Around 200 people from all over Spain debated innovation in the field of healthcare

5 de May de 2023

Artificial intelligence, intra-entrepreneurship and big data were some of the key topics of the ` I National Forum on Innovation Management in Healthcare

The Marqués de Valdecilla Health Research Institute (IDIVAL) together with the Ministry of Health of the Government of Cantabria organized on April 28 the 1st National Forum on Innovation Management in Healthcare `MIND THE GAP’ which was attended by around 200 people from all over Spain and was sponsored by Janssen and supported by the Botín Foundation and the ITEMAS Platform.

The aim of this conference, which was open to companies, innovation and research managers, clinicians, managers and executives, was to discuss organizational innovation, focused on patients, knowledge and healthcare technologies. Artificial intelligence, intrapreneurship, big data or innovative public procurement were some of the key topics that were discussed in round table format at the Botín Foundation in Santander.

The coordinators of this meeting have valued this conference “as an excellent opportunity to establish synergies and collaborations between the different agents in the health innovation management environment, which aims to consolidate itself as a national reference forum”.

The conference was inaugurated by the Minister of Health, Raúl Pesquera, the Deputy Director General of Networks and Corporate Research Centers of the Carlos III Health Institute, Agustín González, and Ana Isabel Gil, representing the patients.

Also, the master conference ‘Precision Medicine, new realities, new challenges’ was given by Dr. Ángel Carracedo, director of the Foundation of Xenomic Medicine-SERGAS and Professor of Legal Medicine at the University of Santiago.

Los ponentes de esta jornada forman parte del Máster en Dirección y Gestión de la Innovación en Salud (MINDS) coordinado por IDIVAL y la Universidad Nebrija y que tiene como objetivo generar una red de profesionales del ámbito sanitario y de la empresa que puedan promover el desarrollo de la innovación en salud en su entorno.

The speakers at this conference are part of the Master in Management and Administration of Innovation in Healthcare (MINDS) coordinated by IDIVAL and Nebrija University, which aims to create a network of professionals from the healthcare and business fields who can promote the development of innovation in healthcare in their environment.

Registration open for the II Edition of the Master in Management and Management of Innovation in Health (MINDS)

IDIVAL and Nebrija University have opened registration for the second edition of the Master’s program, which is once again sponsored by Janssen and supported by the Botín Foundation. Those interested may also apply for one of the available tuition scholarships.

Through meetings with expert speakers from the fields of research, health, management and entrepreneurship, who will give a practical vision of their field, the participating students will acquire knowledge for the analysis, understanding, development and leadership of innovative projects in the public and private sectors. For this reason, both the faculty and the participating students have an interdisciplinary profile from teaching, management, technical or clinical fields.

Visits to the main innovation centers in the country and specific events will complement the program in order to learn first-hand about the management and progress of innovation.

With a hybrid format, online and face-to-face at the Botín Foundation in Madrid, the sessions will begin in September 2023 and will last until June 2024, during which the different works elaborated by the students will be presented.

Additional information on registration, programming and available scholarships can be found on the website or by contacting