AIPFE Cyprus Women of Europe, at Deloitte She.Can.STEM Program, at FeSTEM (Female Empowerment in STEM) European Horizon Program, at Cyprus University of Technology Women in STEM campaign 2022, Breaking the Bias of KPMG Cyprus campaign 2022 and at the She Can Speak Campaign for young girls in Science STEAM Academy. She is a Global Ambassador for Cyprus in WomenTech Network 2022 and included in the list of “10 Women to watch in 2022” by the Global Woman Network. She is a Falling Walls Venture Finalist for the Breakthrough Start-up of the year 2022 and included in the European “50 Female Founders 2022” by the European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth.