Victoria Alonsoperez: Chipsafer, Uruguay

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Victoria is an Electronics, Telecommunication, and Electrical Engineer, entrepreneur, and inventor.

Listen to her podcast interview here

In 2012 she invented Chipsafer, a patented platform that can track cattle remotely and autonomously. Thanks to Chipsafer in 2012 she was the winner of the International Telecommunications Union Young Innovators Competition and in 2013 she won the Best Young Inventor Award from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). In 2014 the Inter-American Development Bank selected Chipsafer as the Most Innovative Startup of Latin America and the Caribbean, and the MIT Technology Review selected her as the Innovator of the Year – Argentina & Uruguay. In 2015 Chipsafer got second prize in Chivas Regal Global Competition The Venture and the BBC selected her as one of the 30 female entrepreneurs under 30. 

In terms of interests, her biggest passion has always been space. In 2011 she attended the International Space University, where she co-designed a medical experiment for astronauts that won the Barcelona ZeroG Challenge, and the next year she served as the Space Engineering Department Teaching Associate. From 2014 till 2016 she was Chair of Space Generation Advisory Council, a global NGO in support of the United Nations Programme on Space Applications. From 2015 till 2017 she was part of the Board of the Space Foundation and in 2016 the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) awarded her the Young Space Leader Award. Currently she is a Special Advisor to the IAF President. 

Connect with Victoria on twitter at https://twitter.com/vic_alonsoperez

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