What is CRAASH Barcelona?


Move your healthtech technology from research to market

CRAASH Barcelona is a 12-week program that helps European research teams launch successful device, diagnostic and e/digital health innovations to improve health and patient care.

Teams move research to market through mentoring from experts at CIMIT (Boston), the most experienced health accelerator in the world. In 15 years, CIMIT has successfully accelerated over 600 healthtech projects, doubled the rate of successful commercialization and cut the time to next phase by more than half.

CRAASH Barcelona is an EIT Health bootcamp. EIT Health is the community sponsored by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology to promote European leadership and competitiveness in health.

CRAASH Barcelona is organized by Biocat in collaboration with both CIMIT and EIT Health. It is one of the flagship programs of Moebio, Biocat’s initiative for acceleration and innovation.


CRAASH Barcelona: Fast Facts & Benefits

  • Learn-by-doing with expert CIMIT faculty, weekly assignments and continuous feedback

  • 12-week intensive program geared towards top-notch researchers in healthtech (diagnostics, devices and e/digital health)

  • Time efficient: 2-day kick-off (Barcelona), 8 weekly online sessions, 3 days roadtrips to Paris and Delft ,2-day close-out (Boston). Weekly activities take about 40 hours in total per team per week

  • Market validation and networking with experts from some of the top healthcare and life sciences ecosystems in the US (Boston) and Europe (Barcelona, Paris, Delft)

  • Equity-free program + €10,000/team to cover travel and accommodations

  • Join the EIT Health community, taking advantage of the largest European healthcare network made up of more than 140 leading organizations, and become part of the EIT Alumni community