The CaixaImpulse programme supports the commercial development of important healthcare innovations emerging from universities and hospital centres.


EIT Health CaixaImpulse is an intensive acceleration programme that helps transfer assets from research into beneficial new healthcare products by means of a spin-off or a transfer agreement. The goal is to jump-start the translation of health research projects into market-ready products.

Is it for me?

CaixaImpulse is aimed at research centres working on healthcare innovations that generate value for society. It is designed primarily to support work done in universities and hospitals centres, but can include non-profit organisations that are focused on research. Accepted projects must seek to develop assets from research that can be legally protected.

The journey

To help innovators, CaixaImpulse offers:

Financial support: Up to €100,000 for actions that bring assets/products closer to market.

Training: Classes, workshops and other activities to develop management and business skills, including the tools needed to attract financing. One topic per week is covered over the four-week training; Immersion Week, Tech Transfer & Valorisation, Financing and Go-To-Market.

Mentoring: A mentor is assigned for eight months to assist the project team in defining the actions needed to bring the health innovation closer to the market.

Expert advice: Around 200 experts from both public and private organisations and across many different fields of knowledge are available to assist participants with questions that emerge when developing and executing their plans.

The application process

Apply between 4 February 2020-16 March 2020 through this link.

Belen Perat
| Project Manager | Fundació Bancària la Caixa
Alex Esteban
| Project Manager | Fundació Bancària la Caixa