And we start really well, getting the 1st Award of the XI Competition for Innovative Projects of the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC).
For us, a great shot of enthusiasm and motivation because of the support and trust in our young business project focused on Language Technology.
The USC competition, which has a valuable tradition, promotes and awards the development of innovative business projects. For this reason, it addresses a wide range of competitors: the three Galician universities, centers associated with the UNED in Galicia, and companies established this year (as Cilenis). Each contestant must apply his business project.
The criteria considered in the evaluation are diverse: project viability, volume of estimated employment, multidisciplinarity, and, especially, innovation of products and services.
In this edition, in which Cilenis has won, 41 projects were submitted. They came from 90 different developers of diverse knowledge areas: Computer Science, Biology, Industrial Engineering, Education Science, or Business Administration and Management.
The members of the jury were, among others: the Research Vice-Rector, Francisco González; the general director of Employment Promotion, Andrés Hermida Trastoy; or the director of the USC Cátedra Bancaja Juventud Emprendedora, Loreto Fernández. We are very grateful to all of them for the trust put in Cilenis.
We can’t forget, of course!, the other awarded projects: the company Biostat, the web www.plasae.com, and the project ‘CAFI. Psicología, familia y adopción’. From Cilenis, congratulations and good luck to all of you and to the rest of competitors.