David Benavente, winner of the Entrepreneur Award 2008, expressed what it meant for Embention to win the support and reward from Everis.

David Benavente Sánchez is a computer systems engineer by the National University of Distance Education (UNED) and aeronautical engineer by the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM). He has also completed the Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, USA) and doctorate in Aerospace Science and Technology by the UPM.

Currently David Benavente leads his company, Embention, focused on the development and commercialization of intelligent systems in the field of UAV, UAS, RPAS and drones. Specifically Veronte was the project that was winner of the 2008 Entrepreneur Award.


Interview with David Benavente transcript

What does it mean for you the prize?

This award marked a before and after in my entrepreneurial venture. In addition to the economic boost, dissemination of our project channeled a huge interest in Embention everywhere.

What is the current status of your project?

Although I believe that Embention has not had still all the potential success, we are much closer. Embention is currently part of the Everis Aerospace and Defense Initiative, with this Embention is well above what we think.

What the everis foundation provide for you?

In addition to financial support, Embention could call doors that otherwise would have been very difficult to find. The advices from the foundation have been very important in making vital decisions for the company.

What would you say to other people which race for the awards of the foundation?

Much encouragement. This award is unique and its value is much greater than what is on the bases.

How do you define entrepreneurship?

It could be defined as a mental state in which decreases the difficulty of the problems you have to face to achieve ambitious goals.