Visit to Telefonica in Madrid

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MSc Data Analytics, MSc Business Intelligence Systems & Data Mining and MSc Cyber Security students enrolled on IMAT5264, IMAT5314, IMAT5233 and IMAT5166 are eligible to apply for this opportunity.  Students enrolled on the following MSc and BSc Intelligent System modules:  IMAT2801, IMAT2904, IMAT3614, IMAT5234, IMAT5235 and IMAT3406 are also eligible to apply for thois opportunity.  The maximum number of places on this opportunity is 30 and the minimum the trip will go ahead with is 10. DMU staff will be accompanying the group.

DMU students are only eligible to receive one academic-led trip bursary per year. Please check our eligibility criteria for further details.


The purpose of this trip is to visit the Telefonica’s Wayra facilities in Madrid in order to understand how Business Intelligence Systems, using Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence in telecommunications market takes place. The Telefonica’s Wayra Wayra Hub, is indeed an unmissable venue to visit for students willing to learn how interdisciplinary activities, from both the theoretical and the industrial side, can coexist in the same context as it combines the expertise of a wide range of research groups and industry partners.

Wayra is the most global, connected and technological open innovation hub in the world. It currently operates in 10 countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Germany, Mexico, Peru, Spain, the United Kingdom and Venezuela. Students will benefit from visiting Telefonica’s Wayra as they will get to attend short talks by Wayra office director on technology entrepreneurship. In addition, students will get to see few of start-ups and visit the Telefónica Open Future coworking spaces.

Cultural activities

There will be combination of planned educational visits and cultural activities on offer. Madrid has many attractions to be enjoyed. On the itinerary is the Prado Museum, one of the cities most famous museums. Moreover, students can also visit the nearby CaixaForum Cultural Centre which is famous for its temporary exhibitions and its amazing vertical garden as well as Royal Botanic Gardens in the city centre with a sample of more than 5,000 species of live plants.

Travel and accommodation

  • Travel – Students are required to independently book their travel.
  • Accommodation – The faculty will book accommodation for this opportunity, and students will be expected to pay the full amount following confirmation of their place.

Contact details

Visa information

In order to participate in this trip, you are responsible for ensuring that you meet the Spanish immigration requirements. EU nationals will not require a visa to travel to another EU country. Non-EU nationals will require a visa to travel to Spain and are responsible for obtaining a Schengen visa. Further information related to obtaining a visa can be found here.

The #DMUglobal team can provide visa support letters as required, and proof of enrolment can be obtained from the Student Gateway. You must ensure that you apply for your Schengen visa as soon as you have been formally accepted to this opportunity by #DMUglobal. You are responsible for checking processing times and meeting all application requirements in order to ensure that you receive your visa prior to departure. Be aware that immigration decisions are made by individual embassies.

Key Information

  • Departure date: Sunday 15 March 2020
  • Return date: Wednesday 18 March 2020
  • Estimated cost of travel and accommodation: £400
  • Students will also be required to pay for UK and in-country transfers, cultural visits, food and drink, and visa (if applicable)
  • #DMUglobal bursary: £150
  • Deadline for application: Monday 21 October 2019 9am