• 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

July 17, 2019

Corify Care: jumping from high impact journals to improving patients’ quality of life

Andreu Climent, CEO of Madrid-based medtech start-up Corify Care, talks about his company’s development of a novel technology that helps treat a serious heart condition.

July 09, 2019

CaixaImpulse 2019 kicks off with Immersion Week

From 8-12 July, the recently selected participants of our newest edition are taking part in the Immersion Week.

July 05, 2019

Just Launched: CaixaImpulse Consolidate

CaixaImpulse Consolidate is our new call that is designed for mature projects with a clear commercialisation roadmap.