Students of Gran Canaria show King Philip VI his best ideas - The Province
More of 150 students from a dozen center of Gran Canaria, have participated today in the innovative workshop organized by the Princess of Girona Foundation in Infear, in the Gran Canaria capital, on the occasion of the act of proclamation of the FPdGi 2019 Awards, in the modality of Company.
After three hours of work, the organization proclaimed to the six semi-finalist groups, out of a total of 60, that they had the opportunity to defend their business idea to improve productivity at work, in the presence of the King Felipe VI and the president of the Government Fernando Clavijo, among other authorities.
Coinciding with the tenth anniversary of the Princess of Girona Foundation, they have chosen Gran Canaria to begin the awards tour, which will be followed by Seville, Cáceres and Santiago de Compostela, where the winners of Arts and Letters, Social and Scientific Research will be announced respectively. throughout the months of February and March; as well as Girona, place chosen to publicize the new International FPdGi Prize, the result of a selection of nominated candidates from among some of the most relevant young people in their fields of action.
The event on the island began at 9.00 am at the Gran Canaria Conference Center, with the 150 students of Gran Canaria, who had to face 180 minutes, looking for solutions to the challenge proposed for this year: ' Render more working better: how to improve productivity at work. It is a disruptive innovation challenge, led by Xavier Verdaguer and his team at the Imagine Creativity Center. Thus, from its methodology, successfully conducted in organizations and companies around the world, participants have worked for three hours to find original solutions to the problem, developing their creative capacity, teamwork and, of course, the talent.
Of the six semifinalists, the proclamation of the two best groups was held in the Auditorium of the Conference Center, won two business ideas directed, one to organize the work schedule of each person attending to their biological clock to enhance their value more productive hours; and another dedicated to motivate workers through a whole battery of activities such as talks, workshops, courses ...
This has been the beginning of a special and dynamic event that stages the values of the Foundation and promotes the protagonism of young people in the future and in the present. After finishing the challenge and choosing the winners, the jury of the Princess of Girona Awards announced the winner in the Company category, which fell to Ignacio Hernández Medrano.