20 teams of university entrepreneurs are finalists for the Santander Award for Business Innovation 2020

The call received nearly 1,300 projects from public and private universities across the country. The winners will receive a prize of up to 500,000 pesos in cash.

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20 teams of university entrepreneurs are finalists for the Santander Award for Business Innovation 2020
20 teams of university entrepreneurs are finalists for the Santander Award for Business Innovation 2020

On the way to the 15th presentation of the Santander Award for Business Innovation (PSIE) last Tuesday, the evaluation of the 20 teams of university entrepreneurs who were finalists was carried out virtually.

The teams presented the pitch of their projects to the jury, which was made up of specialists in entrepreneurial issues as well as representatives from incubators and areas of entrepreneurship from the most important higher education institutions in the country.

These finalist projects represent more than 15 universities in the country and were selected from a total of 1,298 projects registered by students from public and private universities from all states of the republic.

As a result of the virtual evaluation, the jury decides which projects are the three winners in the Idea category and the two best projects in the Prototype category. The results will be announced at the awards ceremony on December 8, 2020. It will also be carried out in a virtual manner.

In recognition of the best projects, first place in the Idea category is awarded 300,000 pesos, the second with 200,000 pesos and the third with 100,000 pesos.

In the prototypes category there are two winners who will be creditors of 500,000 pesos per project, in addition to the approach to prototype improvement programs in the top 100 universities in China, Chile and the United States and links to relevant stakeholders and companies as per the sector of the selected prototypes.

In the Idea category, the finalist teams are:

  • Polarix – University of Guadalajara and Universidad Panamericana Guadalajara
  • Bifrost Biotech – Mexico Autonomous State University
  • NOHPALLIDENT – National Autonomous University of Mexico
  • Kalon – Tecnológico de Monterrey
  • PhytO – Tecnológico de Monterrey
  • JellyFish CLG organic factory – Yucatan Scientific Research Center, Yucatan Autonomous University and Merida Technological Institute
  • CLUDROP – Tecnológico de Monterrey
  • Bawika – Tecnológico de Monterrey
  • Carbon Power Mexico – Tecnológico de Monterrey and National Autonomous University of Mexico
  • Beehive.Fund – Autonomous University of Queretaro

In the prototype category, the finalists are:

  • Intelligent energy and internet system A.D.A.R.A. – Autonomous University of Chapingo
  • Meraki -CETYS University and Autonomous University of Baja California
  • Medu: Sustainable medical protection – Universidad La Salle, Tecnológico de Monterrey and Universidad Panamericana Guadalajara
  • Agri-Tech – Faculty of Law and Humanities and Meritorious Autonomous University of Puebla
  • BINK bionanotechnology – Poza Rica Higher Technological Institute and National Autonomous University of Mexico
  • Ion blue – National Autonomous University of Mexico and National Polytechnic Institute
  • Thermy – National Polytechnic Institute
  • XIGEA – National Autonomous University of Mexico
  • AT 1 – National Polytechnic Institute
  • Adizell – Autonomous University of Yucatan

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