The deadline for applications will be open until September 30

The organization of the Spin-Off PuntoGal Awards has just announced the jury that will be in charge of evaluating the candidacies of the companies and research groups participating in the fourth edition of the awards. They will have a jury in which women with a very prominent role in the field of scientific research in Galicia and in business innovation will participate. Among the people chosen to form part of the jury are Edita de Lorenzo, atlanTTic researcher and professor at the Telecomunication Engineering School of the University of Vigo; Sonia Martínez Arca, director of Sigillum Knowledge Solutions; María José Rodríguez Malmierca, head of the E-learning and Collaboration Area of ​​the Galician Supercomputing Center; Carme Pampín, one of the founders and current CEO of the Galchimia company, an international benchmark in organic chemistry. Along with them will also participate the Head of the University Planning and Structuring Service of the Xunta de Galicia, Faustino Infante Roura.

Faced with the demand of various companies and groups interested in participating in these awards, the organization has decided to extend the deadline for submitting applications until 11:59 p.m. on September 30.

Knowledge transfer

Dominio PuntoGal and GCiencia collaborate in these awards with the aim of recognizing the transfer of knowledge between the University and the company and promoting the most innovative business initiatives that arise from university research groups.

The PuntoGal Spin-Off Awards have three categories: Seal of Quality, Emerging Idea and Research Groups. In the Quality Seal section, the Galician company that has consolidated a prestigious business career over time will be recognized. The Emerging Idea section will recognize those companies that have broken into the market in recent months with an idea or project of a markedly innovative nature. In this year’s edition, the Research Group category is introduced as a novelty, which will recognize the work of some groups from the three Galician universities. For the award of this award, the jury will take into account aspects such as the innovations obtained, the projects carried out, the publications carried out and the degree of collaboration with companies.

Companies or research groups interested in participating in the last two categories can send their request to the email address spinoffgalicia@gmail.com before September 30 or using the form below (click here).

The jury will take into account issues such as registered patents, articles published in prestigious magazines or participation in multidisciplinary R&D+i projects in its assessment. In addition, projects led by women or teams will be highlighted where the presence of women is relevant both in number and hierarchy.

The finalists and winners in the various categories will be announced at the end of October and the awards ceremony will be held before the end of the year.