EPISODE 6: Building the Internet of Things

In the final episode of this season, Jennifer Baker meets Alicia Asín, a computer engineer, CEO and co-founder of the Spanish IT company Libelium. Her work explores how the Internet of Things (IoT) can change our world, from solving parking problems in smart cities to helping reduce fertiliser and pesticide use through precision agriculture. In 2018 she was awarded a silver medal at the EU Prize for Women Innovators event in Brussels. Let’s discover more about her journey in this episode. 

Alicia Asín has a Master’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Zaragoza and is a graduate of the Cambridge Judge and ESADE business schools. In October 2017, she received the “Rey Jaime I” Award from the King and Queen of Spain, the highest distinction for scientists, researchers and entrepreneurs. And in 2019 Alicia was included in the international ranking ‘top 100 most creative people in business’ by Forbes magazine.

Her company Libelium created ‘Waspmote’, a wireless, modular and open-source sensor platform for the Internet of Things that is now present in more than 120 countries worldwide. 

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