the open innovation initiative of iVascular

Its mission is to promote innovation and transform vascular therapies to provide our customers with advanced treatments for the diseases of the cardiovascular system.

We believe that a great idea can come from anywhere. With this aim, entrepreneurs and startups from around the world are called to present their most innovative ideas to tackle the current and future challenges of vascular therapies.

We seek proposals, approaches, solutions and ideas for vascular therapies from the following areas of interest:

Medical devices for the treatment of vascular disorders

Drug delivery systems for local treatments

Replacement of open surgery with minimally invasive procedures

Application criteria

The contest is addressed to established companies, mainly startups
The project must be focused on our areas of interest
The project status must be TRL>3
The organization must have a project leader

Startup Award

The selected startup will benefit from:

Mentoring program from our company’s top executives

We will personalize a mentoring program with specific executives, depending on the needs of the startup, in order to transform a promising idea into a

tangible healthcare solution


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The beginning of a collaboration…

Mentoring can be the beginning of a long relationship.
Together, we will be able to decide which is the best way to accelerate the startup and a potential partnership between both organizations.

The options can be:

The manufacture of prototypes in iVascular. We are vertically integrated and it allows us to offer you collaboration in different steps of the production process
Assessment in different kinds of expertise: product development, manufacturing, regulatory...
Access to our network of advisors
Acceleration of your startup and the time to market of your product
Opportunity of agreement between companies (licensing, joint-Venture, investment…)