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Biocat is the institution that brings together the life sciences and healthcare innovation community in Catalonia.

Created in 2006 at the behest of the Government of Catalonia, Biocat’s mission is to maximize the economic and social impact of the life sciences and healthcare innovation of the BioRegion.

Biocat focuses its strategy on different key points:

- Raising awareness and promoting the ecosystem, creating tools and strategies for improving the knowledge of the Catalan healthcare sector and increasing its projection both at home and abroad, with the aim of positioning the BioRegion as an international reference.
- Providing innovative training and developing talent, by designing and executing programs and initiatives to improve talent and entrepreneurship considered essential factors for the growth of the sector.
- Accelerating technology transfer and business growth by supporting and carrying out activities for increasing the value of the sector, placing special emphasis on the added value of research, knowledge and technology transfer, internationalization and access to capital.

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  3. 3. BIOCAT.CAT MANDATE BIOCATGovernment ADVICE NEEDS & DEMANDS PROGRAMS / RESOURCES INTERNATIONAL POSITIONING SCOUTING OPPORTUNITIES BIOREGION 01 WHAT IS BIOCAT? MISSION Created in 2006 at the behest of the Government of Catalonia, Biocat’s mission is to maximize the economic and social impact of the life sciences and healthcare innovation of the BioRegion. WHAT Biocat is the institution that brings together the life sciences and healthcare innovation community in Catalonia. 13+ years of experience 1,200+ network €13M+ invested 450+ programs 20,000+ participants 165+ projects accelerated 300+ direct jobs created
  4. 4. Public Administration 01 WHO IS BEHIND (Board of Trustees) Public Institutions Private Sector Government of Catalonia Presidency Health Department Economy and Knowledge Department Enterprise & Labor Department Agriculture Department Barcelona City Council Economy & Promotion Area 2 PRIVATE COMPANIES Spanish Association of Pharma Companies- #5 FARMAINDUSTRIA BIOCAT.CAT Catalan Association of Universities- ACUP Catalan Association of Research Centers- ACER Catalan Hospital Network- HOSP Catalan Science Park Network- XPCAT Spanish Platform for Innovation in Technology Healthcare- #2 FENIN Catalan Association of Biomedicine and Healthtech Companies- #3 CATALONIABIO & HEALTHTECH Official Medical College of Barcelona- #1 COMB
  5. 5. BIOCAT.CAT Grow Innovation & Accelerate Business Providing life sciences and healthtech companies/projects with tailored programs at every stage of their growth, with special emphasis on knowledge and technology transfer, commercialization, teambuilding and access to capital, from start- up to scale-up. Develop Talent & Boost Knowledge Providing innovative training and programs that empower researchers and entrepreneurs with the mindset, skills and network to bring healthcare solutions to the market. Position BioRegion Internationally Promoting and showcasing the BioRegion of Catalonia brand to make it globally renowned for its excellence in science and healthcare innovation, increasing the opportunities to attract investment and talent. Putting the BioRegion among the top leading innovation hubs in Europe. 01 STRATEGIC PRIORITIES
  6. 6. d·HEALTH Barcelona TALENT & KNOWLEDGE Key metric: people trained INNOVATION & ACCELERATION Key metric: projects/companies accelerated Short Programs B·Debate Keys to Entrepreneurship in Bio & Medtech CRAASH Barcelona INTERNATIONAL POSITIONING Key metric: impacts in reports/media BioRegion Report Catalan Life Sciences Platform Fairs & Missions Strategic Partnerships SUPPORT ACTIVITIES & RESOURCES Communications & Promotions Business Intelligence Innovation Advising European Funds/Tools Job Board Networks & Connections KEY LIAISONS Government (Health, Industry, Knowledge) Accelerators & Incubators Associations (CataloniaBio & HealthTech, Barcelona Tech City, FENIN, Farmaindustria, Asebio, ITEMAS) International Networks (EIT Health, CEBR) BIOCAT.CAT Investment Readiness Open Innovation Forum Health & Bio Team dating Here Comes Your Lead MARKETPLACES 01 PROGRAMS OVERVIEW
  7. 7. 6 editions 62 fellows 12 clinical areas 5 hospitals involved 6,000+ unmet clinical needs detected 4 ongoing projects 4 new companies created €2.6m raised Periodic events with partners developing biodesign programs in Europe A postgraduate program to develop entrepreneurs and future leaders in healthcare innovation d·HEALTH Barcelona BIOCAT.CAT 02 TALENT & KNOWLEDGE WWW.MOEBIO.ORG
  8. 8. Educational programs of no more than 20 hours covering key aspects in healthcare, innovation, management and entrepreneurship Understanding Healthcare Systems Update on the Life Sciences Industry Medical Devices I: Product Development Medical Devices II: Market Access Keys to Entrepreneurship in Bio & Medtech (Claus per Emprendre en Bio i Tecmed) Entrepreneurship & Management Trends in Digital Health BIOCAT.CAT MOEBIO Short Programs02 TALENT & KNOWLEDGE WWW.MOEBIO.ORG
