Providing support to initiatives to foster an entrepreneurial culture and the transfer of technology from universities to companies is one of the bank's strategic axes, with initiatives relating to science and technology parks, prizes, the Campus of International Excellence, venture capital funds, etc.
Our aim is to contribute to sustainable social development and to help people and companies prosper, based on knowledge and innovation.
It is particularly worth highlighting initiatives such as ´Santander YUZZ´ - promoted by the bank and coordinated through CISE -, Model2Market, BoosterWe and RedEmprendia Solutions, science and technology parks and Innovation and Entrepreneurship Prizes in different countries (in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, USA, Spain, Mexico, Puerto Rico, United Kingdom and Uruguay). The prizes receive more than 25,000 participants each year.
Santander YUZZ offers training to young people aged 18 to 31, who want to develop innovative ideas in one of the 52 YUZZ centres. They receive 5 months of guidance and the winner from each centre travels to Silicon Valley and they can choose to participate in the National Prizes (€30,000, €20,000 and €10,000) and the YUZZ Award for Female Entrepreneurs (€20,000).