The UPC shows its muscle and entrepreneurial talent at 4YFN

The UPC’s start-up corner at the 4YFN previous edition

The UPC’s start-up corner at the 4YFN previous edition

From 27 February to 2 March, the UPC will show its entrepreneurial spirit at the Four Years From Now (4YFN) event. Over thirty technology-based spin-offs and start-ups, led by UPC students, alumni or research staff, will be attending this international meeting of the innovation ecosystem. It will also be the kick off to commemorate the 25 anniversary of the Emprèn UPC programme, a technology springboard that has helped to set up more than 380 companies.

Feb 23, 2023

The start-up corner of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech (UPC) at 4YFN will be presenting 16 start-ups and spin-offs in a wide range of sectors, such as health, business and industry 4.0, agriculture and food, aerospace and construction, virtual reality, mobility and smart cities, energy, gaming and AI in digital marketing. Once again, the UPC is the university that presents the most entrepreneurial initiatives at this start-up event, which will be hosted in the Gran Via venue of the Fira de Barcelona concurrently with the Mobile World Congress (MWC).

The following start-ups will be featured at the UPC’s stand on 27 and 28 February:

  • Kombo connects local vendors to deliver fresh, healthy food to offices.
  • Inmersia has developed the first smart glasses for daily use combining augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) in a single device.
  • Nuwe is a SaaS platform for companies to assess and hire digital talent through challenges, games and competitions.
  • Virmedex develops serious games for healthcare specialised training.
  • Hodefy allows real estate SMEs to make transactions more quickly, easily and securely.
  • Datision develops artificial intelligence solutions for industry to perform predictive maintenance.
  • Loyapp replaces loyalty cards with the aim of increasing revenue for small businesses.
  • Finboot Tech has developed a digital platform to boost technology-based applications for corporate use through blockchain.

Additionally, on 1 and 2 March the following start-ups will be featured at the UPC’s stand:

  • Kreios Space is developing a new electric propulsion system for satellites operating at low orbits.
  • Ludium Lab has deployed technology for cloud adoption and interactive streaming of applications at a reduced cost.
  • Pullpo provides a system to integrate GitHub and Slack for seamless collaboration between tech teams.
  • Aridditive has created a high-performance concrete 3D printer for construction and architecture.
  • Invite is an app for group connections and activities among Generation Z.
  • Ugiat Technologies offers AI-based solutions for media analysis.
  • Gox has created the first decentralised and secure data storage system in the cloud, for the new internet.
  • Process Talks assists SMEs in their digital transformation by automating and simplifying operations with natural language processing and machine learning.

When: 27 February to 2 March
Where: Fira de Barcelona, Gran Via venue. Stand 8.1C33A & 8.1C33B (hall 8)

More entrepreneurial talent in other areas
Also at 4YFN, the following spin-offs and start-ups led by UPC research staff, alumni or students will be presenting their technology: Biel Glasses, Bio2Coat, Columat, Ecodeliver, eRoots, Exheus, IMAZ, HumanITCare, Levelab, MEETOPTICS, Opground, The Predictive Company, Qbeast, Sense4Care,TheKer, Unblur, Veteasy, Vincer.AI and Wivi Vision.

25 years promoting the entrepreneurial spirit

The event will also be the kick off to commemorate the 25 anniversary of the Emprèn UPC programme (previously Innova). It is a pioneering initiative in Catalonia and in Spain focused on promoting a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in the university community, and the creation of technology-based companies.

To date, this technology springboard has helped to set up 380 spin-offs and start-ups, which have created 5,000 new jobs. The UPC will hold a celebration on its stand on 1 March at 5 p.m.