• 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

April 23, 2019

ABLE Human Motion: connecting research and innovation with real world needs

Josep Maria Font is the co-founder of ABLE Human Motion, a former CaixaImpulse project. We spoke to him to find out about the company’s progress and how this innovation will improve patients’ quality of life.

April 11, 2019

“If you ever dreamed that your idea could have a real application, CaixaImpulse can teach you how to make it happen.”

We spoke to two CaixaImpulse 2018 project leaders, who shared their experiences and tips for the next cohort.

March 28, 2019

The projects of CaixaImpulse 2015: where are they now?

11 of the 15 projects from CaixaImpulse 2015 have moved forward and are now at various stages in their development.