This Saturday, December 11, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (CET) in the Grisolía Auditorium, Príncipe Felipe Science Museum at the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències

Valencia, 10-12.2021. Next Saturday, December 11, 2021, the Grisolía Auditorium of the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum atthe Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències, will be the host of the awards ceremony for the winning teams of Technovation Girls CV 2020 2021, the largest program/course of entrepreneurship and technology that aims to inspire girls and young people between 10 and 18 years old to train in careers in the STEAM area. During the event, the news of the Technovation Girls 2022 program and the Finnova Challenges of the next edition will also be announced.

María José Valero, CEO of Talent Growth Management and ambassador of Technovation Girls Comunidad Valenciana, will oversee the novelties from the new edition of the Technovation Girls 2022 program, whose objective is to create groups of girls and young people between 10 and 18 years old who, with the help of a mentor, develop a mobile application (app) that helps solve any social issue that is in line with the Sustainable Development Goals. In this way, in a fun and educational way, the girls learn concepts of programming, application development, preparation of a marketing plan and market research, as well as learning about the social problems that affect their communities.

Juan Manuel Revuelta, CEO of Finnova, will explain and launch the Finnova Technvoation Girls 2022 Challenges, which will allow young people to work on challenges related to forest management, sustainable tourism, waste management, innovation in agriculture and sustainable fashion. These challenges are inspired by the Interreg CILIFO, Firepoctep, HIBA and NAPOCTEP projects, in which the Finnova Foundation is a beneficiary entity, as well as the LIFE Ecodigestion 2.0 project and the COSME CircularInnoBooster project, made up of international partners including Finnova.

For her part, Lola Bordás, head of Womenfortech by Finnova, will personally hand in the prizes to the winners of the Finnova Technovation Girls 2021 Challenges, which have gone to the Womenment team from the ABECE School in Gandía. The winning project is the COMEN 2.0 app, a digital program that promotes the reuse of organic waste and the reduction of environmental impact. Based on the LIFE Ecodigestion 2.0 project, it features geolocation, different user roles, a bulletin board, chat and different fields that allow traceability to be preserved throughout the entire process.

 The event will be attended by Pilar Bernabé, Deputy Mayor of the Valencia City Council, Head of the Area of Economic Development and Employment, Councilor for Sports and Active Aging and promoter of this event. Likewise, the journalist and director of the Emprende TVE Program, Juanma Romero, will be explaining to young people the importance of innovating and creating new companies, through the eyes of his experienced career in entrepreneurship.

About the Finnova Foundation

Spanish-Belgian foundation, Finnova, focuses on financing innovation through different channels. Its objectives include the promotion and development of business innovation, as well as the promotion of public-private cooperation through innovation to address social challenges such as employment, training, entrepreneurship, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the United Nations or circular economy, among others. Finnova works at the level of the European Union, having its headquarters in Brussels (Belgium), although it has offices in Spain, Chile and Panama.

About Technovation Girls

Technovation Girls is an entrepreneurship and technology program that aims to inspire girls and young women between the ages of 10 and 18 to become leaders and innovators. Technovation Girls aims to bridge the technology gender gap that exists today. This initiative emerged in 2009, and since then, more than 15,000 girls from 100 countries have been part of it.