Diving into d·HEALTH Barcelona

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In the news

Getting featured in the media is always great: it puts you on the map so more people knows you, can establish new connections, gain more credibility…

Over the last few weeks, great journalists from local and mainstream radio, TV and newspapers have written beautiful stories about Design Health Barcelona. We are extremely thankful for them. If you want to read, watch or listen any, here are some of them!


ARA: “Diversity is the future of team and companies” (in Catalan)

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El Punt Avui: Talent Incubator (in Catalan)

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Barcinno: Innovation in Barcelona (in English)

Mobile World Capital: 10 start-up accelerators to help you develop your mHealth projects (in English)

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RNE: Story at Eureka radio program (in Spanish)


TVE: National News Program (in Spanish) (from 39:13 on)

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TVE: Local News Program (in Catalan) (from 14:56 on)

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Salim Ismail: How will accelerating technologies affect you?

Last June, at Biz Barcelona, the international forum for entrepreneurs, Salim Ismail, Moebio’s Advisory Board member and Executive Director of Singularity University, outlined how exponential technology is increasingly impacting our lives and explained what Singularity University highly selective educational center based in Silicon Valley is and does.

Technology is fundamental for human progress. It is the only one capable of driving great changes in the world. Today, we are on the Age of Technological Disruption fostered by fast-moving cutting-edge technologies. According to Ismail, huge changes are coming in computing, energy (solar energy), medicine (biotech & nanotech) and manufacturing (3D printing) that soon will radically change our economy, educational system, medical system etc.

Born in 2008 under NASA and Google, Singularity University trains future global leaders and entrepreneurs who want to help change the world through technology. The school only accepts projects on robotics, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, neuroscience, medicine…. to respond to the problems of over a billion people.

In the following video you can watch Salim Ismail’s complete conference:

Moebio’s dictionary: the cross-concepts

“There are only two things wrong with education: 1) What we teach; 2) How we teach it.” Roger Schank

The world is facing huge challenges and they are growing daily in severity, scale, and complexity. If we are going to survive, we desperately need the next generation to be smarter, more adaptable, and better prepared than any that has gone before. Our only chance is to equip our young people with the skills and the attitudes to pursue this mission. The question is: Is that what our current education system does?

We have business schools, medicine schools, science schools… that offer framed professional knowledge and train people… to “old” jobs. However, only when we observe with new consciousness can we find different answers and fresh solutions to problems. Our education system should also train awareness of the global context in which these professionals will operate and give them the capabilities to do so.

Moebio has been conceived, from its very beginning, as a place where health, design, business and technology meet at a new dimension. A holistic training adapted to the current needs and scenario.

Even its’ name, Moebio, was coined based on this same idea. We were inspired by the Möbius strip, a two-dimensional sheet with only one surface discovered by the German mathematicians August Ferdinand Möbius and Johann Benedict Listing in 1858. The Möbius strip has been an object of fascination since its discovery and it has achieved a life of its own beyond mathematics in magic, science, engineering, literature, music, and art.

Moebio is the meeting point for people who want to change the game and it has its own dictionary with words that combine business, science, technology and health worlds. Our faculty has helped us to create and define these cross-concepts that we are now sharing with you. Watch the videos below to learn about crealeaderhsip, collinovation, multinomics and d·Health. What do you think about them? Do you have other cross-concepts in mind?

Christer Windelov-Lidzélius on crealeadership

Alfons Cornella on Coinnovation

Pep Torres on Multinomics

Lekshmy Parameswaran on d·HEALTH

World’s Most Affordable 3D Printer for the Masses

To bring 3D printing technology into everyone’s home, Pirate3D Inc, a new venture at Silicon Valley founded by Moebio’s Advisory Board member Neo Kok Beng at Singapore, has launched a Kickstarter campaign. The goal is to get the funding to build a high quality and world’s most affordable consumer 3D printer that everyone can enjoy!

Named Buccaneer®, the 3D printer has a list price of $347, half of an iPad’s and has the ability to communicate wirelessly with mobile devices and work in tandem with a cloud system to create a delightful and intuitive 3D printing experience. Pirate3D has released the following video showing the internal mechanisms of the printer at work:

Neo Kok Beng is a technology entrepreneur & venture catalyst specialized in the product development and commercialization of technology from universities and research institutes. He has created successful ventures in mobile computing, information security and medical technology.

Besides his role at Pirate3D, Neo Kok Beng is also the President & CEO of Awak Technologies, a company specialized in developing and supplying wearable dialysis machines. Last year Awak Technologies won Biz Barcelona’s Global Entrepreneurship Competition, a competition between the best 16 business plans in the world, for its impact to radically change the lives of millions of people with affected by kidney diseases worldwide.

Neo Kok Beng is actively involved in the mentoring of technology-based startups from the faculty and students. He is one of the academic committee and faculty members of the Stanford Singapore Biodesign and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore, and teaches new product development, design thinking, business innovations and technology commercialization.

A big thanks

One month ago, on April 16, Biocat officially launched Moebio and its flagship program Design Health Barcelona, an innovative, challenging, inspiring and global talent development initiative to train health transformers.

In the next decade, medical technology industry is going to be massively disrupted and transformed in ways that we cannot entirely predict right now. The convergence of technologies ranging from cloud-based healthcare data, to regenerative medicine, 3D printing, wearable devices, mobile health and artificial intelligence promise to re-invent how medicine is practiced.

Some of these technologies will emerge from initiatives like Design Health Barcelona, a unique environment where fellows will work in multidisciplinary teams and with international experts in science, design, technology and business to detect and solve currently unmet clinical needs.

If you could not join us at Moebio and Design Health Barcelona introduction event, or if you are interested in recovering the presentations, you can watch the video of the event here.


Biocat’s commitment to train future leaders and to accelerate entrepreneurship in healthcare has just begun, so we hope to continue having your support and to meet again at future events. in the forthcoming weeks you will find us at: