Two companies supported by HiTT get outstanding reward.

Two companies supported by HiTT get outstanding reward.

HiTT celebrates that Barcelona Activa recognizes Qbeast with an award for the best project of high technological impact and Hospital Vall d’Hebron obtains more than 1M€ benefit from the exploitation of a patent license.  Qbeast is a ‘Big Data’ analysis platform that allows the indexation and visualization of data in a responsive, clear and intuitive way.   On  February, Barcelona Activa has awarded the Qbeast startup for the best business project with a high technological impact, with an economic contribution of 5.000€, in the framework of the fifth edition of the Preacceleració Program. Qbeast has also obtained an office space in the MediaTIC Incubator. HiTT has pleased worked all along with Qbeast to define its business model and its development path.  Also in February Hospital Vall d’Hebron has published that Hospital Vall d’Hebron has obtained more than € 1M benefit from the licence of a new treatment for a rare disease, representing the highest economic benefit generated by a state research institute by a patent licence. Doctors Ramon Martí (VHIR) and Michio Hirano (Columbia University) discovered the treatment in 2013. Afterwards, they licenced the patent to Modis Therapeutics, an American company, to develop the therapy. HiTT participated in the evidence review to complete the evidence package of the value dossier of the drug.   These two successful stories reinforce the idea of Barcelona as a strong life sciences and health HUB articulated around powerful core formed by public hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and research centres with which HiTT has strong and long-standing relationships.  HiTT is an international market access consultancy with a payer perspective, with offices in Barcelona born in 2013. HiTT focuses its main activity on advising and accompanying institutions, research centres and private companies in the health sector, who wish to develop and implement innovative projects to add value to the health...
Big Data analytical tools project

Big Data analytical tools project

Health Innovation Technology Transfer (HITT) is working on the development of an European project in Big Data tools. This project tries to understand the needs of the professionals that use Big Data tools in its analytical procedures. In order to know which are the needs and the characteristics of the companies that use Big Data analytical tools, HiTT is developing this study through interviews to professionals of different sectors and also, through on-line questionnaires that people that is interested in this topic can answer. We would like to gather as much information as possible to ensure that our analysis reflects the real concerns of the market. HiTT invites the professionals that use big data tools in its analytical procedure, to open this link and answer the questionnaire. Your responses will be kept anonymous. Many thanks in...
Apps in Africa? Yes, but…

Apps in Africa? Yes, but…

Sometimes, when we think about a new app or technology that will be useful for improving health in African people, we don’t consider the applicability that this app will have. We imagine a super-app that will resolve the problem for which it has been designed, which will be cost-effective, easy to use and that everybody will use. But the reality is very different. Yes, the app is perfect, but it’s primarily perfect for its use in developed countries. It’s important to have in mind that in Africa they don’t have the same Internet access as us. The population only represents 10% of Internet users in the world. Besides, its global Internet penetration rate is about 31,2%, according to 2017 data, although in countries like Kenya or South-Africa the rates are higher, at 89,4% and 54% respectively. So, maybe we should consider the whole scene before planning a new app. We are so used to having Internet access always that we don’t think that this doesn’t happen everywhere. Biblio: Internet World Stats. Internet Users Statics for Africa [Internet]. 2017 [cited 2018 Jan 15]. Available from:...