Ferrovial Innovation Discovery Days is a Ferrovial initiative developed by the company’s Innovation and Business Processes Department within the framework of the Barcelona Startup Week, which has identified innovative solutions from amongst a total of 2,200 participating entrepreneurs.
Following an initial shortlist, the programme allowed startups to visit Ferrovial’s waste collection and street cleaning contract in Barcelona in order to come up with innovative proposals for improvement of the services provided to Barcelona City Council.
, manager of Ferrovial Services Spain’s waste collection and street cleaning contract in Barcelona, explained that “this initiative has provided a link between the day-to-day work of the service and the entrepreneurial environment of the Barcelona Startup Week, thus speeding up the emergence of innovative, digital improvements for the Barcelona contract”.
The companies submitting proposals were:
- Crea Idea Lab, with “the hat”.
- Xifring, which submitted “fermapvial”.
- Cantera Tech, with an urban services management platform.
During the event, the judging panel assessed the project proposals from the shortlisted companies, and subsequently awarded the relevant diplomas.
Barcelona Startup Week
Barcelona Startup Week is an innovation event organised around a series of conferences and workshops on different topics. It is held over five days in Barcelona.
The mission of the event is to support entrepreneurs and start-ups with conferences, workshops, challenges and events, in order to facilitate meetings, experience-sharing and collaborative efforts.
Amongst its aims are that public administrations and companies can come into contact with the entrepreneurial community with a view to generating change and driving success. Over 1,400 participants
took part in the 72 events
organised this year. Amongst the companies and institutions present were Barcelona City Council, Telefónica
and Estrella Damm.
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