My name Mireia Feliu Maimoné and I am 22 years old. I was born in a small town in Tarragona (Alcover) in a family of doctors. From very little, I have been interested in the healthcare sector, but following my passion of traveling and learning about other cultures I decided studying International Business and Marketing. I did my internship at Induct, an open innovation consultancy where I learned about the innovation process applied to projects both in education and health. As my final degree project, I designed and implemented a marketing and communication campaign for the healthcare sector. That awoken my interest in health. That is why I decided to start the d·HEALTH program. Because I believe that good intention and innovation can make of the world a better place. My expectations for the program are to learn about very different fields and to be able to find a solution to help people.
Born in Barcelona 40 years ago, where I obtained a BSc/MSc in Electronics engineering at UPC-Campus Nord. I’ve spent my professional life between Barcelona and Galway, working in R&D departments, as a Senior/Lead hardware engineer. And, by far, where I feel more comfortable is working in multidisciplinary teams, because it does help to understand the ‘dont’s’of a design, which yields in how to improve the ‘do’s’. I am keen to understand everything as a system, where from inputs you get meaningful ouputs. I guess, my passion for photography helps to see the ‘big picture’ of systems design. Besides that, 2 years ago. I decided to tackle the entrepreneurship world. A path, that asked my to move to Asia, at the beginning to Shenzhen and later on to Tokyo. A very richful experience that continues these days in my hometown, Barcelona.
I am 22 years old, born and raised in Barcelona. I have just graduated from a 4 year degree on Biomedical Sciences in UB (University of Barcelona). I have worked for 3 years in a research laboratory in Hospital Clinic in which I was working to develop and test a bioreactor for further research of Marfan Syndrome. I was the type of kid that kept asking questions for hours and that did not go away in the adulthood, that is why I am a very curious person, as well as methodical. Other than science, I am a travel, latin dancing and Kafka lover. My graduate thesis director recommended me this master after the three years working with me and with d·HEALTH Barcelona I expect to gain from my fellows the skills that I am missing and teach them all I have learned so far. I hope all this can lead to a real improvement in thousands of people's life that seek a solution to their problem and has not been discovered yet.
I am 23 years old and I live in Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design Engineering from Elisava. I have worked in all types of projects, learning from different disciplines. Some of them were in collaboration with companies like Pando (kitchen extractors) and Hospital Clínic (improvement of the systems of transport of organs). I am a multipurpose and entrepreneurial person who worked in very different environments. I’m good at sports like climbing, calesthenia, roller skating and playing instruments like the guitar. I would like to improve the quality of life of people, but not extend it. I think that Health offers the opportunity to acquire the necessary knowledge and know the best professionals and teammates of different disciplines to solve a problem in the form of a product, which trigger a company to change the world of biomedicine.
I am 30 years old and I am from Barcelona. I studied Human Biology at Pompeu Fabra University and I had the opportunity to work on my bachelor’s thesis for 6 months in a laboratory in London (King’s College London). After that, I obtained a Neuroscience Master degree at Barcelona University. Finally, during this last 4 years I have been pursuing a PhD in Biomedicine at Pompeu Fabra University, which I will present soon. My research project has been focused on neuronal aging and Alzheimer’s disease and it has allowed me to spend 7 months at Baylor College of Medicine (Houston). All this experience has showed me how to organize my ideas, to do not give up easily and to think independently. With d·HEALTH program I seek to acquire the skills to apply the knowledge I have obtained in academia into the development of new tools for helping society.
Co-Founder, Marketing and Strategy Director of Knowlodge Digital Publishing
Nico Facuri is an engineer and entrepreneur. He participated at d·HEALTH 2017 doing his clinical immersion at Institut Guttmann. He is Co-Founder and Marketing and Strategy Director of Knowlodge Digital Publishing, a successful digital publishing company in São Paulo, Brazil.
Co-Founder & CPO of Happy Injections
Eduard Guerrero studied Pharmacy at the University of Barcelona and at the University of Texas and held different research positions before joining d·HEALTH. After his clinical immersion at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu in 2017, he co-founded Happy Injections, which develops a new standard for pediatric blood extraction and vaccination.
