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Etxe-Tar rewards the ideas of students from Tecnun to improve the efficiency of their company.
The winning students will have priority in being selected for internships and the Final Degree Project in this company.
The company Etxe-Tar today awarded 5 students from Tecnun for their proposals to improve the daily performance of the machining systems company's operators.
Etxe-Tar set the 3rd year Industrial Organization Engineering students at Tecnun the challenge of improving the performance of their workers by implementing the functions of a mobile application prototype. "We have added operations so that the app can detect defective parts, breakdowns, know the energy consumption per part. We have also improved operator communication through the geolocation tool," explains one of the winning students.
Ángel Iglesias, head of the Software Design and Development Department at Etxe-Tar, recognizes the usefulness of this last point. "We have highly valued the issue of geolocation, as it is something that we had not foreseen before in Etxe-Tar, and that after the students' presentation seemed very interesting to us".
"Thanks to geolocation, Etxe-Tar's operators will be able to know the location of their colleagues, something very useful when working in large warehouses and need to be able to solve urgent breakdowns quickly," explained another of the award-winning students.
For his part, Javier Pérez, head of the Service Department and former student of Tecnun, expressed how enriching this competition has been "because the students bring a new and different vision of the company and ideas from other sectors that they are learning during their studies".
This contest is part of the activities contemplated in the agreement that Etxe-Tar signed with the School of Engineers of the University of Navarra last year.
The aim of this initiative is to promote the relationship between the University and the company and to offer students the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge in a real environment. In fact, in addition to receiving financial recognition, the winning students will have priority when it comes to being selected to do an internship or develop their Final Degree Project at Etxe-Tar.