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Research Pitches Compostela Group of Universities


The Compostela Group of Universities (CGU) promotes the cooperation between its member institutions so that, sharing experience and good practices, they can provide better service to society. One of the main aims of universities is research. This contest intends to contribute to the policies of universities to boost the dissemination of research results as well as to promote the research carried out by university members.


Researchers are invited to present their research by means of Research Pitches. A pitch is a short presentation that aims to convince somebody of the value of something, usually with the goal of selling a product or getting funding for a project. The idea is that researchers in the Compostela Group of Universities have the chance to disseminate their research among the other university members and beyond, in order to find funding, contact research groups doing similar research, attract researchers and PhD students who wish to do that kind of research, and to disseminate research results to the academic community and to the society, in general.


The Compostela Group will reward the research pitch presented by a researcher of one of its member universities that best reaches a general audience and transmits the reasons why the research project is important as well as the contribution made to society by means of that project.


Discover the videos of the winners of the II Research Pitches Contest!


Want to participate?

We recommend you to read the documents and visit the links below.


Documents and links:


Important deadlines

  • November 2017: Launch of edition.
  • 31 March 2018: Deadline for submission of applications. Extended untill 15 April 2018.
  • April 2018: Jury voting.
  • May 2018: Publication of the decision of the jury.
  • September 2018: Official presentation of the winning pitches during the annual CGU General Assembly.


Need some inspiration?

Wacht the videos of the winners of the I Research Pitches Contest.


Contacts to sign the letter of support (up-to-date): 


If you can not find the contact from your home university on the list below, contact them directly to get the information. 


Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey

Contact: María Gómez-García 

Position: Europe Regional Director
Vice-Rectory for International Affairs
Tecnológico de Monterrey

Email: marigome@itesm.mx 

Universitat Jaume I 

Department: Vice-Rectorate for Internationalisation, Cooperation and Multilingualism

Email: vicim@uji.es 

University of A Coruña

Department: Vice-Rectorate for Internationalisation and Cooperation.

Phone: +34 881 011 062

Email: vic@udc.es 

University of the Basque Country

Contact: María Flores López Márquez

Center: Master and Doctorate School

Campus: Bizkaia

Phone: +34 946 01 3137

Email: flor.lopez@ehu.eus 

University of Vigo

Contact: Manuel José Fernández Iglesias

Position: Vice-rector of University Extension and International Relations

Email: vicext@uvigo.es 

Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas

Department: International Office

Email: oficinainternacional@upc.edu.pe 

Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

Contact: José Alberto Lucas Muñoz

Department: Vice-rectorate for Internationalization and Development Cooperation

Email: jalberto.lucas@rec.upct.es