Barcelona Health Innovation Week 2023

13-16 February 2023

For the first time, Barcelona will celebrate a week devoted to innovation, acceleration, technology and transformation in healthcare, showcasing the diversity, strengths, impact and potential of the thriving life sciences and healthcare ecosystem based in Barcelona.


February 13, 2023 · 9:30h. – 17h.

Auditori AXA · Avinguda Diagonal, 547, 08029 Barcelona

Presentation of the 2022 BioRegion of Catalonia Report

How have the main health innovation indicators evolved this year? Have last year’s investment figures been surpassed? How does Catalonia compare to other regions of Europe? What are the main challenges facing the industry and the health systems in the future?


These and other topics will be covered along different sessions and networks that will gather decision-makers, business professionals, investors, academia, researchers, and entrepreneurs at the main forum of the Catalonia life sciences and healthcare ecosystem.




Monday 13 Feb.

9:30 - 17:00


Presentation of 2022 BioRegion Report

Biocat in collaboration with ACCIO, CataloniaBio & HealthTech, Farmaindustria and Fenin

15:00 - 17:00

Industry / Business

European clusters dialogue for transformation


Tuesday 14 Feb.

9:00 - 10:00

Industry / Business

Esmorzar de Finançament: la resiliència de la inversió en salut


parlarem sobre per què invertir en startups del sector salut a Europa.Ho descobrirem amb la Clara Campàs, Managing Partner d’Asabys, qui donarà la seva visió del Venture Capital en salut com a inversió refugi i acíclica, i de la competitivitat de Catalunya com a Hub de recerca en salut.

9:00 - 11:30

Industry / Business

Entrepreneurship Forum: Spanish 'Ley de Startups'

CataloniaBio & HealthTech

The forum will be led by Ignasi Costas, member of the Board of Directors of CataloniaBio & HealthTech and co-managing partner at DWF-RCD

9:00 - 14:00

Industry / Business

UK Biotech Company 1-2-1 Meetings - British Consulate

British Consulate Barcelona

The British Consulate, Barcelona, are hosting a mission of leading British biotech companies with expertise in drug discovery, drug development, oncology and small molecules. Opportunity for 1-2-1 meetings to discuss collaborations, business and knowledge sharing.

10:00 - 11:30

Industry / Business

Emprendre en HealthTech: claus per dur la idea al mercat

Xartec Salut

Conversa amb els emprenedors de Virmedex, i Ephion Health que compartiran les seves experiències superant les barreres d'emprendre en el sector HealthTech, les lliçons apreses i bones pràctiques que els va permetre dur la seva idea al mercat.

10:00 - 13:00

Innovation / Tech Transfer

Tech Transfer Day


Trobada anual amb totes les OTRIS de la BioRegió, que inclourà sessions de debat i networking i on presentarem les novetats de les activitats de Biocat focalitzades a promoure la transferència de tecnologia i la captació inversió privada. Acte no públic dirigit a OTRIS.

15:30 - 17:30

Industry / Business

Entrepreneurship pathway

EIT Health

We will introduce the EIT Health Acceleration programs that have recently opened applications. Those programs are unique offerings that give you the opportunity to adopt new skills, connect with a vast network of experts, access new markets and finance, among others.

17:00 - 19:00

Innovation / Tech Transfer

Fall In Love with Innovation

Organised by Biocat and conducted by Kimitisik

The session intends to co-create and co-implement solutions with EU cluster organizations, resulting in a strategic tool available to other ecosystem builders for strategy and policy-making.

Wednesday 15 Feb.

12:00 - 14:00

Innovation / Tech Transfer

La Medicina Personalitzada i la seva transferència a la Societat


Experts de diferents àmbits compartiran les seves perspectives sobre com la medicina personalitzada està canviant la forma en què es diagnostica i tracta als pacients.

9:30 - 11:00


EUROSTARS: Collaborative funding programme for R&D performing companies

Parc Científic de Barcelona & Catalyze

Event to discuss how applying for EU funding, namely Eurostars program, can help you accelerate your innovations and establish international collaborations.

14:00 - 19:00


Workshop on Mind-body Approaches to Boost Brain Capital

Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association

This workshop aims to deep dive into examples which improve brain health and brain skills. It will explore physical exercise as an approach to improving brain health and creativity as a key brain skill bringing together academic, clinical, economic, policy, and private sector actors.

15:00 - 15:50

Industry / Business

WEBINAR: Regulatory tips for Medical Device and IVD developers


The purpose of this webinar is to provide tips and essential information to medical device and IVD entrepreneurs, developers and manufacturers. During the webinar principles on regulatory affairs will be discussed.

15:30 - 18:30

Industry / Business

Biodesign Workshop: Experience a full cycle of innovation in healthcare


This workshop is a short version of d·HEALTH Barcelona Part-Time, a training program to develop entrepreneurs and future leaders in healthcare innovation. Attendees will undergo a full cycle of innovation in multidisciplinary groups, going from the identification of a real unmet clinical need, designing a viable solution, to finally, create the elevator pitch behind it.

16:00 - 18:30

Innovation / Tech Transfer

Panel discussion: Virtual Human Twins in medicine

Col·legi de Metges de Barcelona

We will present the scientific advances in the field of Human Virtual Twins developed by the BSC and ELEM Biotech.

18:00 - 21:00

Startups / Acceleration

Alira Health & Biocat Startup Support Program Presentation

Alira Health

The program offers mentoring from an experienced team of market access consultants to guide startups to improve their value proposition, navigate the ecosystem and properly define their needs.



AFTERWORK: Presentation100Startups Health Initiative

100Startups Health

The objective of this initiative is to do business among the best startups and scaleups from all over Europe, corporations, hubs, public entities, and investment funds to promote public-private collaboration with a focus on technology.

Thursday 16 Feb.

10:00 - 12:00

Industry / Business

Bridge to Industry – Complementary skills in Drug Development


This round table embraces the philosophy of the ENABLECARES project regarding training in entrepreneurship & complementary skills for young researchers working in the life sciences.

15:00 - 17:30

Startups / Acceleration

Aprendre del fracàs: com renéixer per arribar a l’èxit

CIMTI (Leitat), Telefónica y Co-Salud

Esdeveniment de reflexió, aprenentatge i networking, que inclourà una taula rodona amb experiències emprenedores fallides que han servit per aprendre i construir l’èxit posterior.

18:00 - 21:00

Industry / Business

CRAASH Barcelona 5th. Anniversary


Feature your event

From in-house sessions to online webinars, talks, debates or networks, do not miss the opportunity to be part of this innovative week with an engaging activity that will allow you to:

  • Assert your market and thought leadership
  • Showcase your latest innovation
  • Connect you with your target audience