Madrid 27th October

Last weekend, the first edition of the UP4 Hackathon was celebrated with great enthusiasm. This event brought together brilliant student minds from the four Polytechnic Universities within the framework of the UP4 – CIIMA consortium. This exciting competition aims to promote a multidisciplinary meeting where young talents can propose innovative solutions in the field of Safe, Sustainable, and Connected Mobility for the year 2030. The event had the valuable collaboration and support of the Ministerio de Transportes, Movilidad y Agenda Urbana (MITMA), specifically with the axis 5 of its strategic plan, Intelligent Mobility.

The UPM·3 team, composed of EELISA students from different faculties of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), won the first prize of the hckathon. The brilliant members of this team are Alba Ramírez from the ETSAM, Guillermo Pásaro from the ETSICCP, Paula González from the ESTSII, and María Blanco from the ETSII. Their innovative proposal in the field of Safe Mobility impressed the jury, earning them recognition and the first prize.

But the UPM didn’t stop there, as the second prize also went to another outstanding team from this institution. The VEAWAKE team, composed of Jacobo Garrido, Rosario Carretero, and Ángel Anta, students from the ETSII, demonstrated their dedication and skills, taking home the second prize of the hackathon.

The prizes were awarded in a special ceremony that took place at the Global Mobility Call on Thursday, October 26, at the IFEMA venue in Madrid. This event also served as a platform to present the CIIMA – Centro de Investigación e Innovación en Movilidad Avanzada initiative, driven by the four Polytechnic Universities. The ceremony was attended by representatives from each of these academic institutions, as well as high-ranking officials from MITMA, who shared their ideas and visions for the future of advanced mobility.

The UP4 Hackathon has not only demonstrated the talent and creativity of university students in the field of mobility but also the importance of interuniversity collaboration and close alignment with MITMA’s strategic goals. Congratulations to the winners and all the participants for their outstanding work!

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