The submitted concept is a ground-breaking solution to solve one of the biggest problems of global agriculture: the excess of nitrogen fertilization.
The awards ceremony of the II edition of UPM_innovatech 2T (Technology Transfer) Challenge took place on November 28th, 2017 in Madrid. This programme aims to recognise UPM technologies with the greatest potential to impact markets and society. In addition to €13,000 in prizes, this edition provided participants a fully funded technology-commercializing course and support in technology diffusion through the production of advertising videos and meetings with investors and professionals of the sector.
Gema López-Torrejón and Luis Rubio, from the Centre for Plant Biotechnology and Genomics, won the second position for their NFIX technology, which comprises the basis for producing cereals able to obtain their nitrogen from the atmosphere rather than synthetic fertilizers.