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The everis foundation in Chile awards four projects in artificial intelligence

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The award ceremony for the third edition of the ACTITUD Award was held at an official presentation event of the everis foundation in Chile.

 

 

The Chile everis foundation, an institution that seeks to support and promote entrepreneurship, has been officially presented at an event that has also included the award ceremony of the third edition of the ACTITUD Award. As guest speaker, Suraj Shinde, Digital Lab IA everis director in Mexico, has spoken about artificial intelligence in business

For his part, the president of everis Chile, Pedro Pablo Errázuriz, has highlighted the creation of the Foundation in Chile, making it the second country in the region to have a local directory, in addition to Brazil, and has expressed his pride at the 142 proposals received in the third edition of the ACTITUD Award. ‘This is a significant achievement for our office as a result of work well done and of the acknowledgement we have for our management. As a foundation we work together with entrepreneurs and we generate concrete opportunities of business development, but we also have a strong commitment towards the insertion of women in the digital world, for which we support a series of organizations that work for this objective, and we count with them in our company’, said Errázuriz, who also underlined the efforts to promote the scientific and technological vocations among children and young people through robotics workshops and mentoring programs.

Félix Bonmatí, vicepresident of the everis foundation, underlined that Chile was the first country in which everis was installed outside Spain and now it holds a foundation that will benefit from local talent. The Foundation is chaired by Pedro Pablo Errázuriz, while the external board is made up of Marisol Alarcón, Francisca Valdés, Juan Carlos de la Llera, Ricardo Victorero and Nicolás Majluf. The internal board is made up of Mauricio Ríos, Óscar Clark, Patricia Adriasola, Francisco Pecorella and María Eugenia Fuentes.

AWARDS

Along with the launch, the Chile everis foundation presented the third version of the ACTITUD Award in the country to four projects, among the 15 that were finalists and a total of 142 participating initiatives. The award aims to promote entrepreneurship, innovation and talent.  

In the technological innovation category, the awardee was Agrapp, a mobile application that helps farmers manage their business on the field, allowing them to take data from the tasks they perform every day without the need for a signal. The second was awarded to Hibring, a computer platform that links large databases and displays them on a map, in order to georeference the information in a certain sector of our commune, region or country, thus reducing investment risks.

In the social innovation category, the first place went to Lazarillo, a navigation system adapted for the visually impaired, which helps them find their way around the city and also allows them to be assisted inside places equipped with our interior positioning technology. The second place was for Fraccion.cl, entrepreneurship initiative that seeks to improve access to medicaments for the Chilean population through fractioning. This allows people to buy only the amount prescribed by their doctor, which helps pay less for their medicaments.

The first prizes in both categories have received $ 5,000,000, plus hours of assistance and mentoring from everis executives; and the second prizes have obtained $ 2,500,000, as well as consultancy services and possibilities for contacts and dissemination.

Events

Tuesday 24 September 2019
Presentation of 2 free online courses at the AEF
Tuesday 24 September 2019
Peru everis Award - Final event
Friday 13 September 2019
Peru everis Award: finalists' announcement

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