Amazon and IE University launch “Despega”

Amazon and IE University launch “Despega” to help 50,000 SMEs digitize

By training and coaching businesses, SMEs will overcome existing barriers to sell online in Spain and abroad.

Amazon and IE University have announced today the launch of Despega, a program designed to boost the growth and the digitization of more than 50,000 small businesses across Spain in the wake of the pandemic, with the collaboration of ICEX España Exportación e Inversiones, CEPYME and AECOC . Spanish small businesses have been significantly impacted by the health emergency, with more than 96% of them believing that the crisis is affecting their business . Furthermore, only 19% of SMEs in Spain have digital stores with most small businesses claiming that the lack of digital knowledge and training as well as the need for an initial investment are the main blockers stopping them to start and be successful selling online.

Despega will provide online learning resources and business advice for entrepreneurs interested in designing an e-commerce business plan, and for small and medium size businesses interested in selling online.

03 Sep 2020


Scholarships, Awards & Contests
Summer Booster | IE University

IE University announces the winning entrepreneurial projects of the Summer Booster

The Entrepreneurship Track was a four week immersive experience on campus.

28 Aug 2020


On Campus
IE University, preparado para iniciar el curso académico 2020-2021

IE University, ready to begin the academic year 2020-2021

IE University has announced the institution’s main guidelines for campus activity for the start of the academic year 2020-2021.

20 Aug 2020


On Campus
Salman Khan, Rose Luckin, Nassim Taleb & Hadi Partovi, participants in the first Virtual EnlightED

Salman Khan, Rose Luckin, Nassim Taleb & Hadi Partovi, participants in the first Virtual EnlightED

Fundación Telefónica, IE University, Fundación Santillana and South Summit are organising the third event of enlightED Virtual Edition 2020, with ...

28 Jul 2020



IE Foundation Announces Prizes in the Humanities 2020 Winners

The awards ceremony will be held in September with an online event broadcast from WOW Room.

The IE Foundation has announced the winners of the Prizes in the Humanities 2020 in the categories of poetry, short story and short essay in Spanish and English, video and photography. In this 5th edition of the awards, more than 300 students, graduates, and faculty and staff members have submitted over 700 works in the five categories. Among the members of the jury of this edition are writers and journalists such as Namita Gokhale, Tom Burns, Bieito Rubido and Carlos de Vega, among other personalities from the field of the Humanities. The awards ceremony will be held virtually from the WOW Room in September.

The IE Foundation Prizes in the Humanities celebrate the humanistic visión of students, graduates and staff at IE University, their critical thinking, the ability to find another voice and to take a different look at reality. The IE Arts & Humanities Division, as a center specialized in research and teaching in thisfield, hosts these awards to promote a visión of theworld of the Humanities, central to the identity of the academic institution.

17 Jul 2020


Arts & Humanities

Isabela del Alcázar highlights IE University’s sustainability strategy at the UNWTO Tourism Futures event

IE University’s objective is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2030.

15 Jul 2020



World-famous DJ Steve Aoki to headline IE University’s graduation night

Earlier that evening, Dani García, a three-star Michelin chef, will be cooking online with students and their families for their graduation dinner.

14 Jul 2020



IE University rolls out hybrid format for Venture Day Madrid 2020

Rentchester, created by students of the Master in Management, the winning startup.

10 Jul 2020


On Campus

Arancha González, Madeleine Albright and Mircea Geoana analyze the challenges of Inclusive Transatlantic Security in the COVID Era

Arancha González, Madeleine Albright and Mircea Geoana, took part in the Transatlantic Conference 2020, moderated by Susana Malcorra and Nicholas ...

03 Jul 2020


Conferences, Lectures & Seminars, Events, Global & Public Affairs


Mr. Ban Ki-moon believes the need to strengthen quality and comprehensive education to empower young people is especially pressing at present.

02 Jul 2020


Conferences, Lectures & Seminars, Events, Global & Public Affairs

Universities around the World Sign Joint Statement to Promote Mobility in Higher Education

IE University President commenting that higher education, since it’s very inception, has held international mobility at its core.

30 Jun 2020


Business, Events

IE University Center for the Governance of Change (CGC) launches report on “Innovation, Sustainability and the Future of Healthcare”

The current health crisis has triggered an unprecedented surge in the development and demand of digital and AI technologies worldwide.

New research by the Center for the Governance of Change (CGC) of IE University, in conjunction with global healthcare leader Eli Lilly & Co. shows how the integration of AI technologies in the field of healthcare present a set of unique challenges which require international and intersectoral collaboration to be overcome.

30 Jun 2020


Conferences, Lectures & Seminars, Events, Global & Public Affairs, Human Sciences & Technology