VII Journalism Prize Tecnalia gives four prizes to articles and stories featured in Expansión, RNE, ETB and elperiodico.com
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VII Journalism Prize Tecnalia gives four prizes to articles and stories featured in Expansión, RNE, ETB and elperiodico.com.
The Jury gave special mentions to articles and stories featured in Vocento, TVE, Radio Euskadi and Agencia Sinc.
Expansión, Spanish National Radio, Elhuyar’s programme TEKNOPOLIS on ETB and elperiodico.com journalists, all won prizes at the VII TECNALIA Journalism Prize. Vocento’s INNOVA+, Radio Euskadi, TVE La 2 and Agencia Sinc journalists also received special mentions.
The VII Tecnalia Journalism Prize worth €16,000 was awarded in a ceremony held today at the headquarters of AZTI-TECNALIA in Derio, Bizkaia. Javier Ormazabal, Bittor Oroz and Joseba Jaureguizar, Chairman, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Tecnalia Technology Corporation, respectively, gave speeches, and Pedro Luis Uriarte, CEO of Economy, Enterprise, Strategy as
well as Chairman of the Prize Jury, brought the event to a close. Company directors of Batz, Estanda, Ingeteam and Hiperbaric, sponsors of the Prize, also participated in the event.
The Tecnalia Journalism Prize has four different categories: Print Media, Radio, TV and Internet, worth €4,000 each. This year, the Jury, consisting of renowned figures from the business world, the academic world, technology and the media, decided to give four special mentions, as well as the four prizes.
Print Media Category Prize
The Print Media Category Prize was awarded to Elena de Arrieta Palacio for her article “Nuevas tecnologías, la clave para redefinir la economía” (“New Technologies – the key to redefining the economy”), published in the financial newspaper EXPANSIÓN on 16 May 2013, which proves that digitalisation in Spain would help to reduce the high unemployment rate, increase the amount of skilled employment and gain efficiency and productivity.
Radio Category Prize
The Radio Category Prize was awarded to Manuel Hernández Hurtado, Manolo H.H., for his feature “I+D+i para el cambio de modelo productivo” (“R&D&I to change the production model”), broadcast on the programme España Vuelta y Vuelta, on the Spanish National Radio, on 24 October 2013, which stresses the need in Spain to change its production model and achieve more added value and a more competitive model based on R&D&I.
Television Category Prize
The TV Category Prize was awarded to Elhuyar for the programme “TEKNOPOLIS”, which has been on every week on ETB1 in Basque and on ETB2 in Spanish for more than 15 years, with the aim of telling society about the work that is carried out in R&D&I, with the utmost scientific rigour.
Internet Category Prize
The Internet Category Prize was awarded to Angelo Attanasio and Jerónimo Giorgi for their article “Derribando el muro digital” (“Bridging the Digital Divide”), published on the website www.elperiodico.com on 16 March 2014, a journalistic project made up of three symbolic stories about bridging the digital divide in India, Uruguay and Egypt, using the innovative scrollytelling format.
In addition to the four Prizes mentioned above, the Jury of the Tecnalia VII Journalism Prize gave four special mentions:
Print Media Category – Special Mention
Antonio Villarreal for his article “Vinos con I+D en la sangre” (“Wines with R&D in their blood”), published in VOCENTO’s INNOVA+ supplement on 30 October 2013, about four wine-producers who share their experiences using cutting-edge technology to keep the wine tradition alive and achieve product excellence.
Radio Category – Special Mention
Andrés Goñi for his feature “Robótica para la Sanidad”, (“Robotics in Healthcare”), broadcast on the programme Graffiti, on Radio Euskadi on 7 May 2014, showing a good example of “Made in Euskadi” with companies and industries that are helping to generate wealth and employment through Innovation and Technology.
Television Category – Special Mention
The team consisting of Pilar Requena, Óscar Martínez, Jesús Paris and Stella Rodríguez for their story “Mujeres de la Luz”, (“Women of Light”), broadcast on the programme EN PORTADA on TVE La 2 on 31 October 2013. The programme takes us to India to discover the work of the NGO Barefoot College, which trains women in rural villages so they can install, maintain and repair solar panels and storage batteries, in order to get power for their homes.
Internet Category – Special Mention
Marta Palomo de Udaeta for her article “Cuerpos de impresión” (“Printing Bodies”), published on the website www.agenciasinc.es on 4 April 2013. Scientists are constantly experimenting with 3D organ and tissue printers, like at Oxford University, where they have succeeded in printing a material that behaves like real tissue.
Tecnalia Journalism Prize
The Corporación Tecnológica Tecnalia – made up by AZTI-Tecnalia, NEIKER-Tecnalia and TECNALIA Research & Innovation – promotes this Journalism Prize with the aim of recognising and encouraging the work of communication media professionals who promote and raise awareness of Technological Research, Innovation and Development among the Public, helping to create a more innovative Society.