Presentation of the iDanae Chair’s work

More than a thousand people (more than 150 in person at the RAC headquarters and more than 900 by streaming from 20 countries) attended the annual presentation of the work of the iDanae Chair, created within the framework of collaboration between the Polytechnic University of Madrid and Management Solutions, with the participation of RAC academics as speakers, as well as representatives from the teaching and business sectors


​The work of the iDanae Chair was presented at the Assembly Hall of the Royal Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences (RAC) to more than 150 attendees. The event was also watched via a live broadcast by more than 900 people from 20 different countries. The event was chaired by Mr. Jesús María Sanz-Serna, President of the RAC, Mr. Guillermo Cisneros, Chancellor of the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM), Ms. Ernestina Menasalvas, UPM Professor and Chair Director and Mr. Alfonso Serrano-Suñer, President of Management Solutions, and was attended by RAC academics and representatives from the teaching and business worlds.​​​

Presentation of the iDanae Chair’s work (in spanish)

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During the event, Ms. Ernestina Menasalvas reviewed the work carried out during the iDanae Chair’s fourth year of existence (the iDanae Chair was created in 2019 as a result of collaborative work between UPM and Management Solutions in the educational, scientific and technical fields). ​

The event also included a master class on AI and environmental sustainability, by Mr. José Francisco Duato, Academician of the RAC, and a panel discussion on the topics developed by the Chair, which was moderated by Mr. José María Fuster, President of the Friends of the Royal Academy of Sciences Association and honorary member of the RAC, Professor ad honorem at UPM and Advisor to the iDanae Chair's monitoring committee, and addressed by Ms. Julia Diaz, Head of Data Science at Repsol and assistant professor at UAM, and Mr. Manuel Ángel Guzmán Caba, Partner for R&D at Management Solutions, in addition to the participation of Mr. José Francisco Duato and Ms. Ernestina Menasalvas.

In addition, the iDanae Awards for women with an excellent STEM career, organized by the Chair iDanae and in their third edition this year, were presented to Ms. Marta Martínez, Senior advisor at CVC Partners, in addition to the 3 runner-up prizes awarded to Ms. Verónica Nieves (University of Valencia), Ms. Natalia Díaz (University of Granada) and Ms. Celia Perales (Fundación Jiménez Díaz).​

The event was closed by Mr. Guillermo Cisneros, Chancellor​ of the UPM, and Mr. Jesús María Sanz-Serna, President of the RAC.


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