After more than six months of hard work by the Cilenis team, our project Avalingua got the Honour Mention at the Building Global Innovators 2013, an iniciative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology organized by the MIT in Lisbon, Portugal.

The price-giving ceremony took place on Thursday afternoon in the Portuguese capital. Important mentors and international renown investors, as well as other personalities and experts in business venture, innovation and technology, took part in the event.

The course of Avalingua at the Building Global Innovators started in July, after passing with exit the selection among more than 100 star-ups around the world. In the first phase of the competition, 20 projects were mentored to create their business plan and their marketing strategies. Thanks to the advices of the mentors, experts in technology and start-ups, and, especially, to the effort of the whole team who took part in the project, Avalingua continues its way to be launched in the market. The award gives to the company and its project a great international prestige and also it gives access to financial support and other investment opportunities.

With Avalingua we want to change the way people study languages. The software Avalingua has been designed for the automatic evaluation of the written language in four languages: Spanish, English, Portuguese and Galician. A smart checker that allows to improve learning, teaching and language management. Avalingua can be used individually as well as for the evaluation of groups. It has been thought as a tool for the class and as a evaluation method in schools, High Schools and other academic institutions. It allows the precise observation and monitoring of the linguistic quality.

In Cilenis we keep on combining our know-how in Technology and Linguistics, incresing our range of products and services every year, and contributing to the improvement of the eficiency in language learning.

After this amazing and fruitful week in Portugal, we have to come back to Santiago to carry on with our work in the project, thinking in the next bootcamp which will take place in Boston next spring.

All the support received in this stage has been essential for us. Especially, the support of our partner and mentor Marc Vidal. Thanks for the comforting word of your blog!