€80,000 for the most innovative technological project. Global eAwards extend deadline

The eAwards will reward the most innovative technological project in Spain with up to €80,000. The call has been extended until May 23

The 21st edition of the eAwards searches 15 European and Latin American countries for projects based on high-impact technologies that improve the quality of life or solve environmental problems.

Transport people and goods in modular tubes at high speed, identify and eliminate microplastics from water, facilitate mobility for people with visual disabilities or speed up recovery from cruciate ligament tears in the knee. These are some of the Spanish projects that have won the eAwards for entrepreneurship in recent years.

The deadline to submit nominations for this 21st edition of the prestigious awards of the NTT DATA FOUNDATION, previously the everis foundation, is extended until next May 23 in its Spanish call. Some awards aimed at technological startups that develop projects with a high degree of innovation, and that seek an opportunity to promote and make their initiatives visible. The projects must be at least in the prototyping phase and not exceed one million euros in turnover in the last three years.

The winning project will receive €20,000 in Spain, access to a specialized acceleration program and compete as a Spanish representative in the international final of the GlobaleAwards. Due to the economic endowment, the quality of the program and the wide international recognition, the Global eAwards receive more than 2,000 candidates each year.

Those interested in participating in the Spanish competition may submit their applications on the website: eawardsspain.es/. Once the registration period has closed, the analysis phase of the proposals received will begin to choose the semifinalists, who will present their projects in July before a jury of experts who will decide which proposals go on to the final phase. Those selected as finalists will have free access to mentoring by NTT DATA experts and will present their projects at the September in the final of the eAwards Spain 2022. The winner will be the Spanish representative in the GlobaleAwardswhich will be held in Madrid in October 2022.

Global eAwards – 21st edition

In addition to Spain and simultaneously, another 14 countries in Europe and Latin America (Germany, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Holland, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, United Kingdom, Romania and Switzerland) celebrate throughout 2022 their respective national eAwards to choose the most innovative technological project of the year. The best initiative will represent their country in the international final of the Global eAwards, where they will compete to win the additional prize of 60,000 euros and an acceleration program.

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Coinciding with the delivery next October of the Global eAwards, the NTT DATA Talent Weeka week in which the winning entrepreneurs of the different international calls will meet in Madrid, and in which the Foundation puts at your disposal tools, methodologies and contacts with investors and experts to respond to the specific needs of your ideas, projects and startups.

In addition, the Foundation will carry out the NTT DATA Talent Week in a virtual format for all the participants, where it will offer the opportunity to generate networkingattend conferences and workshops taught by international experts, present projects to investors and experts in communication, financing or technology, meet new and potential clients, create alliances, find sources of innovation and identify new investment opportunities.

2021, a call with a Spanish flavor

In the last edition, the winner of the Spanish call was also the winner of the Global eAwards, obtaining a total prize of 80,000 euros. The winner was Captoplastic, a project that makes it possible to quantify, identify and eliminate the presence of microplastics in aquatic environments such as seawater, wastewater or freshwater, among others. Raquel Parra, CEO of Captoplastic, collected the award.

In addition, highly innovative initiatives were received, such as checktobuildan intelligent control service for construction projects available through a web with artificial intelligence; recirculatea digital platform that helps identify opportunities to give waste a second life; Sycai Medicala digital assistant for the early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer; Airway Shieldthe first device in the world for endotracheal intubation; Customs, a platform that facilitates synchronization in logistics operations, transport, customs, etc.; Y yakka platform that facilitates the rental in an easy, safe and flexible way.

About NTT DATA FOUNDATION

Belonging to NTT DATA -6th IT service provider company in the world, which has 140,000 professionals and operates in more than 50 countries-, NTT DATA FOUNDATION stimulates talent so that, through technology, entrepreneurship and innovation, improve the quality of life and be environmentally responsible. Committed to society, it altruistically channels the skills of its professionals towards projects that develop skills in science, technology and mathematics, and promote and advise innovative entrepreneurship and/or research projects that are strategic, scalable and sustainable. and socially responsible. Thanks to the selfless contribution of its professionals, NTT DATA FOUNDATION helps transform talent, entrepreneurship and innovation into value propositions for society. It is currently present in 15 countries in Europe and Latin America.

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