18 May 2020
Laura Lechuga, research professor at Spain's National Scientific Research Council (CSIC) and group leader in the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), is heading up the ambitious CoNVaT project. CoNVat aims to produce a rapid, inexpensive, and highly sensitive test for diagnosing COVID-19 from the first day of infection. “It won't only indicate if the virus is present or not, but it will also reveal its concentration. This is important because it gives an idea about how advanced the infection is,” she explains. The new test should be ready in less than a year, in time for future waves of the pandemic.
05 Mar 2018
BBVA Open Talent, the world’s biggest fintech competition, will this year mark its tenth anniversary by working with more start-ups than ever before.
Find out more and register for Open Talent 2018 here.
15 Nov 2017
One of the things about huge conferences like Money 20/20 in Las Vegas is that you get to see the ideas that will shape the future of the banking sector.
03 Nov 2017
Francisco González Rodríguez
Francisco González: "We have to be prepared to compete with the digital giants"
“We have to be as efficient as the newcomers,” BBVA Executive Chairman Francisco González said at an event organized by MIT Technology Review and BBVA in San Francisco, when describing the transformation process underway at BBVA to turn a conventional bank into a digital house. The process will allow BBVA to be part of the future competitive landscape in financial services, that will be formed by “some banks including BBVA, probably some startups and definitely some big digital players,” Francisco González said.
25 Oct 2017
We know there are planets of a size similar to the Earth and at a distance from their sun that make them inhabitable. It´s also possible that there are vestiges of life on Mars, in the ice-covered oceans covered of Europa - a satellite of Jupiter - or on Enceladus, one of the moons of Saturn. Sending spaceships manned by robots to study the solar system, recreating the conditions of life on Mars inside a mine, or trying to reproduce a living organism in a laboratory – as Dan Brown relates in his latest bestseller – are some of the scientific experiments that are now being performed to solve the enigma of the origin of life.
24 Oct 2017
Francisco González Rodríguez
Francisco González: “This fourth industrial revolution will change the world and bring opportunities to everyone”
In a conversation with journalist Gloria Lomana at the Forbes Summit, BBVA’s Group Executive Chairman offered his view of the transformation being provoked by the digital revolution. According to Francisco González, this fourth industrial revolution is going to change the world and offer opportunities to everyone.
04 Oct 2017
BBVA’s Group Executive Chairman said that developing the best banking application in the world (according to Forrester) has been a work that “has taken many years.” To get to this point, Francisco González underscored that “the most important thing was when we adopted ‘agile’ work methodologies that allow us to deliver upgrades every three months.” The application helps customers make better financial decisions and manage their financial lives better. Ultimately, he stated, we “want to be the best adviser of our customers.”
11 Sep 2017
“Can machines think?” This is one of the questions that appear in unedited letters that were found in a warehouse at the University of Manchester. They were written by the “father” of artificial intelligence, Alan Turing.
05 May 2017
BBVA has announced the first finalists for its 2017 Open Talent competitions - starting off with the key issue of identity.
01 Mar 2017
Science and technology
Francisco González: "The transformation of the banking sector will drive economic growth and reduce inequality"
Francisco González, Group Executive Chairman of BBVA, presented the book The Next Step: Exponential Life in an event held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, This work collects the insights of twenty of the world’s most authoritative voices in a number of fields, analyzing the tremendous opportunities – and the risks and uncertainties – that the so-called “exponential technologies” will bring to humanity
10 Jan 2017
Every January, Las Vegas becomes the tech capital of the world. Once again, this year the Consumer Electronics Show, or CES, touched down on the gambling mecca to kick off the technology season.
05 Jan 2017
2016 have brought a quantum leap for society in the adoption of new technologies. Slowly but surely biometrics, virtual reality, domotics and cryptocurrencies are making inroads in consumers' daily activities, and many of the advances predicted in "Back to the future" are now a reality. What's in store in 2017?
03 Nov 2016
The so-called Maker Movement is known for creating craft objects using technology like robotics, 3D printing or laser. This trend is fighting to go from a simple hobby to a business opportunity.
26 Aug 2016
Artificial intelligence (AI) made the leap from science fiction to the corporate world some time ago. Amazon and Netflix use it routinely to make purchasing recommendations, iPhone users speak to Siri every day, and banks give investment advice or calculate risks thanks to these technologies. But these are only the first hesitant steps of AI, which is due to have a major impact on the financial sector, as revealed in this report in the magazine Euromoney, and featuring an interview with Marco Bressan, Chief Data Scientist at BBVA.
24 Aug 2016
Have you ever stopped to think about all the data you generate throughout the day? It was the possibility of actually making use of all this data through numerous apps, records and data bases that gave rise to Big Data.
26 Jul 2016
Sports are not going to be the only stars in Brazil. Mobile payments Bracelents or rings, virtual reality, sensors or drones are going to transform the experience of viewers and athletes within and beyond Olympic facilities.
07 Jul 2016
Figures, keys and uses for the unmanned aircraft that are taking over the sky.
15 Jun 2016
The digital transformation ripples across all areas of the financial system. In the investment portfolio management segment, algorithm based platforms are starting to challenge more traditional advisers. Are they an opportunity or a risk for the ecosystem?
02 Jun 2016
Beyond the myth or legend, companies are in the midst of digital transformation. And not only to survive, but also to compete. Through 3 examples and 2 institutions, the new challenges of these 4.0 industries are analysed.
15 Apr 2016
When three kids try to change the world, passion and effort are guaranteed. But that’s not enough. You have to throw in some leadership to get the right balance. Jackson Carr [BBVA Compass] was the missing element for success.
11 Mar 2016
On the occasion of BBVA’s Annual General Meeting, economists, executives, presidents of large multinationals and entrepreneurs commended BBVA’s pioneering transformation, which has turned the bank into a model for the financial world and other key economic sectors.
23 Feb 2016
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03 Feb 2016
This question, which has been asked about machines since the age of industrialization and the appearance of assembly lines, was in the headlines again at the latest Davos World Economic Forum. With robot sales growing steadily over the last three years, 2015 was a record year, exceeding 2014 sales by 15%, according to the International Federation of Robotics (IFR)
21 Jan 2016
Broxel Fintech is a startup that innovates tailored payment channel solutions in order to create efficient, agile, and disruptive financial ecosystems that are available anywhere in the world at all times.
29 Oct 2015
Entrepreneurship & Startups
The Mexican Innovator of the Year recommends promoting multi- disciplinary entrepreneurship
Víctor Manuel Serdio, who was chosen as Mexican Innovator of the Year from 10 young innovators below the age of 35, advises entrepreneurs to focus on things that they are really good at and to partner up with experts from other areas to complete their projects.
18 Oct 2015
31 Jul 2015
The European Union is keen to take the lead in a sector that has the potential to move up to 15 billion euros a year… provided that precise regulation is put in place.
23 Apr 2015
Technology has become smaller and, by extension, less visible to the human eye. This is not merely a reduction in size, this transformation is accompanied by simplifying use, making things easier for the user and camouflaging everything from when the action takes place until the reaction comes. A promising future, but one in which you have to look closely to understand all the implications.
22 Apr 2015
“Simplicity is difficult. You have to know what interests the user you're targeting”. Jaime Bolívar, general manager of TechRules, highlights the points Fintech startups should keep in mind if they want to stand out from the crowd, particularly in the area of financial consulting.
23 Feb 2015
BBVA has published the sixth title in its OpenMind collection, which takes on the challenge of exploring and helping people understand the powerful forces that influence our world today.