Archive: febrero 2014

Evento Final Imagine Express

El evento final de Imagine Express 2014, Hacktrain organizada por el Imagine Creativity Center San Francisco junto con con la Barcelona Mobile World Capital tendrá lugar este Viernes 28 de Febrero en el Disseny Hub de Barcelona.

Durante el evento de presentaran los 12 proyectos que se han trabajado durante el viaje Barcelona-Paris-Londes-Barcelona.

Evento gratuito, registro aqui.

 

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Prototyping with Concept Inbox

In the Projects section of our website you will be able to find the 12 projects our Dreamers will be working on during the Imagine Express Program. Each project has it’s own microsite which our teams will be updating throughout the journey. To create these microsites, we have used the mobile prototyping tool from Concept Inboxa tool developed by Oscar del Río (dreamer of Silicon Valley 2011) and his amazing team.

Concept Inbox is an all-in-one visual collaboration platform for designers and other creatives that gives them the suitable tools to work together without meeting face-to-face, saving a lot of time. Concept Inbox provides great communication tools that allows you to comment and give feedback on the graphic files to get the job done quickly.

As such, Concept Inbox provides the ability for designers to create interactive prototypes without coding and get feedback on them in a visual way – which should make it easier on clients too. (Currently in private beta)

Concept Inbox has already more than 10,000 users from 97 different countries

 

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Marc Mateu dreamer from Col·legis Majors Penyafort-Montserrat-Llull

Marc Mateu Mateus is finishing Telecommunications Engineering at UPC. Bioengineering has always been one of his passions, and also all kinds of technology, in particular  themes related to healthy habits.

Currently, he is working in two bioengineering research projects in the Department of Electronic Engineering in UPC, which are Healing Drop (inside the project: INNPACTO de la Secretaría de Estado de I+D+i adscrita al Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad) and a project from RecerCaixa, where he develops software in iOS platform and also different types of dedicated servers. In this projects they try to monitor the habits of the patients by controlling, among other things, user’s respiration in different positions and places, and telling him if he is sleeping or not by analysing his respiration patterns. In addition the app monitors the patient cardiac pulse with dedicated hardware (Polar Band with Bluetooth Low Energy) or by placing the finger on the device camera and processing the video feed. All this software is been developed to improve or maintain the healthy habits of the users, with the help of this apps.

On the other hand, he has collaborated in the design and implementation of data acquisition in the cardiac pulse bluetooth sensor of the recently launched app FitLab Free by Health&SportLab.

For two years he has worked in Col·legi Mayor Penyafort-Montserrat maintaining their networks and all their informatics equipments, including their web page. He is also working in a project for the col·legi, that consists of a smart parking. He is currently developing the remote processing server and the integration of this systems to the Internet.

Finally, he has advanced knowledge in different programming languages, that include: objective-c, java, c… Several types of relational databases: MySQL, Sqlite, CoreData and different types of computational programs such as Matlab and Omnetpp, as well as php5 and html5.

The Col.legis Majors Penyafort-Montserrat-Llull of the University of Barcelona are centres where are housed annually around 650 students enrolled in varying degrees at universities in the city. The institution aims to attract the talent and help promote it through cooperation between not only the students living in a given year but also between those who have lived in the College in the past. All of them belong to a network that provides students access to the working world and allows businesses the recruitment of young talented professionals.

The main fact that describes the Col.legi Major is interdisciplinarity, which allows an exchange of knowledge and points of view that, for example, has recently resulted in the installation of a smart parking in Penyafort premises, in which 10 different students of several ages have collaborated.

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Ruggero Sgarbi dreamer from AirPlus International

Ruggero Sgarbi has been chosen to represent AirPlus as a creative  dreamer at Imagine Express 2014. Congratulation and welcome on board Ruggero! In his daily job Ruggero analyzes customers’ behavior to develop new market approaches, new strategies and new products.The latest product he designed and developed is a web application which allows to generate virtual credit cards.  He coded the user experience and backend of the application which takes advantage of Web Services and deploys a range of complex security features. Furthermore he envisioned and designed a Mobile and Web application that makes Travel Inconveniences less painful. He then turned the vision into action by developing a prototype of such App for iOS, Android and Blackberry devices. In his spare time he enjoys building web apps like the reminderof.me and hacking the Raspberry Pi to build long distance wifi routers

Lufthansa AirPlus is a key provider of savings to over 40,000 customers worldwide through a suite of business travel payment solutions which include central bill accounts, corporate cards and online management tools. AirPlus is travel agency neutral, the leading issuer of UATP worldwide and the preferred partner of various airlines such as Austrian Airlines,, Air China, Lufthansa German Airlines, Luxair, Singapore Airlines, Swiss International Air Lines and TAP Portugal. For more information, please visit online at www.airplus.com.

