Grand final of Technovation GirlsCV- FINNOVA 2024 CHALLENGES

  • ECOXTIl will travel to Brussels as a prize for its innovative project in sustainable textiles.
  • Greenty and Facechat obtained a special mention and will continue to promote their idea in different meetings.

Valencia, May 27th 2024

Last Saturday, the regional final of Technovation Girls, an entrepreneurship and technology programme that aims to inspire girls and young women between 10 and 18 years old to train in STEM careers, was held at the facilities of the Polytechnic University of Valencia. 

The Finnova Foundation is in its fourth consecutive year of collaboration through the FINNOVA CHALLENGES, an initiative within the framework of the foundation’s GIRLS4TECH, created to support and attract young talent to STEM careers and encourage entrepreneurship, together with knowledge of Europe and how innovative projects are financed by institutions. At the Finnova Foundation we consider it very important to carry out activities focused on promoting STEM education, as they encourage creativity and a critical approach through interactive learning. At the same time, it prepares students for the jobs of the future, developing their essential skills in the digital age.

The event brought together more than 600 people, teachers, mentors, parents, and children who have done work during the school year in order to apply for this competition.

First thing in the morning, the teams made their presentations at a fair, and then each of the projects was presented to the jury.

Afterwards, the prize-giving event took place and we would like to highlight the inspirational talk by speakers from the United Nations International Computing Centre of the UN.

We would like to congratulate the winners of the Technovation Girls CV – Finnova Challenges: ECOXTIL who will travel to Brussels in 2025 to meet the European institutions and the special mentions Greenty and Facechat who will participate with Finnova presenting their project in other events. 

This programme has been a source of energy and above all inspiration. Lots of encouragement to all participants and keep on creating innovative ideas, see you at the next one!

About Technovation Girls – Finnova Challenges

Technovation Girls is an entrepreneurship and technology programme that aims to inspire girls and young women between the ages of 10 and 18 to become leaders and innovators. Led in Valencia by María José Valero, CEO of Talent Growth Management and ambassador of Technovation Girls Comunidad Valenciana, the programme aims to reduce the technological gender gap that currently exists. The aim of this competition is to create groups of girls and young women who, with the help of a mentor, develop a mobile application (app) that helps to solve a social problem that is in line with the Sustainable Development Goals. In this way, in a fun and didactic way, the girls learn about programming concepts, app development, the development of a marketing plan and market research, in addition to learning about the social problems that affect their communities.

About Finnova Foundation and Startup Europe Awards

Finnova is a Spanish-Belgian non-profit foundation working for the promotion and development of innovation and entrepreneurship at EU level. Based in Brussels, it operates through collaborations and partnerships in all EU countries. Finnova’s experience in leading entrepreneurship support programmes comes in 2016 through the Startup Europe Awards, an entrepreneurship programme endorsed by the European Commission.