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Biocat, on its own or in collaboration with other bodies, organizes programs for training, business acceleration, access to funding and investment attraction. The training activities specifically target entrepreneurs and innovation managers at companies, research centers and hospitals. Startups and research groups with transferable innovations are the main target of programs on acceleration and access to funding.


We can help you develop your entrepreneurial talent and prepare for your future as a leader of health innovation.

Programes de formació

d·HEALTH Barcelona Part Time

A program to learn how to innovate and develop a business model from unmet clinical needs.

Aimed at students, researchers and professionals who want to learn how to innovate in healthcare.


Short Program 2023: Market Access

Five-session program to learn the basic elements that must be taken into account to bring new health products and services to market.

Aimed at entrepreneurs and professionals who want to bring new health products or services to market.


Short Program 2023: Product Development

Four sessions covering the basic aspects of coming up with and creating a new product.

For people looking to become entrepreneurs or who already have a project in the early stages.


Short Program 2023: Understanding Healthcare Systems

Discover the latest trends and challenges of healthcare systems in Spain, Europe and the United States.

For health professionals and entrepreneurs interested in understanding the context of their projects.


Short Program 2023: Introduction to the Life Sciences Industry

Five sessions to learn how the pharma, biotech and medtech industries are organized and innovate.

For professionals, entrepreneurs and students looking for an overview of the sector.


Got an innovative solution to a health challenge? These programs can accelerate your project’s time to market.

Programes d'acceleració

CRAASH Barcelona

Un programa de tres mesos per validar i apropar al mercat innovacions en dispositius mèdics, diagnòstics i digital health.

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


Startup Support Program 2024

Personalized guidance in market access by an experienced team of consultants to companies and startups.

This year, the training is aimed at companies and projects in advanced and emerging therapies.



We accompany your company on its digital transformation

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

Other acceleration programs and activities

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.


CaixaResearch Consolidate

Program that drives biomedical projects to help them reach a stage that is attractive to investors and bring them closer to market.

For biomedical projects with TRL 4 or higher and a well defined commercialization strategy, from non-profit research centers or institutions.


Patient Innovation Bootcamp

Program to accelerate healthcare solutions designed by patients and their caregivers.
Open registration

For patients, informal caregivers and collaborators.


Open Innovation Forum

Open Innovation program that matches companies (challenges) with research groups (solutions).

For companies and research groups interested in collaborating to provide innovative answers to health challenges.


Startup-driven (EIT Health Amplifier)

You’ll be interested if you’re a startup in the biotech, medtech or digital health arenas looking to accelerate your product or service. We’ll let you know when a new call opens.

Three year funding program to accelerate SMEs in European consortia so they can carry out clinical trials and internationalize. Biocat is one of the organizations working on the program and is helping the chosen company, MJN-neuro, achieve its goals.

Investment and funding

Programs designed to attract investment and mobilize capital for innovative projects and startups.

Programes d'inversió i finançament
FinancingInvestment attraction

Invest BioRegion Portal

Find academic projects and startups from all over Catalonia that are looking for investment, licensing or co-development deals.

For investors, corporates, TTOs and startups

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.

Other activities to attract investment and corporate landing


Biocat collaborates on sector-specific (health and life sciences) editions of this disruptive innovation program from ACCIÓ (Catalonia Trade & Development Agency)
Open registration

For innovative startups and companies.

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