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What is d·HEALTH Barcelona

The Program

Impact & Outcomes

Our Start-ups

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Who is this program for?

Career Opportunities

The Fellows


Application Process

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DURATION: 9 month Full Time Program

Thu, 18 January 2018

PROFILES: Graduates and PhDs in Health, Bio, Tech, Business and Design.

LOCATIONS: Hospital Clínic - Hospital Sant Joan de Déu - Institut Guttmann - Vall d’Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus - Barcelona Science Park

LANGUAGES: English/Spanish

TUITION: 7.000 eur (10% early bird discount until June 30, 2017)


The Program

d·HEALTH Barcelona is a 9-month postgraduate program where interdisciplinary teams made of four people with backgrounds in Medicine/Life Sciences, Engineering/IT, Business/Economics or Design, experience a full cycle of innovation

After an initial training period of 5 weeks (bootcamp), selected fellows start with an immersion at a hospital to identify real and unmet needs. During two months each team get immersed in the daily routine of a top hospital of Barcelona (Hospital Clínic, Hospital Sant Joan de DéuInstitut Guttmann or Vall d'Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus). Then, fellows design, prototype and implement a new product or service to solve one of the needs identified during the clinical immersion. At the end of the program, they will pitch their innovations to a panel of investors to get the funding to implement them.

The whole process means enjoying a unique learning experience composed by 5 phases where the fellows will receive an intensive introduction to the clinical field on the specialty area chosen by each hospital. They learn how to build a viable business and receive training in subjects such as design thinking or creative leadership through a series of classes and workshops taught by over 70 international experts.

“Are you working on something that can change the world? For 99% of the people on the planet, the answer is no, and the fact of the matter is, we should be” 
Larry Page, co-founder of Google


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· Medicine for Entrepreneurs and Innovators
· Breakthroughs in Life Sciences and Healthcare
· The Healthcare Industry: Business Models and Value Chain:
      - Life Sciences, Pharma and Biotech
      - Providers and Services - Medical Devices
      - IT & Digital Health - Health Economics
· Health Technology Assessment
· Clinical Trial Design
· Prototyping and Product Development
· Global Health
· Advanced Materials and Robotics


· Management Tools for Entrepreneurs
· Business Model Design
· Business Innovation
· Project Management
· People Management
· Naming & Branding
· Dilemmas of the Entrepreneur
· Legal & IP Basics
· Regulatory Affairs
· Reimbursement Basics
· Finance for Entrepreneurs
· Funding for Entrepreneurs


Thinking Skills

· Design Thinking
· Integrative Thinking
· Strategic Thinking
· Creative Thinking
· Critical & Logical Thinking
· Systems Thinking
· TOC Thinking Processes
· Visual Thinking
· Quantitative Thinking
· Biomimicry

Soft Skills
· Teamwork and Networking Skills / Dynamics
· Process and Norms for Well-Performing Teams
· Presentation Skills
· Negotiation Skills
· Leading Oneself
· Leading the Team
· Leading the Venture


The Design Health Barcelona learning model is based on six elements:

A seven weeks-long clinical immersion, in which fellows work side-by-side with physicians, nurses and patients at different clinical settings in Barcelona (Hospital Clínic, Hospital Sant Joan de DéuInstitut Guttmann or Vall d'Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus), focusing on real-life challenges. They learn to identify needs and new business opportunities.

> See here some of the pictures of the clinical immersion


4-people teams with different knowledge and complementary skills.


Delivered by academics from some of the best institutions in the world and experienced by professionals in governments and industries. Stanford University, Singularity University, KaosPilots and many more are our first-class partners.

Our faculty works directly with fellows, providing guidance to find and develop sustainable business models by connecting them with strategic partners.

As part of the EIT Health consortium, d·HEALTH Barcelona fellows will have the opportunity to visit and share experiences with other Innovation Fellowships programs in Europe.


Fellows participate in workshops & group dynamics, open space, peer-to-peer dialogues, feedback and listening tools. 


Fellows learn theory at home from selected online, open access, outstanding contents and share the gained knowledge in the classroom. Design Health Barcelona's outstanding faculty help them to successfully apply what they have learned in the development of their innovative ideas.


During the program, fellows visit some of the most interesting and inspiring pharma and medtech companies and research centers of Barcelona and the BioRegion of Catalonia.
Every year, over 2,000 international and national workshops, courses, conferences, conventions and incentive trips take place in Barcelona. Fellows take advantage of this living ecosystem and are able to attend the most interesting meetings to improve their learning process.