The enlightED Awards are the Oscars of the education sector
Gigas and Educsi are recognized by the educational community for their “Gigas for Schools” project
The enlightED Awards recognized this project as a key to bringing students closer to new technologies and entrepreneurship
Over 700 applications from 15 countries were submitted
Madrid, October 26, 2021 – Gigas, a Spanish multinational specializing in the provision of converged telecommunications, cybersecurity and cloud services for businesses, and Educsi-Jesuit Education, won an enlightED Awards, which recognizes the most innovative projects in the sector of ‘education.
The award – presented as part of EnlightED, a global conference on education, technology and innovation organized by the TelefÃ³nica Foundation, IE University and the South Summit – is one of the most prestigious in the industry. education. The company received this distinction for its Gigas for Schools project, a Gigas and Educsi initiative, set up with the aim of training students in entrepreneurship and the technologies of the future.
The fourth edition of EnlightED – a hybrid event – benefited from 300 international speakers and a total of 470,000 spectators from 46 different countries. Over 700 entries from 15 countries were submitted to participate in four categories: Newly created companies, startups and entrepreneurial ecosystems; In-company training programs, continuing education, professional development and formal training and informalpermanent formation; Universities, vocational training and higher education establishments; Primary, Secondary and Post mandatorySecondary schools. Gigas for Schools is one of the three winning projects in the last category.
Gigas’ project, developed in collaboration with Educsi, emphasizes new teaching methodologies to bring secondary school students, those studying for their high school diploma, basic vocational training and technical training , to be interested in new technologies and entrepreneurship as a career option, and attaches particular importance to female students. This long-standing initiative – in which more than 2,000 young people aged 15 to 18 have already participated – holds its fifth edition this year and understands the need for professionals to face the deep digital transformation that companies are undertaking.
For Diego Cabezudo, CEO and co-founder of Gigas, “It is a real honor to have received this prestigious award. But above all, at Gigas we are extremely proud to have a program that truly has an impact on the lives and futures of the thousands of students who have participated in the project. – an innovative and inclusive project closely linked to our technological DNA. “ Besides, “this recognition would not have been possible without the people, institutions and companies that took part. We warmly thank the teachers, students, management teams and companies who have collaborated directly or indirectly“, said Cabezudo and LucÃa RodrÃguez Olay, general coordinator of the project.
Throughout these five editions, Gigas for Schools has been made possible thanks to the involvement of the following companies and entities: PwC, DreamShaper, SeruniÃ³n, Mar de Niebla Foundation, Camilo JosÃ© Cela University, ALSA, Bolsa de Madrid (Madrid Stock Exchange),
RockCamp, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Esplai Foundation, AlusÃn Solar, Samsung, IsYourDay, InterxiÃ³n, Gradiant, Gomserbus, Endeavor and many people related to the worlds of entrepreneurship and technology who individually have contributed with their conferences or as part of the jury throughout the project.
Gigas is a Spanish multinational specializing in converged telecommunications, cybersecurity and cloud services for businesses, and is listed on the BME Growth market (GIGA.MAB). Created in 2011, the Gigas group today offers services to more than 10,000 customers around the world, helping them in their digital transformation and offering them peace of mind as a service based on four values; cutting-edge innovative technology, security, flexibility and proximity. It has offices in 8 countries and 11 data centers in Europe, the United States and Latin America.
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