Catalyst Europe 2020

May 5th - November 13th

Join as an individual

Sessions every Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm CET in Debrecen, Erlangen or Madrid.

Workload of 15 hours/week with flexible schedule format.

Trips: one 3-week Clinical Immersion in Madrid, and four Intensification weeks (one in Erlangen, one in Debrecen, and two in Boston).

 Remunerated work. 

Participants will organically form teams throughout the program.

Leave with a high-impact and new research project

Do you want to boost your career as a biomedical innovator by learning and using the MIT Catalyst framework for translational biomedical research?

Do you want to be involved in new and exciting projects addressing real needs in medicine? If you are a PhD student, Postdoc, researcher in a company or academia, or a clinician interested in the health technology field, then join Catalyst Europe!

Over a 6.5-month period, you, along with a diverse group of talented individuals across Europe, will spend an average of half-time compensated effort (it is, without leaving your current jobs and projects) to identify unmet medical needs, brainstorm and evaluate potential solutions and plan research project proposals. Several weeks are also spent in a focused Clinical Immersion and Intensification trips in Europe and Boston (US). At the end of the program, projects with demonstrated potential for impact may establish longer-term efforts with key stakeholders.

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The Process

Fellows identify unmet medical needs, validate them, and define plausible solutions in the form of translational research projects, guided by Faculty – experts from academic, industry and clinical backgrounds. Fellows innovate for healthcare impact.

Identify compelling unmet medical needs around the proposed Focus Areas.​

Devise a set of possible new solutions. Meet with key stakeholders to ensure that the solutions are practical and appropriate.

Narrow down to the most promising solutions and plan research project opportunities.​

4. Transition to Research Execution Plan

Explore further funding opportunities for those projects found to have greatest potential for impact.

Focus Areas

Fellows will work through the Catalyst process to find solutions that improve patient outcomes by addressing the following high priority Focus Areas.

From Data to
Clinical Knowledge

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From Data to
Clinical Knowledge

How can we detect, diagnose, mitigate and prevent diseases by eliciting the right information from data at the right moment?

How can we identify powerful insights, patterns and suggestions from the massive amounts of healthcare data that hospitals and connected devices generate?

How can we improve treatment monitoring?

How can we better predict the behavior and outcome of treatments?

How can biomedical imaging / image processing help clinicians and physicians better detect, diagnose, and prevent health conditions?

Access to
Healthcare Services

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Access to
Healthcare Services

How can technologies and processes support the timely use of personal health services to achieve the best health outcomes?

How do we ensure people gain the entry into the system and the care service they need?

How can we work for underserved populations to deliver basic healthcare needs?

How can we enable the use of healthcare services outside the hospital (at home / nursing homes/ primary care physician (PCP), remote areas, etc.) for better healthcare service outcomes?

How can we improve access to continuing care for people who are unable to make it to their closest hospital? 

Healthcare
Management

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Healthcare
Management

How can we generate more valuable and efficient workflows in clinical settings?

How can we serve more patients within a hospital setting, by using the same amount of resources (machines, equipment, workforce) as today?

How can we reduce cost and operational inefficiencies in current treatments, workflows and processes while improving clinical and financial efficiency?

How can we provide a more efficient access to healthcare data and the way it is shared among healthcare and management stakeholders?

The Program

May 5th - November 13th

Fellows join Catalyst Europe to discover opportunities for research with high translational and impact potential, and prepare themselves to execute new research projects.

Proof of Need

Starts on May 5th, simultaneously in each Hub (Debrecen, Erlangen, Madrid)

Identify, evaluate, and document unmet medical needs. Visit laboratories, talk with clinicians and explore the literature to create problem and need statements.

Clinical Immersion

May 12th - 28th, Madrid (Spain)

Observe the day-to-day life of clinicians, nurses, patients, and other individuals involved in a hospital. Discover needs. Interview key stakeholders.

Intensification in Boston I

June 22nd - 26th, Boston (US)

Proof of Need presentation and workshops.

Clinical Immersion

May 12th - 28th, Madrid (Spain)

Observe the day-to-day life of clinicians, nurses, patients, and other individuals involved in a hospital. Discover needs. Interview key stakeholders.

Proof of Opportunity

Simultaneously in each Hub (Debrecen, Erlangen, Madrid)

Identify and evaluate opportunities (need & solution idea). Work in teams for an in-depth analysis. Develop and document your opportunity.

3-week summer break!
July 27th - Aug 16th

Intensification in Erlangen

Sept 7th - 11th, Erlangen (Germany)

Proof of Opportunity presentation and workshops.

3-week summer break!
July 27th - Aug 16th

Project Proposal

Simultaneously in each Hub (Debrecen, Erlangen, Madrid)

Develop a plan to launch a research project which outlines the milestones in a 12-18 month time frame. Present your project proposal (orally) to an Independent Advisory Panel.

Intensification in Boston II

Oct 5th - 9th, Boston (US)

Project Proposal presentation and workshops

Transition to Research Execution Plan

Ends on Nov 13th, Simultaneously in each Hub (Debrecen, Erlangen, Madrid)

Conclude the program with a portfolio of validated research opportunities, with real opportunity to transition to project execution —including exploration of funding and commercialization opportunities.

Intensification in Debrecen

November 9th - 13th, Debrecen (Hungary)

Research Project Plan assessment, workshops and closing ceremony.