Three Biomedical Engineering Research Centre (CREB) projects at the UPC have won awards in La Caixa Foundation’s CaixaResearch Validate 2021 call. These are the Virtual Perfusionist, a platform based on 3D games for virtual training of surgical techniques; MV-Optimizer, which is new software to assist the mechanical ventilation of patients; and the spin-off Vincer.AI, to certify artificial intelligence systems.
These three initiatives also form part of Xartec Salut, a catalyst R+D+I programme in the area of Catalan HealthTech led by CREB.
La Caixa Foundation will accelerate the launch on the market of 20 new biomedical projects that have a social impact in the framework of the CaixaResearch Validate and Consolidate 2021 call. This is a programme whose aim is to promote innovation and knowledge and technology transfer in the area of biomedicine and health, and to create new research-based companies. The programme was started in 2015 in collaboration with Caixa Capital Risc and the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT Health).
The entity will support 17 new projects out of 97 presented to the CaixaResearch Validate 2021 call, focused on innovation proposals in the initial stage. Virtual Perfusionist, MV-Optimizer and Vincer.AI will obtain up to 100,000 euros each to validate their technologies and design a road map for their process of valorization.