Barcelona Health Innovation Week 2024

12-15 February 2024 · #BCNHealthInnovationWeek

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

#BCNHealthInnovationWeek ANCHOR EVENT

February 12, 2024 · 9:30h. – 14h.

Auditori AXA · Avinguda Diagonal, 547, 08029 Barcelona

Presentation of the 2023 BioRegion of Catalonia Report

How have the primary health innovation indicators evolved this year? How does Catalonia compare to other European regions? How will AI influence the transformation of healthcare in hospitals? What are the emerging regulatory frameworks for Advanced Therapies? What different viewpoints exist regarding the adoption of innovative models?

 

These are the main topics that will be covered in this event that will gather decision-makers, business professionals, investors, academia, researchers, and entrepreneurs at the main forum of the Catalonia life sciences and healthcare ecosystem.

 

With the support of

Collaborators

2024 #BCNHealthInnovationWeek Program

Monday 12 Feb.


9:30 - 14:00

Startups / Acceleration

2023 BioRegion of Catalonia Report Presentation

Biocat

The document includes the main innovation indicators and the macroeconomic data of the life sciences and healthcare sector in Catalonia updated to December 2023 , including investment figures.

16:00 - 18:00

Startups / Acceleration

Entrevista en directo BioEmprendedores

BioEmprendedores & Biocat

Rosendo Garganta y Óscar Porcel entrevistan, por primera vez, en vivo y en directo, a Ana Maiques, CEO y Cofundadora de Neuroelectrics, una de las caras más reconocidas del ecosistema de salud de Catalunya y referente internacional en las tecnologías de monitorización y estimulación del cerebro.

16:00 - 18:00

Innovation / Tech Transfer

Tardes d'Innovació al Campus Clínic: Opening session

Clinic Barcelona-IDIBAPS

Comencem el cicle de Tardes d'Innovació al Clínic amb aquesta sessió inaugural en la que presentarem el projecte d'Innovació del Campus Clínic. També, comptarem amb una xerrada del Victor Savevski, CIO d'Humanitas Healthcare que porta per títol "Developing an AI department in a research hospital.

Tuesday 13 Feb.


9:30 - 11:30

Startups / Acceleration

Entrepreneurial Exchange: Unleashing Progress and Insights in Xartec Salut-Supported HealthTech Projects

Xartec Salut

Event where we will be able to hear firsthand the experiences and challenges faced by HealthTech project leaders on their way to becoming a startup, as well as insights from experts who can provide feedback. Activity organized by Xartec Salut with the support of EmprènUPC. Catalan/Spanish language.

10:00 - 11:00

Industry / Business

Revolutionizing Healthcare: The Power of Venture Building in Health Tech innovation

BHV Partners

This talk explores venture building's transformative role in health tech, detailing its support system (funding, mentorship, networking) crucial for turning ideas into successful enterprises. Case studies showcase its impact, making it valuable for entrepreneurs, investors, and healthcare professionals.

10:00-12:00

Talent / Research

Técnicas OMICAS Emergentes en Investigación Médica

OloBion

Investigación biomédica avanzada con metabolómica, lipidómica y proteómica. Destacan casos del Dr. Jacob Folz en el tracto intestinal y la Dra. Raquel Cumeras en investigación oncológica.

11:00 - 12:00

Startups / Acceleration

Opening Doors to Health Product Opportunities in the Market

AF Pharma Service

This webinar offers guidance on regulatory pathways for startups to access the market efficiently. It also addresses strategies for engaging with grant programs and navigating industry intricacies, ensuring affordability and efficiency.

14:30 - 15:30

Startups / Acceleration

Stratus® – Bioinformatics cloud based platform for automated & seamless analysis of NGS data.

Flomics Biotech

Flomics Biotech offers Stratus®, a Bioinformatics-as-a-Service platform for automated NGS data analysis. It aids in RNA-seq, metagenomics, and biomarker discovery. Attend for a Stratus® overview and live demo.

15:30 - 18:00

Startups / Acceleration

Supporting the entrepreneurship journey

EIT Health

The session introduces EIT Health Acceleration programs, aiding over 2,500 startups since 2016. These programs offer skill acquisition, networking with experts, market access, financing, and various other benefits.

16:00 - 17:00

Innovation / Tech Transfer

Com la ciberseguretat aplica dins la nova era de la intel·ligència artificial i implica a l’àmbit de la salut

eHealthAI

S'explorarà com la irrupció d'una IA més potent transforma les regles del joc en molts sectors, especialment en salut. Destacarem com la ciberseguretat evoluciona per afrontar la IA aplicada a la medicina.

