Innovation at the Vall d’Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus

In the last few years we have drastically changed the way we understand and relate to medicine. We at Vall d’Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus know that innovation is the key to improving the services and care that we provide. Which is why we are boosting the innovation of our services through the Innovation Committee and the I Innovate innovation workshop. This workshop sets out to improve the day-to-day lives of professionals and patients alike.

Project description

Technological innovation has established itself in the health sector, facilitating the work of professionals and making patient care faster and more efficient. The Vall d’Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus is at the forefront and works to incorporate these innovations and at the same time, given its care and research potential, is in a privileged position to be able to detect needs and work to provide solutions. A specific body was created for this reason, to be in charge of the organisation, promotion and review of all issues related to healthcare innovation. Not just in the field of technology, but also in everything related to change and improvement in our field, whether that be processes, procedures, tools or other initiatives.

The Innovation Committee is responsible for detecting opportunities for innovation in relation to the knowledge and skills of healthcare staff, and in relation to particularly relevant needs that are not covered. At the same time, it has the function of assisting and advising the different stages of the innovation or knowledge transfer process, so that these ideas may bring value to the healthcare system and to society.

We also work to promote projects that exhibit a clear commitment to innovation in all areas. It is in this environment, full of constant changes and challenges, that we aim to examine our own talent to find ideas for improving the everyday issues of our professionals and patients. Hence our creation of a space at the annual I Innovate workshop to gather together all the innovative projects that the Campus’ professionals have to help them with the transformation towards a more innovative campus: from creating mobile apps to highly complex business ideas and even healthcare improvements to enhance the work environment.

It is through our annual I Innovate workshop that we aim to get our professionals to present their innovative ideas and all our workers to choose a winning idea. The whole workforce, whatever the professional sector, can take part in this, and it is the professionals themselves from the Campus who will choose from all the projects proposed and vote for the best one from the three finalists. In addition, the three finalist proposals will be funded and implemented on the Campus.

The innovation projects are divided up into the following categories:

  • Economic and energy sustainability
  • Patient satisfaction
  • Safety of patients and professionals
  • Professional satisfaction
  • Covid-19

The first I Innovate workshop was held in 2018. You can find all the information about the workshops at


We support the promotion of projects that clearly support innovation in all areas.

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