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The University rewards its most entrepreneurial students at Innovation Day 2019.

"Earth Future", an app to control water, electricity and gas consumption, project winner of the Fast Track program.

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PHOTO: Manuel Castells
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The winners of the Fast Track program with Vice President of Alumni, Tomás Gómez-Acebo. PHOTO: David Doménech
04/04/19 13:57 David Domenech

The University of Navarra has awarded its most entrepreneurial students during the celebration of Innovation Day 2019, an annualmeeting on entrepreneurship and innovation.

During the event, the winner of the Fast Track, a program of training and creation of innovative companies, was announced. It is the project "Earth Future", made by the students Inmaculada Aguilera (Master's Degree in research Biomedical), Mario Fernández (4th year Law and Business Administration), María Muñoz (Master in Nutrition E-MENU), Cindy Ocasio (Master's Degree in Political and Corporate Communication) and Pablo Suarez (1st year Economics).

"Earth Future" consists of three devices to control the consumption of water, electricity and gas that, through a mobile app, allow Username to save on consumption and contribute to the improvement of the environment. The students worked for six months, together with other teams, to develop this real business plan for entrepreneurship.

At the meeting, organized by Innovation Factory, the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Unit of the academic center, the two most innovative students, winners of the InnChallenge competition, were also honored. This competition sought to solve two real problems at the University of Navarra: the accumulation of cigarette butts on the floor and wet umbrellas when entering buildings. The first award went to Alfonso Boned (2nd ISSA) and the second, ex aequo, to Rita Colomer (3rd Marketing) and Guillermo Vázquez (3rd Nursing).

Managers of Goikogrill, Google, Airhopping and Flamingueo

The Innovation Day also featured presentations by Andoni Goicoechea, CEO and founder of Goikogrill; Pablo Tonutti, Business Development Manager at Google; Carlos Montesinos, CEO and co-founder of Airhopping; and Emilio Peña, CEO and co-founder of Flamingueo.

In addition to the presentations, the students participated in a "corner" where they showed their entrepreneurial projects. A space open to the public where students promoted their initiatives to companies such as Denim Souls, Hunty, MUVAPA, Capel, Tithonus and EqÜES.

Santiago de la Puente, Mago Numis, presented the workshop, which ended with a performance by Hannah Labotka, a student of the University and contestant of La Voz España 2019.