Design Health Barcelona


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Program Description

  • 6-month Full-Time Program
  • Starting date: January 8th, 2021
  • Profiles: Graduates and PhDs in:
    • Health and Life Sciences
    • Engineering
    • Business
    • Design
  • Collaborator hospitals:
    • Bellvitge University Hospital
    • Hospital Clínic
    • Institut Guttmann
    • Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol
    • Hospital Sant Joan de Déu
    • Hospital Vall d’Hebron
  • Language: English Spanish
  • Maximum number of fellows per year: 12


We empower the next generation of healthcare entrepreneurs

Inspired in the prestigious Stanford University’s Biodesign Fellowship, d·HEALTH Barcelona is a post-graduate program to turn graduates and professionals into healthcare entrepreneurs and innovators.

Comprehensive training to make innovation happen

d·HEALTH offers a unique combination of intensive training and development of personal skills that enable participants to make healthcare innovation happen.

Participants join multidisciplinary teams and experience a full cycle of innovation. This process spans from needs identification through clinical immersion in top-level hospitals to the development of a viable solution, as well as developing a business model and searching for funding. During the journey, students are mentored by more than 50 national and international experts in the healthcare field.

Fueling brains with new ideas to transform health

d·HEALTH Barcelona empowers participants to solve global challenges in the healthcare and medical technologies industries and deliver much-needed products or services to people all over the world.

In 2021, one of the teams of d·HEALTH will work on a social entrepreneurship project. The main goal will be to develop novel solutions that can have a positive impact on people from underprivileged sectors or at risk of social exclusion.

Join a top European network alumni

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.

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d·HEALTH fellows work across the whole spectrum of healthcare:

  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Pneumology
  • Cardiology
  • Psychiatry
  • Endocrinology
  • Gynecology & Obstetrics
  • Neonatology
  • Gastroenterology & Hepatology
  • Ophthalmology

The Learning Process

In d·HEALTH Barcelona, students experience a full cycle of innovation, from needs identification to designing and prototyping a viable solution and business model development. It ends up with the pitch of the projects in front of a panel of investors and professionals of the healthcare ecosystem. 

Academic Program


  • Medicine 1.0
  • Breakthroughs in Life Sciences & 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


  • Product Development
  • Prototyping
  • Advanced Materials
  • eHealth & mHealth
  • Robotics & Sensors
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Internet of Things
  • Naming & Branding

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Who is d·HEALTH Barcelona looking for?

Restless and curious people with any of the following requirements

  • An undergraduate degree in Medicine/Life Sciences, Business/Economics, Engineering/IT, or Design.
  • A postgraduate degree such as a Master's degree in Science, a Ph.D., or post-doctoral training.
  • The will to make a turn in their professional careers and pursue innovation in healthcare.

People who love to work in multidisciplinary teams and have…

  • An explorative mindset, purpose, and passion.
  • International experience studying or working outside the home country.
  • Proficiency level in English.
  • A “can do-will do” attitude and commitment to explore and take risks to anticipate where things are heading in the healthcare industry.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

Enroll now

Please check the application process at

If you have any doubt or need additional information, do not hesitate to contact us at +34 93 310 33 30 or send an email to Àuria Albacete (

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Last updated Jul 2020

About the School

Biocat is the organization that champions the healthcare and life sciences ecosystem in Catalonia working to transform science and technology into regional economic growth as well as social impact. Bi ... Read More

Biocat is the organization that champions the healthcare and life sciences ecosystem in Catalonia working to transform science and technology into regional economic growth as well as social impact. Biocat has experience in accelerating healthcare projects and developing talent since 2008. Read less