Impact Program

Our methodology

We use an own methodogy, adapted from the GAITS methodology of the CIMIT of Boston to the Catalan ecosystem. The main objective of this methodology is to provide personalized support to our projects in the most efficient way through the healthcare innovation cycle.

Clinical need
Idea
Proof of concept
Proof of feasibility
Proof of value
Initial clinical trial
Validation of solution
Approval & Launch
Clinical use
Standard of care

Which services we provide to our projects?

Technological advice in collaboration with the country techology providers

  • Individualized technological advice (support in the decision making, project orientation, assessment of technology readiness level and technical feasibility)
  • Planification and execution of proof of concept tests
  • Access to manufacturing partners

Clinical advice

  • Work sessions with clinical experts that give support in the project conceptualization
  • Clinical workflow definition
  • Search of collaborators for pre-clinical validation
  • Support in the configuration of the advisory board
  • Access to the platform of clinical validation Healthcare Living Lab Catalonia

Regulatory advice

  • Training sessions related to regulation of medical devices
  • Work meetings with expert consultants (product classification and regulation withing the european regulation, technical requirements and orientation for the CE marking, implementation of quality management systems)

Advice in market and business / legal

  • Definition of the value proposition
  • Identification of stakeholders
  • Market study
  • Definition of the business model
  • Strategy for the intellectual property protection
  • Access to experts in public purchase
  • Valuation of intangible and company assets

Search for financing

  • Public (identification of financing ways, advice in the proposal’s presentation, possibility to form a consortium with the country technology providers for the request of competitive financing and elaboration of proposals jointly)
  • Private (mentoring with investment experts, support in the investor pitch preparation, identification of specialized investors and organization of presentations)

Communication advice

  • Definition and monitoring of the communication plan
  • Support in the preparation of interviews for the media
  • Appearance in traditional media (press, TV)
  • Project visibility through CIMTI communication channels
  • Realization of the promotional video of the project

Training sessions

  • Promotion of innovative culture in health centers
  • Business model
  • Investment
  • Regulation of medical devices
  • Intellectual property
  • Technology transfer and commercialization
  • Identification, mapping and interviews with stakeholders
  • Public purchase
  • Communicative skills

Download our training catalogue in catalan here. If you need an english version, you can send us an email at info@cimti.cat.

Direct access to the CIMIT of Boston

  • Personalized advice in the market and business area
  • Individual sessions for the development of the Healthcare Busines Model Canvas
  • Access to experts and investors of the CIMIT of Boston network.
  • Training sessions

CIMTI advisory team

  • Assignment of a reference manager per project
  • Individualized advice and monitoring during the maturation stage and subsquent project implementation
  • Accompaniment in meetings with stakeholders