Sara Hernández holds a PhD on Molecular Biology and has been working as a researcher. She was a d·Health Barcelona fellow in 2017 and did her clinical immersion at Institut Guttmann.
Bas Kuilboer studied Economy and Business Administration at different German universities and worked in the marketing and sales field before joining d·HEALTH in 2017. He did his clinical immersion at Hospital Clínic and is currently applying for different traineeships in multinational medtech companies.
Co-Founder of Happy Injections and HealthQuay
Trained as a mechanical engineer and with a Master in Business Innovation, Marc founded his own company after been a fellow of d·HEALTH program in 2017. He did his clinical immersion at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu. After the program he participated at the MIT Bootcamp for global innovation and entrepreneurship 2018. He is currently running two projects: Happy Injections, which develops a new standard for pediatric blood extraction and vaccination; and HealthQuay, an international initiative from MIT with the aim to improve survival rates for cancer patients. Also, he is a lecturer at IQS Executive Education, and a part time consulting at Actio Global Consulting.
Head of IT Medical Devices at Hôpital du Valais
Laura Belenguer is a telecommunications engineer specialized in medical imaging. After some years working in this field, she joined d·HEALTH Barcelona in 2016 and did her clinical immersion at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu. She is currently working as a Head of IT Medical Devices at Hôpital du Valais (Switzerland).
Junior Biomedical Engineer at NEOS Surgery
Trained as a biomedical engineer, Alba De los Santos joined d·HEALTH in 2016 and did her clinical immersion at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu. After the program she joined NEOS Surgery, a technology-based company dedicated to the creation of medical devices for neurosurgery, as a junior biomedical engineer focused on Project Management and R&D.
Trained as a biomedical engineer, Judith Juan joined d·HEALTH in 2016, doing her clinical immersion at Hospital Clínic. After the program she joined NeoStart, an entrepreneurship program leaded by the pharma company Chiesi.
Deputy Manager to Scientific Direction at CIBERONC
Vanesa Nogales holds a PhD in Biomedicine and worked as a research trainee before joining d·HEALTH in 2016. She did her clinical immersion at Hospital Clínic and she is currently working as Deputy Manager to Scientific Direction at CIBERONC, a research consortium focused on oncology.
Project Manager at Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO)
Xenia Villalobos holds a PhD in Biomedicine. She joined d·HEALTH in 2016 and did her clinical immersion at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu. After completing the program, she joined the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) as an Academic Officer, now she is Project Manager at VHIO. She is also the Local Coordinator of Pint of Science Barcelona.
Sales Engineer at Grupo Pulso
Trained as a telecommunications engineer, Àlex Casadevall held different engineering and research positions before joining d·HEALTH 2014-2015. As a result of his clinical immersion at the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu he was working on his own project aimed to develop a medical device which measures the fetus comfort. He is currently working as a Sales Engineer at Grupo Pulso.
Hanna Martus studied Media Design and Design Thinking before joining d·HEALTH 2014-2015. As a result of her clinical immersion at Hospital Clínic she and her team were working on a medical device for fecal incontinence and she was part of the start-up Myqup-medical before she moved to Berlin. Hanna is currently working there as a designer and she collaborates in healthcare related innovation projects, with a special focus on healthcare experience of chronic patients and mental health patients.
Co-founder of My-qup, product designer at BÜRG&ECH and digital health designer at DKV
Anna Echegaray studied Telecommunications Engineering and Product Design before joining d·HEALTH Barcelona 2014-2015. As a result of her clinical immersion at Hospital Clínic she co-founded My-qup, which develops a device for fecal incontinency. She currently combines this project with her positions as a product designer at BÜRG&ECH and as a digital health designer at DKV.
IS manager at Sanofi Iberia
Elena Medina studied Chemistry and hold some information systems (IS) management positions in several international companies before joining Sanofi in 2011. She participated in d·HEALTH 2014-2015 and she is currently the IS manager at Sanofi Iberia.
Roger Benet studied Engineering and Industrial Design before joining d·HEALTH 2013-2014 and developing his clinical immersion at Hospital Clínic. After being involved in some entrepreneurship programs and designer positions, he is currently studying Medicine in Costa Rica.
