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Tech4Democracy’s North America Venture Day

Samantha Power calls for the development of technologies that respect rights and reinforce democratic values at Tech4Democracy’s North America Venture Day

The Tech4Democracy Venture Day, a competition for North American innovators working on democracy-affirming technologies.

Samantha Power, Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, has highlighted that “When we implement technologies that respect rights, we can make a more democratic world”. Administrator Power has participated in Tech4Democracy’s North America Venture Day, an event co-organized by IE University and Stanford University’s Global Digital Policy Incubator and held at Stanford’s campus in Silicon Valley. Tech4Democracy is an IE University initiative in partnership with the U.S. Department of State that promotes the development of technologies that reinforce democratic values. Microsoft is a strategic supporter of IE University’s Tech4Democracy efforts.

05 Dec 2022

 

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Venture Day Madrid 2022 | IE University

Everwill, IE University Venture Lab 2022 winning startup

The Financial Times ranks IE University 4th in entrepreneurship worldwide and the 1st in Europe.

02 Dec 2022

 

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IE Insights Releases Original Documentary “Rethinking Cities”

IE Insights Releases Original Documentary Short “Rethinking Cities”

Film investigates the role of universities in creating sustainable, inclusive, and livable cities.

28 Nov 2022

 

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The capacity of art and the humanities to drive creativity | IE University

Fundación Botín, Yale University and IE University confirm the capacity of art and the humanities to drive creativity

IE Foundation and the Botin Foundation Creativity Indicator analyzes the role of culture and creativity in social and economic well-being.

23 Nov 2022

 

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Digital Disruption Requires a New Social Contract to Safeguard Societies | IE University

Digital Disruption Requires a New Social Contract to Safeguard Societies, IE University Report Reveals

Constructing an inclusive digital economy will require collaboration between multiple stakeholders as well as bridging the gap with the private ...

22 Nov 2022

 

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enlightED, a world reference event in educational innovation

The 5th enlightED consolidates itself once again as a world reference event in educational innovation

The annual conference brought together 57 international speakers and 2,000 attendees to discuss the challenges of learning in the digital age.

18 Nov 2022

 

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IE University Co-hosts COP27 Panel Focused on Sovereign Wealth Funds

Event aims to promote sustainability transformation by advancing SDG/ESG integration in SWFs.

During the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Egypt, IE University, together with the UN Joint SDG Fund, hosted the event “COP27: SDG Acceleration through Sovereign Wealth Funds.” The event, which took place on November 9 at the COP27 DESA SDG Pavilion, gathered together Sovereign Wealth Fund executives from Egypt, Morocco and Spain, global asset managers, and philanthropists, to find ways to accelerate investments in the SDGs, specifically through SWF commitments and partnerships with private asset managers.

The overall aim of the event was to continue building a community of SWFs that fosters sustainability transformation by advancing SDG/ESG integration in SWFs and to identify practical solutions, tools, and best practices to ease SWFs to invest in the SDGs, mainly in developing countries. Furthermore, the mandate and investment horizon of SWFs (i.e., inter-generational by nature) makes them well-suited to supporting SDG-aligned investments, in particular green finance.

18 Nov 2022

 

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IE University students to discover hidden treasures of the Museo del Prado’s collection

IE Tower hosts a series of lectures given by experts from the Friends of the Prado Museum Foundation.

17 Nov 2022

 

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enlightED 2022: The world’s brightest minds gather to address the future of education in the digital age

On November 16 and 17, enlightED 2022, the global conference on education, technology and innovation, returns to Madrid’s Telefónica District ...

14 Nov 2022

 

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IE University creates the José Mario Álvarez de Novales Entrepreneurship Chair

Julio de Castro will direct the new research chair in entrepreneurial management in recognition of the work of Álvarez de Novales.

11 Nov 2022

 

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Pablo Isla chairs IE University’s International Advisory Board Annual Meeting

The International Advisory Board met with the university's management team to learn about the institution's upcoming projects.

08 Nov 2022

 

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Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Amina J. Mohammed visits IE University to advance the collaboration on the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda

During her visit in Madrid, Ms. Amina J. Mohammed met with students from IE School of Global and Public Affairs.

03 Nov 2022

 

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IE University students from 140 countries promote environmental and social impact projects during IE Sustainability Week

Each year, IE University promotes the '10 Year Challenge', a strategic project that poses challenges to drive sustainability for 2020 and 2030.

24 Oct 2022

 

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IE University recognizes teaching excellence in the Faculty Awards 2022 with a musical composition that reinforces commitment to innovation and the humanities

IE University professors were acknowledged with a piece of music written by the composer Uge Pañeda, OKKRE.

24 Oct 2022

 

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Vitalik Buterin, founder of Ethereum, highlights the impact of emerging technologies to consolidate democracy, at IE University’s Tech4Democracy

Tech4Democracy is an IE University initiative in partnership with the U.S. Department of State and Microsoft.

Vitalik Buterin, founder of Ethereum, the second most important cryptocurrency after Bitcoin, highlighted the impact of blockchain and Web3 to consolidate democratic systems. Buterin participated this week in Tech4Democracy Bogota, an event organized by IE University in collaboration with the Universidad de los Andes, which hosted the event. Tech4Democracy is an IE University initiative in partnership with the U.S. Department of State and Microsoft that promotes the development of technologies that reinforce democratic values.

Tech4Democracy Bogota awarded prizes to the best startups developing technologies that consolidate democratic governance. In this edition, Evoting (Chile), a company specialized in electronic voting systems, received the award for the best startup in Latin America. The winner in the global Web3 category was Matters Lab (USA, Taiwan and Hong Kong), a company that develops a Web3 social networking ecosystem that substitutes algorithms for human intervention.

14 Oct 2022

 

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