• Date: September 07, 2018

The development of a diagnostic kit for patients with septicaemia and septic shock, a coating bacterial repellent to reduce hospital-acquired infections and new therapeutic treatments against different types of cancer are examples of some of the 20 biomedical research projects that feature in the 2018 edition of CaixaImpulse. All the selected projects can be found by following this link.

In comparison to the previous edition, this year there has been a 6% increase in the participation rate, up to a total of 85 candidates. After a selection process following European standards, 20 projects have been chosen to benefit from the programme. The majority (60%) come from research centres, universities and hospitals in Catalonia, although projects from Madrid, Valencia and Andalusia are also taking part, as well as initiatives from Porto (Portugal). This infographic provides further details.

Since its launch in 2015, CaixaImpulse has allocated 7.5 million euros to 58 projects. Over this time, more than 400 hours of training have been offered, and more than 300 personal meetings have been held between participants and potential associates or investors. The result is that they have already created ten spin-off projects, with seven more in the pipeline.

More programme highlights

October 31, 2018

Penultimate week of training sessions for projects in CaixaImpulse 2018

From 6 to 9 November, the leaders of the projects selected to take part in CaixaImpulse 2018 have a date with the third week of training sessions offered under the programme.

October 11, 2018

The CaixaImpulse training programme continues with the Tech Transfer & Valorisation Week

Led by a number of different experts, this training focuses on product development and intellectual property.

October 09, 2018

“It's important to have a clear idea of what you want to develop, who it's for, and who will pay for your product and its development”

Scientific Director and First Vice Chair of Oryzon Genomics, Tamara Maes has been a mentor on the programme since it started in 2015. We talked to her about her experience at CaixaImpulse.