Design Health Barcelona (d·HEALTH Barcelona) is a postgraduate program to develop entrepreneurs and future leaders in healthcare innovation. It seeks change-makers to solve real, global, major challenges in the healthcare and medical technologies industries starting up new, innovative business models, products and services. It teaches them to think outside the box to identify new opportunities and develop the advancing technologies that will set the future of medical practice and will positively impact people’s lives.
In this program, multidisciplinary teams made up of four people with backgrounds in Life Sciences, Engineering, Business and Design will enjoy a full cycle of innovation – from need identification in top hospitals in Barcelona, to invention and early-stage implementation – and will be challenged and mentored by more than 70 international experts.
It is the flagship program of the Moebio initiative, driven by Biocat, a 39-week program inspired and modeled in the prestigious Stanford University's Biodesign Fellowship that seeks to train a team of fellows in the process of biodesign.
Why Barcelona? The city counts with 4,500 educational institutions, a modern and accessible health system composed by 6 big public hospitals and about 10 specialized private clinics.
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APPLICATION PROCESS FOR d·HEALTH BARCELONA 2019
The registration for d·HEALTH Barcelona 2019 will be open in the second quarter of this year.
The purpose of d·HEALTH Barcelona is to develop an innovative ecosystem to address significant clinical challenges.
The main goals are:
- Training innovators in the healthcare industry
- Accelerate startups & boost entrepreneurs
- Develop solutions to overcome real, unmet healthcare needs
EIT HEALTH INNOVATION FELLOWSHIP
As part of the EIT Health consortium, during the program the d·HEALTH teams have the opportunity to interact with similar projects in Europe: validating needs in other ecosystems (Karolinska/ Sweden and Galway/Ireland), connecting with other biomedical and entrepreneurship ecosystems and meeting fellows from other programs sharing experiences.
Enrolling d·HEALTH Barcelona means enjoying a truly unique learning experience and a one-in-a-lifetime experience for its fellows.
The program has 5 features:
- Oriented towards solving real problems
- An experimental learning program
- Multidisciplinary. Teaching Skills
- Team based. Individuals work in teams from beginning to end
- Ecosystem and network oriented
d·HEALTH Barcelona works at the interfaces of Science and Business, using Thinking and Soft Skills approach to facilitate and accelerate healthcare entrepreneurship.
In d·HEALTH Barcelona a combination of human-centered, prototype-driven tools and methods are teached in conjunction with the scientific and business knowledge to provide fellows with the skills, values, attitudes and behaviors necessary to produce disruptive solutions to tackle any complex challenge.
d·HEALTH Barcelona is disruptive, dynamic, entrepreneurial, social, global, creative, vital, inspiring, enthusiastic, innovative and challenging.
d·HEALTH Barcelona mainly uses this three metodologies:
A process for identifying, inventing and implementing new products and services in healthcare through innovative approaches such as Design Thinking.
A customer-centric approach to validate your business ideas with customer experiments/tests before scaling them.
A transformative educational approach to develop business creativity, personal mastery and enterprising leadership.