More than 80 people gathered yesterday in teams at the TecnoCampus in Mataró to participate in the competition of ideas in the field of sustainability, tourism and mobility: the Dream BIG Express. This initiative is developed through a competition where solutions to proposed challenges are worked on: efficiency in energy management, tourism or mobility. This new edition had the participation of teams from university courses and training cycles. After 3 hours of session, from 15pm to 18pm, a jury made up of different industry experts chose the winning team, which will accelerate their idea in the Imagine Express 2022 program, on board a high-speed train between Barcelona and Paris next February. The winning project was Efitrònica, which presented a solution to create more efficient and sustainable trains, and which was proposed by students Joan Gabarró, Pau López and Alberto Rodríguez.
A software based on artificial intelligence for the diagnosis of dysphagia, which will help optimize the screening, diagnosis and treatment of people suffering from this disease, was taken last night on award with the highest endowment of the Night of Entrepreneurship: the Creatic award for the best business initiative in the field of technology and innovation, endowed with 12.000 euros and a discounted stay in the incubator for one year. This is a project that, under the name of AIMS-OD, has been presented by Alberto Martín, Pere Clavé and Xavier Tibau.
The professor of the UOC and the University of Leicester, Salvador Macip, gave the inaugural lecture for the 2021-2022 academic year at the TecnoCampus last night, in an event that brought together around 150 people in the Auditorium. Macip made an exhaustive analysis of the management and current situation of what he described as "the first great pandemic of the XNUMXst century", to highlight that it is not the first of this century, but the first of this magnitude. In this sense, Macip emphasized the "forgotten diseases", such as malaria or tuberculosis, which wreak havoc in many poor countries, or in others, such as AIDS or influenza, which cause a large number. of deaths each year, also in Western countries.
The TecnoCampus and the Mataró City Council have opened the 21st edition of the Creatic Awards, aimed at entrepreneurial projects related to technology and innovation. Like last year, the Creatic Award will be given to the best business initiative, and in addition the best initiative led by women and the best project with social impact will be recognized. The first of these prizes is endowed with 12.000 euros, and the other two, with 6.000 euros. The winners will also enjoy direct access to the TecnoCampus business incubator, with a 50% discount in the first year, and will be able to connect to the ecosystem of the technology park, which is currently home to more than one hundreds of companies.
The second call for the StartHealth program, aimed at projects or startups up to 31 years old, focused on innovation in the health sector, closed on 5 August. The Selection Committee has chosen the 10 projects with the highest score according to the established evaluation criteria. Claudia Danesi, director of the Department of Transfer, Innovation and Business, was very satisfied: “This year we have continued with a high participation and in addition, we have expanded the diversity of projects, positioning StartHealth as a reference program in the sector Catalan health ”.
The I-Talent Specialization Course for Inclusion, Innovation and Socio-Labor Insertion is funded by the ONCE Foundation and the European Social Fund, and is carried out with the support of the Maresme Private Foundation for People with Intellectual Disabilities.
The short film To take x ass panties, of the students of the Degree in Audiovisual Media Pol Pastor and Ona Sánchez, has been selected to participate in this year's edition of the SGAE Nova Autoria Awards within the 54th edition of the International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia – Sitges 2021.
The TecnoCampus has started this Monday the classes of the university course 2021-2022, in which, after two courses marked by the pandemic, it is hoped that the virtual format can be gradually abandoned in favor of attendance. However, the TecnoCampus, as the set of centers attached to Pompeu Fabra University, has scheduled the course with the necessary flexibility to be able to react and comply at all times with the rules set by the health authorities in response to the evolution of the pandemic. .
Eight of the fifteen offers of undergraduate and double degree studies taught at the TecnoCampus university centers, attached to Pompeu Fabra University, have a cut-off mark as a result of the June pre-registration process. All health-related careers (Nursing, Physiotherapy, Physical Activity and Sport Sciences and the double degree in Physiotherapy and Physical Activity and Sport Sciences) have a cut-off score higher than 9. Also the degrees of Marketing and Digital Communities, Business Administration and Innovation Management and the double degree of these two degrees have a demand in first preference that exceeds the places offered and, therefore, cut-off mark. In the field of technology, Management Engineering and Information Systems Engineering stands out, with a strong recovery in demand and a cut-off score of 6,3.
The TecnoCampus will host several activities in July as part of the third edition of Mobile Week, organized by Mobile World Capital Barcelona and the Department of Digital Policies and Public Administration of the Generalitat. This is a week, from 5 to 11 July, dedicated to bringing technology closer to the public through different free activities that combine the face-to-face and digital format.
For all this, the main theme of Mobile Week 2021 in the city of Mataró will revolve around the role of technologies to successfully address the challenges posed by crises, both during its validity and in the new reality that arises. .
In relation to the information published today in various media, the TecnoCampus expresses the absolute rejection of any harassing behavior in its classrooms and wants to highlight the following points in relation to this case.
The TecnoCampus, with the support of the Diputació de Barcelona, is launching StartHealth, an acceleration program aimed at projects with high growth potential in the health sector.
StartHealth is the acceleration program for start-ups in the health sector that offers support in the validation of technology and business model, in the launch of the product in the market and access to financing to accelerate its growth.
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