Archive for May/2011

30
May

Red Herring announced its Top 100 award in recognition of the leading private companies from Europe, celebrating these startups’ innovations and technologies across their respective industries. 

Red Herring’s Top 100 Europe list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs. Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype, Salesforce.com, YouTube, and eBay would change the way we live and work. 

Among these companies, Professor Andy Bäcker’s company, Sustainable Reference, was included in the list. 

“Choosing the companies with the strongest potential was by no means a small feat,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “After rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across Europe to the Top 100 Winners. We believe Sustainable Reference embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. Sustainable Reference should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was very strong.” 

Red Herring’s editorial staff evaluated the companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, management quality, strategy, and market penetration. This assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the track record and standing of startups relative to their sector peers, allowing Red Herring to see past the “buzz” and make the list a valuable instrument of discovery and advocacy for the most promising new business models in Europe.

You can have a look at the list here.

(Spanish Version)

Sustainable Reference, empresa tecnológica impulsada por el profesor de IE University, Andy Bäcker, galardonada con un premio Red Herring Top 100 Europe 

Sustainable Reference, una nueva empresa liderada por el profesor de Arquitectura de IE University Andy Bäcker ha sido galardonada con un premio Red Herring Top 100 Europe. Red Herring, revista de tecnología internacional concede anualmente estos premios a las compañías tecnológicas más innovadoras y prometedoras de Europa  de acuerdo con criterios como su actividad financiera, su innovación tecnológica, su calidad de gestión, la ejecución de su estrategia y la integración en sus respectos mercados de negocio. 

Sustainable Reference es una empresa tecnológica formada por un equipo multidisciplinar que pretende desarrollar herramientas, estrategias y servicios con beneficio medioambiental, económico y social. Alex Vieux, CEO de Red Herring puso de manifiesto que “Sustainable Reference expresa la visión, motivación e innovación que define el éxito de una empresa emprendedora” y añadió que “tiene que estar orgullosa por este logro ya que la competencia fue muy dura”. 

Red Herring  realiza estas listas de empresas innovadoras desde 1996, sirviendo como instrumento a ejecutivos, inversores y demás profesionales del sector tecnológico, para descubrir a las empresas más novedosas alrededor del mundo. Puedes consultar la lista aquí (en inglés).

30
May

Organized by IE University’s Bancaja Chair in Young Entrepreneurs, Miguel Silva, co-founder of BLUSENS, will give an address entitled Blusens Fast Forward on the Dark Side of the Moon, focused on a different approach to innovation in the consumer electronics sector. Wednesday, June 1, at 6pm. Classroom E-002, María de Molina, 4.

Organizado por la cátedra Bancaja Jóvenes emprendedores IE University, Miguel Silva, Co-fundador de BLUSENS impartirá  una ponencia bajo el título “Blusens Fast Forward on the Dark Side of the Moon” bajo un enfoque diferente de la innovación en el sector de la electrónica de consumo. Miércoles 1 de junio 18h. Aula E-002, María de Molina, 4.

26
May
  • IE School of Architecture and UCLA will co-organize the second edition of the International Architectural Education Summit.
  • This year’s summit will center on Innovation in Architectural Education
  • The event will take place in Madrid and Segovia on June 24-26
  • 20 deans of architecture schools from the US, Europe and Asia will participate
  • The keynote address will be given by architect Thom Mayne

 

On June 24-26 IE School of Architecture will host the second edition of the International Architectural Education Summit, a bi-annual meeting of deans and directors of the world´s top architecture schools. The summit was first held two years ago in Tokyo by UCLA’s Director of Architecture and Urban Design, Hitoshi Abe. 

“Globalization, technology, and other challenges have clearly impacted architecture.  The academics gathering at the Summit clearly see the importance of looking towards the future.” says Hitoshi Abe, Director of Architecture and Urban Design at UCLA. 

