The presentation ceremony for the iDanae Chair´s work in the 20/21 academic year was held on November 2. The event was chaired by the President of the RAC, the Rector of UPM, the President of Management Solutions and the Chair´s Director, and included the participation of Academics from the Royal Academy of Sciences (RAC) as well as prominent representatives of the teaching and business fields
The presentation of the work carried out by the iDanae Chair was streamed live from the Assembly Hall at the Spanish Royal Academy of Mathematics, Physics and Natural Sciences (RAC). The act was chaired by the Hon. Mr. Jesús María Sanz-Serna, President of the RAC, Hon. Mr. Guillermo Cisneros Pérez, Rector of the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM), Mr. Alfonso Serrano-Suñer, President of Management Solutions and Ms. Ernestina Menasalvas, UPM Professor and Chair Director. Speakers at the event included RAC Academics as well as representatives of the teaching and business fields.
Summary: Presentation of the iDanae Chair’s work
During the event, Ms. Ernestina Menasalvas, UPM Professor and Chair Director, reviewed the second year of the iDanae Chair’s existence (which started in 2019 as a collaboration between UPM and Management Solutions in the educational, scientific and technical fields), detailing the work the Chair has carried out.
The event also included a keynote speech on the challenges and opportunities brought about by AI and the use of data, by Mr. Víctor Robles, Vice Chancellor of Strategy and Digital Transformation at UPM, and a panel discussion on the topics covered by the Chair that was moderated by Mr. José María Fuster van Bendegem, President of the Association of Friends of the Royal Academy of Sciences, Professor ad honorem at UPM and Advisor on the Chair’s monitoring committee, and featured the participation of the Hon. Mr. José Duato, Member of RAC, Mr. Víctor Robles and Mr. Manuel Ángel Guzmán Caba, R&D Partner at Management Solutions.
This was followed by the presentation of the iDanae Award to Women with an Excellent STEM career, organized by the Chair, which went to Ms. Loreto Ordóñez, CEO of Engie España, and four runner-up prizes awarded to Ms. Raquel Barco Morena, University of Malaga, Ms. Coral Calero Muñoz, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Ms. María de María Pagán Díaz, Red Eléctrica Española, and Ms. María del Mar Viana Rodríguez, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (more information on the award). Also, the iDanae Award for the best Final Year Project in the 2020-2021 academic year was presented to Mr. Daniel Rubio Adeva.
The event was closed by Mr. Guillermo Cisneros Pérez, Rector of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), and Mr. Jesús María Sanz-Serna, President of the RAC.
In addition to the summary of the event available on this page, it is possible to access the full recording of the event on the event's microsite, where you can also find the publications produced by the iDanae Chair.