05 July 2016 ICFO PhD student wins ‘Emprèn UPC-Yuzz’

Juan Miguel Perez

‘Finboot Tech’ project takes the prize in the 6th edition the UPC Business Plan Now in its 6th edition, the ‘Emprèn UPC-Yuzz’ competition aims to help foster an entrepreneurial and innovative culture among students at the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC). As a research center affiliated with the UPC, ICFO PhD Student Juan Miguel Perez in the Optoelectronics research group led by ICREA Prof at ICFO Valerio Pruneri, participated in this year’s contest and won first prize with his project “Finboot Tech”. Juan Miguel’s business plan presented a digital platform that aims to automate and revolutionize banking transactions, implementing a system of contracts with Blockchain intelligent technology.

The award carried a cash prize of $ 3,000, a trip to Silicon Valley, and the opportunity to participate in the contest Yuzz nationwide.

Congratulations Juan Miguel!!