LA SALLE TECHNOVA BARCELONA FORMS FUTURE INVESTORS OF TECHNOLOGICAL START-UPS

It launches the 12th edition of its School of Business Angels that will take place on 11 and 12 July at La Salle Campus Barcelona-URL. The course will explain how to invest as a Business Angels in the hands of experienced investors and industry professionals.

La Salle Technova Barcelona, the innovation park of La Salle-URL, organizes the 12th edition of its School of Business Angels, which will be held on 11 and 12 July. This training teaches participants how to invest in startups in the hands of experienced investors and industry professionals. Its objective is to introduce the assistants in the mechanics of the investment, highlighting the most critical points of the process and explaining the most used methodologies.

Fostering an investment, entrepreneurial and risk management culture is the triple challenge of this program, which also helps to increase the investor’s safety when investing while developing their analytical capacity to identify investment opportunities. In addition, it will offer the possibility to be part of a real network of active Business Angels and attend one of its investment forums that will take place during the development of the School. Among the lectures scheduled during the two days, stand out those of Rousaud Costas Duran, the Catalan Institute of Finances, Impulse2Grow and VC, among others.

The program is structured in 5 modules through which students will deepen the entire investment process in entrepreneurial projects: Business Angel philosophy and own experiences, sources of flow flow and qualitative analysis, methods of valuation of companies with practical cases, aspects Legal and administrative aspects of the investment and the follow-up and success of the investees, as well as expanding the network of contacts in the world of startups and helping to take the first steps as an investor. For more information contact Karina Suntaxi (ksuntaxi@technovabarcelona.org).

LA SALLE-URL PARTICIPATES IN THE WEEK OF ARCHITECTURE OF BARCELONA THE EXHIBITION “MEXICO, CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE”

Next Monday May 22 the building of the La Salle School of Architecture will host the exhibition “Mexico, contemporary architecture,” which is included in the activities of the Architecture Week of Barcelona that place until 26 May. The exhibition will remain open until mid-June.

The exhibition “Mexico, contemporary architecture” is a selection of the most famous architectural works built in Mexico City in the last 10 years by Mexican architects from different eras. The exhibition includes 55 recent projects in Mexico City, from building social, economic or ecological restoration or conversion and interventions in buildings classified.

Among others, the exhibition, curated by architect Bernardo Gómez-Pimienta, Soumaya museum exhibits panels, terminal 2 of the airport, the Centro Cultural Elena Garro, like a pedestrian bridge prefabricated. Also displays images and details of Garden Santa Fe Station Metrobus University Cultural Center, Garden natural Bicentennial Park, the Pavilion of Mexico for the cultural fair in 2014 and the improvement of urban square Juárez.

All buildings on display were built in the last 10 years, but the architects who designed them are aged between 28 years and 89 Raúl Morales Teodoro González de León.

Yesterday the Mexican Contemporary Architecture Exhibition of Mexico City was officially inaugurated with the Mexican Consul María Carmen Oñate Muñoz, who was very grateful to be part of the “soul of Mexico”. Josep M. Santos, Director General of La Salle-URL and Maria Àngels Torres, Director of the Department of the Generalitat of Barcelona, also participated in the inauguration of the Exhibition.

The exhibition organized by the College of Architects of Mexico City opened in June 2015 at the Institute of Mexico in Paris, and has since traveled to Mexico, Finland and Spain.

LA OBRA SOCIAL “LA CAIXA” GIVES SCHOLARSHIP TALENT TO INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY TO INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS OF LA SALLE MASTERS-URL

One more year “la Caixa”, the second most important Spanish financial institution, has selected La Salle-URL to award its International Student Aid Program awarding the best academic records with 70% economic endowments to study Master’s Degrees in Spain.

The agreement benefits 5 Master’s degrees taught in the university:

1. The MBA Full Time University Is aimed at recent university graduates or professionals with little experience and under 30 years who are interested in innovation and passion for the acquisition and generation of new knowledge. The objectives of the Master are to provide a global vision, foster creativity, incorporate digital technology, foster innovation and entrepreneurship.

2. The Master’s Degree in Integral Construction Management, Design and Structural Design specialization, aimed at university graduates from Latin America in the field of construction, who want to train as technicians with a knowledge base in management, but with specific skills that enable them to practice professionally as specialists.

3. The Master in Multimedia Creation, Aimed at graduates and professionals related to any of the three specialties taught: designers and writers, engineers interested in interaction and 3D animators. The Master forms in Transmedia (narrative, Ludificar and serious game), Interaction (HCI, connection people-objects) and Animation (rigging, motion capture).

4. The Master’s Degree in Management of Information and Communication Technologies, destined to international university, undergraduate, graduate, technical engineering, undergraduate or engineering degrees, who wish to expand their knowledge in the field of ICT management And the innovation of an organization.

5. University Master in Data Science, directed to those students who have the following degrees of licenses or graduates in: Computer Engineering, Telecommunications, Telematics, Multimedia; Engineering in Organization of the TIC; Direction of Technological Companies and Physics or Mathematics. This program aims to create professionals capable of analyzing and projecting a large volume of data; Extract knowledge of large volumes of data; Visualize and communicate the knowledge extracted from the data and define, manage and execute nine projects based on the data sciences.

