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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.

Open Innovation Forum

Over 20 companies and a hundred research centers have taken part in the event.


The combination of new bioengineering techniques and developments in the field of medical technology is destined to radically change cancer diagnoses and treatment. Close to 200 researchers, technicians and investors from international and the BioRegion research centers, have participated in the Short Course Bioengineering and MedTech against Cancer, organized jointly by Medicen Paris Region and the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), in conjunction with Biocat,  the “la Caixa” Foundation and Meditecnologia, with the support of EIT Health and as part of a B-Debate.


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