 

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The last dreamers to join Imagine Express

Today, February 20th, the last 6 dreamers to win a ticket to Imagine Express have been chosen in a competition that took place in a public event in Barcelona at Auditori Macba.

The event start out with a Face Off between two developers: Android vs. iPhone. Both developers had to program a small application in front of the eyes of over 200 assistants. Congratulations for your courage Alex Chimeno and Òscar Cardona.  They both proved to everyone their expertise, finished the challenge and where evaluated by a expert in app development, Nacho Sánchez. Since they both did an amazing job, and to reward their bravery, they have both been awarded a ticket to Imagine Express 2014. Welcome on board!

After the developer battle, 5 creative minds presented their ideas in three minute pitch and had to answer questions from an expert jury. On behalf of Imagine we would like to congratulate all five for the incredible presentations and amazing energy! Congratulations Victor Rubio, Lucila Parra, Arturo González, Glòria Molins and Tomás Ferrándiz. We would also like to thank our amazing jury: Urs Rothmayr(Founder Institute), Rafael Méndez  (BLE), Simón Lee (incubio) and  Cristina Salvador (Imagine)-

Five business profile finalists also had to pitch during 90 seconds in front of the audience and the jury. As well as their creative fellows, they did an amazing job on stage, showing great passion. Congratulations Daria Khramtsova, Jordi Boza, Joan Viladomat, Lídia Magan, Jordi Wu.  Thank you once again to our wonderful jury:  Yolanda Pérez (BStart Up), Albert Riba (journalist), Maite Fibla (ship2b), Albert Ventura (Imagine)

After a very difficult deliberation by the judges the winners of each profiles were the following:

CREATIVE PROFILE 

Tomás Ferrándiz and Glòria Molins

BUSINESS PROFILE 

Jordi Boza and  Joan Viladomat

DEVELOPERS

Alex Chimeno and Òscar Cardona

 

CONGRATULATIONS! 

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Carme Cano Dreamer of Sanofi

Carme is a young professional experienced in a multicultural environment in the framework of quality assurance. She is passionate about her work, as it gives her the opportunity to provide to patients products with the required quality; it’s all she has ever wanted to be and do. Carme has an entrepreneur mind, focused on searching for new opportunities, changes and she’s deeply committed with everything she does.

Carme has a degree in Pharmacy, a Master in Pharmaceutical industry management at University of Barcelona and a Graduate in Business management at IEDC Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

 

Sanofi, an integrated global healthcare leader, discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients’ needs. Sanofi has core strengths in the field of healthcare with seven growth platforms: diabetes solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, consumer healthcare, emerging markets, animal health and the new Genzyme. Sanofi is listed in Paris (EURONEXT: SAN) and in New York (NYSE: SNY). Sanofi operates in more than 100 countries worldwide and has around 110.000 employees. In Spain, the company has around 1000 employees, two offices in Madrid and Barcelona, a distribution center in Leganes (Madrid) and a production center in Riells i Viabrea (Girona).

 

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Finalists to present on February 20th event

More than 1200 candidatures have been received from Imagine Express 2014. On behalf the Imagine Staff we would like to thank everyone for their interest and effort to become a dreamer in this great adventure. Our jury has had a very hard time choosing the finalist, the talent has been overwhelming!

After some though decisions,  the finalist to compete for the las tickets for the IMAGINE EXPRESS of each sector have been selected! On the event that will be held this upcoming Thursday 20th of February at 9:30am at Auditori Macba (Barcelona), the last winners to become dreamers of Imagine Express 2014 will be chosen!

5 ideas, 5 business profiles and 2 developers have been chosen to represent each sector during the event. As you can see in the invitation in the following link: imagineexpresspress.eventbrite.com the way the winners will be chosen will be the following:

DEVELOPER FINALISTS - during the event there will be a face off between two developers and the winner will win a ticket to Imagine Express

Alex Chimeno (Android)

Oscar Cardona (iOS)

IDEAS FINALISTS - the five candidates will present their ideas in a two minute presentation, the jury + the audience will vote the best 2 ideas

Victor Rubio

Lucilita Parra

Arturo González

Glòria Molins

Tomás Ferrándiz

BUSINESS PROFILE FINALISTS - the five candidates will present themselves in a 90 second pitch, the jury + the audience will vote the best 2 

Daria Khramtsova

Jordi Boza

Joan Viladomat

Lídia Magan

Jordi Wu

 

 

Free registration to event:   imagineexpresspress.eventbrite.com

 

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Raquel Riol Dreamer of Sanofi

