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The acceleration program promoted by Biocat and CIMIT with EIT Health received 65 applications from 21 countries
A total of 10 projects led by entrepreneurs from 7 European countries (Spain, Germany, Denmark, Hungary, Ireland, Portugal and the United States) have been chosen to participate in the 2nd edition of CRAASH Barcelona, the acceleration program Biocat organized in collaboration with CIMIT (Boston). CRAASH Barcelona is part of the bootcamp programs run by EIT Health, the main European healthcare consortium.
This year, CRAASH Barcelona received 85% more applications than in 2018: a total of 65 projects from 21 countries applied to take part in the 2nd edition of the program, which is geared towards projects with cutting-edge technology (diagnostics, medical devices and e/digital health) that have come out of European research centers, hospital research institutes and universities.
The 10 projects chosen to participate in CRAASH Barcelona this year are:
CRAASH Barcelona will train the ten teams to market their technology within the next 3 to 5 years. The fellows will be guided by expert mentors from CIMIT (Boston), the most experienced health accelerator in the world. Over 15 years, CIMIT has successfully accelerated more than 600 healthtech projects, doubled the rate of successful commercialization and cut the time-to-next-phase by more than half.
CRAASH Barcelona is an intensive 12-week program divided into three phases. The first phase (May to July) will allow teams to validate whether their technology can cover a real need and find a place on the market. Teams will work with experts from CIMIT in Boston, first in person at an event in Barcelona and then through virtual meetings.
The second phase of CRAASH Barcelona will allow teams to validate their project in two other European markets, France and the Netherlands, through visits to the Medicen (Paris) and Yesdelft! (Delft) ecosystems in September and October.
Finally, some of the CRAASH Barcelona teams will also be able to network and validate their projects in the Boston ecosystem, which is one of the most important in the healthcare sector. They will pitch their projects in November to the Boston ecosystem.
CRAASH Barcelona was recognized by Diario Médico as one of the best ideas in healthcare of 2018. The project is part of the bootcamp programs run by EIT Health. The deadline to submit applications to other European bootcamps in the program is June 17.