InnoEnergy Master's School students from the master's in Smart Cities won third place in the Spanish edition EDPR University Challenge 2019 with the project Platform from EDP to the Community. This project was jointly presented by students from the Belgian university KU Leuven and KTH in Sweden and was awarded €1,000.
The prize-giving ceremony was held in Madrid this week and was hosted by João Manso Neto, CEO of EDPR.
This is the eleventh consecutive edition of the EDPR University Challenge, which was first promoted by the company in Spain in 2009. Over its ten-year history, more than 2,400 students and 400 professors from 70 Spanish universities have taken part. As a result, close to 800 innovative projects in the areas of marketing, business administration and engineering have been assessed by the esteemed renewable energy professionals that have made up the judging panels in the various editions.
In this year’s edition, the projects were assessed by a panel of top-level judges, made up of: Ignacio Huici, Business Development Officer at InnoEnergy Spain, Fernando García Gutiérrez, Manager of Risk, Energy and Utilities at Deloitte Spain, Telmo Viera, a Partner at PremiValor Consulting, Ernesto Barroso, Innovation Director at EDP Spain and Joaquín García Boto, Development Director at EDPR Spain.
The winning project was entitled Thermal-hydraulic Use of Urban Wastewater and was entered by students from Universidad de Oviedo. The team received a prize with a gross value of €6,000. The project awarded second place is called Increase Your PV Profitability, presented by students from Universidad de Politécnica de Madrid, awarded with a prize worth €3,000.
The three winning groups will have the opportunity to participate in the global University Challenge, taking on the winners of the Portuguese and Brazilian editions next 28 October in Lisbon. The winning group of the global edition will receive a journey to Silicon Valley.