These awards recognize the talent, effort and initiative of entrepreneurs who originate from the University of Salamanca.

With this award, the CEUSAL Chair, financed by the Bank of Santander, recognizes the best academic entrepreneurship works of USAL students, as well as their initiative, innovative capabilities and talent. In this regard, the panel of judges, which I had the honor to preside, decided to award USAL-Emprende prices to the following projects Neathea-Cosmética and BIO Nutrition with donkey milk; Bebés & Signos; Komorebi Psychotherapy Center; Top Clients and YoDono.

The 3000-euro funding received for these projects will be used to cover company formation expenses which, will additionally have the possibility of settling in USAL’s Scientific Park, with special co-working conditions during at least one year.

Furthermore, in the framework of the Chair of Entrepreneurs in the University of Salamanca (CEUSAL), directed by José Carlos Sánchez, CEUSAL awards have also been delivered in the category of Best Doctoral Thesis on Entrepreneurship, Best Master Thesis and Best Undergraduate Thesis.

The projects of Marco Lavandera and María Eugenia Libera have been awarded with first and second prize in the category of CEUSAL awards for Best Master Thesis.  Also in this category, two third awards have been granted to the works of Olga María Aucar Merchán and Noreimig Natalí Chourio. These students received 900€, 650€ y 450€ for the first, second and third prizes respectively.

The CEUSAL Awards for the Best Undergraduate Thesis have been granted to Andrea Fernández Gracia and Jorge Sánchez Fuentes, who received 500€ and 350€.

My congratulations to all award winners!


More information: Comunicación Universidad de Salamanca

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Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.

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