16:00 - 18:00

Innovation / Tech Transfer

Tardes d'Innovació al Campus Clínic: Exploring the Potential of Virtual Reality

Clinic Barcelona-IDIBAPS

Join us for an exclusive session exploring the revolutionary applications of virtual reality (VR) in healthcare at Hospital Clínic de Barcelona. Hear from leading healthcare professionals as they share their firsthand experiences harnessing VR's potential to transform patient care, training, and surgical procedures.

16:00 a 18:30

Industry / Business

Cosymbio Labs Open Doors - Shared Laboratories in Barcelona

Cosymbio Labs

Cosymbio Labs is a collaborative biotech hub with high quality laboratories and scientific equipment, built to support early biotech startups with their R&D activities. We will host an open door event where you can visit Cosymbio Labs facilities, and interact with the biotech companies developing their projects in it. Join our community and discover the most cutting-edge innovation in the biotech sector of Barcelona.

18:00 - 22:00

Industry / Business

HLTH Europe Evening Reception

HLTH Europe

Evening reception for healthcare professionals and innovators in central Barcelona.

Wednesday 14 Feb.


9:00 - 11:30

Industry / Business

Health Taxation Forum

CataloniaBio & HealthTech

The Forum addresses the impact of tax measures on the health sector's R&D, emphasizing concerns about entrepreneurship taxation, double taxation on assets, and proposing tax credits for research, innovation, and technology spending.

09:00 - 14:00

Industry / Business

Tech Spirit Barcelona - Health Edition

Tech Barcelona

First special edition of Tech Spirit Barcelona focused on Health where medical professionals, health technologists, pharmaceutical leaders and entrepreneurs will meet.

9:30 - 10:30

Talent / Research

Les dones STEAM a l'Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu

IRSJD

Taula rodona amb tres dones STEAM vinculades a l'Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu per compartir la seva experiència i expertesa en el camp de la recerca i la innovació.

9:30 - 11:00

Innovation / Tech Transfer

Debat sobre innovació en estudis sobre microbiota i salut humana

Eurecat

La innovació en la recerca de microbiota és clau per entendre com afecta la salut humana. Aprofundir en la microbiota pot conduir a noves teràpies i millorar el tractament de diverses malalties i condicions de salut.

10:00 - 13:00

Startups / Acceleration

Accelerating screening of infections: presentation of Kriba and demo of Neosonics®

Kriba

We invite you to join us for the presentation and demonstration of Neosonics®, our first-in-class non-invasive white blood cell counting device with different applications and results.

11:30 - 13:30

Innovation / Tech Transfer

Acelerar la innovación en medical devices mediante pruebas de concepto ágiles

Eurecat

Presentación de la metodología utilizada en Eurecat para acelerar la innovación de nuevos dispositivos médicos.

14:00 - 15:00

Innovation / Tech Transfer

Tardes d'Innovació al Campus Clínic: Artificial Placenta project update

Clinic Barcelona-IDIBAPS

El projecte CaixaResearch Placenta artificial busca replicar les condicions uterines per fomentar el desenvolupament d'òrgans en nadons prematurs de menys de sis mesos. A través d'un prototip, mostrarem els avanços i l'impacte en la supervivència i seqüeles dels nadons prematurs.

14:45 - 17:30

Innovation / Tech Transfer

Celebrant la Innovació a Germans Trias: un recorregut pel nostre passat, present i futur

Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol

L'Hospital celebra 40 anys amb un esdeveniment que destaca els èxits i aprenentatges dels últims 5 anys en innovació sanitària. Es revelen plans per mantenir el lideratge innovador al nord de Barcelona.

15:00 - 16:30

Innovation / Tech Transfer

Reptes en innovació en medicina personalitzada i teràpies emergents

Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC)

Perspectiva des del Pla Complementari de Biotecnologia aplicada a Salut dels principals reptes de la medicina personalitzada i de precisió.

15:00 - 16:30

Innovation / Tech Transfer

Regulatory tips for IA and software based Medical technologies

Asphalion

Join our workshop to navigate the complex regulatory landscape of AI and software-driven medical technologies sharing our experiences in this new field.

