Create a start-up based on technology developed by a university research group.
MiWEndo is developing a medical device to improve colon cancer diagnosis. The project is led by Dr Marta Guardiola and emerged from the research group led by Dr Miguel Ángel González Ballester, ICREA professor at the Pompeu Fabra University ICT department.
Having obtained good proof of concept results, the MiWendo team approached the UPF innovation unit to start the transfer process by creating a company. With their support, MiWendo secured a patent to protect its technology and was selected to take part in various incubation and financing projects, such as the CaixaImpulse programme by la Caixa bank or Agaur Knowledge Industry Product grants. This secured over €150,000 to continue to develop this technology and address regulatory, IP and business issues.
MiWendo is currently focused on two main objectives to create the start-up:
- Negotiation of the transfer agreement
- Raising venture round funding
The UPF Ventures team is supporting MiWendo and the UPF innovation unit in the final stages running up to establishing MiWendo as a start-up.
Our actions on this project include:
- Introduction to investors and investment agreement negotiations
- Drafting development and business plans
- Key supplier networking
- Expert networking
- Support defining the transfer agreement
- Strategy consultancy
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