Santander X Global Award 2024

9 countries

Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Spain, UK, and Uruguay

20 finalists

10 for the University category and 10 for the Startups category

6 winners

60.000 euros in cash prizes, access to Santander X 100 and other additional benefits.

An international entrepreneurship competition

Santander X is once again organising a new edition of the Santander X Global Award, an international competition in which the best university entrepreneurial projects and university startups from 9 countries compete.

The finalists had the opportunity to participate in the Pitch Day, which took place at 4YFN in Barcelona, Spain, where the six best companies were announced.

University Category

Entrepreneurial university projects that are preparing their go-to-market strategy to commercialise their solutions.


  • Cash prize: 1st €10.000;   2nd €5.000;    3ºrd €5.000.

Startup Category

High-impact, technology-based startups preparing to grow their businesses.


  • Cash prize:  1st €20.000; 2nd €10.000; 3rd €10.000.
  • Santander X 100: Access to the global community of Santander X's most outstanding startups and scaleups.

Our commitment


Banco Santander maintains a firm commitment to progress with a pioneering and consolidated commitment to education, employability and entrepreneurship, which it has been developing for more than 27 years and which distinguishes it from other financial institutions in the world.

It has been recognised as one of the companies that are contributing the most to changing the world for the better, according to Fortune magazine's 'Change the World' 2023 list. The bank has committed more than €2.3 billion and has supported more than 1.5 million people and companies through agreements with more than 1,200 universities in 26 countries.


Oxentia grew out of Oxford University's technology transfer company, Oxford University Innovation, with the aim of providing specialised innovation management services to public and private sector customers throughout the world.

Oxentia's approach builds on Oxford's strong tradition of globally supporting early-stage innovators and entrepreneurs to promote innovative projects that impact the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.