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Covid-19 pandemic has boosted cutting-edge research and innovation, reaching a record investment for companies in the BioRegion 

BDebate Brain Health for Life

One in four people in the world have a psychiatric or neurological condition. The course Brain Health for Life. Preventing Brain-Related Disability, promoted by EIT Health and organized by Biocat, the ”la Caixa” Foundation and Institut Guttmann, raised awareness of the latest studies on brain health with some of the top researchers in the world.

Sweden - Catalonia hubs : life science and technology for growth and social impact

An online event on December 9 (“Sweden and Catalonia: minds and talent at work: the answer is in innovation and science”), organized jointly by the Delegation of the Government of Catalonia to Nordic Countries and Biocat, captured the power of these two ecosystems and discussed new trends and work methods that have come out of the Covid-19 pandemic.


Research and innovation sectors are protagonists in November, along with new rounds of funding and advances in the Catalan vaccine against COVID-19.


For the graduation ceremony of the d·HEALTH Barcelona health innovation program, three specialists at benchmark hospitals in Barcelona were invited to debate where healthcare should be headed in order to tackle this and future pandemics.


The seventh edition of d·HEALTH Barcelona postgraduate program ended yesterday with a virtual graduation actor, where the 9 fellows presented the projects that they have developed in the course of 9 months, and that seek to resolve clinical needs directly related or accentuated by Covid - 19.

Detall de la sessió Chasing Covid

More than 200 people followed this event organized by Biocat online, which featured 20 projects and gave out two awards in the categories Beautiful Science and Game Changer.

Before and after Covid-19

Current generations will remember 2020 as the year everything changed. People confined to their homes, industries at minimum production levels, hospitals overflowing, borders closed and, in general, a world put on pause by the whims of a virus that popped up almost overnight. The BioRegion wasn’t spared this abnormality, but as the healthcare and life sciences sector is strategic and essential to managing the pandemic, the revolution in this case brought out the best of the sector to fight the virus.


Covid-19 continues to be a trending topic, but research in other fields is regaining prominence

Biobanc. Autor: IGTP

The Department of Research and Innovation (DGRIS) and Biocat have established the criteria for the donations and provided advisory services.