On December 13, Innovarum attended the 6th edition of the WIT UPM – Innovatech, the UPM Technological Innovation Workshop held every year by the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Programs of the Polytechnic University of Madrid. The event took place at the IMDEA Software Institute, at the Montegancedo Campus of the UPM in Madrid.
The event began with a lively debate on different strategies of companies for innovation, which focused on the adoption of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data, among others. The table counted with important personalities of the business and innovation world, such as Ignacio Calvo, director of the Technological Center of Acciona Construcción or Luis Montero, Digital Transformation Lead & Data, IoT and AI Solution Director at Microsoft Spain.
Afterwards there was a technology showcase, in which the best technologies of the UPM-Innovatech 2T Challenge ’18, a competitive challenge initiative of the UPM Technologies Marketing Program, were presented. The finalists of the 2018 edition were selected, who explained their innovative projects to the attendees.The workshop ended with a round table in which the trajectory of the Spanish investment in innovation was analysed, different success stories were presented and the attendees were given advice on the support for entrepreneurs and on different business models and highlighted the importance of start-ups in their role as leaders in innovation.