We speak to Doctor Axel Barceló, Director of Incubando Salud, an initiative which seeks to forge links between the worlds of healthcare and business to design solutions aimed to meet the community's real needs, to improve patients' quality of life and contribute to the growth of the productive system.
The initiative was introduced by the Technology Networking Unit of the Barceló Fundación and is supported by CEMA. Incubando Salud is made up of a team of professionals convinced that there are a great number of ideas out there which, due to ignorance or the lack of the right tools and channels, cannot reach a stage of development where they can have an impact on society. Faced with this need, Incubando Salud is aiming to build a strategic alliance to give impetus to these ideas, providing capital for and guiding scientific knowledge to bring it from the laboratory to the real world. Incubando Salud proposes the creation of a space of interdisciplinary exchange where scientists, professors, university students and professionals in the Healthcare sector can interact with figures from the business world and take advantage of their knowledge, experience and tools, encouraging and facilitating the creation and development of successful, sustainable business initiatives.
EHealth Reporter Latin America: What motivated the creation of Incubando Salud?
Axel Barceló: We are seeking to work a change in the mentality of healthcare professionals. We want them to consider and realize the possibility of their ideas becoming projects and that these projects can be developed, not by third parties, but the professionals themselves. We are inviting them to think “I could be the one to do that” and, generally, healthcare sector professionals aren't accustomed to that.
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