CaixaImpulse Validate: Accelerating transfer of research


EIT Health CaixaImpulse Validate is an intensive acceleration programme that facilitates the transfer of health and life-sciences assets resulting from research to innovative ventures by means of a spin-off or a transfer agreement.

The programme is meant to jump-start the translation of health research projects into market-ready products. CaixaImpulse Validate offers a highly competitive combination of funding, training, ad-hoc mentoring and networking opportunities. The main goal of the programme is to design and implement a valorisation plan.

In addition, this is also a unique acceleration programme involving a crucial partnership with a venture capital firm (Caixa Capital Risc).

Our vision

Towards a comprehensive European acceleration programme to transfer technology from bench
to bedside.

What you get


    Of up to €100,000


    Through classes and workshops


    Providing support how and when you need


    Meet partners who can drive your business


How CaixaImpulse Validate works

Financial Support

1 of 4

Up to €100,000 to carry out development actions devoted to bringing new assets/products closer to market.

Training Programme

2 of 4

Consisting of resource-intensive training classes, workshops and other activities specifically planned to develop management and business skills, and to provide the necessary tools to attract financing. Distributed in four different weeks, each week is defined under a specific topic: Project Definition, Product Development, Financing and Go to Market.

Mentoring Programme

3 of 4

A mentor is assigned to the project for eight months to assist the project team in defining the best possible valorisation actions.

Expert Advice

4 of 4

Around 200 experts, with different fields of knowledge and from public and private organisations, are available to the participant to assist them with specific questions that could emerge when developing and executing their valorisation plans.

Who should apply

CaixaImpulse is aimed at research centres working on projects that generate value for society. It is mainly aimed at universities and hospital centres, but also can include non-profit organisations focusing on research.

The requirements to apply to the CaixaImpulse Validate programme:

  • Projects must be aimed at the development of protected or protectable assets resulting from research.
  • Projects must be related to the area of health sciences.
  • Incorporated companies are not eligible.
  • The beneficiaries of the grant must be non-profit legal entities, owners or co-owners of the assets resulting from the research and subject of the development plan.
  • Project leaders must be legally responsible for the project and must have tertiary qualifications (university graduate, professor or doctor).

Ready to apply?

Applications for CaixaImpulse Validate have closed for this year. See other EIT Health acceleration programmes.



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