12 Feb 2024

Fractus supports tech talent through the Fractus-UPC Deep Tech Hub

Barcelona, February 12, 2024 – Fractus, pioneer in the development of antenna technology, awarded the Fractus Prize to the best academic record of the Master’s degree in Technology and Engineering Management. The delivery took place last Saturday, February 10, during the graduation ceremony of more than 850 students from the University of Industrial, Aerospace and Audiovisual Engineering of Terrassa (ESEIAAT), belonging to the Polytechnic University of Catalonia – BarcelonaTech (UPC).

This initiative is part of the company’s commitment to supporting talent, especially technological talent, which is increasingly in demand. The first study carried out by the Spanish Engineering Observatory concludes that it is a profession with barely 2% unemployment.

According to Dr. Carmen Borja, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Fractus, “it is an honor for Fractus to support the talent of young students and give them the opportunity to create new projects that contribute innovation to society, facing new challenges and needs that may arise. Supporting talent is a very important part of the mission of the Fractus-UPC Deep Tech Hub, especially if we take into account that, in the next decade, some 200,000 new engineers will be needed in Spain alone.”

The Fractus-UPC Deep Tech Hub is a dynamic ecosystem dedicated to cultivating innovation, collaboration and entrepreneurship. By leveraging the experience and resources of both Fractus and the UPC, it aims to address the needs of the market and society by harnessing the transformative power of UPC technologies,

Award for the best record of the Master of Technology and Engineering at the UPC

Fractus has awarded, this past Saturday, the Fractus Prize for the best academic record of the Master of Technology and Engineering at the UPC.

Laia Martínez Capella, student from Terrassa of the Master’s degree in Technology and Engineering Management, has been the person recognized with this award. Prior to this master’s degree, Laia studied a double degree in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design Engineering. Laia has worked to continue a project based on an innovative product that allows alpine skiing equipment to be used for mountain skiing, focusing on creating its Business Plan. This product provides obvious advantages to users and contributes to reducing environmental pollution, a chapter that has been worked on extensively and rigorously during the execution of the work.

In this sense, Laia Martínez Capella, who is currently the Head of Project Management in a Barcelona company in the industrial engineering sector, states: “I have always been amazed to see my father work as an engineer, without any doubt he has been my main source of inspiration. Furthermore, I have always been a restless and ambitious person, who continually asked the why of things, I saw that through physics and technology I could obtain answers. Today I realize that I was not wrong. I feel very proud to have received the Fractus Award for the best academic results. Receiving this award is, without a doubt, a fact that definitely reflects the commitment and dedication that I put into everything I do.”

Laia is among the 851 new engineers who graduated this Saturday at the event held at the Barcelona International Convention Center Forum (CCIB). They are highly qualified and prepared to face the challenges of the industry and the economy of the 21st century and to work leading the economic development of the country, after having trained at the University School of Industrial, Aeronautical and Audiovisual Engineers of Terrassa at the UPC-Barcelona Tech University.