Transforming people’s lives

We help resolve health-related problems by combining different areas of knowledge, science and technology.

DIH·bio is a digital innovation hub that uses digital technologies to promote strategic areas with a high capacity to transform and impact people’s lives, such as Biosciences, Biotechnology and Health.

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Digital innovation

We develop digital innovation so that companies and public authorities may benefit from digital technologies such as Artifical Intelligence (AI), high performance computing (HPC) and cybersecurity.

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Ecosystem

We connect and invigorate the key players in an open innovation ecosystem that encourages public-private cooperation between companies, so as to improve processes, products and services.

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Territory

We contribute to the Autonomous Community of Madrid's development by joining the university, research centres, companies, governmental authorities and diverse support entities.

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Biohealth

We have become a leader in the world of technology and entrepreneurship as regards the application of new digital technologies to the area of Bioscience, Biotechnology and Health.

· Services ·

DIH·bio acts like a ‘one-stop shop’ or first regional point of contact, offering companies and public authorities a series of services to cover their needs in four pivotal elements.

Innovation and networking

We act as facilitator to connect industry, companies and public authorities in need of new technology solutions with companies that can make them available.

  • Creation of communities and work groups within the field of digitalisation

  • Organisation of brokerage events

  • Organisation of dissemination events

  • Provision of market intelligence services

  • Strategic roadmap design services

  • Provision of technology surveillance services

  • Organisation of seminars to exchange knowledge and experience

  • Representation of the DIH's interests in meetings and conferences

  • Organisation of visits and roadshows.

Pre-investment experimentation

We provide access to technical experience and experimentation, to give companies the chance to ‘try before investing’.

  • Participation in collaborative pre-competitive research projects

  • Fulfillment of contract research activities
  • Participation in specific development and innovation projects

  • Technological proof of concepts
  • Prototyping and short runs

  • Sale, hire or pay-as-you-go of algorithms, programs, infrastructure or any other technological capacity
  • Facilities / laboratories for temporary projects

  • Professional digitalisation services: guidance and definition of digitalisation opportunities
  • Digital technology application services within the field of Bioscience, Biotechnology and Health, etc.

  • Provision of product certification and qualification services

Support in the search for funding

We offer access to financial institutions, investors and advisers, including back-up to use InvestEU and financial mechanisms such as the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN).

  • Online marketing business services
  • Offer of acceleration services with experts in the sector

  • Offer of legal advice and IPR

  • Offer of office and experimentation spaces

  • Advice on fund raising matters

  • Management of specific lines of credit

  • Interlocution with venture capital entities and business angels

  • Opportunity identification service

  • Participation in consortiums

  • Proposal development

Digital training

We offer support in the area of advanced digital skills to ensure the suitable level is reached within the supported organisations, to thus take maximum advantage of digital innovation technologies

  • Advice on the definition and identification of professional profiles
  • Assignment of facilities for the technical training of third parties
  • Offer of training in technological fields
  • Offer of places for training and research periods

· Partners ·

We bring together entities that represent the key players in the process to implement technologies aimed towards habilitating digital transformation.

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM)

La Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) is included among the 200 best universities in the world, ranking at number 192. According to QS World University Rankings 2020, it is the third best university in Spain. Moreover, the UAM is the top university in Madrid and is listed as one of the 100 most prestigious European universities (number 84).

The UAM offers extensive educational and research opportunities in numerous fields, with special emphasis on those related to life sciences and digital technologies.

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Asociación para el Desarrollo de la Ingeniería del Conocimiento (IIC)

The Knowledge Engineering Institute (IIC) is a non-profit private entity, expert on Big Data, Artifical Intelligence and Machine Learning technologies. The core, experience and track record of the IIC revolves around data analysis. It specialises in the subject of health.

iic.uam.es

Centro de Biología Molecular 'Severo Ochoa' (CBM)

The CBM promotes biomedical and biotechnological research in Spain, significantly contributing towards the training of numerous young researchers who are writing their doctoral theses in the centre.

cbm.uam.es

National Centre for Biotechnology (CNB)

The CNB carries out research activities by combining molecular biology techniques with the latest technologies. One of the CNB’s most important assets resides in its platform of scientific-technical services that offers cutting-edge technology in the fields of structural and cell biology, models of genetically modified organisms, genomics and proteomics, as well as emerging areas of computational biology and synthetic biology.

cnb.csic.es

Alberto Sols Biomedical Research Institute (IIBM)

The IIBM is an institute specialising in biomedicine that addresses strategies related to the research of different pathologies, starting with the study of their origin, development and evolution mechanisms and ending with the study of prevalent and rare diseases. The IIBM collaborates with companies of the biotechnology sector in proof of concepts and short run prototyping.

iib.uam.es

Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Puerta de Hierro Majadahonda (IDISPHISA)

IDIPHISA was established with the mission to develop biomedical research activities in conditions of quality and excellence, to be able to transfer results aimed towards solving the population’s health problems.