Co-Founder of usMIMA & Mowoot
Àngel Calzada holds a PhD in Telecommunications Engineering and he joined d·HEALTH in 2013-2014. As a result of his clinical immersion at Institut Guttmann, Àngel and his team founded usMIMA, a start-up that has developed MowoOT, a medical device which is non-pharmacological, non-invasive, without side-effects for chronic constipation. Àngel is the CTO and CFO of the company.
Lean Management Consultant
Lalis Fontcuberta Studied Business, International Trade and Research and Market Techniques. She was working at Sanofi when she joined d·HEALTH 2013-2014, developing her clinical immersion at Hospital Clínic. After some years in the pharmaceutical industry, she is currently working as an independent consultant specialized in Lean management and Patient Experience.
R&D Scientist at Fuelium
Mateu Pla holds a PhD in Biochemistry and held some research positions before joining d·HEALTH 2013-2014. He did his clinical immersion at Hospital Clínic. He has developed most of his professional career at Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), giving support to research groups and companies in microfluids, microfabrication and 3D Bioprinting technologies and managing a microfabrication facility. He is currently working as a R&D Scientist at Fuelium, an spinoff which develops paper based batteries for single-use electronic devices.
Quality Manager at Roche Diagnostics
Trained as an industrial engineer, Alfred Ramírez joined d·HEALTH 2013-2014 and completed his clinical immersion at Hospital Clínic. After working as a Validation Consultant at CSV Experts. He joined Roche Diagnostics, where he currently works as a Design Quality Assurance Manager.
Co-Founder of usMIMA
Markus Wilhelms holds a PhD in Microbiology and Biotechnology and joined d·HEALTH 2013-2014 after completing his postdoc research. As a result of his clinical immersion at Institut Guttmann, Markus and his team founded usMIMA, a start-up that has developed MowoOT, a medical device which is a non-pharmacological, non-invasive, without side-effects solution for chronic constipation. Markus is the CEO of the company.
I am 23 years old. I am from Vitoria-Gasteiz located in Basque Country. In 2012 I decided to study Industrial Design Engineering in Mondragon University. Actually I live in Barcelona where I decided to do a master in product design in ELISAVA. One of my hobbies is to work with disabled people, for this reason I was working for 3 summers as a monitor. People who know me always define me as a good empathizer with people. Probably is because I like to understand and analyse them, try to solve their problems and give the best of me. This is exactly what I expect from d·HEALTH; help people at the same time that I am learning with the best professionals in biomedicine, health system and business sector.
I am 37 years old, I am from Santa Fe, Argentina. I am a Physician, General and Cardiothoracic Surgeon. I was involved in heart and lung transplant program during my training. I am interested in cardiovascular and respiratory disease and new technologies around them. I am good at repetitive tasks that requires high level of focus. I hope this program would be the beginning in my path as a health-related problem-solver. My dream is to turn my ideas and inventions into reality and get paid for that.
I am 22 years old and was born in Copenhagen, but I grew up in North Carolina, USA. I recently graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where I studied Biomedical Engineering. My education gave me a broad range of knowledge in biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. Through my engineering projects I have gained the skills of designing circuits, programming, 3D printing, and working within a team. I am a creative thinker who is dedicated to finding the simplest solutions to the problems that face me. My career goal is to disrupt the healthcare industry by making basic services more affordable and accessible. I am excited to be part of the d·HEALTH Barcelona program because it will give me the experience of working with a diverse group of people dedicated to discovering and solving a specific medical problem.
I was born in Barcelona 23 years ago. I studied Biomedical Engineering in Barcelona University, specifically, in Hospital Clinic, which allowed me to be close to patients and to get familiarized with the healthcare system. I had the opportunity to do my thesis in the neuroengineering department in the University of Genova. It was a great experience where I learned how hard, but gratifying working in a lab can be. For the last year I have been following my passion: travelling and learning from other cultures. I moved to Norway to work, and backpacked part of South-America. Growing up I developed a curious nature that makes me wonder about places I do not know. I enjoy working with a diverse group of people and I believe I am good at planning and communicating. My expectations from d·HEALTH are to acquire innovative skills and learn from professionals and my teammates who come from different backgrounds. I am extremely excited to work on this project and to contribute in the creation of something that improves someone’s life.
