The Society for the Regional Development of Cantabria (SODERCAN) yesterday handed the prizes Contest Technology Based Company, endowed with 90,000 euros, in a seminar held in Santander which was attended by 130 entrepreneurs. SILECMAR company has won the first prize of 20,000 euros, thanks to the development of projects that automate and simplify the tasks of fishing vessels.
The Director General of Development and Technological Innovation, Santiago Garcia, said that such initiatives contribute to realizing the objective of the Cantabrian Government to promote research, development and innovation (R + D + i), through the regional plan same name. Garcia added that data from the National Statistics Institute regarding spending on R & D in 2006 placed Cantabria with the highest rate of growth in Spain, 90.2% over the previous year, 74 points above the average national.
The conference was inaugurated by the rector of the University of Cantabria, Federico Gutiérrez Solana and CEO SODERCAN, José Villaescusa. Both stressed the magnificent response of you entrepreneurs such initiatives and the need for closer business and university research initiatives.
Silemar addition, results awarded the papers presented by Pepanpi, Danca, MSC, ABIAL and TST Systems.
The entrepreneur Javier Cifrián, SILECMAR company, received the first prize thanks to its automatic control systems razor wire, automatic tuna fishing and consumption management systems reeds, all destined to professional fishing boats.
The second prize of 20,000 euros, was Pepanpi Laboratory and entrepreneur, José Luis Gutiérrez Diaz. The project proposes a laboratory of human and food biotechnology for genetic tests.
The company Danca and entrepreneurial Jesus Ruiz Conde won 15,000 euros in the third for the proposed development of an electric meter to optimize the demand and prices of electricity consumption in households. The fourth prize of 15,000 euros, was for the company MSC (Modeling and Computer Simulation) and entrepreneurs Daniel Alvear, Jorge Capote, José Luis Torero and José Hernando, who have developed a computer simulation to evaluate and correct design buildings in the area of fire safety. The fifth prize, worth 10,000 euros, was awarded to the company Abial Technology Innovation and entrepreneurs Mier Maria Pilar Lopez and his brother José María. His project aims to extract natural milk proteins with nutritional values aimed at improving human health. The sixth prize went to the TST systems company, whose promoters are Luis Muñoz, Johnny Crash, Veronica Gutierrez, Jorge Lanza, Ramon Aguero, Luis Sanchez and Jose Alonso. Propose the development of technology-based wireless sensor systems and RFID smart label products.
The awards were presented by Santiago García; Jose Villaescusa, CEO of SODERCAN; Augustine Arnaiz, managing director of Caja Cantabria; Yves Diaz de Villegas, Secretary General of CEOE-Cepyme of Cantabria; Eduardo Casas, vice chancellor of the University of Cantabria, and Modesto Pineiro, president of the Chamber of Commerce.
Source: El Diario Montañés