Inspired in the prestigious Stanford University’s Biodesign Fellowship, Design Health Barcelona (d·HEALTH Barcelona) is a 9-month post graduate program to turn graduates and professionals into healthcare entrepreneurs and innovators.
Participants join multidisciplinary teams and experience a full cycle of innovation, from needs identification through clinical immersion in top-level hospitals to designing and prototyping a viable solution and business model development. During the journey, students are mentored by more than 70 international experts.
DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY
Innovation departments of university hospitals
(Mayo Clinic, Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Hôpital du Valais, etc.)
Innovation positions at big established pharma or medtech companies, and other SME medtech ventures
(Roche Diagnostics, Sanofi, Neos Surgery, usMIMA, etc.)
Innovation positions at research centers and universities
(Barcelona Supercomputing Center, IRB Barcelona, etc.)
Professional services: Consultancy, venture capital firms and incubators
(Fuelfor, Capital Cell, DKV Seguros, etc.)
Markus Wilhelms 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.
Vanessa Gurie After her clinical immersion at Hospital Clínic, she founded the company I-Ophthalmology, which uses digital health technology to remotely connect patients with ophthalmologists. She has been pre selected for the MIT Global Sustainability and Entrepreneurship Bootcamp and the EIT Health Wild Card initiative.
Arnau Valls As a result of his clinical immersion at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, he worked on his own project: “Thanks to d·HEALTH Barcelona, I have fulfilled my dream of applying my engineering background to healthcare and providing real solutions to real people’s needs”.