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Over 1,000 projects accelerated

CIMIT (Boston), a benchmark in innovation

The CRAASH program is organized jointly with CIMIT (Boston), the top international center in accelerating healthcare projects.

John Collins at CRAASH BarcelonaJohn M. Collins, director of CIMIT Innovation Platforms, at the CRAASH 2022 kickoff.
CRAASH Barcelona in numbers

Six editions full of successes


survival rate for projects accelerated (47 teams)


accelerated products on the market


secured by program projects

Acceleration programs

What we offer

Acceleration of entrepreneurial projects seeks to reduce time to market for innovative products and services, from establishing the value proposition (MVP) to validating its sales potential (product/market fit). We seek to limit the risk inherent in more disruptive proposals and facilitate access to the funding they need to launch the new product/service.

As the health market is highly specific, with its extreme regulatory complexity and the wide range of public and private stakeholders involved, many accelerators and specialized programs have been created, including this one from Biocat.

Acceleration programs vary, but essentially they provide support for entrepreneurs in four areas: 

  • Training/mentoring (CRAASH, BCN Health Booster, EIT Health Amplifier, Patient Innovation Bootcamp, etc.)
  • Networking (CRAASH, BRIGHT, BCN Health Booster, EIT Health Amplifier, etc.)
  • Attracting investment (CRAASH, The Investment Readiness Series, access to Next Generation funds, etc.)
  • Specialized services (Safe & Medtech, etc.)

If you’ve set up your startup or are taking your first steps to do so, contact Biocat and we’ll explain how you can accelerate your project and how our programs can help. 

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Acceleration programs and funding

From business plan to scouting for investment

Getting your device or app on the market, digitalizing your company, funding your business plan... these are some areas where these programs can help you.

Programes d’acceleració i finançament
All the programs

CRAASH Barcelona

A three-month program to validate and bring to market innovations in medical devices, diagnostics, and digital health.
Open registration

For Catalan research bodies and startups that have projects with potential.



We accompany your company on its digital transformation

For companies that need support in their digital maturity process and improving capacities.

Investment attractionFinancing

The Investment Readiness Series

Program that brings together leaders of excellent research projects and investors.

For companies and research bodies with investment ready projects.


BCN Health Booster

Acceleration program promoted by the Barcelona City Council, PCB, Barcelona Activa and Biocat.

For companies in the health sector started within the past five years and registered in Catalonia.

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