Slowly, Barcelona is becoming the European epicenter of eHealth. On this occasion, it is Dedalus, a digital health and clinical diagnosis solutions startup, that is committed to Barcelona and Spain, planning a new R&D Hub in digital health, in Barcelona, which will open at the end of the year.
With this high-performance center, it intends to promote its data analytics solutions and the new open platform of digital health history, as well as the development of disruptive and innovative projects for its clients in Spain, Europe and the rest of the world.
Marisa FelipeCEO of Dedalus Iberia, highlights that “Dedalus wants to accompany the Catalan health ecosystem in its transformation towards a data-driven and person-centered health model, supported by an open technological ecosystem to foster collaboration at regional, national and and international”.
Talent attraction for the new R&D Hub
Within the framework of the company’s growth strategy in Catalonia, with the aim of attracting talent for its new Digital Health R&D Hub in Barcelona, it has promoted the first Datathon Digital Health “Data4Care”, held at the beginning of July, at Barcelona Tech.
For four days, virtually, the participants have worked on the development of ideas and digital solutions to respond to real challenges posed by health and pharmaceutical organizations of the health ecosystem of the Autonomous Community. In addition, they have had the opportunity to share experiences with professionals from laboratories such as Almirall and leading hospitals in the sector such as Parc Taulí, Mutua Terrasa and Sant Joan de Déu, who have collaborated in defining the challenges of the Datathon and have participated as a jury of the competition.
“At Dedalus, innovation is our passion and to undertake new projects successfully we need to incorporate the best talent. One of the key objectives of the Datathon has been to attract the best professionals to our organization because we are convinced that they will not regret it”, says Raquel Podadera, Regional Marketing and Communications Lead for Dedalus Iberia. Furthermore, she points out that “The impact that this initiative has had and its relationship with data analytics and open information models such as OpenEHR, together with the support of our clients and Catalan institutions, reaffirms our commitment to promoting digital health services at the service of people, and the digital health story of the future, based on open digital platforms, and our conviction that Dedalus is a key agent to make this a reality”.
The day has had the presence and participation of the Dr. Ana Ripoll, president of Bioinformatics Barcelona (BIB), who has offered an inspirational conference to address the challenges of Big Data and AI in the health sector. In Ripoll’s words: “From the Barcelona Bioinformatics Association (BIB) We believe that initiatives like this contribute to increasing the level of knowledge of our scientific community of bioinformaticians and the level to work with biomedical data. It is an enriching experience that allows students to share experiences, learn new solutions and foster collaboration and teamwork.”