Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas Students Win Second Place in International Technology Competition
Ray Torres, Diego Godoy and Roberto Taype, engineering students at Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC), beat student teams from Peru and around the world, becoming the only student team from Peru to reach the finals of the Indra Future Minds Competition, which took place in Mexico City. The UPC team took second place overall.
The teams had to create solutions for a transportation system in the semi-final round of the competition. The UPC team edged out groups from the Pontificia Universidad Católica Peruana (Peru) and the Instituto Politécnico Nacional (Mexico), who shared third place. A student team from Universidad de Alcalá Henares (Spain) took first place in the competition. Torres, Godoy and Taype developed a sustainable mobility system using Indra technology in the finals to take second place.
Taype commented that participation in this international competition has impacted him professionally and personally. “The time here was incredible, an enriching experience. We’ve had the opportunity to meet lots of people, including Mexican business leaders and senior leaders from Indra. We had to bring our best to convert our ideas into innovative and integrated solutions,” he said.
Participation in international competitions is an integral part of UPC’s educational model, which provides students with opportunities to put their skills and knowledge to the test, while providing them with access to leaders in their respective professional fields.
The Indra Future Minds Competition started with 16 teams composed of students who recently graduated or are in the final year of their program in engineering (telecommunication, industrial or informatics) from 10 countries. Of these 16 teams, only four (two from Peru) were eligible to reach the finals in Mexico.