I have had the opportunity to obtain a few awards and funds from different sources. All of them related with innovation and education.
The mobile application ‘Candidatos Chile 2013‘ was selected in the Innovation category (not finalist). About 140 projects were presented and only 12 were selected.
The award seeks to pursuit of excellence, innovation and ethics consistent with inspiration from the ideals and work of Gabriel García Márquez and the dynamics of innovation, creativity and leadership that characterize Medellín, Colombia.
‘The scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and potential. These factors will be assessed by a selection panel at Sussex using the information provided on the Scholarship Application Form. The selectors will pay special attention to information provided in personal statement section of the form. The scholarships are not awarded on the basis of financial need.’ (University of Sussex)
‘The Chancellor’s International Scholarship scheme is one of the main awards for overseas students. It’s open to students from most countries outside the UK and EU who are applying for postgraduate taught study, and awarded on the basis of previous academic performance and potential. There are 25 scholarships available each year’.
The next is an interview that I gave for The Guardian about the grant: ‘International scholarships that help make the future’.
Every year, Universidad del Desarrollo gives the opportunity to its academics to apply to obtain a complementary scholarship in order to study a PhD or master programme in Chile or abroad. Due to I was lecturer in the course of ‘Foundations of Digital Entrepreneurship’ as well as General Coordinator at the Smart Lab UDD, in 2014 I qualified for a complementary grant to study a Master of Science in Technology and Innovation at Sussex University, in the UK.
Based on these funds that I obtained from the Ministry of Education of Chile, Universidad del Desarrollo was able to develop the Smart Lab UDD, its first digital unit. Project’s name: ‘Institutional strategic development towards new digital technologies, for the proper understanding and innovation in the educational environment’.
Total amount: about USD 40,000.