It offers its researchers facilities and technical support units that provide technological support of quality in essential areas of biomedical research. Included among them is the Biostatistics Unit, which performs data analysis then disseminates the results.

investigacionpuertadehierro.com

Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Fundación Jiménez Díaz (IIS-FJD)

The Fundación Jiménez Díaz Health Research Institute is a non-profit entity constituted by the Fundación Jiménez Díaz University Hospital and the UAM. It has an extensive track record of commitment to research and teaching, apart from its clinical and healthcare activity. Its goal is to drive, promote and foster research of excellence, scientific and technological knowledge, teaching and training in the Hospital, as well as make it easier to transfer advances in research and innovation to healthcare practice as efficiently as possible.

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Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria del Hospital Universitario de La Princesa (IIS Princesa)

The Research Institute at Hospital de La Princesa was formed by virtue of an agreement signed between health centres of the Health Department of the Autonomous Community of Madrid and other basic research institutions, including the UAM.
The purpose of the IIS Princesa is to conduct medical research so as to improve patients’ quality of life and produce innovative results for society.

iis-princesa.org

The Madrid Institute of Advanced Studies of Food Science and Technology, and Health (IMDEA- Food)

IMDEA-Food studies the relationship between genes and nutrients, placing special emphasis on preventing and treating chronic diseases through food.
Given the molecular grounds of its work, the basis of the research capacities is made up of digital and data technologies (computational biology, bioinformatics and data analysis) and genomics.

alimentacion.imdea.org

Madrid Institute of Advanced Studies in Nanoscience (IMDEA-Nanociencia)

IMDEA-Nanociencia was established as a interdisciplinary research centre devoted to exploring basic nanoscience and developing nanotechnology applications related to innovative industries.

nanoscience.imdea.org

Alcobendas HUB

Alcobendas HUB provides 360-degree services to attract and consolidate investment in the town of Alcobendas. Driven by Alcobendas Town Council, framed within the Fundación Ciudad de Alcobendas, in collaboration with Alcobendas Business Association (AICA), it benefits from the contributions and involvement of large companies from all social, educational, sports and cultural sectors. Alcobendas Hub provides free 360-degree investment services, ranging from previous advice to the ‘soft landing’ space and monitoring after the installation.

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Spanish Bioindustry Association (AseBIO)

AseBIO is the main organisation that groups together and represents the interests of companies, associations, foundations, universities, technology and research centres that develop activities within the field of biotechnology in Spain.

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An association that fosters Innovation in Northern Madrid (InNorMadrid)

InNorMadrid is the association that fosters Innovation in Northern Madrid, whose mission is to promote and boost the relationship between the research activity carried out at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) and the business environment in the Northern Madrid area. innormadrid.org

Alcobendas Town Council

Alcobendas Town Council works to consolidate the local productive network; among other measures it has created an office to promote investment in the town. It contributes towards improving the business ecosystem by making available municipal services and innovation, training, funding and networking programmes to all the socioeconomic players that promote growth in the town

alcobendas.org

Official Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services in Madrid (Cámara de Madrid)

The Cámara de Madrid is a corporation of public right that represents, promotes and defends the general interests of the economic agents in the region, and provides services to companies that carry out their activity in the Autonomous Community of Madrid.

camaramadrid.es

Cross Road Biotech Inversiones Biotecnológicas (CRB Inverbio)

CRB Inverbio is a venture capital management company that specialises in the health and life sciences sector. It likewise offers specialised advice and consulting services to entrepreneurs, companies and research institutions within the area of strategic development, development plans, funding strategies, partnership agreements and investment.

crbinverbio.com

Madrid Science Park Foundation (FPCM)

The FPCM’s mission is to drive and dynamise entrepreneurship, innovation and the adoption of technology in the region of Madrid. To achieve its purpose, it has infrastructure and services directed towards advising and supporting innovative business projects during the incubation and acceleration stages. It is a prominent agent in the promotion of entrepreneurship within the bio field.

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International Business Machines (IBM)

IBM is a leader in cloud solutions, artificial intelligence, and technology services and systems aimed towards boosting digital transformation and modernising companies and institutions. IBM was founded over 100 years ago. It helps organisations to integrate and evolve with each new era of technological innovation. Its R&D Unit, IBM Research, one of the world’s main cores of corporate research, is developing the future of information technologies in key areas such as quantum computing and advanced artificial intelligence.

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Indra Sistemas (Indra)

Indra is one of the leading global technology and consulting companies. It is a world leader in providing proprietary solutions in specific segments, and the leading firm in digital transformation consultancy and Information Technologies in Spain and Latin America through its affiliate Minsait.

