• 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

January 17, 2019

CaixaImpulse projects to implement valorisation plans

Now that the 20 projects selected in CaixaImpulse 2018 have completed their training, they are currently in the process of implementing their valorisation plans.

January 08, 2019

CoverGel selected as best project at MIT’s IDEA2 Global

CoverGel, one of the projects selected in CaixaImpulse 2018, has been awarded best project in the IDEA2 Global programme.

December 13, 2018

Financing Week brings CaixaImpulse 2018 training to a close

The Financing Week marks the end of the training sessions for leaders of the projects chosen for this year's CaixaImpulse programme.