• Date: May 02, 2019

Since the launch of CaixaImpulse back in 2015, we have welcomed 359 participants and mentors to the programme. From researchers to business consultants, professors to students, and engineers to entrepreneurs, our diverse community, represented by 40% women and 60% men, shares a common vision of improving outcomes for patients with a range of illnesses, through the acceleration of health innovations from the lab to the market.

Of the 78 projects that have been selected since 2015, 25 have been led by women and 53 by men. With an average team size of 4.5, projects represent 3 business areas and 16 scientific areas.

From 2015 to 2018 the programme’s mentors have been guiding project teams through the process of bringing a biomedical product closer to the market. Coming from pharmaceutical, research and industrial backgrounds, these mentors have had the role of imparting valuable advice in areas such as technology transfer and marketing. From 2015 to 2017 there were 8 mentors (3 women and 5 men), and in 2018 there were 7 mentors (2 women and 5 men).

Projects led by research centres and institutions from across Spain and Portugal have taken part in CaixaImpulse, as well as consortium members from France, Colombia and the USA.

We look forward to welcoming 25 new teams of participants and 2 new mentors to our community as we announce the selected projects for 2019 in June.

More programme highlights

May 19, 2020

CaixaImpulse COVID-19 Express Call to bring six projects closer to society

Six projects have been selected to receive a total of €1.8 million in the CaixaImpulse COVID-19 Express Call to fast-track their progress towards the market and society.

March 18, 2020

Meet the first cohort of CaixaImpulse Consolidate projects

These projects, which offer solutions to unmet biomedical needs, will each receive up to €300,000 to bring their asset to an investment-ready stage.

February 28, 2020

One step away from the first therapy against myotonic dystrophy type 1

On the occasion of World Rare Disease Day, we spoke with Rubén Artero and Beatriz Llamusí, who form part of the former CaixaImpulse 2017 project MBNL.