THE BARCELONA SMART MOTO CHALLENGE BRINGS TOGETHER UNIVERSITY STUDENTS FROM RUSSIA, POLAND, AND SPAIN AT ANOIA MOTOR CAMPUS
Following the set programme, university student worked in groups to define their products and designs, carrying out a market analysis, and finally, building a working prototype of an electric-light motorcycle.
The university students used the facilities of Anoia Motor Campus, which was the setting for conferences, presentations, and verification tests. The students were also able to use the facilities of Parc Motor Castellolí, where they were accommodated on a fitted-out campsite.
Holding the Barcelona Smart Moto Challenge at Anoia Motor Campus contributes to meeting one of the Campus’s aims: offering areas and services relating to the motoring world. The inauguration of the Castellolí complex is planned for the end of 2013.
Institutions from the district provided the university students with a range of guides and information on the district. In addition, the visitors’ time coincided with the Igualada Balloon Days, so they were able to stroll around the town centre and on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, in the evening, they were able to enjoy the European Balloon Festival and the Anòlia Festival.
A project with a future to set the district apart
The Motor Campus is a strategic project by Anoia District Council that aims at differentiation and innovation as a stimulus to help in speeding up the economy of one of the districts that has been most affected by the economic crisis and by unemployment, encouraging emerging sectors, boosting training, and increasing opportunities for access to the jobs market.
The future training centre specialising in the motoring world and in services with high added value for businesses aims at making Anoia District a national and international reference point for the motoring world and for competition.