We are an instrument at the service of the catalan health and social system

We aim to make the high-impact health and social innovations available for citizens


We accompany projects both in the maturation phase and in the implementation stage. We contribute to the maturation of projects by facilitating work meetings with our network of experts, from both the CIMTI community and the CIMIT of Boston. We give support in the areas of business, market, public purchase, regulatory, clinical, technology, investment and communication.

We guide projects following an own methodology which has been adapted from the CIMIT of Boston methodology. And we do not stop here. We are the only instrument that accompanies projects in their implementation both in Catalonia and internationally. We facilitate the meetings, contacts and means to make it possible.

Promoter entity

Fundación Leitat

Supported by

Generalitat de Catalunya. Departament de Salut Agència de Qualitat i Avaluació Sanitàries de Catalunya Obra Social La Caixa

Strategic alliance

CIMIT. Consortia for Improving Medicine with Innovation & Technology

Our story

CIMTI was created in 2017 as an initiative with the aim to improve, at national level, the conversion ratio of scientific research on innovation. Thus, CIMTI is singled out as a project that seeks to ensure that research excellence is reflected in innovation excellence. CIMTI reinforces innovation structures, processes and policies based on promoting disruptive and incremental initiatives, with high health and social impact.

The promoter entity of CIMTI is Fundación LEITAT, with the support from the Catalan Government (Generalitat de Catalunya) Health Services Department, the Agency for Health Quality and Assessment of Catalonia (AQuAS, as per the acronym in Catalan), the Social Work “La Caixa” and a strategic alliance with the CIMIT of Boston. 




To improve the quality of life of citizens and Catalonia’s positioning in terms of innovation in the European context.

To generate impact by promoting the implementation of initiatives that generate a high health and social impact internationally. These initiatives must value the scientific production developed within the framework of the health and social research system.

To concentrate experience in the field of medical-technological devices and instruments, both in research and in the field of knowledge transfer and innovation.

To bring knowledge together through a network, the CIMIT community, that facilitates the contact of the agents involved: researchers from hospitals of SISCAT system, CERCA research centres, entrepreneurs and public and private sector entities that give more value to each function and stage of the process.

To deploy strategies to attract public and private investment, facilitate the internationalization and maximize the social impact of our innovations.

Visualization and transparency of the added value generated speaking of health, economics and social.