  9. 9. Top-notch international scientific debate to foster dialogue and exchange of ideas B·Debate, an initiative of Biocat and the “la Caixa” Foundation, promotes multidisciplinary debates fostering the open exchange of knowledge among world-renowned scientists to address the great challenges society is facing in the healthcare and life sciences arena. 87 scientific debates 1,900+ speakers (60% international) 14,500+ attendees 390+ partners BIOCAT.CAT B·Debate02 TALENT & KNOWLEDGE WWW.BDEBATE.ORG
  10. 10. 03 INNOVATION & ACCELERATION 2 editions (2018, 2019) 100 applications (56% international) 54 participants 18 accelerated technologies 14 international mentors 2 new companies and 5 new jobs created 900+ interviews with stakeholders €800k+ funds raised 12-week intensive program geared towards top-notch researchers in healthtech (diagnostics, devices and e-/digital health), mentored by CIMIT, the most experienced accelerator in the world CRAASH Barcelona WWW.MOEBIO.ORG BIOCAT.CAT
  11. 11. Participants register on the online platform. Companies provide a description of the challenge, explaining their need, which will be visible to potential problem-solvers. The problem-solvers analyze the challenge, ask their questions and request pertinent information. Companies get solution proposals within 60 days. A program that allows companies to share their innovation challenges and get proposals from research groups and centers. It is focused on food, healthcare, medical technology, chemistry and materials. 03 INNOVATION & ACCELERATIONOpen Innovation Forum WWW.OPENINNOVATIONFORUM.CAT BIOCAT.CAT
  12. 12. This speed dating program is geared towards researchers and CEOs/business developers. 4 editions 195 attendees 527 meetings 6 agreements This initiative brings together scientists and research groups working in the life sciences with businesspeople to generate new business synergies and start-ups Health & Bio Team Dating 03 INNOVATION & ACCELERATION HEALTH & BIO TEAM DATING The event aims to encourage and promote the transfer of technology and knowledge, while developing the bio-entrepreneurship ecosystem in Catalonia. BIOCAT.CAT
  13. 13. International platforms, CROs and big pharma review the proposals and choose the ones that best fit their needs and interests to schedule a private meeting. 36+ research projects with: target identification or validation and hit-to-lead development needs 150+ meaningful interactions A program to bring early-stages of drug discovery in therapeutics into target validation and hit-to-lead or lead optimization Partners: Evotec (UK) LifeArc (UK) FutureRx (IL) Inkemia Plataforma CRG 03 INNOVATION & ACCELERATIONHere Comes Your Lead HERE COMES YOUR LEAD BIOCAT.CAT
  14. 14. A meeting place for researchers with early stage health projects and relevant partners willing to identify outstanding projects and to participate in their development. The initiative has different editions, depending on the focus (therapies, medtech) or the investor country (UK, France). * With the supportofthe Department ofEnterpriseand Knowledgeandtheco-financingofthe ESF Increasing deal flow of projects ready for investment in the BioRegion Matching the right investors with the right projects 03 INNOVATION & ACCELERATIONThe Investment Readiness Series THE INVESTMENT READINESS SERIES BIOCAT.CAT
  15. 15. The study provides a set of indicators, analyzes trends, identifies challenges and valorizes the BioRegion’s strengths. The 2017 edition included an ambitious vision for the sector and recommendations to consolidate the scale-up of the BioRegion over the coming years. The Global Outlook Report on the state of the healthcare and life sciences industry in Catalonia 5 editions (biennial, from 2009) digital born / cutting-edge design 3 languages next edition coming soon (2020) Biocat Report04 INTERNATIONAL POSITIONING INFORME.BIOCAT.CAT BIOCAT.CAT
  16. 16. The directory includes information on 1,200+ organizations with several search criteria. Each profile features a brief description, category, subsector, pipeline and funding details. The platform is the result of an agreement between Biocat and Venture Valuation, which owns the international Biotechgate database. An accurate database that aims to feature companies and organizations that work in the life sciences and healthcare industry in Catalonia Catalan Life Sciences Platform04 INTERNATIONAL POSITIONING WWW.CATALANLIFESCIENCES.COM BIOCAT.CAT
  17. 17. Since 2013, Biocat has played a key role in attracting international events to Barcelona: BIO-Europe Spring (3 editions) - Health 2.0 - CPHI and Bio€quity 2019. 1,400+ entities and companies have participated in international events attracted or promoted by Biocat in the past 10 years Biocat also promotes Catalan participation in the main international partnering Events: BIO International Convention - BIO-Europe – BioEquity. Biocat, in conjunction with ACCIÓ, organizes outgoing missions to potential markets (US, Japan, China) and receives incoming missions to share knowledge and experience. Fairs & Missions FAIRS ATTRACTIONS BIOCAT.CAT 04 INTERNATIONAL POSITIONING
