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Poliemprende promotes innovative ideas at P.PORTO


The winner of the regional contest of the 16th edition of the Poliempreende program is already known.

The presentation of the projects of the Poliempreende Regional contest took place on July 26, at the Porto Polytechnic's Common Services, with prizes between 1,000 and 2,000 euros.

The winning business plan will compete nationally, with the winners from the other institutions that make up the Poliempreende network, qualifying for prizes between 3,000 and 10,000 euros.

The Poliempreende Contest, created in 2003 and which today covers much of the country's polytechnic network, is back for its 16th edition. The challenge, initially launched at Castelo Branco Polytechnic Institute | IPCB was soon extended to other educational institutions.

This initiative aims, through a competition of ideas and business plans,  evaluate and reward projects developed and presented by students, graduates or teachers of these institutions, or others. The goal is to foster an innovative culture that promots students' skills, stimulating entrepreneurship and providing career opportunities through job creation. Of the three proposals presented in the P.PORTO regional contest (two from the Porto Institute of Engineering | ISEP and one from the School of Technology and Management | ESTG), the BullyBan Project - Preventing and Preventing Bullying, from ISEP was the winner.

The starting point of the project is the development of a vital sign measurement bracelet that, combined with an artificial intelligence algorithm, allows non-intrusively detecting potential stress, anxiety and bullying. As a result, schools, parents and psychologists will have access to the monitoring and alerts generated and can easily standardize the various types of behavior and their diagnoses and treatments. Additionally, the collected data will be analyzed and provided to the school institutions to enable the successful measurement of the measures implemented to combat these problems. The project innovatively embodies an emerging trend (the use of physiological sensor bands to solve psychological problems), demonstrating in an innovative way how technology can effectively help minimize / solve a serious social problem such as bullying.

2nd place: PressiOne (ISEP Porto Institute of Engineering);

3rd place: Meduse (ESTG School of Technology and Management);

The BullyBan team - with Tiago Santos, Alberto Pereira and Susana Nicola - will represent P.PORTO in the 16th Poliempreende national contest, to be disputed between the winners of each polytechnics, which will take place this year in September, at the Polytechnic Institute of Tomar.