A project to combat unwanted loneliness wins the Rector Gabriel Ferraté award

Adopting the slogan ‘How can technology help people who feel lonely?’, the Rector Gabriel Ferraté award set the challenge of coming up with tech solutions to combat unwanted loneliness.

09/07/2021 15:54 h

Ajuntament de Barcelona

The Red Maze project won this first edition of the Rector Gabriel Ferraté award with a digital and analogue multiplatform promoting mutual support and intergenerational collaboration through a community network.

Red Maze offers a solution to intergenerational integration which takes into account the digital divide that can affect certain social groups and ages, with an economically and technologically feasible product design based on scientific evidence.

The award was aimed at current and former students from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), who put forward creative solutions to the challenge to analyse people’s needs, define the problem, look for ideas to solve it and develop a prototype for the best solution.


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