“Promotech” or the Catalan society for technological promotion is an association (currently in the process of becoming a private foundation according to the Spanish law) devoted to promote the use of technology for solving real social problems.
I founded this enterprise along with the “overdrive hacking conference” at the age of 21.
Watch a video describing what we do (Catalan)
Currently, Promotech focuses on the field of education, carrying out various projects focused on helping young boys and girls with limited access to resources and or from families with economic problems or a lack of structure to gain access to a better life by technology.
We focus on motivating and promoting scientific and technological vocations on them by celebrating various events such as talks, workshops and career fairs across the whole territory.
We also have a physical building located in the campus of Montilivi were each afternoon we provide a space for homework and help students who have problems to study in their homes.
Also we can help in negotiating internships or writing their resumes.
We try to integrate these students and push them to become leaders in their local communities understanding that there is a whole future in the tech industry and it’s worth to be explored.
We are the most active association in the area of Girona and due to that among to other reasons we had to honor to pick up an E-TECH award during the last November (2018)
Promotech’s actions are not limited to Spain as we maintain very good relations with fellow organizations in other countries and are willing to jump into fascinating international cooperating projects anytime soon!