One of the winning projects is “Acoustic Mini-barriers”, based on a TECNALIA technological asset
Deusto Business School has presented the Sebastián Iruretagoyena Award for the Best Undergraduate Final Year Project in Business Administration (ADE) 2020-2021 to the "Acoustic Mini-barriers” project, a TECNALIA technological asset, which seeks to address the problems of the high acoustic levels of railways in urban areas.
The Sebastián Iruretagoyena Award for the Best Economic-Financial Analysis in an Undergraduate Final Year Project in Business Administration (ADE) 2020-2021 went to “Ekohome” prepared by Raúl-Cosmin Moroz, Joy Okuyama Fernández, Roberto Alejandro Barraza Valdés and Denisa-Andreea Soroiu.
The aim of this award is to recognise and promote the efforts of students who are doing their Undergraduate Final Year Project in Business Administration (ADE) at the Donostia-San Sebastian campus and honours Professor Sebastián Iruretagoyena, who was a key figure in the training of students, executives and entrepreneurs in Gipuzkoa and the first Director of the Executive MBA in Gipuzkoa.
The Award comes with €2,000 in prize money for the Best Undergraduate Final Project in Business Administration and €1,000 for the Undergraduate Final Project in Business Administration with the best economic-financial analysis.
The Jury, made up of Ms. Asun Ibáñez (Undergraduate Coordinator at Deusto Business School on the Donostia-San Sebastián Campus), Ms. Cristina Iturrioz (Coordinator of Undergraduate Final Year Projects in Business Administration on the Donostia-San Sebastián campus), Ms. Rosa Cristobal (Member of the Finance and Economy Department at DBS), Mr. David and Ms. Amaia Iruretagoyena (on behalf of the Iruretagoyena family) and Mr. Andoni Bergareche (President of the ALCE Foundation), has evaluated the short-listed projects from an academic point of view and from the perspective of its economic, social and environmental impact, whilst also considering the collaboration of external agents with the University.
Deusto Business School (DBS) aims to train responsible professionals, capable of promoting and leading sustainable business projects in a global context, in favour of a more prosperous, fairer and more inclusive society. Its objective is to generate knowledge in a multidisciplinary way, in collaboration with other agents to address the main challenges faced by society. The Award also honours Sebastian Iruretagoyena, who died prematurely in 2009.
The “Acoustic Mini-barriers” project has been prepared by Ibone Urquiola Zaballa, Imanol Aizpuru Arruti, Eider Albarracín Arbilla, Maider Dorronsoro Aldaz and María Zubia Irigoyeny, through Jesús Torrecilla, Specialist in Marketing of the deep tech venture builderTECNALIA Ventures; and the “Aquadat” project has been prepared by Mikel Martínez Iturrioz, Javier Álvarez de Eulate de Santo Domingo, Gabriela Garaizabal Etxeberria, Maarten Handels Cuesta and Laura Llorente Jodra.