Women entrepreneurs at Xartec Salut

On the occasion of  Women Entrepreneurship Day, we discover some of the feminine profiles that are making great steps in HealthTechnology and Innovation spheres. 

The new Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM)  2021/2022 Women’s Entrepreneurship Report showed that startup rates for women dropped by 15% from 2019 to 2020, and held constant in 2021. According a recent article published by El Referente, women account for 15.7% of startup founders in Spain. Xartec Salut, the largest network of innovation research groups in Catalonia led by CREB UPC, joins the community celebrating the Women Entrepreneurship Day, a formative date focused on celebrating, empowering and supporting women in business as well as a jourey to discuss their contributions to the entrepreneurial community.

A day to promote the engagement of women entrepreneurs in the HealthTech field.The stories below highlight the examples of three projects led by female investigators within the Xartec Salut community:

Dani Tost, CEO and Co-Founder and Núria Bonet, Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder at Virmedex, a start-up born within the CREB UPC that  provides the next generation of training platforms for high performance risk-aware professionals. A Barcelona based start-up company developing gamified software for specialized training.

Mireia Claramunt, Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder at Ephion Health, the digital platform that unifies patient mobility data to aid in clinical trials, healthcare research, and clinical care. We develop digital biomarkers using data captured from 3rd party wearable sensors that can be used to accurately measure treatment effects in clinical trials and patient care.

Teresa Tarragó, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder at Exheus, a solution that analyzes gene expression using Artificial Intelligence to determine what is happening in your body at any given time. Through the extraction of blood samples, RNA sequencing and subsequent data processing, a dashboard is generated with all the information regarding alterations in metabolic pathways related to performance, nutrition and health of the analyzed individuals.

Alícia Casals, president and Co-Founder at Rob Surgical, a spin-off of the Universitat Politècnica De Catalunya · Barcelona Tech – UPC and the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) created in 2012 which designs and develops new robotic systems for minimally invasive surgery. The first product developed by the company is the Bitrack System.

This project is co-financed by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).