, the startups programme with which Ferrovial has collaborated since its inception in 2010, has selected the twelve finalists from among the nearly 130 submitted, in what is already its fifth edition. The projects compete in the categories of city of the future, commercial distribution of the future and healthcare of the future. This fifth edition has stood out for greater maturity of both the teams and the projects that have been submitted.
Pasion>ie allows Ferrovial to seek innovative solutions to business challenges in startups competing in the category of cities of the future, as they are aligned with three of the company's priority areas of innovation: waste management, energy efficiency and cities.
The selection criteria have been, once again, the novelty of the project, the technological contribution, scalability and viability of projects as well as characteristics of the team and attractiveness for investors.
You can learn more about the finalists here
Hospitalilty day was recently held, which is an encounter that starts the support and mentoring phase of the programme, in which a tutor is assigned and one (or more) partner companies as project mentors.
The finalists will receive specific training for entrepreneurs provided by IE Business School and specialised legal advice. During this first event, the entrepreneurs of these twelve projects had the opportunity to meet and establish a first contact with the companies that have selected them as finalists.
Investors Day will take place on 10 May 2016 and the 12 finalists will again be evaluated by the Forum of Advisors to select three winners, one per category, which will be awarded with a prize package in kind which this year will reach a total value of 30,000 euros, 10,000 euros each.
Pasion>ie Programme supporting Innovation
The aim of Pasion>ie is to strengthen support for the innovative community to bring it closer to the business environment and support at its launch the most innovative projects that can improve the world we are living in.
For Ferrovial innovation is a strategic tool for addressing the global challenges facing the infrastructures sector. Our company develops numerous initiatives internally aimed at promoting innovation; however, it is necessary to enrich this process through an ecosystem open to partnerships with entrepreneurs and startups.
For more information about the programme, go to the following website: http://pasionie.com/