Peruvian receives award for Best Entrepreneur


Peruvian engineer Monica Abarca won at world’s best start-ups competition. Have you heard about her?

*Mí³nica Abarca *won on April 6, the award for Best Entrepreneur in Seedstars Summit 2017, that took place in Switzerland. Her project and start-up company named qAIRa was recognized due to its efforts to fight against global pollution.

It started as part of her thesis, during her mechatronic degree at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. qAIRa uses drones with systems for air quality and ionizing radiation measurements, in other words, a drone that could detect pollution. Mí³nica, considered the fact that today's world is suffering air contamination at dangerous levels, therefore, this drone could monitor the quality of the air save millions of lives.

Since its foundation in 2014, qAIRa has been using drones to monitor the air contamination levels even in high-altitude cities, 4000 masl. Monica’s project also won the second place in the Awards for Technological Innovation in the Mining and Energy Sector.

Seedstars Summit organizers claim that qAIRa is the winning entrepreneurial project due to its concern for the environment. qAIRa aims to make a clear planet for everyone and works towards achieving the democratization of air quality.

Congratulations to Monica and the qAIRa team!



Ana Gamero