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Biocat and Barcelona Tech City will partner to spearhead innovation in health in Barcelona

They will team up on strategic projects and co-organize activities targeted at start-ups and entrepreneurs, among other agreements

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18.09.2019

Biocat and Barcelona Tech City have signed a partnership agreement to spearhead innovation in health in Barcelona. The organizations have agreed to partner on strategic projects and co-organize activities targeted at start-ups and entrepreneurs that contribute to improving health and patient care.

The agreement stipulates Biocat’s support for Barcelona Tech City in its Health Hub project within the urban technology campus it is promoting, as well as making space available for its Acceleration and Innovation projects, particularly those related to the talent development and business growth initiative Moebio, among other projects

In turn, Barcelona Tech City will support Biocat’s programs revolving around innovation in health and attracting investments, such as d·HEALTH Barcelona, CRAASH Barcelona, Claus per Bioemprendre and The Investment Readiness Series gatherings with investors. Moreover, Barcelona Tech City will offer special conditions to organizations associated with Biocat that are interested in joining the association.

The agreement, which turns the two organizations into strategic partners, was signed by Jordi Naval, Biocat CEO, and Miquel Martí, CEO of Barcelona Tech City.

"Biocat has been accelerating health projects and training future entrepreneurs for over 10 years", says Jordi Naval, Biocat CEO. “The agreement with Barcelona Tech City will facilitate the convergence of digital health start-ups with the Pier01 tech and investment ecosystem, which will no doubt enrich and contribute to the growth of the Barcelona ecosystem”.

Barcelona Tech City works to consolidate Barcelona as an international hub, and in this sense it is essential for us to partner closely with sectors with enormous potential for the city, as the life and health sciences sector unquestionably is”, states Miquel Martí, CEO of Barcelona Tech City. “Every week a new health company is created in the BioRegion of Catalonia, which now has more than 1,000 companies, more than half of which are in the city of Barcelona”.

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