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Design Health Barcelona (d-HEALTH Barcelona) Part Time is an 8-month program for graduates, researchers and professionals who want to learn about entrepreneurship and innovation in healthcare. The program, inspired on Stanford University's Biodesign methodology, provides participants with the tools to develop a business idea based on a real unmet medical need identified in a clinical area of top hospitals in Catalonia. 

Participant profiles

Graduates & PhD in Health and Life Sciences, Design, Engineering and Business
Team work

How will you learn?

Students join multidisciplinary teams of 3 or 4 people with different background profiles (Life Sciences, Engineering, Business, Design) and receive training in how to:

Identify unmet needs

through a CLINICAL IMMERSION in top Catalonia hospitals


the needs identified and select one to develop a solution

Design & prototype

a viable solution that meets patient’s needs


a business model according to the market


the project to investors and professionals from the ecosystem

More about the program
8 months part-time program

What will you get?

An overview of the full innovation process

Dive into a full cycle of innovation and entrepreneurship in the healthcare and life sciences industry, from the idea to the market. 


From industry trends to real-life entrepreneur experiences to keys to product development and market access.

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A validated unmet clinical need

Validate real unmet clinical needs during 2 weeks of clinical immersion in leading Barcelona hospitals. 


Observe and interact with physicians, nurses and patients to discover their unmet or under-met needs.

Design innovative solutions

A project with a first concept of a solution and a business model

Design a solution to improve patients’ care, develop a first prototype and a business model according to the market. 


Solutions for chronic constipation, blood infection, special nutrition needs or diaphragmatic weakness, among others, have been developed in the framework of d·HEALTH Barcelona.

Improve patients’ care

Top academic and professionals

Learn from top academics from best international institutions and experienced professionals in healthcare innovation.


Experts from pharma, biotech and medtech industry, from academia, investors and coaches.

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Connection with the ecosystem

Boost your career acquiring the skills needed by innovators and entrepreneurs in healthcare.


Learn how to pitch your product/business and meet the key people at the Biocat’s networking activities.

Meet new people from the ecosystem

Full program

Program outcomes of 9 years


top-level Barcelona hospitals and 14 clinical areas


clinical unmet needs identified


fellows and +200 people trained

d·HEALTH Barcelona voices

Our alumni speak: the clinical immersion

M. Àngels Moral Pijaume
M. Àngels Moral Pijaume
Alumni d·HEALTH Barcelona Part Time
Clinical immersion at Parc Taulí Hospital

The clinical immersion, from the role of observer, has allowed us to have a holistic view of the day to day of the hospital.

raquel coronado
Raquel Coronado
Alumni d·HEALTH Barcelona Part Time
Clinical immersion at Vall d’Hebron Hospital

Thanks to the immersion, we have been able to coexist with professionals from different areas, with patients and their relatives, and have a greater ability to empathize with their  situation and their needs.

Eduard Guerrero
Eduard Guerrero
Alumni d·HEALTH Barcelona
COO at Loop Dx

One of the lessons I’ll take from the hospital immersion is the inter-professionalism there. This time has broken down some of the stereotypes I had.

  • M. Àngels Moral Pijaume
  • Raquel Coronado
  • Eduard Guerrero


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