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The B+INVAS 2018 will award works based on innovative ideas referred to the fields of Biosciences, Industrial and Services, and Electromobility.

This contest program is supported by the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa and BIC Gipuzkoa.

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B+INVAS is an educational competition that aims to goal promote the concern for innovation and entrepreneurship. PHOTO: Courtesy
04/05/18 12:56 Communication Service

"Among the objectives of Tecnun is to improve the competencies and skills of students and graduates in the fields of innovation and entrepreneurship." These are the words of Gustavo Pego, Director of Corporate Entrepreneurship at the University of Navarra. The B+INVAS program was created to promote innovation and entrepreneurship, with the support of the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa and BIC Gipuzkoa.

"B+INVAS is a training competition that aims to goal promote the concern for innovation and entrepreneurship in the university environment of the Campus Technological of the University of Navarra, in collaboration with other centers of the same university," explains Pego. This program also promotes the generation and feasibility analysis of innovative ideas in the field of biosciences in the industrial and service sectors.

In this year's edition, the competition will reward works based on innovative ideas in three fields: Biosciences, Industrial and Services, and Electromobility. "The ideas must have a strong innovative character. Either in the business model , or by the development of a new technology with which a new product-service is obtained", adds Gustavo Pego, who then adds: "It can also be a new range of applications or valuable services where technology may or may not be present". Sustainable social innovation, due to its solidarity dimension, has a special place in the competition.

To participate in the program it is not a prerequisite to have an idea because the first training session will focus on idea generation tools. In the months of September there will be several sessions of Desing Thinking, then a business Canvas will be developed and later there will be a workshop of evaluation of Companies. On September 27th it will be the turn of the Innovation Fair, where there will be stands where the contact between start-ups and investors will be promoted. There will also be a roundtable of entrepreneurs and the submission of award Tecnun Entrepreneur, aimed at alumni of Tecnun entrepreneurs.

Before September 30 participants will have to submit a description of the academic/professional profile of the participants, an Executive summary , a business Canvas and a video explaining the business based on the idea and its feasibility of a maximum of 3 minutes.

The jury will value the attendance to the training sessions; the impact, originality and feasibility of the idea; the quality and rigor of a business Canvas based on the idea; the executivesummary ; the quality of the script and content of the video explaining the idea, as well as its execution.

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In the case of team participation, profile of team members and composition multidisciplinary will be taken into account. The participation of University of Navarra students from other disciplines will be positively considered. The only requirement is that, in each team, one of the members must be directly linked to the Campus Tecnológico de San Sebastián. Exceptionally, having been a finalist of the Innovation Fast Track 2018 program will also be taken into account in the final evaluation, provided that the teams comply with the requirements of the call.


It is possible to participate as an individual or in teams. In case of individual participation you must be student or former student (having completed your studies from 2014) of any of the programs of Degree or master of Tecnun. 

In the modality teams, at least one of the team members is required to be student or former student (having completed their studies as of 2014) of any of the Degree or master's degree programs of Tecnun.
The winners of each category would be awarded with a trip to Israel to be held between October 27-31, 2018 and an amount of money for computer, telephony or other equipment linked to the needs of the proposed business. Last year's winner was Itziar Irurzun (Tecnun'15) who has recently also won the first award at QSP Day 2018, organized by MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). 

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