Investing in education and ICT spin-offs and start-ups that can make a great social impact
Invergy is a UOC Group company established to invest in start-ups in the education and ICT sector that are related to the UOC's fields of knowledge and spring from the innovation ecosystem surrounding the university.
- With a consolidated team that can cover the critical areas of the business.
- Founded in Spain.
- With a clear international scope.
- With a defined minimum viable product (MVP).
- With a maximum pre-money valuation of one million euros.
- Support for promoters to prepare for their dealings with the Invergy Investment Committee (documentation, presentation, etc.).
- Guidance on securing external co-funding (ENISA, CDTI, ICF, etc.) and support in the preparation of applications.
- Training, mentoring and advice for entrepreneurs with the aim of accelerating their business.
- Guidance on finding external acceleration sectoral programmes.
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The UOC will participate in the share capital with €75,000 of BCN Resol ODR SOLUTIONS, S.L. BCN Resol has developed two ICT solutions to detect and manage conflicts that may arise in schools (B-resol) and in the business environment (Co-resol). With the investment, the UOC is reinforcing its desire to foster society's economic development by promoting innovative companies that strengthen the ties between business, knowledge and society.
Uses its proprietary methodology to offer a challenge-based learning platform. The platform enables the creation of challenges that can be collaboratively solved by the participants in a simple, guided and gamified manner. Invergy has invested €60,000 in the company's share capital and the UOC has provided support to secure co-funding through ENISA.
Offers an application to teach children over the age of four with learning difficulties, such as Down's syndrome and autism spectrum disorder (ASD), to read. The application, which is based on the global reading method, creates a fun educational environment that encourages the children's language development through visual memory techniques. Invergy has invested €40,000 in the company's share capital and the UOC has provided support to secure co-funding through ENISA.
Digital platform that enables the management and monitoring of the distribution of food donations to families experiencing financial hardship. It has received a first investment from Invergy of €40,000 with a participatory loan. eQuàliment is aimed at social services, social welfare managers and food distributors like the food bank Banc dels Aliments, the Red Cross, Càritas and local NGOs.
Immersium Studio is a UOC spin-off specializing in applying immersive technologies – Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) – in education, culture and tourism. Its activities focus on development and use of an immersive learning platform to work on students' and teachers' competencies. They also develop immersive learning experiences that range from 360º videos to digital environments or AR labs. Invergy has a stake in the company having invested €40,000. The UOC is supporting the project as it looks to obtain co-funding through ENISA.
A start-up specializing in creating storytelling experiences using Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). It uses a technological platform and system to produce interactive content using AR and VR with a fast turnaround and low production costs. To demonstrate the technology, they have developed NUSHU, an innovative service combining animation, comics and AR in a simple, user-friendly way to meet the growing need to link current affairs and school curricula. Invergy has a stake in the company having invested €60,000. The UOC is supporting the project as it looks to obtain co-funding through ENISA.
SeniorDomo allows people to grow old at home thanks to its remote assistance care for the elderly. The system incorporates a 24-hour smart watch that detects emergency situations, such as accidents, inactivity or disorientation, proactively and without the need to press any button, from inside and outside the home. The solution geolocates the elderly person using GPS and allows them to be contacted by voice without having to make any call. Invergy has financed the project with an investment of 75,000 euros through a participatory loan.