15:00 - 17:00

Industry / Business

Innovación logística en sector Health y Farma

Simig Solutions

Evento presencial reúne a expertos para compartir innovaciones logísticas en Health y Farma. Explora respuestas a desafíos en la cadena de suministro, distribución y almacenamiento de productos médicos y farmacéuticos.

15:30 - 16:30

Innovation / Tech Transfer

Tardes d'Innovació al Campus Clínic: Cafès d'Innovació

Clinic Barcelona-IDIBAPS

Donem el tret de sortida a les sessions "Cafès d'Innovació", on convidem a dos emprenedors del Campus Clínic per a escoltar la seva experiència innovant. Per aquesta primera sessió, comptarem amb la presència de Diego Hidalgo (projecte PRESTO) i del Isaac Cano (CEO, Healthcircuit). Vols innovar i no saps per a on començar? Vine i inspira't!

16:00 - 17:00

Innovation / Tech Transfer

Neuroelectrics Webinar: AI in Digital Brain Health with Applications for Montage Optimization and EEG-based Diagnosis and Prediction

Neuroelectrics

AI is reshaping industries, notably healthcare. Join our webinar to explore AI's potential in leveraging brain activity data for diagnosis and treatment. Experts from Starlab and Neuroelectrics will discuss the Neurotwin project and showcase innovative applications. Secure your spot now!

16:00 - 18:00

Industry / Business

Collective Intuition Workshop - Future of Health

Manyone

Immersive workshop led by Adam Walker and Manyone Barcelona team explores the Manyone Worldview Design Principle, emphasizing collective intuition to address complex challenges. Focus on human-centered approaches for the future of health & healthcare.

17:00 - 19:00

Industry / Business

Pacient, Dades i Intel·ligència Artificial

Evidenze

Taula rodona per analitzar oportunitats i reptes del nou marc europeu en dades, IA i identificació digital en el sector salut. En col·laboració amb Dear Intelligence, PickleTech, i BLOOCK i el suport de la Digital Catalonia Alliance.

17:00 - 19:30

Startups / Acceleration

Biodesign Workshop: Experience a full cycle of innovation in healthcare

Biocat - d·HEALTH Barcelona

In just one afternoon, participants will experience the full cycle of innovation, starting from the identification of a real unmet clinical need, progressing to develop a solution to address that need, and culminating in crafting an elevator pitch

Thursday 15 Feb.


9:00 - 13:00

Innovation / Tech Transfer

SCAPEL

Gimbernat Surgical Society

SCALPEL is an international symposium that brings together more than 200 students and professionals from around the world. It’s aim is to create surgical vocation and train future leaders through high-level conferences and practical workshops.

9:30 - 14:00

Industry / Business

mHealth BCN Conference & TOP5 Health Apps

Fundacion iSYS in collaboration eHC&CAMFiC

Annual update on mHealth trends, real-world data, and digital health. Themed sessions culminate in the presentation of top apps, according to the isyscore validated incie. In collaboration with UOC's eHealth Center, CAMFiC, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona.

10:00 - 11:30 h

Startups / Acceleration

Round Table: Conquering challenges in Pharma

Barcelona Health Hub

Digital Health is growing in the pharma industry. With the arrival of new technologies comes new challenges as well. Learn how startups can contribute to conquer those challenges and explore their successful use cases in this panel!

10:00 - 11:30

Innovation / Tech Transfer

Bridge to Industry – Past, present and future of Life Science’ innovators

IRB Barcelona

The round-table event focuses on sharing entrepreneurial and scientific experiences, featuring Pioneers award-winning scientists. It explores diverse career paths within and beyond academia, offering valuable insights for navigating unconventional roles.

11:00 - 12:00

Innovation / Tech Transfer

Cuándo activar la Vigilancia tecnológica para optimizar la estrategia de Propiedad Industrial en el sector de la salud

PONTI & PARTNERS

En un entorno científico y tecnológico competitivo, la información es poder. Aquellas empresas o centros de investigación que logran anticiparse y manejar datos e información de manera estratégica obtienen una ventaja competitiva. Contar con un sistema de vigilancia tecnológica bien orientado puede marcar la diferencia en la innovación del sector de las ciencias de la salud.

11:00 - 12:00

Startups / Acceleration

Genomics Services & Biomarker Discovery for Complex Diseases

Flomics Biotech

Flomics provides diverse genomics services for Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) projects, specializing in biomarker discovery for screening, diagnosis, and prognosis. Explore our work, including the collaboration on cerebellar atrophy screening.

