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Competition jury

Sr. Joan Majó Cruzate

President of the jury
  • Businessman and industrial engineer.
  • Currently: Vice-president of the J. Bofill Foundation; President of the Ernest Lluch Foundation; and member of CAREC.
  • Previous posts: Mayor of Mataró; Minister of Industry; and high-ranking executive of the European Commission.
  • Other jobs: he has occupied positions of responsibility in various companies, including: President of Olivetti; NISA; La Seda; and the municipal company 22@.
  • He was also General Manager of the Catalan Radio and Television Corporation (CCRTV).

Sr. Jordi Marín Puigpelat

  • Microsoft CEO of Catalonia
  • Currently: lecturer at the Faculty of Political Sciences and Public Administration of the Pompeu Fabra University.
  • Previously: Manager of the "Smart Cities Global d'Indra" Centre for Excellence and Indra's Manager for Public Administrations and Health for Catalonia and the Balearic Islands.
  • Other important positions: Secretary-General of Telecommunications and the information Society of the Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalan Autonomous Government), in 2006.
  • Degree in Economic Sciences and Business Studies, Master in Public Sector Management, and post-graduate qualifications in Account Management, Management Control and Business Management and Information Systems. 

Sr. Ferran Badia Pascual

  • President of Lleida City Council’s Advisory Council on Science.
  • Vice-Rector of the University of Lleida for Planning, Innovation and Business.
  • Other important positions: he has been Manager of the Higher Polytechnic School of the University of Lleida and a lecturer at the universities of Vic and Barcelona. 
  • Doctor in Physical Sciences from the University of Barcelona.

Based on the proposals received and the support that they have had the jury with its own discretion, decided the finalists and award the prize.

Throughout the process, the jury would also ensure that the dynamics and operations of the prize were those stipulated in these terms and conditions.

The jury would also contribute its knowledge to help improve the rules and programme of the competition in its successive editions. This should help to make the prize a useful tool for stimulating innovation, entrepreneurship and transformative ideas.

The decision of the jury would be final and not open to appeal.

The presentation of a candidacy, participation during the process of support and participative debate and the acceptance of the prize would imply the unconditional acceptance of all of the terms and conditions established herein.


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