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Alumna of FCUP is awarded the European Innovation prize

Sara Guimarães Gonçalves, alumna of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto (FCUP) and cofounder of Trigger Systems start up won the European EIT 2019 award in the "Women" category.

Such an award recognises added value by entrepreneurs as Sara Guimarães and boosts innovative endeavour for excellent projects, such as Trigger Systems, which main goal is to come up with sustainable and efficient systems that furthers efficient decisions regarding water savings.

The UP alumna is the first Portuguese woman to win this prize deemed at 20 thousand euros.

Sara's next step might very well be "the development of a technology oriented to cows, i.e., to create virtual fences that would replace the physical barriers that exist", as explained by Sara.

The EIT Awards were selected by an international jury that acknowledged 19 candidates in several innovation categories, namely climate, energy, food, health, starting materials and digitalisation.

Trigger Systems was founded in 2017 and operates in sustainable and efficient systems that can be implemented in agriculture, golf courses and landscape.