CRAASH Barcelona by Biocat and CIMIT
Move your healthtech technology from research to market
What is CRAASH Barcelona?

CRAASH Barcelona is a 3-month program that helps Catalan-based research teams and startups launch successful device, diagnostic and 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 20 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.

CRAASH Barcelona is organized by Biocat in collaboration with CIMIT. It is one of the flagship programs of Moebio, Biocat’s initiative for acceleration and innovation.

What will you get from CRAASH Barcelona?
What will teams get?

Through CRAASH Barcelona, teams will have:

  • validation of their market and business model (aka “Your Business Makes Sense”)
  • a comprehensive pitch deck
  • the opportunity to pitch to a panel of investors
  • more than 35 hours of mentoring from experienced US and EU experts
  • access to a wide community of founders, KOLs, mentors, industry veterans and stakeholders
The Program

  • Phase I


    September, 2021

    • Customer development

    • Personalized mentorship

    • Masterclasses

  • Phase II

    European Immersion

    October-November, 2021

    • EU health ecosystem

    • Fundraising

    • Storytelling

  • Phase III

    US Immersion

    November-December, 2021

    • US health ecosystem

    • US investors

    • Personalized mentorship

    • Networking event in Boston

Call for projects CRAASH Barcelona
Call for projects

CRAASH Barcelona is looking for top-notch technology in healthtech (diagnostics, devices, and e/digital health) emerging from research centers, research institutes, universities or "garages" in the BioRegion of Catalonia ecosystem.

Applications for CRAASH Barcelona 2021 are closed

Applications for CRAASH Barcelona 2021 are closed.

If you need more information about the program, do not hesitate to contact Raquel Riera ( We will be happy to help you!


What CRAASH Barcelona alumni say

In 2020, 11 projects led by entrepreneurs from 4 European countries* participated in the 3rd edition of CRAASH Barcelona. 

*Spain, France, Ireland and UK

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“The program helped us quickly validate hypotheses, move in the right direction, and shape the company’s strategy.”

Keith Tsui

“The best acceleration program I know of.”

Daniel Duhautbout