A project for the development of the ‘Hyperloop’ transport system wins the everis Award 2017
Monday, 09 October, 2017

The everis foundation has granted the everis Award 2017 to Zeleros, a project of Spanish engineers in which the technology to build the vehicle of the "Hyperloop" transport system is developed. This concept makes it possible to reach speeds of up to 1,000 km/h with a very low energy consumption. Furthermore, the startup presents great advances in levitation systems and magnetic technologies, applicable to various industries.

The winning entrepreneur team will receive a cash prize of 60,000 euros, as well as consulting services offered by i-deals (everis Group) worth 10,000 euros. The winning project has been recognized for its proposal to make Europe a power in the sphere of the development of new disruptive transport technologies, thus improving both passenger and freight transport.

Awards with great tradition and an innovative approach 

In this 16th edition 1,264 projects from 28 countries were presented. The award recognizes technological projects that help boost society in areas such as the digital economy, industrial and energy technologies, and biotechnology and health.

The jury has also awarded a second prize of 10,000 € to the Colombian project Interacpedia, an initiative that connects universities and students with the entrepreneurial ecosystem through a digital platform of co-creation so academic proposals may be transformed into innovative projects. In this way, Interacpedia helps create a real use in society on the basis of theoretical approaches. The platform already has more than 9,000 users, 1,500 projects in 53 universities and 7 cities in just one and a half years of life with a success rate of 85%.

Once again this year, the everis Foundation has incorporated the winners of each of the Award editions in Argentina, Colombia, Italy, Mexico and Peru to the globaleveris Award. Thus, the winners of each local edition have joined the semifinals, held last May, with Latin American representation in the finals with the projects Interacpedia (Colombia) and Higia Technologies (Mexico).

The panel of judges consists of: Eugenio Galdón, president of the everis foundation; NoemíSanín, CEO of everis Colombia; Miguel A. González Ballester, professor at the Pompeu Fabra University;Montserrat Mateos, journalist of the economic newspaper ‘Expansión’; Stephan Morais, GM of Indico Capital Partners; Ángel Santos, founder of CRB Inverbío; Julio de Castro,professor at the IE Business School; Mariano Provencio, Physician, Oncology Director at the Puerta de Hierro Hospital; Carlos Emilio Gómez,founder of 7r Ventures; Miguel Ángel Alario Franco, professor and former president of the Spanish Royal Academy of Sciences; Bruno Fernández Scrimieri, CEO at ENISA; and Joana Simoës-Correia, winner of the everis Award 2016.

Eugenio Galdón, president of the everis foundation, points out that ‘at the everis foundation, entrepreneurship and innovation are the fundamental pillars of our activity and it is a pleasure to see how every year we receive the candidatures of projects that represent this same thing: these are people who want to create their ideas and develop their projects’.

Award Ceremony

The award ceremony of the everis foundation Awards will be held on the 21st of November in Madrid.