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TECSAM Network:
innovation in mental health

  • Our mission: accelerating valorization and transfer of mental health and new technology discoveries to enhance quality of life.
  • Our vision: people with mental health problems receiving timely and high quality treatment.

Disruptive solutions closer to people

  • We promote the participation of people affected by mental health problems.
  • We place particular emphasis on gender issues, considering the double social stigma of being a woman and living with a mental disorder.

TECSAM Network's members

Research groups 49
eHealth Lab Research Group

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)

IP: Carme Carrion Ribas
Research groups 48
Behavioural Design Lab (BDLab)

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)/eHealth Center

IP: Manuel Armayones Ruiz
Research groups 47
Mental Health and Addictions Girona

Institut d’Investigació Biomèdica de Girona Dr. Josep Trueta (IDIBGI)

IP: Jordi Cid Colom
COIP: Eva Frigola Capell
Research groups 46
Innovation and Sustainability Data Lab (ISDaLab)

UPF Barcelona School of Managment

IP: Ana María Freire Veiga
Research groups 45
Research Group in Epidemiology and Public Health in the Digital Health context (epi4health)

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)/UVic-UCC/UAB

IP: Marina Bosque Prous
COIP: Albert Espelt
Research groups 44
Laboratory of Molecular Neuropharmacology, Biophysics and Bioinformatics (LMNBB)

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

IP: Jesús Giraldo Arjonilla
Research groups 43
Wireless Information Networking (WIN)

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

IP: Antoni Morell Pérez
COIP: José López Vicario
Research groups 42
High Performance Computing for Efficient Applications & Simulation (HPC4EAS)

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

IP: Remo Suppi Boldrito
Research groups 41
Stress and Health Research Group (GIES)

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

IP: Joaquim T. Limonero Garcia
Research groups 40
Complexity Lab Barcelona (CLabB)

Universitat de Barcelona (UB)

IP: Josep Perelló Palau
COIP: Isabelle Bonhoure
Research groups 38
Barcelona Centre for New Medical Technologies (BCN MedTech)

Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)

IP: Gemma Piella Fenoy
COIP: Miguel Ángel González Ballester
Research groups 37
Mental Health Research Group

Institut Hispital del Mar d'Investigacions Mèdiques (IMIM)/Parc de Salut Mar (PSMAR)

IP: Francesc Colom Victoriano
COIP: Víctor Pérez Sola
Research groups 36
Applied Multimodal Neuroimaging Group

Fundació per a la Investigació i la Docència María Angustias Giménez (FIDMAG)

IP: Edith Pomarol-Clotet
Research groups 35
Smart IT Engineering and Services (SITES)

Universitat de Girona (UdG)

IP: María Beatriz López Ibáñez
Research groups 34
+Pec Proteomics Research Group (+PPRG)

Institut de Recerca Biomèdica de Lleida (IRBLLEIDA)

IP: Xavier Gallart Palau & Aida Serra
Research groups 33
Clinical and Epidemiological Neuroscience (NeuroÈpia)

Institut d’Investigació Sanitària Pere Virgili (IISPV)

IP: Jordi Julvez Calvo
Research groups 32
Person-environment Interaction in Mental Health Risk and Resilience

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

IP: Lorena Chanes Puiggros
COIP: Neus Vidal Barrantes & Sergi Ballespí Solà
Research groups 31
Autism Clinical and Genetic Research Group (AUTBCN)

Fundació Docència i Recerca Mútua Terrassa / Hospital Universitario Mutua Terrassa

IP: Amaia Hervas Zuñiga
COIP: Maria Jesus Arranz Calderon
Artificial Intelligence for Human Well-being (AIWELL)

UOC eHealth Research Center

IP: Agata Lapedriza Garcia
Intervention in Clinical and Health Psychology

Universitat de Barcelona (UB)

IP: Guillem Feixas i Viaplana
COIP: Francisco José Eiroá Orosa
TECSAM Network members
Artificial Intelligence and Biomedical Applications (AIBA)

Universitat de Barcelona (UB)

IP: Petia Ivanova Radeva
TECSAM Network members
Clinical Biological Psychiatry and Psychology Group

Institut d'Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge (IDIBELL)

IP: José Manuel Menchón
COIP: Carles Soriano-Mas
TECSAM Network members
Clinical Schizophrenia Group (GEC)

Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi Sunyer (IDIBAPS)/Hospital Clínic de Barcelona

IP: Miquel Bernardo Arroyo
COIP: Eduard Parellada Rodon
TECSAM Network members
Mental Health Research Group - Sant Pau

Fundació Institut de Recerca de l'Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau (IR-HSCSP)

IP: Maria J. Portella Moll
TECSAM Network members
Bipolar Disorder

Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS)/Hospital Clínic de Barcelona

IP: Eduard Vieta Pascual
COIP: Diego Hidalgo Mazzei
TECSAM Network members
Applications of New Technologies in Clinical Psychology (VR-PSY Lab)

Universitat de Barcelona (UB)

IP: José Gutiérrez Maldonado
Research groups 22
Translational Medicine and Decision Sciences Laboratory (TransLab)

Universitat de Girona (UdG)

IP: Xavier Castells Cervelló
TECSAM Network members
Biomonitoring Group (GBIO)

