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The UC3M awards the TFG Emprende Prizes

Awarded by the UC3M’s Social Council


The Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), through its Social Council, has awarded three of its students’ Final Dissertations (TFG, in its Spanish acronym) prizes for their innovative nature and academic excellence in the field of entrepreneurship. These prizes are awarded annually and come with a cash prize.

La UC3M falla los premios TFG Emprende

Carlos Cantero Gómez and Álvaro Huecas Moreno received the first TFG Emprende Prize for their project “Assisbot: Mobile assistance and hospital control robot”. This project addresses the development of a robotic solution in order to reduce nosocomial infections which are those contracted in hospital environments. To do this the environment is analysed by measuring different parameters and micro-organisms are removed from the air and surfaces using ultraviolet light. In addition to this, it can also transport different materials, avoiding human presence wherever possible.

The second prize was awarded to the project “Solar Heaters: Clean heat in industrial processes”, developed by Darío Pardillos Pobo. This entrepreneurial proposal suggests the use of preheating raw material in industrial processes, using thermo-solar technology developed and patented by the UC3M. This idea can be applied in the asphalt industry, which could reduce its environmental impact as well as production costs.

The third prize was awarded to Alejandro Matías Delgado-Ureña Ocaña and César Sebastián Muñoz for their proposal “Agricop: Analysis of specific crops using hexacopter and satellite images”. This business idea is intended to facilitate farmers’ access to decision-making solutions based on satellite and/or drone-generated image analysis. This precision farming solution offers users the possibility to optimise crop parameters, increasing their productivity. This project is being presented by a multidisciplinary team that has already developed a prototype and tested it at the UC3M’s Science Park.

By awarding these prizes, the University supports the entrepreneurial spirit of its undergraduate students, helping drive innovation and business creation. This call is aimed at Final Dissertations related to entrepreneurship subjects that have obtained the TFG-EMPRENDE certificate from the UC3M during the academic year in which the call took place.