Raquel has more than 25 years in the healthcare field. She has been involved in personal care, OTC products and prescription drugs leading commercial and marketing teams in several of the big pharma companies. Her present responsibility as a market access manager in Sanofi gives her the opportunity to bring over innovative products and health solutions to patients. She believes strongly in the purpose of her everyday job improving society health and quality of live and thus bringing new hope to patients.  Raquel has a degree in International Business Administration and an MBA at ESADE, she is presently finalizing her second master in  Health economics and Pharmacoeconomics  at IDEC Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

Sanofi, an integrated global healthcare leader, discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients’ needs. Sanofi has core strengths in the field of healthcare with seven growth platforms: diabetes solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, consumer healthcare, emerging markets, animal health and the new Genzyme. Sanofi is listed in Paris (EURONEXT: SAN) and in New York (NYSE: SNY). Sanofi operates in more than 100 countries worldwide and has around 110.000 employees. In Spain, the company has around 1000 employees, two offices in Madrid and Barcelona, a distribution center in Leganes (Madrid) and a production center in Riells i Viabrea (Girona).

Welcome on board Raquel!

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Fátima Mulero Dreamer from University of Deusto

Fátima Mulero was born in Merida, Spain in 1992. When she was 14 she was as a volunteer for an association of people with intellectual disabilities and also for the Red Cross. Since 2012 she studies “Primary Education specialist in therapeutic pedagogy” degree. She stayed two years at the Pontifical University of Salamanca and the third year at university she did an Erasmus  in France at the Université Catholique de l’ouest. She has performed internships in two schools in France and attended various courses of disability. In 2012 Fátima went to the First World Congress of Technologies for Autism at Valencia and then worked with children with autism at Apnabi in Basque Country. Her passion is  special education and she has done a lot of courses about learning disabilities, autism, speech disorders…

Regarding entrepreneurship, in 2012 she presented a research and innovation project at the Pontifical University of Salamanca and created “Tinepet app project” at University Club of Innovation for children with special needs. Since September, she is studying at the University of Deusto, where she found a great opportunity to be part of “Ekin-it” a entrepreneurship and innovation program. She believes that with effort and enthusiasm anything is possible. Fátima is always in search of new motivations and opportunities.

The University of Deusto (UD) was inaugurated in 1886. The concerns and cultural interest of the Basque Country in having their own university, as well as the interest of the Jesuits in establishing higher studies in some part of the Spanish State coincided in its conception. Bilbao, a seaport and commercial city which was undergoing considerable industrial growth during that era, was chosen as the ideal location.

The UD has historically been a reference point for training top professionals who have led the economic development of our region and nation.  To a great extent, this has been possible due to the values that the UD has instilled in its students. One of the main values at present is the so called ‘entrepreneurial spirit’.

The 2011/2014 Strategic Plan strengthens this entrepreneurial spirit on both campuses through Ekin-IT, Innovandis and DeustoKabi (now the Nursery for New Technology Based Businesses and Social Action) with areas for entrepreneurs at the Bilbao and San Sebastian campuses. The Deusto Entrepreneurship Centre is leading this initiative.

Thus, the university has taken on a commitment to society which consists not only of providing the best education but also helping to develop state of the art in each of its faculties’ specialist fields and transferring it to the society it serves.  Transfer of these competences to persons and knowledge generated to society is a key feature of the 2011/2014 Strategic Plan.

By fostering the entrepreneurial spirit among members of the University of Deusto, DeustoKabi (Bilbao and San Sebastian campuses), has become a key driver in creating and developing spin-offs, while  awareness programs such as Ekin-It and Innovandis have become key training elements .

Welcome on board Fátima!

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Ignacio López Dreamer from Init

Ignacio López Lacalle co-founded Web & Web diseño y comunicación S.L. An enterprise based in Zaragoza which offers web design, web development and graphic solutions for enterprise.

He studied electronics and worked in different jobs. He is a flexible worker because he has been working individually and in big teams. Later, he studied graphic and web design master for reinventing himself and to immerse in a creative area. In this way, he focused on web open source projects.  He is a creative, active and dynamic person willing to learn. He likes to get involved in any project which he can contribute something of value.

Init encourages the set up and development of new business initiatives. Initiatives that have to do with Health, Oceanography, the Sea World, eco-sustainability, new technologies, communication, digital art… applying great capacity for innovation and the latest technology to meet different challenges across these fields.

Init promotes innovative ideas launched both by individuals and entrepreneurial teams, creating the conditions for them so they can carry out these ideas with a great success. Init supports entrepreneurs from the beginning with the search of funding, providing contacts and everything a everything a starting business might  require.

Welcome on board Ignacio!

 

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