Those interested have until June 30 to file their application and on July 10 the resolution will be made public. You can check all the information here.

VISUAL EDUCATION PROJECT URUBAMBA

Two major projects were started 5 years ago from La Salle Campus Barcelona. On the one hand the project Urubamba proper, objective focuses on enhancing the training of teachers and students from the town of Urubamba by the Institute of Public La Salle. Other e-Yachay project created to promote socio inclusive environments through the introduction of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in education high Andean communities.

Thanks to the experience and the experiences acquired during the period 2012 to 2017 and the actions taken this year has been included as a new visual education. The Center Vision and Audiology (with Rafel Saragossa at the top), an optical Sant Joan de Vilatorrada, is working to bring everything you need to analyze the vision children and adults providing optometric solutions to problems such as myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, farsightedness (presbyopia), binoculars and accommodative problems (like the 3D vision rating of strabismus) and color vision. In areas located at high altitudes ultraviolet radiation can cause various visual problems to which they provide preventive measures such as using solar goggles. The vision of the students is a crucial issue that directly affects their learning. A high percentage of the gaps in student learning comes through vision problems not detected or corrected.

Additionally, this action will be complemented by training, basic objective of our project: development education. Also give instructions through various talks, to achieve efficient visual ergonomics, given the importance of eye health at work and in everyday educational issues. So far there are different organizations that have turned the project. The generous collaboration of Sant Joan de Vilatorrada (Manresa town near Barcelona) has allowed more than 300 glasses collected for the project. The small town of Villarrubia de los Ojos (Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha) has collected more than 200 units. The collection from La Salle Campus Barcelona we reached to date more than 600 glasses to give students and educational communities of Urubamba altonadinas next. A successful collaboration solidarity.

Although this project has the recognition and financial support of the UNESCO Chair of Ramon Llull University in Barcelona. Without their support it would not be possible to implement such initiatives.

A DELEGATION FROM KOREA’S BUSAN SASANG INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX VISITS LA SALLE TECHNOVA IN A TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER PROJECT

La Salle Technova is leading the entire process of technology transfer based on their experience and of Barcelona as a city with 22 @. This project consolidates La Salle as a reference in the creation of innovative urban ecosystems where architecture, engineering (Internet of Things and Smart Cities) and innovation are valued.
The delegation visited Park Start Ups linked to industry 4.0 and city management, participated in a Workshop on proposals of 22 @ applied to the case of the SaSang Industrial Complex and have held work meetings to work In areas such as measures to install infrastructures such as car parks and parks, urban management based on IOT, the current situation of industry 4.0 in Barcelona and intelligent technology applied to the manufacturing sector.
During the visit, meetings with representatives of Casa Asia have also been held and a tour of the 22 @ and a meeting with some companies such as Indra and Ros Roca.

WINNERS OF THE 3RD CONTEST ANIMATION OF LA SALLE-URL

The contest is open in three categories and rewards with a 30% scholarship in the enrollment to the Degree of Animation of La Salle Campus Barcelona-URL of the course from 2017 to 2018 in each one of them.
Participants could submit three types of work, and choose to win in any of the three categories, but only in one of them: design of a character, technique (traditional or digital, sculpture or drawing) and applicable to any content (TV series, animation, video game, advertisement or movie); Write a screenplay synopsis of a film, between 2-3 pages; Or creating a short animation with any animation technique.

The jury, formed by Felix Balbas, director of the degree in Animation & VFX of La Salle-URL, teachers in assets and professionals of the sector, took into account criteria such as technical quality, creativity and originality, viability of the project and degree of innovation Is contributed to evaluate the 31 papers presented.

In the animation category, we received 14 animations of many different techniques from flip animation, stop motion in 3D, all of them showing great creativity. The prize went to Alba Serrano. The jury wanted to emphasize that “it shows a great sensitivity in the staging of a fantasy idea putting much care in its execution and details like the color and the soundtrack”.

LA SALLE-URL COLLABORATES IN THE FIRST GAME JAM BARCELONA WORLD GAMES

Aimed at both consumers and professionals. The living space will increase in the second year and will be attended by leading industry brands as well as strengthening the biggest video game event in Spain and positioning itself as one of the benchmark events worldwide. The Hall will be the venue where fans can enjoy Spanish first major developments in the sector

And in this second edition of one of the most important is the celebration of the first BGW GAME JAM, in collaboration with La Salle-URL as technology sponsor. The Game Jam is designed as a competition between universities to create the best original video game for 30 hours straight. Participants can look for solutions to problems and challenges, improve their knowledge of game development, teamwork, expand its portfolio, etc. Participants can be of different profiles involved in designing a game.

Inscribed individually -in September- media organization and help create teams that have developer (programmer), artist (concepts and technical) and designer (gameplay levels, history, etc.). During the Game Jam participants will have the help of teachers, mentors and professionals who can help in the creation. The Game Jam will begin on October 6 at 10 am with the announcement of the theme of the game to make and end on Saturday at 17h with the public presentation of each work and the awards to the winners. The awards are divided into several categories: best game, most original, best artistic concept, technology innovation award and a special prize.

