What is Ignite·Health Barcelona?

IGNITE·HEALTH Barcelona is an intensive 4-month introductory program for healthcare professionals, researchers and students who want to get started in the world of innovation and entrepreneurship.

The program, inspired on the Biodesign methodology created by the Stanford University, provides the necessary tools for participants to develop a business idea based on an unmet medical need in the fields of cardiology, pulmonology or for Covid-19 Intensive Care Units.

What will you get?

1

General knowledge

of the innovation and entrepreneurship world in the life sciences and healthcare sector

2

Key competencies

to become a future entrepreneur and innovator while working in a multidisciplinary team

3

Theory and practice

A combination of masterclasses, personalized mentoring sessions and a pitch training workshop

4

Networking opportunity

You’ll gain connections in the innovation ecosystem in Catalonia

1

Duration

4 months Part-Time (17:00h – 20:00h)

1

Starting Date

1st September 2021

1

Faculty

Academics and other top-notch industry experts will mentor your project

1

Format

Hybrid (online via Zoom and in-person at Barcelona Tech City)

1

Language

Catalan & Spanish

1

Price

500€

1

Profiles

Healthcare and life sciences graduates and master’s degree students

Healthcare and life sciences professionals

Researchers

How does the program work?

3

participants max

in each multidisciplinary team will choose an unmet clinical need identified previously to start developing their business idea (cardiology, pulmonology or for Covid-19 related to Intensive Care Units).

29

hours

of training through masterclasses focused on business, healthcare and market access, combined with Entrepreneur Small Talks.

4

-month course

during which each team will receive pitch training, support and mentoring from industry experts to create the proposed solution and its business model.

Program structure

Days

2

PHASE I

Program
Kick-off

Weeks

9

PHASE II

Lectures
Short programs

Weeks

5

PHASE III

Mentoring & Pitch Training

Days

1

PHASE IV

Closing Event

Faculty

Meet some of our international top-notch experts, academics and entrepreneurs

2

Montse Vendrell
Partner, Alta Life Sciences (Barcelona)

2

Luis Soenksen
AI and Healthcare Venture Builder, MIT (Boston)

2

Rafael Vilasanjuan
Policy and Global Development Director, ISGLOBAL (Barcelona)

2

Jordina Arcal
Entrepreneur and co-founder, Kin (Barcelona)

Check out the program details and apply!