The 2011 Summit will bring together top educators from around the world to debate pressing issues facing architectural education, with a special focus on Innovation in Architectural Education, and to explore ways to assure excellence within the changing academic, professional and global arenas.  

“Architecture education and the profession are at a crossroads. The Summit is a timely and unique opportunity to debate innovative alternatives for the future from multiple perspectives.” says Martha Thorne, Associate Dean of External Relations at IE School of Architecture and co-organizer of the summit. 

Participating schools include UCLA, Harvard, AA, Bartlett School of Architecture, Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture (Paris), IIT College of Architecture, Berlage Institute, University of Calgary, ANCB, University of Michigan, Delft University of Technology, Princeton, China Academy of Art, CEPT University (Ahmedabad), Waseda University (Tokyo), Columbia and IE School of Architecture – IE University.  Their deans and directors will discuss the future of education. 

Throughout the three-day conference specific panels will address facets of interdisciplinary collaboration, the opportunities and challenges of education in a digital environment, alternative educational platforms, and the need for and implications of global outreach. 

The Summit will open on June 24 with a public address by Thom Mayne at CaixaForum Madrid, (in a building designed by Herzog and de Meuron), and will continue on Saturday and Sunday with four panel sessions, complete with discussions, held in the convent, founded in the 13th century,  that houses the IE University campus in Segovia.  

Find more information on the agenda, registration and speakers : http://www.iaes.aud.ucla.edu/    

About IE School of Architecture: IE School of Architecture has been recently listed by DesignIntelligence Journal (US) as “Hidden Gem of Global Education in Architecture”. IE School of Architecture trains architects who go on to become global leaders of excellence in design, innovation and management. The school offers bachelor and master degrees in architecture and design. 

About Thom Mayne: Thom Mayne (b. January 19, 1944, in Waterbury, Connecticut) is a Los Angeles-based architect. Educated at University of Southern California (1969) and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design in 1978, Mayne helped found the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in 1972, where he is a trustee. Since then he has held teaching positions at SCI-Arc, the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is principal of Morphosis, an architectural firm in Santa Monica, California. Mayne received the Pritzker Architecture Prize in March 2005.

26
May

Fernando Fernández, a Professor of Economics at IE Business School, participated in the “Foro Económico” by “El Norte de Castilla”. His lecture was on ““How to avoid 10 years of economic immobilism”. 

For further reading: 

26
May

(English Version)

  • La escuela de arquitectura de IE University y de UCLA organizan la segunda edición de la cumbre de educación internacional de arquitectura (International Architectural  Education Summit)
  • Este año la cumbre se centrará en la innovación de la educación arquitectónica (Innovation in Architectural Education)
  • El acontecimiento tendrá lugar en Madrid y Segovia desde el 24 al 26 de junio
  • Participarán veinte decanos de escuelas de arquitectura de los EEUU, Europa y Asia
  • El arquitecto Thom Mayne dará la lección magistral

Del 24 al 26 de junio, la Escuela de Arquitectura de IE University celebrará la segunda edición de la cumbre de educación internacional de arquitectura (International Architectural Education Summit), una reunión bianual de decanos y directores de las escuelas de arquitectura más destacados en el mundo. La primera cumbre se celebró hace dos años en Tokio con el Director de Arquitectura y Diseño Urbano de UCLA, Hitoshi Abe. 

“Es evidente que la globalización, la tecnología y otros desafíos han tenido un impacto sobre la arquitectura. Los académicos que se reúnen en la cumbre, ven con claridad la importancia de mirar hacia el futuro”, afirma Hitoshi Abe, Director de Arquitectura y Diseño Urbano de UCLA. 

Los mejores educadores del mundo se juntarán en la cumbre de 2011 para debatir sobre temas apremiantes relacionados con la educación arquitectónica, con un enfoque especial en la innovación de la educación arquitectónica (Innovation in Architectural Education) y explorarán las maneras de asegurar la excelencia en un cambiante ruedo académico, profesional y mundial. Read more…

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