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10 UC3M spin-off companies participate in the South Summit Madrid 2024

This is the largest annual event in Southern Europe for entrepreneurs and investors


Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) participated in this year's South Summit Madrid with a representation of ten spin-off companies from the Centro de Innovación en Emprendimiento e Inteligencia Artificial del Parque Científico UC3M (C3N-IA; UC3M Science Park Centre for Innovation in Entrepreneurship and Artificial Intelligence), which were present at the Madrid City Hall stand to meet with potential investors interested in investing in their projects. In addition, two companies incubated at the University were finalists in the start-up competition.

South Summit Madrid 2024

The South Summit Madrid is the largest annual event in Southern Europe for entrepreneurs and investors, according to its organizers, and UC3M is participating for the seventh time. This year, in its thirteenth edition and under the slogan ‘human by design’, it was held from 5 to 7 June at La Nave, where a number of key players came together to promote progress and business growth.

The three-day event was attended by representatives of 10 companies and projects that have emerged from research or technologies in which UC3M has collaborated, such as: Applied Innovative Methods, Cassini Geopolitical Consulting, Evidence-Based Behavior, Hiili, Inrobics Social Robotics, Laboratorio Hipermedia, Ownmed Innovation, Seevia Technologies, Unuware and VitroFI Biosystems. These spin-offs develop products and services in the fields of audiovisual accessibility, human behavior, intelligent driving, sports training, international geopolitics, aeronautical meteorology, bioengineered skin, digital advertising, social robotics and digestive medicine.

UC3M's participation in the Madrid City Hall stand is co-funded by the City Council's Innovation and Entrepreneurship area, within the framework of the aid that UC3M receives to promote the creation and consolidation of spin-offs since 2021.

Another company that forms part of UC3M's ESA BIC node (one of the European Space Agency's four business incubation centres in the Community of Madrid), Cedrion, presented its solutions in a space provided by the Fundación para el Conocimiento madri+d. This start-up is dedicated to the design, development and manufacture of ionic wind devices with two main applications: the purification and disinfection of viruses and bacteria through cold plasma in biosanitary environments; and the cooling of electronic components for sectors such as aerospace and automotive. 

YUFE start-up and student competition

Two companies belonging to UC3M's business incubation and acceleration program have been selected as finalists in the start-up competition at this year's South Summit Madrid. On the one hand, Altum Sequencing, a spin-off of the Fundación para la Investigación Biomédica del Hospital 12 de Octubre (FIBH12O), which has patented a system for the early identification of specific genetic markers of tumors and the quantification of cancer cells after response to drug treatments. On the other hand, Hydra Space Systems, from UC3M's ESA BIC node, has developed an optimised communications solution for connecting devices for the so-called Internet of Things in remote areas, ensuring efficiency and low connectivity costs for sectors such as precision agriculture and monitoring of the sea and the environment.

In addition, the University has facilitated the attendance at this forum of 35 undergraduate, master's and doctoral students from YUFE (Young Universities for the Future of Europe), a network formed by ten young universities at the forefront of research and teaching. Thanks to this, these students who participate in YUFE Ideas Lab (the incubation programme of this network) have been able to receive training in entrepreneurship. They come from five universities of this alliance: Carlos III de Madrid (Spain), Cyprus (Cyprus), Eastern Finland (Finland), Maastricht (Netherlands) and Rijeka (Croatia).

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UC3M at South Summit 2024