Start of the LAPASSION project
My name is Edgar Martín Hernández, and I am Chemical Engineer. I participate in LAPASSION project as member of University of Salamanca. I enrolled in this project to develop transversal competences beyond my technical skills as engineer.
First of all I am going to present LAPASSION project. LAPASSION project is a conglomerate of different universities from Europe and Latinamerica created to develop solutions to address different problems. In particular LAPASSION 2018 is focused in create solutions to improve the aging populations life conditions, and our team will develop ideas and solutions to improve older traveler’s experience in public transportation. In this project our group will collaborate with the Ministry of Transportation Smart Cities division. They will provide us information about the problems which elder population find in the use of public transportation, and from this starting point we will lead our research to develop solutions. These solutions will be implemented through the construction of a prototype. DuocUC and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile will also provide classes in order to help us to complete the objectives and develop transversal skills.
In the first week we attend to LAPASSION project official presentation, and the research topic was assigned to our group. In the following days we attended to some classes in Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile related with how to carry out a project and present the research process and conclusions. Finally we also attend a class in DuocUC about how to perform the innovation process I our project.
Work in next weeks will be related with set the basis to start our research about the problems which elder population find using public transportation and meet our counterpart from the Ministry of Transportation Smart Cities division.