• 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

September 19, 2018

"Our device can diagnose the risk of premature birth from week 20 of pregnancy”

We spoke to Rubén Molina, Innitius CEO, a spin-off from the University of Granada and the Andalusian Health Service that specialises in torsional ultrasound.

September 12, 2018

Pitch Day for CaixaImpulse 2017 projects

On 6 September, CaixaForum Barcelona hosted a Pitch Day for the projects that took part in the CaixaImpulse 2017.

August 30, 2018

CaixaImpulse 2018 kicks off with the Immersion Week

From 3-7 September, CaixaImpulse will host the first of four weeks of training available to this year’s participants.