I was born in Clermont Ferrand (France) and I live in Spain since 2005. French Marketing & Sales leader with more than 16 years of experience in Top Pharma Companies (Roche, Novartis and Nestle). I have experience in different therapeutic areas (Severe Allergic Asthma, COPD, IPF, Rheumatology, Hypertension, Transplant and Nutrition). I am nutritionist and I finalized in 2011 the Executive MBA IESE. I am passionate, change agile, results driven, customer focused and people oriented. Used to work in multicultural environment within cross-functional team. A dream: Build my own company and live in front of the sea. I hope to learn a lot about healthcare innovation methodology and process, working in teams, sharing experiences and knowledge. The immersion in hospital will be for sure insightful to understand, detect and hope solve, clear unmet need to improve patients’ quality of life. Learning having fun!
Innovation Performance Consultant at Ayming
Mireia Aleu is an industrial design engineer and did her clinical immersion at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu in 2017. She is currently working at Ayming, an international business performance consulting group.
Analyst at Inveniam Group
Maria Fernández studied Biomedical Sciences and held different positions in research centers and pharma industry before joining d·HEALTH. She did her clinical immersion at Sant Joan de Déu in 2017 and she is currently working as an analyst at Inveniam Group, a company focused on technology-based deals in life sciences and resource sustainability.
Co-Founder & CEO of I-Ophthalmology
With a scientific background and an MBA, Vanessa Gurie joined d·HEALTH after 10 years leading the global Performance Medicine Touring Division for the Cirque du Soleil in 48 countries. After her clinical immersion at Hospital Clínic in 2017, Vanessa founded I-Ophthalmology, which uses digital health technology to connect remote patients with ophthalmologists. She has also been accepted to participate in the MIT Global Sustainability and Entrepreneurship Bootcamp in Brisbane and pre selected for the EIT Health Wild Card initiative.
Founder of Loop Dx
Enrique Hernández holds a PhD in Biochemistry and joined d·HEALTH in 2017 after some research traineeships. He did his clinical immersion at Institut Guttmann and is currently running his own project, Loop Dx, a diagnostic device to identify blood infection faster in sepsis suspected patients in order to reduce their mortality.
Innovation Consultant at Fuelfor
Francisca Marzullo is an industrial engineer and she held some management positions before joining d·HEALTH Barcelona in 2017. She did her clinical immersion at Hospital Clínic and after the program she joined Fuelfor, a design consultancy specialized in healthcare, where she serves as an innovation consultant.
Founder of Glaucometrics
Eduard Soler studied Pharmacy before joining d·HEALTH in 2016. After his clinical immersion at Hospital Clínic, he currently combines a part-time job as a pharmacist with his own entrepreneurial project: Glaucometrics, a training system to get ready glaucoma patients before Perimetry test.
Founder of Smplest drug testing and Nutribrain
Andres Ciudad joined d·HEALTH in 2016 after completing his PhD in Pharmacology, and completed his clinical immersion at Institut Guttmann. After the program, he worked at CapitalCell as a project manager and currently he is running some own projects. He has founded Smplest, which offers a simple drug testing that helps to quickly determine which drug has been purchased before using, thus preventing harm to all users, and he is also the co-founder of Nutribrain, focused on nootropic food supplements for the general public.
MOEBIO Senior Project Manager at Biocat
Valentina Isetta, trained as biomedical engineer and holding a PhD in Biomedicine, worked as a R&D project manager before joining d·HEALTH in 2016. After her clinical immersion at Institut Guttmann, she is currently the Moebio Senior Project Manager at Biocat.
CEO and Co-Founder of ColorSensing
Trained as an engineer, Maria Eugenia Martín participated in d·HEALTH 2016, doing her clinical immersion at Hospital Clínic. After the program, she has been working on business development and innovation at University of Barcelona and currently she is CEO and Co-Founder of ColorSensing, which helps food manufacturers and retailers to cut down food waste and add quality to their products thanks to a low-cost and quantitative food freshness indicator.
