The TecnoCampus hosted the weekend of February 16 to 18 la seventh edition of the #SomHackathon, an initiative promoted jointly by the Mataró City Council, the TecnoCampus and the cooperative Som Mobilitat. University students, high school students and training students from different specialties have participated.

Specifically, the challenge posed in this edition had the following motto: "Let's reimagine Smart Tourism. How can we enrich the visitor's experience and at the same time improve the quality of life of city residents», which is part of the strategy to promote a quality tourism model for the city of Mataró, based on the cultural-natural-social heritage, which is able to balance and maximize collaboration, benefit and the satisfaction of both visitors and residents of the city, in a sustainable context, thinking about the effects of climate change, and adapting to the new tourism habits of the population, also thinking about closer and more widespread tourism throughout the whole year. 

The prize in the category of university or higher education teams, endowed with 2.000 euros to be distributed among the members of the team direct access to the pre-incubation program of TecnoCampus, has been for the Activytrip project, an application aimed at transforming tourism and local culture in Catalonia, facilitating the connection between tourists and residents through authentic and enriching experiences, with the mission of boosting local tourism, increasing tourism spending and encouraging community participation, offering councils an effective tool to promote cultural attractions and activities. The team is made up of Bryan Guananga Morales, Cristina de la Iglesia Carles, Joan Jesús Ramírez Pérez, Pol Riba Villegas and Roger Vidal Masó, all of them students from different Tecnocampus degrees. 

El prize in the category of equipment for secondary or high school education, endowed with 1.000 euros to be distributed among the members of the team, has been by the groups of first-year high school students formed by Àlex López Alpáñez, Àlex Terol Ballester, Andreas-Zander Bassas Tiffon, Jana Gallarin Moore and Oleg Konikevich. The Councilor for Education and Work of the Mataró City Council, Miquel Àngel Vadell, and the academic director of the TecnoCampus, Elisa Sayrol, presented the prizes and diplomas to each of the participants. Vadell highlighted the importance of technological research and its application to society as well as the commitment of the organizing entities to the generation of knowledge and the promotion of the innovative spirit in young people. 

The #SomHackathon is an activity that is part of the TecnoCampus entrepreneurial campus, one of the three pillars of the entity's educational model. That is why during the weekend the teams had the support of a team of twenty mentors, both at academic and professional level, from the three organizing entities and the collaborating companies.

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