Spain - Don Bosco National Award reaches 1000 innovative projects presented during its history

14 March 2019

(ANS - Zaragoza) - Yesterday, March 13, the jury of the 32nd Don Bosco National Award was established, a competition that acknowledges innovative projects developed in the field of secondary education, vocational training and educational activities of Spanish educational centers in general. The 45 new projects presented this year are added to the others presented in the history of this prestigious award, thus reaching the impressive figure of 1030 innovation projects presented from the outset.

Technological companies, polytechnic universities, professional associations and public administrations will form the four juries that shall evaluate the projects, each from a different perspective. Yesterday, at the sports center of the Salesians of Zaragoza, the exhibition was inaugurated and the evaluation of the works presented began. Scheduled for today, Thursday 14, in the Auditorium of the Salesian institute, are the awarding of the prize and a presentation by Javier Sirvent, specialist in Digital Transformation.

A total of 45 projects were presented at the 32nd edition, of which 35 qualified, coming from schools and vocational training centers throughout Spain. A total of 61 students and 31 teachers as tutors participate, for a total of 22 educational centers.

As regards areas of research, the Technological Innovation section was established, with a total of 26 projects: 16 in the Information and Communication Technology segment (Telecommunications, Audiovisual Technologies ...) and 10 in Industrial Technologies (Electronics, Robotics, Mechatronics ...).

The Mario Rubio Award, a tribute to the figure of the Salesian creator and promoter of the "Don Bosco Prize", which is awarded each year to a person with a renowned professional career, will be presented to Amado Franco, President of the "IberCaja" Foundation.

The Don Bosco Award is an acknowledgment of entrepreneurship, teamwork and innovation. Since its creation in 1984, the competition has managed to make important contributions in the field of education and in the relations between the academic and business worlds, given that the Don Bosco Awards are also a showcase for entrepreneurial initiatives applicable to future company projects.

"The Don Bosco National Award wants to be more than a prize," said the director of the initiative, Fr Juan Bosco Sancho. "It wants to be a stimulus and a transformation for those who participate. For students and tutors, participating in this competition is an incentive for innovative skills, to become aware of the importance of research and the possibilities they have of contributing to the improvement of society."


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