CaixaImpulse Consolidate 2019

Next cut-off for applications: 16th September

How to participate in this call

Requirements

Is your project a potential candidate? Please review the following requirements

For the Projects:

  • Projects must be aimed at the valorisation and commercialisation of the protected or protectable Assets resulting from research.
  • Projects must be related to the areas of Life, Medical and Health Sciences, specifically from the following fields:
    • Life Sciences: Biomathematics, Cell biology, Human biology, Biochemistry and Molecular biology, Human physiology, Genetics, Immunology, Microbiology and Neurosciences.
    • Medical and Health Sciences: Clinical sciences, Epidemiology, Forensic medicine, Occupational medicine, Internal medicine, Nutritional sciences, Pathology, Pharmacodynamics, Pharmacology, Preventive medicine, Psychiatry, Public health, Surgery and Toxicology.
  • Projects must have IP registration for their assets or any other proven protection strategy, including the application of measures to protect trade secrets.

For the Beneficiary of a Valorisation Grant:

  • They must be non-profit legal entities.
  • Type of entity: Universities, university foundations, research and transfer centres, technology centres, hospitals, hospital foundations and non-profit institutions whose main activity is research.
  • They must be the owner or co-owner of the protected or protectable Assets resulting from the research and subject of the Valorisation Plan.
  • One same Beneficiary may complete more than one application provided that they are associated to different protected or protectable Assets resulting from different research projects.
  • Established companies are explicitly excluded.

For the Project Leaders:

  • Project Leaders must be legal person with tertiary qualifications (university graduate, professor or doctor)
  • Their exclusive or main dedication to the validation Project, according to the Promoters criteria, for the business idea or transfer to market is required. Project Leader may not be involved in more than one application.
  • The Project Leaders may or may not be the leader of the research project that generated the Assets.
  • He or she must be connected to the Beneficiary either by statute or employment. 

Rules for participation

All the information about the programme, the conditions for participating in the selection process and the legal aspects can be found in the following document.

We strongly recommend reading carefully the following document before submitting your proposal.

How do I apply?

  1. Submit your applications and additional documents by entering the private area for applying for all the “la Caixa” Foundation programmes. You must register the first time you enter this area and you will receive a username and password for logging in.
  2. Once you have registered, select the corresponding CaixaImpulse Programme and complete the application form. Following the selection process of the CaixaImpulse Consolidate programme, there are two form samples available. A letter of intent for the first state of evaluation and a full proposal template for a second stage of evaluation, which only the preselected projects fill in.
  3. Complete the entire online application form. Download CaixaImpulse Form Samples (Letter of Intent and Preselected Full proposal). These forms are only for informative purposes. Applications must be submitted online using the Website Platform.
  4. Remember to complete the application in English. We will not accept applications that are in another language or if they are incomplete, in paper format, or submitted by any other means or after the deadline.
  5. Questions and answers: 900 22 30 40 & info@caixaimpulse.com.

Selection process

The proposal evaluation procedure consists of two phases: a Pre-selection and a Selection phase. The pre-selection phase is based on the remote assessment of a Letter of Intent using a qualitative rating system, while the selection is carried out by a board and uses a quantitative scoring system. Only pre-selected projects will be invited to submit a Full Proposal.

Project selection criteria

The Innovation Selection Board members will score the Projects between 1 (very poor) and 5 (exceptional) for each evaluated criterion. The evaluation criteria dimensions are listed below:

Transfer potential

(up to 20% of the total score)

To which extent the market opportunity has been correctly identified and dimensioned. Added value in comparison to existing solutions. Valorisation process.

Implementation feasibility

(up to 35% of the total score)

Alignment of project's objectives and milestones. Adequation of requested support. Team members capabilities and complementarity. Project Leader commitment and leadership management.

Development roadmap

(up to 30% of the total score)

To which extent the stated actions and milestones contribute in the advancement of the roadmap. How the participation in CaixaImpulse Programme implies a decisive impetus for the roadmap's advancement.

Social Impact and Responsible Innovation

(up to 15% of the total score)

Involvement of social stakeholders. Addressing of ethical, social, legal and environmental implications derived from the innovation development.

Calendar for the submission and selection of the projects

Submission of projects will be accepted during the whole year. Cut-offs will be established along the year for the review and selection of projects.
Cut-off moments will be defined based on the volume of applications and will be accordingly notified.
A maximum of three cut-offs per year is foreseen.

FAQs

Questions and answers: 900 22 30 40 & info@caixaimpulse.com