La Salle-URL engineers collaborate with CRAG biologists to combat the effects of drought on agriculture

Climate change is accentuating and prolonging drought periods in many regions of the world. This phenomenon is especially relevant in countries where the livelihoods of its population depend heavily on agriculture, for example in sub-Saharan Africa. For this reason, finding out what genetic mechanisms make a rice or maize species more resistant to lack of water can help feed many people.
This is one of the areas of research in the laboratory of Ana Isabel Caño-Delgado Phd, from the Center for Research in Agrigenomics (CRAG).
Crag Since 2011, Xavier Sevillano Phd of the Research Group on Media Technologies (GTM) of La Salle Campus Barcelona collaborates with this researcher, doing research on the border between engineering and plant biology.
The joint research between the two researchers has focused on the development of tools for automatic analysis of plant root images of the Arabidopsis thaliana species, a genetic model used by plant biologists.
Recently, the team formed by the GTM doctors Alejandro González and Xavier Sevillano has culminated in the development of a tool called Root Extraction and Measurement Software (REMS) to measure the length of multiple roots of this type of plant, grown in laboratory environment . Root length is an indicator that biologists use to evaluate aspects related to the viability of each plant specimen, as well as its ability to absorb nutrients, resistance to lack of water, etc.
The developed software, which combines techniques of image processing and artificial intelligence, is able to measure root length with a margin of error of less than 1 millimeter. By doing so automatically, it will allow GRAG Scientists to analyze a greater number of plants in a simple way, extending the scope and reliability of their scientific studies. In addition, it is planned to make this tool available to the entire scientific community in plant biology.
In the future, the multidisciplinary team of engineers and biologists plans to expand the REMS presentations, designing functionalities to measure other parameters of interest of the root, such as their curvature, measure and number of lateral roots, etc. or even monitor growth day by day . Another promising line for this joint research is the integration of this software on a robotic platform for plant phenotyping that the GRAG is designing.

La Salle collaborates with the Cluster of Energy Efficiency of Catalonia that rewards the university talent in the V Night of the Efficiency

The CosmoCaixa Barcelona will host next June 15 the fifth edition of the Night of Efficiency, organized by the Cluster of Energy Efficiency of Catalonia (CEEC) and with whom La Salle-URL collaborates. On this occasion prizes will be awarded to students of the various studies that are taught in universities and training centers related to energy efficiency in Catalonia.
In this edition of the “Prizes for the best academic projects in the field of Efficient Energy”, those works developed during the academic year 2015-2016 that have highlighted and shown their talent in innovation and engineering in the sector of the efficient energy . Three categories are defined: Final Degree Work, Master Final Work and research (doctoral theses), all of which are presented, defended and approved during the 2015-16 academic year.
The jury of the awards will be composed of the following awards: CEEC executive committee and representatives of UPC (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya), UB (University of Barcelona), URL (Ramon Llull University), ICAEN (Catalan Institute of Energy) And ACCIÓ (Agency for the Competitiveness of the Company). The jury will select from among the nominations presented, the three proposals with the best evaluation of each category.
The finalists will participate in the V Efficiency Night, in which they will present their project before the audience in a speech lasting no more than 2 minutes. The prizes have a cash prize of 600€ for each of the winners, as well as a commemorative award. The awards ceremony will take place during the V Night of Efficiency event.
The Night of Efficiency has been consolidated as a meeting point of the main agents in the field of energy efficiency and positions the Cluster of Energy Efficiency of Catalonia as a platform of synergies between companies in the sector.

La Salle-URL participates in the EU project NIR-VANA

La Salle Campus Barcelona-URL participates in the European Union project NIR-VANA started in May 2016. The objective is to develop online services that help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to innovate together with external partners. La Salle-URL specifically, is in charge of developing the Online platform that aims to be the formative basis in concepts of innovation. It will also be responsible for the training in face-to-face format in the different organized events. During the process, innovation advisors present services through an online platform in which SMEs can collaborate, co-create and co-participate in projects with other SMEs, experts and researchers from across Europe. The training has focused mainly on the premise that the ideas and technologies that generate new products and processes arise from the collaboration with different actors along the value chain. The ability to work together with other companies, clients, suppliers, distributors, marketers, users and researchers following the open or collaborative approach of innovation is the key factor that allows a well-established innovation management system. At present innovation support services are insufficient, and more so with the emergence of collaborations created without continuous monitoring, efficient support methods and innovation management capacity. Likewise, there are also online tools that comprise from social networks to the advances for the management of innovation. Although such tools exist, they are not sufficiently known or useful to SMEs. Therefore, NIR-VANA develops an online training solution that will not only consider new and existing technologies and platforms, but also take into account the culture of innovation in SMEs and their preparation for ICT. In recent months there have been different acts of presentation and on 22 and 23 May will be La Salle-URL who will host the event. If you are interested go here and sign up.