Biocat has experience in accelerating healthcare projects and developing talent since 2008. In 10 years, Biocat has invested over €11 million, distributed in 300 programs attended by more than 2,300 students. By leveraging its expert, industry experienced, staff and extended network, Biocat has successfully accelerated 96 life sciences projects that generated 300 new job positions, increased the rate of successful commercialization and reduced the time to next phase. In 2013, in order to increase the impact of these strategic activities. Biocat launched Moebio, a new initiative that brings together diferent training programs to accelerate entrepreneurship and innovation in healthcare, that counts with the support of EIT Health and the collaboration of Chiesi. Moebio is ranked as one of the top accelerators in Europe according to rankings by Digitalhealth.careers, Mobile World Capital, Tech EU and HealthStartup.
Moebio brings together several different training programs of various lengths, all of which aim to promote entrepreneurship and innovation at the intersection of technology, biosciences, health and business management. This portfolio is designed to offer advanced programs able to address healthcare current challenges from a global perspective. In order to this end, Moebio counts on the valuable expertise of an Advisory Board composed by the following international experts: Christer Windeløv-Lidzélius (from Danish entrepreneurial school KaosPilot), John Collins (CIMIT, Boston), Dan E. Azagury (Ciel Medical, Geneva), Yossi Bahagon (Clalit Health Services, Jerusalem), Chia Hwu (Qubop, Silicon Valley), David Maltz (Novartis, Silicon Valley), Lekshmy Parameswaran (Fuelfor, Barcelona-Singapore), Menno Van Dijk (The Amsterdam School of Creative Leadership), Neo Kok-Beng (Stanford Biodesign, Singapore), Lluís Torner (ICFO, Barcelona), and Xavier Verdaguer (Imagine, Barcelona-Silicon Valley), among others.
CRAASH Barcelona is a 12-week program that helps European research teams launch successful device, diagnostic and e-/digital health innovations to improve health and patient care.
Teams move research to market through mentoring from experts at CIMIT (Boston), the most experienced health accelerator in the world. In 15 years, CIMIT has successfully accelerated over 600 healthtech projects, doubled the rate of successful commercialization and cut the time to next phase by more than half.
In the 2nd edition of CRAASH Barcelona, beginning in early 2019, the selected teams will validate the problems and solutions for their products and how they fit the market in some of the best healthcare ecosystems in the USA (Boston) and Europe (Barcelona, Paris, Delft). The selected teams will also travel to Paris and Delft to validate their project in foreign markets, plus a short stay in Boston to validate the business model, have personal interviews and participate in networking sessions.
CRAASH Barcelona is currently looking for top-notch healthtech technology (diagnostic, devices, and e-/digital health - drug discovery and drug development are not included), emerging from research centers, research institutes and universities in the BioRegion of Catalonia and other European ecosystems.
CRAASH Barcelona supports research projects with a TRL 3-4 (proof of concept / proof of feasibility). Established companies can also apply if they are looking for an application in healthcare for their technology and/or searching/validating their business model.
Design Health Barcelona (d·HEALTH Barcelona) is a 9-month postgraduate program to develop entrepreneurs and future leaders in healthcare innovation. The course, based on the prestigious Stanford University's Biodesign Fellowship, has a needs-driven innovation focus and it guides multidisciplinary groups of students through a full cycle of innovation, from needs identification to designing and prototyping a viable solution, as well as searching for funding.
“Probably the best healthcare innovation accelerator in Europe” according to Health Startup Europe, the program collaborates with Hospital Clínic, Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Vall d’Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus and Institut Guttmann, and is beginnin its fifth edition in January 2018.
Previous editions have led to several business projects and 97% of the fellows find a job in the healthcare sector.
In 2014, the initiative also launched its MOEBIO Short Programs, training courses taken from the d·HEALTH Barcelona program that are open to all members of the BioRegion and deal with key issues in healthcare, innovation, management and entrepreneurialism.