• A project aimed at vending distribution wins the IV Contest of Business Ideas

    May 04, 2012

    Two students of Business Administration and Management win the prize with a tool which allows knowing the user's opinion with the objective of reducing costs and optmising the available resources.

    Amadeo Velasco and Adrián Vega, with their certificates.

    The students of Business Administration and Management, Adrián Vega and Amadeo Velasco, have won the IV Contest of Business Ideas in which a dozen entrepreneurs from the University of Oviedo have presented this afternoon their projects at the Chamber Hall of the Prince Felipe Auditorium.

    The project, which has received the 3,000 euro prize, is known as SIBOT, and intends to be a differentiating element for vending enterprises. It is a tool which allows knowing each user's opinion with the objective of reducing costs and optimising the available resources.

    This service is offered in two ways. The first one, a mobile phone connection with the website of the company. The second one has to do with the placement of a tactile screen with an integrated software on one of the sides of the machine. In both cases, the client can value the products available, suggest new ones or report incidences. SIBOT also offers a service of crossed advertising among the companies which are part of the network. Apart from the first prize, Adrián Vega (Cangas del Narcea, 1990) and Amadeo Velasco (Langreo, 1886) were also awarded the Audience's Sympathy Prize.

    Regarding the rest of awards, the second position was for David Lago, who presented the "Shared Laboratory", a company of design, manufacture and exploitation of equipments aimed at educational pratices in laboratories of education centres. The third prize, on the other hand, was given to the "Ecological laundry detergent of intensive distribution" idea, by Roberto González and Guido Guerra, which involves putting on the mass market an ecological laundry detergent as a feasible alternative to the currently used ones. The second one was given a 2,000 euros prize, whereas the third one received 1,000 euros.

    The IV Contest of Business Ideas was born to promote the enterprising attitudes of students and counts on the collaboration and boost of the Campus of International Excellence of the University of Oviedo. It is an initiative backed and sponsored by Bancaja, the European Social Fund, the Regional Ministry of Industry and Employment of the Principality of Asturias and the AJE Foundation.

    The jury consisted of Santiago Álvarez, Vice-Rector for Economic Planning, Agreements and Contracts; Ignacio Onís, General Director of of Commerce of the Principality of Asturias; Gerardo Antuña Peñalosa, Oviedo Town Councellor; Ana Valdés, representative of the Chair Young Entrepreneurs Bancaja- University of Oviedo; Ignacio Iglesias, Project Manager at the Chamber of Commerce of Oviedo and representative of Incyde- Bancaja, and Pablo Justel, President of AJE Principado de Asturias.