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The Spanish Association for Standardisation awards its UNE Prizes

17/10/2018

In the university field, the jury has awarded prizes to students from the Universidad Católica de Murcia (UCAM), the Universidad Isabel I and the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas-ICAI. This year, two new categories have been created: Prize for Integration of Standardisation in Innovation, which has been awarded to Isabel Lacave, from Acciona Construcción; and the Prizes for a Chairman, Secretary and Member of the Technical Standardisation Committees. The UNE Chairman, Secretary and Member Prizes have been awarded, respectively, to Fernando Legarda, ASEFAVE (represented by Inés Gómez) and Enagás (José Enrique Solana). 17 October, 2018. The Spanish Association for Standardisation, UNE, today presented the UNE Awards that recognise outstanding contributions to standardisation in different spheres. These prizes were set up three years ago in the university field to promote interest among students in technical standards - and awareness of their importance - in the professional, commercial, and legal fields. This year, the scope of the prizes has been expanded to other fields, with the goal of extending the recognition of the work of other professionals and organisations in promoting the role of standardisation. Two new categories have been created for this purpose: Premio UNE a la Integración de la estandarización en la Innovación, que reconoce la contribución en la integración de las normas en las actividades de I+D+i, y los Premios al Presidente, Secretario y Vocal que distinguen a las personas y organizaciones por su implicación en la elaboración de normas técnicas dentro de los Comités Técnicos de Normalización (CTN) de UNE.La entrega de los galardones ha tenido lugar esta mañana durante la jornada “Apoyo de las normas al despliegue de políticas públicas” celebrada en el Ministerio de Industria, Comercio y Turismo, en el marco del Día Mundial de la Normalización, que tuvo lugar el pasado 14 de octubre. Premio UNE en el ámbito Universitario Francisco Más Pérez, de la Facultad de Ciencias Jurídicas y de la Empresa de la Universidad Católica de Murcia (UCAM), por su Trabajo Fin de Grado (TFG) “Implantación de un destino turístico inteligente: Elche as a case study". María Blanca Navas Pérez, Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales de la Universidad Isabel I, por su Trabajo Fin de Máster (TFM) “Formación sobre aplicación de la norma UNE 71362: Calidad de los Materiales Educativos Digitales “. Además, han sido galardonados los estudiantes: David Palancar Martínez, de la Universidad Pontificia de Comillas-ICAI, por su Trabajo Fin de Máster “Propuesta de Norma Técnica para la Gestión Metrológica en el Sector Sanitario Español “.   Marisol García Obando, de la Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y de La Comunicación de la Universidad Católica de Murcia (UCAM), por su Trabajo Fin de Máster “Innovación aplicada en la detección y evaluación de los efectos del cambio climático en el turismo de costa por el aumento del nivel del mar".

UNE Prize for Integration of Standardisation in Innovation

In this field, the prize has been awarded to Isabel Lacave, from ACCIONA Construcción, coordinator of the Horizon 2020 BRESAER R&D&I project “Innovative adaptable enclosure solutions for building renovations”. Through this prize, UNE recognises people and organisations that stand out for their contributions in integrating standardisation into R&D&I activities. The BRESAER project is a case in which standardisation has been given particular consideration and which is expected to yield significant results.
UNE is the European standardisation body that participates in the highest number of R&D&I projects within Horizon 2020, the leading European project for the financing of innovative programmes that help researchers and companies to introduce their products or technologies onto the market through the use of technical standards.

UNE Chairman, Secretary and Member Prizes

The UNE Prizes awarded to a Chairman, Secretary and Member of the Standardisation Committees have been awarded, respectively, to:

  • Fernando Legarda, Chairman of TSC 73 on Nuclear Power, Nuclear Technology and Radiation Protection;
  • ASEFAVE, represented by Inés Gómez, Secretary of TSC 85 on Sealants of Gaps in Construction and Accessories;
  • Enagás, represented by José Enrique Solana, Member of TSC 62 on Industrial and Pressure Equipment".  

These prizes recognise people and organisations for their involvement in standardisation projects within the Spanish Association for Standardisation, UNE.
In selecting the winners, UNE takes various criteria into account, such as the role they have played in promoting standardisation, their professionalism, their commitment, or Spanish representation in European and international standardisation bodies.