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Biocat is the organization that champions the healthcare and life sciences ecosystem in Catalonia working to transform science and technology into regional economic growth as well as social impact. Biocat has experience in accelerating healthcare projects and developing talent since 2008. In ten years, Biocat has invested over €11 million, distributed in 300 programs attended by more than 2,300 students, and has successfully accelerated 96 life sciences projects that generated 300 new job positions.
Moebio is the initiative of Biocat for acceleration and innovation. It is ranked as one of the top accelerators in Europe according to rankings by Digitalhealth.careers, Mobile World Capital, Tech EU and HealthStartup.
CIMIT (Consortia for Improving Medicine with Innovation & Technology) is a network of world-class academic and medical institutions partnering with industry and government. It includes 13 of Boston’s strongest academic medical centers, universities and a growing network of national and international affiliates, including Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston University and Harvard Medical School among others. Its mission is to foster collaboration among clinicians, technologists and entrepreneurs to accelerate innovation and leverage discovery, development, and implementation of innovative healthcare technologies.
CIMIT has been accelerating healthcare innovation for over 15 years. It has supported the development of over 250 solutions to important unmet needs, including over 600 peer-reviewed and facilitated collaborative projects. 78 of the innovative solutions supported by CIMIT have made a "commercial exit" and reached a point that a commercial partner is advancing these solutions into use.
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EIT Health is a consortium of more than 140 leading organizations spanning key areas of healthcare, such as pharma, medtech, payers, research institutions and universities. The goal of EIT Health is to contribute to increasing the competitiveness of European industry, improving the quality of life of Europe’s citizens and the sustainability of its healthcare systems. EIT Health aims to create 70 start-ups per year and support another 150 by 2018.
The INCUBATE! activity line in the EIT Health Accelerator pillar offers support for not-yet entrepreneurs or scientists wanting to develop start-ups. Activities include innovation training and assistance with initiatives like CRAASH Barcelona and other bootcamp programs that help entrepreneurs create a business plan from an initial idea or research project.
Medicen is the competitiveness cluster in the Paris Region and one of Europe’s largest healthcare and life sciences clusters. Founded in 2005, it connects all the key stakeholders (leading research institutes, innovative SMEs, hospitals, incubators, large companies and territorial authorities) to define the best innovation policies to boost growth and employment; strengthen the French health ecosystem’s international competitiveness and make it more attractive.
NIU Galway is an University located in Ireland and founded in 1845. It ranks among the top 1% of Universities in the world. NUI Galway has a growing international reputation based on the quality of their teaching and the global impact of their research.
BioInnovate, with its inception in 2011, has become recognised as a global centre for medical technology innovation. Based in one of the world’s largest medical device hubs (Galway, Ireland), BioInnovate is ideally located to enable the most forward thinking (progressive) professionals from a network of academic, clinical and industry settings to collaborate and enhance the future of healthcare and ultimately improve millions of patients’ lives worldwide.
Institut Català de la Salut (ICS)
The Institut Catalàde la Salut (ICS) was created in 1983 to provide excellent care to the population, also developing teaching and research in the field of healthcare in Catalonia. ICS aims to be the leading organization and leader in the Catalan healthcare system, in terms of care, teaching, and research.
BCN Tech City
Barcelona Tech City is an association open to all those based in Barcelona working in digital and tech business. The global aim of Barcelona Tech City is to consolidate and stimulate an emerging sector with a turnover of 6,7 billion euros and 15,000 workers, contributing to showcase Barcelona as a reference, mainly in and from South Europe, in the international tech scene.
The Movistar Centre is a joint public private initiative created by Mobile World Capital Barcelona and Telefónica. Located in the heart of Barcelona, the Movistar Centre is an open space where citizens are able to understand and experience how mobile tecnologies are improving our lives.
Mobile World Capital Barcelona is an initiative driving the mobile and digital transformation of society while helping improve people’s lives globally. With support of the public and private sector throughout Barcelona, Catalonia and Spain, MWCapital focuses on three areas: the empowerment of new generations, professionals and citizens in the use of digital technologies; the digital transformation of industries; and the acceleration of innovation through digital-based entrepreneurship. Collectively, our programmes are positively transforming Education, Industry and the Economy.