The first edition of “Claus per Emprendre en Tecnologies Mèdiques”
took place in February at the IQS School of Engineering in Barcelona.
Biocat and IQS Tech Factory joined efforts to create this 4-days
course. It gathered experts and entrepreneurs experienced in medical
technologies and digital health from all over Catalunya. The aim was to
provide attendees with the opportunity to learn how to build a medical
or technological start-up.

Noemí Balà, one of the co-founders of Aortyx, was invited to
participate in the inaugural session. It was a great opportunity to
overview new trends and market positioning, but more importantly how
to go from clinical need and a technological idea to market and exit.
The course, aimed at students and young researchers, presents the
failures, successes, problems and satisfaction that entrepreneurs
enjoy and suffer along their uncertain journey.