Business acceleration and consolidation
With more than 400 startups established in the last ten years, Catalonia's life sciences and healthcare ecosystem is expanding swiftly. However, 78% of the BioRegion's businesses are micro- or small-sized businesses. Because of this, one of Biocat's strategic objectives is to expedite the time to market and development for entrepreneurial projects while also assisting in the consolidation of small and medium-sized businesses.
Biocat accompanies you at every step of your project
Biocat works to detect the resources needed at each stage of project development at biotech and healthtech firms (facilities, internal development of core technologies, pilot plants, GMP production plants, etc.) and acts with ecosystem managers to make them available and open to entrepreneurs so they can identify their needs and access these resources.
Through specialized mentoring programs like CRAASH Barcelona, with international experts, people with a healthtech entrepreneurial project can validate their business model, improve interaction with investors and identify key milestones for reaching the market.
Additionally, Biocat strives to boost consolidated companies’ ability to act as a driving force for the Catalan ecosystem, promoting partnerships within the business fabric, and between it and technology centers, hospitals and regulatory bodies, to bring about projects of a greater size and impact.
We watch companies grow and learn from them
Neuroelectrics, Minoryx, Mowoot, Ona Therapeutics, Methinks and Doctomatic are projects we’ve seen get their start (between 2011 and 2021) and some of those that have closed rounds of +€50 million. Their experience can help guide new entrepreneurs.
Programs to accelerate your project
A better business plan, contact with investors and international projection are some of the areas these programs can help you with.Acceleration programs
For Catalan research bodies and startups that have projects with potential.
For companies that need support in their digital maturity process and improving capacities.
Mobilizing funds to consolidate business projects
One of Biocat's primary goals is to make it easier for companies and entrepreneurial projects to obtain the funding they require at each stage of their development. That is why we work to attract foreign investors, organize programs to facilitate contact between venture capital and projects seeking funding (Invest BioRegion Portal), bring international corporations and Catalan startups together to work on co-development, licensing, and investment projects, and provide information and advice on accessing European competitive funds.