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

IP: Jordi Aguiló Llobet
TECSAM Network members
Health Services Research Group

Fundació Institut de l'Hospital del Mar d'Investigacions Mèdiques (IMIM)

IP: Jordi Alonso Caballero
Research groups 19
Innovation in Mental Health and Social Wellfare (ISaMBeS)

Fundació Universitària Balmes (UVIC-UCC) -Althaia –CHV–Institut de Recerca i Innovació en Ciències de la Vida i de la Salut (IRIS-CC)

IP: Laia Briones Buixass
COIP: Salvador Simó
TECSAM Network members
Multimedia Applications and ICTs Laboratory (LAM)

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)

IP: Jordi Torner Ribé
COIP: Gil Serrancolí
TECSAM Network members
Brain, Cognition and behavior (C3)

Consorci Sanitari de Terrassa (CST)

IP: Maite Garolera Feixa
TECSAM Network members
Neurobiology of Stress and Vulnerability to Psychopathology

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

IP: Roser Nadal Alemany
COIP: Antonio Armario García
TECSAM Network members
Methodological Quality and Synthesis of Research in Health Psychology

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

IP: Josep Maria Losilla Vidal
TECSAM Network members
e-Mental Health, Prevention and Epidemiology in Neuropsychiatric Illnesses (e-MH-PEMN)

Institut d'Investigació i Innovació Parc Taulí (I3PT)

IP: Diego J. Palao Vidal
COIP: Itziar Montalvo Aguirrezabala
TECSAM Network members
Psychiatry, Mental Health and Addictions

Vall d'Hebron Institut de Recerca (VHIR)/Vall d'Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus (HUVH)

IP: José Antoni Ramos Quiroga
COIP: Marta Ribasés Haro
TECSAM Network members
Genetics and Environment in Psychiatry (GAP)

Institut d'Investigació Sanitària Pere Virgili (IISPV)/Hospital Universitari Institut Pere Mata

IP: Elisabet Vilella Cuadrada
COIP: Lourdes Martorell
TECSAM Network members
AI for Healthcare

Institut d'Investigació en Intel·ligència Artificial (IIIA-CSIC)

IP: Josep Lluis Arcos
COIP: Nardine Osman
TECSAM Network members
Intelligent Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Research Center (IDEAI)

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)

IP: Àngela Nebot Castells
COIP: Karina Gibert Oliveras
TECSAM Network members
Brainlab - Cognitive Neuroscience Research Group

Universitat de Barcelona (UB)

IP: Carles Escera i Micó
COIP: Iria Sant Miguel Insua
Research groups 08
Health Technologies (TECSALUT)

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)

IP: Alicia Casals Gelpí
TECSAM Network members
Full-Body Interaction Laboratory (FubIntLab)

Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)

IP: Narcís Parés Burguès
TECSAM Network members
Human Behavior Understanding using Computer Vision and AI (HuPBA)

Universitat de Barcelona (UB)

IP: Sergio Escalera Guerrero
TECSAM Network members
Psychological Research in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain (ÀGORA)

Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Déu (PSSJD) / Fundació Sant Joan de Déu (FSJD)

IP: Juan Vicente Luciano Devis
COIP: Jesús Montero Marín
Research groups 04
Research group in mental health and primary care

Institut Universitari d'Investigació en Atenció Primària (IDIAP Jordi Gol)

IP: Enric Aragonès Benaiges
COIP: Maria Isabel Fernández San Marín
Healthcare technologies and results in primary care and mental health research group (PRISMA)

Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Déu (PSSJD) / Fundació Sant Joan de Déu (FSJD)

IP: Antoni Serrano Blanco
COIP: Maria Rubio Valera
Etiopathogenesis and treatment of severe mental disorders (MERITT)

Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Déu (PSSJD) / Fundació Sant Joan de Déu (FSJD)

IP: Judith Usall i Rodié - Susana Ochoa
Epidemiology and prevention of mental disorders

Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Déu (PSSJD) / Fundació Sant Joan de Déu (FSJD)

IP: Josep Maria Haro
COIP: Ai Koyanagi

Member Institutions

TECSAM Network institutions
upf business school
Mutua Terrassa

Associated entitites


Supported by:

Capital Cell
TIC Salut Social

Our Team

The TECSAM Network team is made up of multidisciplinary specialists and experts in the sector, contributing experience and work to make possible the valorization and transfer of mental health research

Josep Maria Haro
Josep Maria Haro

TECSAM Network Coordinator

TECSAM Network
Judit López

Innovation Unit Coordinator & Promotion

TECSAM Network
Iris Mauricio

Communication Manager

TECSAM Network
Emilio Tomás

Technology Transfer Technician

Gemma Hernandez Gonzalez
Gemma Hernández González

Innovation Technician

TECSAM Network
Silvena Pashova

Communication Technician

Aitor Muñoz

National Research Project Manager

José de Dios

Research Project Technician

Expert insights and other documents


Challenges identified by people with mental health problems

Source: Xarxa TECSAM

Toolkit: gender and research

Toolkit: Incorporating the sex and gender perspective in research content

Source: Agència de Qualitat i Avaluació Sanitàries de Catalunya (AQuAS)