Programs > Short Programs 2019


MOEBIO Short Programs are educational sessions covering key aspects in healthcare, innovation, management and entrepreneurship. The Short Programs are aimed at students, professionals and entrepreneurs wishing to broaden their skill set and acquire new practical knowledge about today’s most pressing issues in a short period of time

You can register now to the MOEBIO Short Programs 'Understanding Healthcare System' and 'Update on the Life Scieces Industry' that will take place from January to February 2019.   

The sessions included in each Short Program form part of the 
Design Health Barcelona (d·HEALTH Barcelona)*, MOEBIO’s full time postgraduate program in Biodesign, and so participants will have the chance to attend sessions with d·HEALTH fellows who are being trained to develop innovative healthcare technologies and start their own businesses.

The goals of the Short Programs are:

   - To study trends and identify the main challenges within the healthcare, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and  medical devices industries 
   - To understand healthcare organizations, provisions, regulation and financing
   - To provide managers and entrepreneurs with new tools and mindsets to manage their organizations 
   - To contribute with the generation and promotion of medtech industry knowledge

The Short Programs are specifically designed for:

Entrepreneurs, managers and executives of healthcare organizations, students, recent graduates and other professionals interested in expanding their areas of expertise
 in healthcare and entrepreneurship. 


We offer a 50% discount (for any category, but not accumulative) to students who are in their final academic year at university, or who are studying a Masters degree related to the following fields: business, engineering, life sciences or design. If interested, please send an e-mail to, with the subject "Short Programs Discount", providing your details and attaching a copy of your university registration. Promotions are limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Companies participants in Boost4Health Project coordinated by Biocat at the Bioregion of Catalonia will have free of charge registration to training from
Moebio Short Programs. The eligible SMEs will need to register to and select their interest in receiving coaching. Then Biocat will provide the procedure to access the training and a registration code that will be valid until 3 business days prior to the starting of the activity. Those registrations made with the code without participating into B4H program will not be able to access the room.


To withdraw from a session you must send an e-mail to: If cancellation is received more than 30 calendar days before the date of the Short Program session, you will be reimbursed for 100% of the registration fee (except 5€ of administration fees). If cancellation is received more than 15 calendar days prior to the date of the session, you will be reimbursed for 50% of the registration fee (except 5€ of administration fees). If no notice is given, participants will not be reimbursed even if they do not attend the session. 

* The Short Programs sessions may change their date or time depending on the lecturer's availability. Assistants will be informed in advance. 

1. Understanding Healthcare Systems

Whole package: 490 euros;
Buy one or more sessions: price varies depending on the session.

| From: 21 January 2019 Until: 01 February 2019

This pack of lectures provides an overview of healthcare systems in Spain, Europe and the USA. It offers a valuable outlook on how history has shaped the different healthcare systems in these regions, it covers the current main providers and their roles, it studies how they are funded and how the healthcare systems allocate resources, and finally discusses hospital organization. These sessions will allow you to become familiar with the main trends and challenges facing health systems today, as well as the current organizational responses to address them. Who are the main service providers? How are they funded? What are their main challenges and concerns? This pack of classes provides the answers to these questions. 


2. Update on the Life Sciences Industry

Whole package: 580 euros; 
Buy one or more sessions: price varies depending on the session.

| From: 21 January 2019 Until: 26 February 2018

Looking to the future, this pack of lectures provides an insightful overview of how the biotechnology, medtech and pharmaceutical industries are organized, their key stakeholders and the main trends, challenges and opportunities. Given by professionals from the sector, they also provide a historical evolution of the life sciences industry, an introduction to regulations and key reforms, and the resources available for keeping up to date. How the biotech, pharma and medtech industries are like? Who are the key stakeholders? What are the main trends and opportunities? This pack of lectures provides answers to these questions. 


3. Medical Devices I: Product Development

Whole package: TBC
Buy one or more sessions: price varies depending on the session.


This pack of lectures covers key aspects in the process of the conceptualization and creation of medtech product. Students will learn about biomedical engineering and how to design medical devices, as well as about the new materials used in the design. Special emphasis will be given to design and prototyping: why it is important when designing a product.


4. Medical Devices II: Market Access

Whole package: TBC  (with a 10% of discount added);
Buy one or more sessions: price varies depending on the session

| TBC 

This pack of lectures provides knowledge about the main elements to consider and work with when introducing a medtech product into the market, including the development of health technology assessment, the definition of market access strategies and knowledge of the regulatory pathways, from both a European and a US perspective. What should I demonstrate about my product? Who should I contact to introduce my product into the hospital? Should I patent it in the US or in the EU first?


5. Entrepreneurship and Management

Whole package: TBC 
Buy one or more sessions: price varies depending on the session.
| TBC 

This pack of lectures is geared towards professionals and entrepreneurs who are looking to learn new tools and approaches in order to run their businesses more efficiently and to create effective brands. Because of the difficulties raising money in the current economic context, it also includes classes focusing on traditional and alternative sources of funding, as well as an introduction to financial management. It also provides an overview of the healthcare industry value chains and business models, covering the main stakeholders in the life sciences sector. It provides powerful insight and key figures on the main stakeholders in life sciences, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and healthcare services, as well as the main trends and challenges they face. Additionally, this set of classes introduces the topic of business-model innovation applied to the healthcare industry. How is value created and delivered in healthcare? What are its main financial models? How can we recognize innovative business models in healthcare? This pack of classes provides answers to these questions.