- 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
April 23, 2019
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
We spoke to two CaixaImpulse 2018 project leaders, who shared their experiences and tips for the next cohort.
March 28, 2019
11 of the 15 projects from CaixaImpulse 2015 have moved forward and are now at various stages in their development.