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 Déu, Institut Guttmann or Germans Tries i Pujol Hospital 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
· Medicine 1.0
· Breakthroughs in Life Sciences and Healthcare
· Healthcare Systems
· Health Economics
· Health Technology Assessment
· Clinical Trial Design
· Global Health
· Pharma & MedTech Industries
· Business Models & Value Chain in Healthcare
· Business Model Design
· Business Innovation
· Project & People Management
· Legal & IP Basics
· Regulatory Affairs
· Reimbursement Basics
· Finance & funding for innovative projects
DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY
· Product Development
· Advanced materials
· eHealth & mHealth
· Robotics & Sensors
· Artiﬁcial Intelligence
· Internet of Things
· Naming & Branding
· Design Thinking
· Strategic Thinking
· Creative Thinking
· Critical & Logical Thinking
· Teamwork Skills
· Networking Skills
· Presentation Skills
· Negotiation Skills
· Leading the Team
The d·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 Déu, Institut Guttmann, Vall d'Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus or Germans Tries i Pujol Hospital), focusing on real-life challenges. They learn to identify needs and new business opportunities.
> See here some of the pictures of the clinical immersion
THREE OR FOUR PLEOPLE TEAMS
4-people teams with different knowledge and complementary skills.
Delivered by academics from some of the best institutions in the world and by experienced 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 have the opportunity to do exchanges with other Biodesign programs around Europe, validating their needs in other ecosystems, connecting with biomedical and entrepreneurship networks and sharing experiences with students from other programs.
JOIN A TOP EUROPEAN NETWORK ALUMNI
NEW PEDAGOGICAL METHODOLOGIES
Fellows participate in workshops & group dynamics, open space, peer-to-peer dialogues, feedback and listening tools.
E-LEARNINGS & MOOCs
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.