Caixa Impulse is an intensive programme for the creation of new products and ventures in the health and life sciences sector.
It is promoted by the ”la Caixa” Foundation and Caixa Capital Risc and EIT Health, and aims to drive the creation of businesses in the scientific field.
If knowledge is transferred from research centres to the market, society as a whole can benefit from advances and discoveries.
The CaixaImpulse programme is aimed at research centres working on projects they wish to transfer to society. They are primarily universities, hospitals and other research centres, or non-profit bodies working in research.
CaixaImpulse offers them all a programme of expert support and financial assistance to draw up and implement a business plan to make their project a reality:
- Giving a grant of up to €100,000 to carry out approved valorization plans.
- Assuring the support of top mentors from the field of industry to help define the right plans for valorization and marketing.
- Providing contacts with companies, entrepreneurs and investors to assess valorization and marketing plans, and also to generate opportunities for collaboration and business.
- Providing specialist training and expert support in the fields of project management, exploiting technology, financing and marketing tools and team building.
In 2020 the programme will have two components:
Validate: an acceleration programme that provides support to early stage biomedical research projects to help them validate their asset and define their valorisation plan.
Consolidate: supports highly innovative solutions to achieve investment readiness and move closer to commercialisation stages.
Deadline: 16 March 2020