Delta Air Lines awarded its second signature award to Water Save from Spain at the JA Europe Company of the Year Competition in Lille, France, on 5 July 2019.
The Delta Innovation Award recognizes business concepts developed by companies run by students aged 15-18, that have an innovative approach and the potential to flourish internationally.
To impress the jury, composed of representatives from Delta Air Lines, the team from Water Save presented WaterLight, a device which helps save 50% of water consumption, and raise awareness about water consumption.
“We are so grateful our project has caught the attention of this distinguished jury! Our success today is a testimony of all the hard work the team has put into Water Save over the last year”, said Pep Moyano, Production Director at Water Save.
More than 200 young entrepreneurs, representing 40 student companies, gathered in Lille this week to compete in the Grand Finale of JA Europe’s Company of the Year Competition. Throughout the school year, the students went through the JA Company programme, an entrepreneurship education programme that bridges the gap between classrooms and workplaces. As such, teachers and business volunteers play a key role in the delivery of the programme. JA provides teachers with a series of learning-by-doing business, economics and entrepreneurship activities, while business volunteers visit the classrooms to share their experience and mentor students on career opportunities and the necessary skills required to match their ambitions.
“We are very grateful to Delta Air Lines for their support to JA, in Europe and globally. Their commitment to advancing education of young people and providing them with the tools to succeed in the business world is making a real difference, as demonstrated once again by the Innovation Award. Congratulations to the jury members and the winners of this year’s competition!” said Caroline Jenner, CEO of JA Europe.
Alongside the finale of the Company of the Year Competition, JA Europe and the European Entrepreneurship Education Network (EE-HUB) organized the 2nd European Entrepreneurship Education Summit. Speaking at the closing session, Shane Spyak, Vice President Sales, EMEAI at Delta Air Lines shared the company’s experience in participating to entrepreneurship education programmes, stating that:
“Delta invests in education because it brings high return of investment for our company. Every company should get involved and work with the education system to inspire young people to succeed in a global economy”, added Shane Spyak.
About Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines serves more than 180 million customers each year. In 2018, Delta was named to Fortune’s top 50 Most Admired Companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the seventh time in eight years. Additionally, Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for an unprecedented seven consecutive years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 324 destinations in 57 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry’s leading transatlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia as well as a joint venture with Virgin Atlantic. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with key hubs and markets including Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK and LaGuardia, London-Heathrow, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, São Paulo, Seattle, Seoul, and Tokyo-Narita. Delta has invested billions of dollars in airport facilities, global products and services, and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Additional information is available on the Delta News Hub, as well as delta.com, Twitter @DeltaNewsHub and Facebook.com/delta.
For more information, please contact:
Aimee Graves, Delta Air Lines
About JA Europe
JA Europe is Europe’s largest provider of entrepreneurship education programmes, reaching 3.6 million students in 40 countries. JA Europe brings the public and private sectors together to provide young people in primary and secondary schools and early university with high-quality education programmes to teach them about enterprise, entrepreneurship, business and economics in a practical way. www.jaeurope.org
For more information, please contact:
Sophie Norman, JA Europe