What is d·HEALTH
Barcelona Part Time?

Design Health Barcelona (d·HEALTH Barcelona) Part Time is a 6-month program aimed to students, researchers and professionals willing to learn how to innovate in healthcare.

The program, inspired on the Biodesign methodology -created by Stanford University-, provides the necessary tools for participants to develop a business idea based on a real unmet medical need identified in a clinical area (Neurology, Nephrology, Oncology and Rehabilitation) of four top hospitals located in Barcelona.

Most of the sessions are online, excluding the clinical immersion and other meetings in person.

Organized by:

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Supported by:

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In collaboration with:

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How will you learn?

Students join multidisciplinary teams of 3 or 4 people and receive training in how to:

1

Identify unmet needs

and filter the most promising (clinical immersion)

2

Design & Prototype

a viable solution that meets patient’s needs

3

Develop

a business model according to the market

4

Pitch

the project to investors and professionals from the ecosystem

What will you get?

1

Dive into

a full cycle of innovation and entrepreneurship in the healthcare and life sciences industry

2

Validate

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

3

Learn

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

4

Design

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

4

Boost

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

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Duration

6-months Part-Time (5:00 pm-6:30pm twice a week)

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Starting Date

March 6, 2023

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Faculty

Academics and industry experts

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Profiles

Graduates & PhD’s in Health and Life Sciences, Design, Engineering and Business

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Format

Hybrid (online lessons, 3 onsite weeks)

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Language

Fluent in English
Begginner level in Spanish or Catalan

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Price

€1,750

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Clinical Immersion

Bellvitge Univ. Hosp.
Germans Trias i Pujol Hosp.
Parc Taulí Univ. Hosp.
Vall d’Hebron Univ. Hosp.

How does the program work?

6

months

part time program

during which each team for the clinical immersion, from industry experts to support and mentoring create the proposed solution, develop its prototype and business model as well as pitch training lessons.

4

multidisciplinary
teams

made up of 3-4 people with different background profiles (Life Sciences, Engineering, Business, Design) will identify unmet clinical needs in a clinical area (Neurology, Nephrology, Oncology and Rehabilitation) and develop an innovative business idea.

40

hours

of online training sessions focused on health industry and healthcare system, product development, market access, combined with entrepreneur small talks.

Modules

Part-time hybrid format: live online sessions twice a week plus three onsite meetings in Barcelona

• Online    • Onsite

Online

Program Kick-off

  • Kick-off week to introduce the program, meet the teams and learn about the clinical immersion
  • Optional visits to the appointed hospital that will host each team

WEEKS

2

Onsite

Identify Needs

  • Clinical immersion at the hospital to shadow the clinical activities to identify unmet clinical needs
  • Final session to get prepared for the next phase

WEEKS

2

Online

Needs Filtering

  • Filtering process of the needs with potential
  • Start generation of concept solution
  • Lectures
  • Mentoring and Coaching sessions
  • Teamwork sessions

WEEKS

8

Hybrid

Prototyping and Business Model

  • 3 days onsite to work on the solution
  • Work on the solution development for the selected need
  • Work on the implementation model (design of the business model)
  • Lectures
  • Mentoring and Coaching sessions
  • Teamwork sessions

WEEKS

13

Onsite

Graduation Week

3 days onsite to:
  • Prepare the pitch
  • Final lectures
  • Public presentation of the project to the ecosystem

WEEK

1

Faculty

Meet some of our top international experts, academics and entrepreneurs

Luis Soenksen

Luis Soenksen
AI, Scientist, Healthcare Entrepreneur & Founder (Boston)

Montserrat Vendrell

Montserrat Vendrell
Partner Alta Life Sciences (Barcelona)

Jordina Arcal

Jordina Arcal
Entrepreneur and co-founder, Kin. CEO MJN-Neuro (Barcelona)

Stephen Dunne

Stephen Dunne
CEO, Koa Health. Founding Partner, Lotus Partners (Barcelona)