CaixaImpulse


BELEN PERAT
Project Manager
Fundació Bancària la Caixa

Alex Esteban
Project Manager
Fundació Bancària la Caixa

CaixaImpulse is an intensive 18-month acceleration programme for the creation of new products and ventures in the health and life sciences sector. This programme is meant to jump-start the translation of health research projects into market-ready products.

Important dates

  • Apply here before 18 March 2019
  • Four Weeks Training: July-November 2019

Is it for me?

The programme targets project leaders from all European countries that research in the health and life sciences sector. The following requirements apply for the CaixaImpulse Value programme are:

  • Project Leaders must be legally responsible for the project and have tertiary qualifications (university graduates, professor or doctor).
  • Incorporated companies cannot apply.

The programme

CaixaImpulse has been backed by EIT Health since 2017, and it continues to focus on supporting early-stage projects. The programme will award support to 25 projects in 2019. The assistance will allow the projects to create and develop a valorisation plan, and they also will have access to experts and investors, so they can generate new business opportunities.

EIT Heath's support allows the continuation of the line of projects specifically focused on healthy living, active ageing and improving healthcare. This cooperation, together with the expansion of the programme to other European countries, will allow the internationalisation of activities and their dissemination to the entire EIT Health partnership, while enhancing the capacity of to CaixaImpulse to transform ideas into business in the health sector.

EIT Health partners in this project