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The University of Deusto rewards women in the field of technological research and development

The University of Deusto rewards women in the field of technological research and development
Monday, 23 April 2018

In its fifth edition, the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Deusto (Spain) awarded the Ada Byron prize to Maria Ángeles Martín Prats, lecturer and investigator in the electronic engineering department at the University of Seville.

In 2011 Maria Ángeles Martín Prats founded Skylife Engineering, a technology-based company, spin off from the Electronic Technology Group of the University of Seville, specialized in the design and development of avionics and new electronic systems for aerospace applications. [1] For more than ten years, they have successfully developed numerous projects with technology transfer to the industry, collaborating with international companies such as Airbus, Boeing or Bombardier [2].

María Ángeles Martín Prats' broad curriculum vitae with her spin off presents a decisive trajectory in the aeronautics sector with severe projects based fundamentally on power electronics, avionics and electronic systems for aeronautical applications. Thanks to her great influence and experience in this sector, in five years the number of women studying Air Navigation in Seville has increased from 15% to 60%. [1]
Her impact could promote women's vocation in the field of technological research and development, not only in Spain but internationally.

[1] https://www.deusto.es/cs/Satellite/deusto/es/universidad-deusto/vive-deusto/la-profesora-en-tecnologia-electronica-maria-angeles-martin-prats-gana-el-premio-ada-byron-a-la-mujer-tecnologa-de-la-universidad-de-deusto/noticia
[2] http://helicecluster.com/es/company/skylife-engineering.htm
[3] https://investigacion.us.es/sisius/sis_showpub.php?idpers=4904