  18. 18. Biocat establishes strategic partnerships to position the Catalan life sciences and healthcare ecosystem on an international level Strategic Partnerships WWW.BIOCAT.CAT BIOCAT.CAT 04 INTERNATIONAL POSITIONING
  19. 19. 05 An exhaustive CRM and the Catalan Life Sciences platform (directory) are the main tools used to collect, analyze and convert data into knowledge. Both solutions allow Biocat to provide the sector with information and actionable insights for the industry. BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE Biocat organizes and actively promotes networking events that enable professionals to interact and exchange experiences, with the aim of meeting their business needs and forging valuable connections. The Biocat Job listing site is one of the most useful resources for recruiters in the BioRegion. Job offers in health, biotech, medtech and digital health are posted daily, both from companies and research organizations. An average of 50-100 specialized posts are published per month.1,700+ jobs have been published so far. JOB BOARD Biocat is part of a selection of European consortiums or projects that focus on supporting business growth and internationalization of life sciences companies. Most of the partnerships include access to European fund calls, travel vouchers or advisory services, or gateways to international markets or networks. ACCESS TO EUROPEAN FUNDS/TOOLS NETWORKING & CONNECTIONS 05 SUPPORTS ACTIVITIES & RESOURCES BIOCAT.CAT
  20. 20. Press Press Releases 15 Impacts in online media 293 Impacts in media press 95 Impacts in radio and TV 13 Monthly visits 13,000 Most visited pages: Job Board, Blog and News Newsletter subscribers 11,645 Newsletters sent 124 Web Social Media 21,734 Followers 15,652 Followers 37,386 Followers 4,306,825 Impressions 17 Events organized 30 2,500+ 25 External events with active participation of Biocat External events with the collaboration of Biocat Events Attendees 05 COMMUNICATIONS & PROMOTIONS (Biocat media impact, December 2019) BIOCAT.CAT
  21. 21. • DG Industry • ACCIÓ • FENIN • FarmaIndustria • Pharma Companies • PIMEC/FEMCAT • Chambers of Commerce • Investors • Start-Ups • Entrepreneurs • Mentors • CataloniaBio & HealthTech • Accelerators • Barcelona Tech City • Barcelona Health Hub • DGRIS • Hospitals • CatSalut • ICS • AQUAS / CIMTI • PERIS • TIC-SALUT • DG Research • PN@SC • CERCA • CSIC • Research Institutes • Hospitals • BIST • Universities • FCRi • AGAUR • SG Ext / Govt. Delegations • CAT Trade&Investment Offices • EIT Health • SciTechDiploHub • European Consortia • Clusters / CEBR • International Agents • Media • Investors • Government / Administration • La Caixa / Sabadell • Barcelona City Council • Barcelona Global • Media • Patients’ Associations BIOCAT INTERACTION WITH OTHER AGENTS & STAKEHOLDERS BIOCAT.CAT 05 KEY LIAISONS & STAKEHOLDERS
  22. 22. . Established by the European Institute for Innovation & Technology (EIT), the cross-border network is committed to fostering the development of innovative digital health solutions that move beyond conventional approaches to treatment, prevention and healthy lifestyles and enable European citizens to live longer, better lives. EIT Health is a network of more than 140 leading healthcare organizations and academic institutions that leverages the expertise of its members to translate ideas into actions and commercialize patient-centric solutions Biocat plays a significant role in three of EIT Health pillars: Education, Business creation and Innovation EIT Health is a key partner in two Biocat programs: #d·HEALTH Barcelona #CRAASH Barcelona EIT Health EIT HEALTH BIOCAT.CAT 05 KEY LIAISONS & STAKEHOLDERS
  23. 23. NEXTHEALTH Community -coordinated by Biocat, includes 5 projects: ADVANCECAT -Accelerator to develop advanced therapies in Catalonia, led by the University of Barcelona HL4.0: Liquid Hospital 4.0 -Led by Hospital Sant Joan de Déu NEXTCARE -Personalized care for chronic patients in a digital healthcare framework, led by EURECAT AMMIC -Platform to develop new therapeutic strategies for minority (rare) diseases, led by Institut Universitari de Ciència i Tecnologia (IUCT) INNOBRAIN -New technologies for innovation in rehabilitation and cognitive stimulation, led by Institut Guttmann RIS3CAT Communities are sector consortiums made up of companies, technology centers, universities and R&D agents aimed at developing translational projects that have great potential to impact the Catalan economy, over a period of three years RIS3CAT NEXT Health Community RIS3CAT BIOCAT.CAT 05 KEY LIAISONS & STAKEHOLDERS
  24. 24. WANT TO KNOW MORE? WWW.BIOCAT.CAT Presentation template by Slidesgo / Icons by Flaticon / Infographics by Freepik / Picture by Barcelona Science Park