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DELL Technologies

Dell Technologies was formed after the merger of several technology leaders, which together have sufficient capacity to achieve results by providing customers with digital transformation solutions.

Dell Technologies makes digital transformation real, thus simplifying healthcare management systems and improving patients’ care. It supports health researchers by implementing systems that collect and analyse data in real time, to make precision medicine possible.

delltechnologies.com

IDCQ Hospitals and Health (Grupo Hospitalario Quirónsalud)

Quirónsalud is the result of the integration of IDCsalud and Quirón, and has become one of Spain’s leading companies in the provision of healthcare services.

This company covers all medical requirements to be able to offer patients comprehensive care. It has over 70 centres all over Spain and the most advanced technology.

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Merck

Merck is a leading company in science and technology, specialising in the fields of Healthcare, Life Science and Performance Materials. It is present in 66 countries around the world. Merck creates specialised products in the fields of health, life sciences and high performance materials.

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Microsoft España

Microsoft is one of the largest software development companies in the world. Two of its best-known products are Microsoft Windows y Microsoft Office. It is currently one of the main cloud solution providers, including its Azure Services Platform that is being used to create smart testing pods for COVID-19, with Azure IoT and Azure Cognitive Services. It has launched a cloud specifically addressed to medical care and is committed to the development and application of AI in the health field.

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Takeda Farmacéutica España (Takeda)

Takeda is a patient-focused global biopharmaceutical company that works to bring better health and a better future to people worldwide. It is committed to patient-focused innovation.

In Spain it has a Cell Therapy Technology Center in Tres Cantos (Madrid), where stem cell-based medicinal products are manufactured.

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Telefónica de España (Telefónica)

Telefónica is a key integrated operator and the leading telephone operator in the Spanish and Portuguese market. As a result, it is becoming the leader among multi-service and multi-domestic providers.

Our mission is to develop products and services that help increase the efficiency of healthcare and establish new ways to provide medical and social services, improving the work environment of professionals and the quality of life of citizens, patients and carers, becoming the technological leader of the health sector’s transformation.

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Vaelsys Training and Development (Vaelsys)

A company specialising in management and image processing solutions. Vaelsys is especially prepared to work on projects that include video and static-image technologies.

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· Support entities ·

Besides the partner-promoters, the consortium is supported by the following types of entities:

Collaborating entity

They state their interest in placing their capacities, services and resources at the consortium’s disposal. These entities sign an agreement or letter of intent aligned with the consortium’s goals, which specify the capacities they provide.

Institutional entity

They fully support the consortium from a strategic perspective in order to define the roadmap. They show their alignment with the DIH by way of a letter that explains their strategy and intention to back it with the legal instruments they have available.

Autonomous Community of Madrid

The Government of the Autonomous Community of Madrid is the organised body that directs the policy of the Community. It fulfils the executive and administrative functions, and also acts as the regulatory agency in matters not reserved in this Statute of the Madrid Assembly. Its office is in the Royal Post Office building, in Puerta del Sol.

Madrid City Council

Madrid City Council has been working on boosting local economic activity by supporting the development of entrepreneurial projects of a technological nature, as well as offering diverse financial support mechanisms. In addition, it offers the possibility to access resources and facilities, from where it works to accompany promoters of new business initiatives of an innovative nature.

Autonomous Community of Madrid

The Government of the Autonomous Community of Madrid is the organised body that directs the policy of the Community. It fulfils the executive and administrative functions, and also acts as the regulatory agency in matters not reserved in this Statute of the Madrid Assembly. Its office is in the Royal Post Office building, in Puerta del Sol.

Madrid City Council

Madrid City Council has been working on boosting local economic activity by supporting the development of entrepreneurial projects of a technological nature, as well as offering diverse financial support mechanisms. In addition, it offers the possibility to access resources and facilities, from where it works to accompany promoters of new business initiatives of an innovative nature.

Interested entity

By way of a letter, they acknowledge the importance of the initiative and their support of the DIH. Interested entitites have no acquired rights and by means of a letter they simply transmit their intention to provide support and stress that the need of the DIH is highly relevant.

FUNDED BY:

An initiative of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) within the framework of the project known as ECOSISTEMA DE INNOVACIÓN MADRID NORTE KNODE (Ref: OI2019 UAM-11 5659), granted in the 2019 official announcement of financial aid for boosting technological innovation and promoting technology transfer to the productive sector, included as one of the priorities of the Autonomous Community of Madrid’s Regional Research and Innovation Strategy for smart specialisation (RIS3). The initiative is based on using linking entities of technological innovation, of which 25% is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and another 25% by the Autonomous Community of Madrid within the framework of the ERDF Regional Operational Programme 2014-2020.

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