La Lonja, together with the Port Authority of Huelva and Telefónica, launches a new cycle of innovation for the logistics-port sector within the framework of smart cities.
La Lonja de la Innovación has selected 7 startups to be part of its II Acceleration Program. This new call generated a lot of interest in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, which presented during the last weeks different proposals of technological development for the logistics-port sector.
Of all applications received, 12 reached the exhibition phase. In this phase, the representatives of each project could defend it this week in front of a Selection Committee made up of staff and mentors of the initiative, and professionals from Telefónica.
This professional jury was made up of Manuel Francisco Martínez, CTO of the Port Authority of Huelva; Guadalupe Díaz, Head of the Infrastructure Department of APH; Rocío Díaz Pereira, Director of La Lonja de la Innovación, José Ignacio Morales Conde, Innovation consultant of Telefónica; Miguel Ángel Pedraza, FIWARE expert; Miguel Ángel Torres, CEO Journeytok and technology mentor in La Lonja; and Alejandro Villarán, entrepreneur and business angel from Huelva.
As a result of this session, 7 projects have been chosen, which are the ones that are going to be part of the II Acceleration Program, with a duration of 4 months, extendable for another 4 months
During this period, the participating companies will coexist in a collaborative environment of innovation. In addition, they will participate in sessions with professional mentors in different digital, technical and business areas that will help them to move their innovation projects forward, to promote networking and the creation of synergies with the different stakeholders of the ecosystem.
Furthermore, the support of the initiative will contribute to the access to public financing and private capital, as well as to the visibility of the projects in events, meetings and communications channels of La Lonja de la Innovación.
After the presentations made by the twelve projects in front of the Selection Committee and companies pre-elected, the seven finalists that are going to be part of the II Acceleration Program of La Lonja de la Innovación are: A3 Energy Platinium, HV Reparto Sostenible, Tecysa, Indutech Solutions, Ecourbes, Mechanic Games and CashBank. Congratulations and welcome to La Lonja de la Innovación!
The selection process has been difficult for the initiative team and the professional committee, so we offer our most sincere congratulations to the selected startups, as well as to all the proposals submitted, all of them of the highest quality.
The incorporation into the program will be during the month of April, and will be punctually indicated in our acceleration program section.
This program aims to promote innovation in the port sector, digitalization, FIWARE technology and make the most of the mentoring sessions and available resources. In this way, consolidated, competitive and attractive projects will be created for the business fabric of Huelva.