11:30-13:30

Innovation / Tech Transfer

Presentación ITEMAS 2024-2026

Parc Taulí | Institut D'investigació i Innovació I3PT

Tras 3 años de coordinación de la Plataforma ITEMAS por parte del Parc Taulí se lanza la nueva propuesta 2024 para los próximos 3 años de dinamización de la innovación del sistema nacional de salud. Conéctate para entender y preguntar qué es ITEMAS.

12:00 - 13:00

Startups / Acceleration

Empowering Healthcare: the potencial of Public-Private Partnerships in Digital Health Transformation

Sant Pau Campus Salut Barcelona & Barcelona Health Hub

Event organized by the Digital Health Validation Center. Exploring how public-private partnerships are driving digital transformation in the healthcare sector. We will highlight the impactful initiatives in co-creation and clinical validation addressing the challenges of implementation. Will be centered around the collaborative of industry leaders as Pharma, Innovation Agency, Hospital and Innovation hub. Idioma: Castellano Formato: Online

12:00 - 14:00

Startups / Acceleration

Navigating the AI Journey: From Data Collection to Adoption - Roundtable & Networking

SANNO

Round table on artificial intelligence in the health sector: From data capture to adoption.

13:30 - 16:15

Industry / Business

Artificial Intelligence in Life Sciences

CUATRECASAS

Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the Life Sciences sector. In this seminar, experts from Cravath (NY) and Cuatrecasas will explore the US & European legal framework and the impact of AI on the Life Sciences industry. Reflections on how AI will impact the development cycle for pharmaceutical products and medical devices, the related liability landscape and issues such as bias in AI-based applications and AI trustworthiness.

15:00 - 17:00

Innovation / Tech Transfer

Innovació en protecció solar

RokaFuradada

Explora la innovació en prevenció del càncer de pell i reptes cosmètics en un taller amb el protector solar ROKA Smart UV® PvB 360. Coneix el desenvolupament i les tendències del mercat.

15:00 - 18:00

Innovation / Tech Transfer

Innovar amb la ciutadania: Claus pel desenvolupament de solucions innovadores en salut

CIMTI

Espai de reflexió i aprenentatge sobre les claus de la participació de la ciutadania en el desenvolupament de solucions innovadores dins de l'àmbit de la salut.

18:30 - 19:30

Startups / Acceleration

Startup Support Program 2024

Alira Health

To present the programme aimed at biotech pharma companies under the Biocat umbrella, a mentoring programme in market access aimed at companies in the field of advanced therapies.

19:00 - 20:30

Industry / Business

La verdadera disrupción: Del sick care al well care

C+ Community

Afterwork y mesa redonda con profesionales de la salud para debatir la necesidad de innovar en nuestro modelo de sistema sanitario, enfocándonos en la prevención. Creemos que la verdadera disrupción está en cambiar el enfoque: del sick care al well care.

Featured Speakers

John D. Halamka, M.D., M.S.

President


Mayo Clinic Platform

Ana Maiques

CEO i Cofundadora


Neuroelectrics

Elena Cuatrecasas

Partner


Cuatrecasas

Carla Ruiz

Human Resources Director


AstraZeneca

Laia Arnal

General Director of Transference and Knowledge Society, Department of Research and Universities


Government of Catalonia

Pedro M. Cano

Director of Strategy, Planning and Organization


Consorci Corporació Sanitàri Parc Taulí

Ricard Castellet

Head of Digital Transformation


Laboratorios Gebro Pharma

Luciana Beatriz Diaz Cutraro

Researcher and parentalApp development Manager


Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu (IRSJD)

Jordi Garcia Castillón

Founder & CEO


eHealthAI

Lluís Juncà

Director General for Innovation, Digital Economy & Entrepreneurship


Government of Catalonia

Joël Jean-Mairet

Managing Partner & co-Founder


Ysios Capital

Alicia Martínez

CEO and Co-founder


Time is Brain

Josep Samitier

Director


IBEC

Meritxell Teixidó

CEO and CSO


Gate2Brain

Sara Toledano

CEO & Co-founder


Sycai Medical

Esteve Trias

Executive Medical Director (Leitat) & Technical Director of Advanced Therapies Unit (Hospital Clínic de Barcelona)


Clara Campàs

Managing Partner and co-founder


Asabys

Carla Zaldua

Founder & CEO


Accexible

Ramón Maspons

Innovation Director


AQuAS

Cristian Martí

Founder


Methinks AI

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

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