Open Innovation Consultant at InductES
Clàudia Pardo studied international Business and Marketing before joining d·HEALTH in 2016 and doing her clinical immersion at Institut Guttmann. After the program, she found a job as an Open Innovation Consultant at Induct ES and she also serves as an associate professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at ESCI-Upf.
Post-doctorate researcher at Deutsche Herzzentrum München
Maria Isabel Castellanos is an engineer specialized in product design and new materials. She hold different researcher positions before joining d·HEALTH 2014-2015. As a result of her clinical immersion at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu she was working on her own project: Meelk, aimed to develop a medical device to quantify the amount of milk that the mother provides to the child. After the program, she worked as a Junior Innovation Consultant at Beet&Butterfly and later moved to Germany to start her postdoc at the Cardiology diseases department of the Deutsche Herzzentrum München.
Special Project Associate at Mayo Clinic
Health Science Specialist at MJN Neuroserveis and founder of weallare.Co.
Marina Rincón studied Physical Therapy before joining d·HEALTH 2014-2015 and doing her clinical immersion at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu. After the program, Marina has participated in different worldwide healthcare projects and she is currently working for Mayo Clinic as a business developer in the international markets. She is also an entrepreneur keen to innovate in the healthcare sector collaborating with MJN Neuroserveis developing the international science relations and the market strategy of the company and founder of weallare.CO, a first stage startup where design and rehabilitation merged.
Co-founder of My-qup and researcher at Mútua Terrassa
Laura Lagares holds a PhD in Biomedicine. She joined d·HEALTH Barcelona 2014-2015 and, as a result of her clinical immersion at Hospital Clínic she co-founded My-qup, which develops a device for fecal incontinency. She currently combines this project with a position as a Researcher at the Department of Colorectal Surgery at Institut de Recerca i Docència Mútua Terrassa.
Technology Transfer & Innovation Manager at IBEC
Diana Gonzalez holds a PhD in Biomedicine. She worked in different research centres before joining d·HEALTH 2014-2015 and completing her clinical immersion at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu. She is currently the Technology Transfer & Innovation Manager at Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC).
Trained as a design engineer, Marc Benet joined d·HEALTH 2013-2014. As a result of his clinical immersion at Institut Guttmann, Marc and his team founded usMIMA, s start-up which has developed MowoOT, a medical device which is non-pharmacological, non-invasive, without side-effects for chronic constipation. Marc is the CCO and CRMO of the company.
Senior Researcher at Barcelona Supercomputing Center
Mattia Bosio holds a PhD in Telecommunications Engineering and he joined d·HEALTH 2013-2014. He developed his clinical immersion at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu and he is currently working as a Senior Researcher at Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC).
Business Development, Innovation and Research in Digital Health at RMIT Europe
Susan Feitoza studied Political Science and Law and held different management positions in international companies before joining d·HEALTH 2013-2014. She did her clinical immersion at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu and was working on her own project before starting working in innovation and healthcare for different companies. She is currently working as Business Development, Innovation and Research in Digital Health at RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) Europe office based in Barcelona.
Co-Founder of usMIMA
Immaculada Herrero holds a PhD in Biological Sciences and held some research positions before joining d·HEALTH 2013-2014. As a result of her clinical immersion at Institut Guttmann, Immaculada and her team founded usMIMA, a start-up that has developed MowoOT, a medical device which is a non-pharmacological, non-invasive, without side-effects solution for chronic constipation. She is the CSO of the company.
Project Manager at Grupo Pulso
Marc Rabaza studied Biology and Bioengineering. He joined d·HEALTH 2013-2014 and completed his clinical immersion at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu. After having some experience in research in Singapore, he joined Grupo Pulso, where he currently works as a Project Manager.
Innovation Engineer at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu
Trained as a telecommunications engineer, Arnau Valls joined d·HEALTH 2013-2014 and completed his clinical immersion at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu. As a result, he was working on his own project before joining this hospital as an Innovation Engineer.