On June 21, 2022, the Night of Entrepreneurship was held at the Museu de les Aigües of Cornellà de Llobregat, which already includes the 13th edition of the FPEmprén Awards and the 4th edition of the FPConsolida awards.
The event, presented and guided by Bibiana Ballbé, was opened by Manuel Camerón, General Manager of Agbar in Spain, Sara Berbel, Executive President of the Foundation BCN Formació Professional and Pere Fàbregues, Vice President of the Foundation BCN Formació Professional and Montserrat Ballarín, Vice President of the Barcelona Metropolitan Area.
The FPEmprén awards are a public recognition of the best business projects carried out by Vocational Training students from VET institutes and centers in Barcelona and its metropolitan area. The purpose is to promote the recognition and social prestige of VET and, in turn, promote entrepreneurship from a pedagogical point of view. The awards project includes the training of teachers from the participating centers to introduce or update them to the ecosystem of entrepreneurship. The training is directed by leading institutions and companies of Catalan entrepreneurship such as Seed&Click or Barcelona Activa. The awards often serve as a ticket for later consolidation of some winning projects through the FPConsolida awards and the awards for Catalan entrepreneurship that are later held by the Department of Education of the Generalitat de Catalunya.
Among the award categories there are the Best Elevator Pitch Award, FPEmprén for female talent, Energy, Sustainability and Environment Award; Health Sport and Wellness Award; Culture and Leisure Education Award; Hospitality and Tourism Award; Social and Solidarity Economy Award; Industry 4.0 and Digital Transformation Award; ICL Award – Logistics Management and Entrepreneur Award.
After the welcome, the FPConsolida awards were distributed together with Netmentora Catalunya and the Department of Education.
The objective of this award is to promote entrepreneurial projects led by students and ex-students of professional training in order to accompany them in the process of consolidating their projects.
It featured the intervention of Elionora Solé, HR Director Spain at Cofidis and Member of the Board of Directors of Netmentora Catalunya and José Antonio Andrés, deputy director general of Vocational Training Programs and Projects of the Department of Education, Generalitat de Catalunya. The winner of this 4th edition of the FPConsolida Awards was Noé Alexandre, head of the Noè Alexandre refrigeration and air conditioning company.
Finally, it was passed to the delivery of the 13th edition of the FPEmprén awards. This edition has had 71 projects, of which 61 have passed to the final phase. In total, 27 VET centers and a total of 245 students from the city of Barcelona and its Metropolitan Area have participated.
The event was closed by Mr. Fabian Mohedano, president of the Catalan Council for Vocational Training and Qualification of the Generalitat de Catalunya.