d·HEALTH Barcelona Part Time
Design Health Barcelona is an 8-month program for graduates, researchers, and professionals interested in healthcare innovation and entrepreneurship. Inspired by Stanford University's Biodesign methodology, it provides tools to develop business ideas based on unmet medical needs in top hospitals in Catalonia.
Hybrid (online lessons, 3 onsite weeks)
Fluent in English. Beginner level in Spanish or Catalan
8 months Part-Time (5:00 pm - 6:30pm 2-3 times a week)
Online and in-person (Barcelona)
Design Health Barcelona (d-HEALTH Barcelona) Part Time is an 8-month program for graduates, researchers and professionals who want to learn about entrepreneurship and innovation in healthcare. The program, inspired on Stanford University's Biodesign methodology, provides participants with the tools to develop a business idea based on a real unmet medical need identified in a clinical area of top hospitals in Catalonia.
Graduates & PhD in Health and Life Sciences, Design, Engineering and Business
How will you learn?
Students join multidisciplinary teams of 3 or 4 people with different background profiles (Life Sciences, Engineering, Business, Design) and receive training in how to:
through a CLINICAL IMMERSION in top Catalonia hospitals
the needs identified and select one to develop a solution
a viable solution that meets patient’s needs
a business model according to the market
the project to investors and professionals from the ecosystem
What will you get?
Dive into a full cycle of innovation and entrepreneurship in the healthcare and life sciences industry, from the idea to the market.
From industry trends to real-life entrepreneur experiences to keys to product development and market access.
See the full program
Validate real unmet clinical needs during 2 weeks of clinical immersion in leading Barcelona and Girona hospitals.
Observe and interact with physicians, nurses, and patients to discover their unmet or under-met needs.
Design innovative solutions
Design a solution to improve patients’ care, develop a first prototype and a business model according to the market.
Solutions for chronic constipation, blood infection, special nutrition needs or diaphragmatic weakness, among others, have been developed in the framework of d·HEALTH Barcelona.
Improve patients’ care
Learn from top academics from best international institutions and experienced professionals in healthcare innovation.
Experts from pharma, biotech and medtech industry, from academia, investors and coaches.
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Program outcomes of 9 years
top-level Barcelona area hospitals and 14 clinical areas
clinical unmet needs identified
fellows and +200 people trained
Our alumni speak: the clinical immersion
The clinical immersion, from the role of observer, has allowed us to have a holistic view of the day to day of the hospital.
Thanks to the immersion, we have been able to coexist with professionals from different areas, with patients and their relatives, and have a greater ability to empathize with their situation and their needs.
One of the lessons I’ll take from the hospital immersion is the inter-professionalism there. This time has broken down some of the stereotypes I had.
- M. Àngels Moral Pijaume
- Raquel Coronado
- Eduard Guerrero