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Conference: "EMPRÈN UPC Castelldefels, an initiative that will help UPC students make their business ideas a reality"

18/12/2018 de 11:30 a 12:00
C4-021B, EETAC, Campus Castelldefels UPC, EETAC, Campus Castelldefels UPC
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EMPRÈN UPC CASTELLDEFELS has been opened and is a part of the entrepreneurial promotion actions promoted by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) that will help UPC students make their business ideas a reality.

This conference will be given by Xavier Estaran Latorre, a project manager and Licensing Manager specialist who is part of the innovation management service that drives these spaces of entrepreneurship.

Although this session is oriented to master students (MASTEAM, MAST, MED), it is open to any member of the EETAC community.

Speaker: Xavier Estaran Latorre.

Title: "EMPRÈN UPC Castelldefels, an initiative that will help UPC students make their business ideas a reality."

Abstract: EMPRÈN UPC aims to promote entrepreneurship, especially initiatives based on technological innovation with a high social impact, and to support business projects developed by UPC students in Castelldefels. 

The EMPRÈN UPC Castelldefels, located on RDIT Building, facility is one of a set of actions undertaken by the UPC to promote entrepreneurship. Other initiatives that have been launched include the EMPRÈN facility on the North Campus in Barcelona, a model the University plans to replicate on other campuses. The two facilities for nurturing entrepreneurship are aimed at students and recent graduates who have a business idea and need a place to develop it. 

In the three years that Emprèn UPC has been up and running on the North Campus, students and recent graduates have set up 18 companies and generated 49 jobs. The facility has hosted 103 entrepreneurs, and 204 have received support and advice on business creation projects. In  addition to co-working facilities, the UPC offers a range of resources and programmes to boost entrepreneurship and the culture of innovation among the students and encourage them to pursue technology-related business ideas. 

The new facility on the Castelldefels Campus is also part of the 'Innovation Ecosystem', a programme  that includes initiatives such as 
Explorer contest.

New business projects: EMPRÈN UPC Castelldefels will works as a business project incubator, with a five-month incubation period. Over this time, students receive mentoring for each project and the possibility of presenting the business project to the Explorer contest. All the information about Explorer Contest is in this website: https://explorerbyx.org/.


When: December 18th, 11:30h (duration 30 min)

Where: Classroom C4-021B, EETAC, Campus Castelldefels UPC. How to arrive.