- Mindtech (Metal Industry and Technologies International Trade Fair), in collaboration with the European Union, has awarded seven companies for their initiatives in innovation, technology 4.0, circular economy, corporate social responsibility, mobility and startup.
- Senseye, Versa Real Projects, Grupo Davila, Congalsa, Digamel, Triple Alpha and UARX Space have won the awards, which are sponsored by the companies Servitalent, Urovesa, Star Electrónica, CTAG, Tecnalia and Lidera Knowledge.
The jury of the SEUA-Mindtech Awards has decided this morning the result of its intense second edition, to which more than 30 companies have competed. These awards, organized in collaboration with the European Union, are framed within the international fair Mindtech, which celebrates its second edition next September 14-16 in Vigo.
The awards are organized in collaboration with the StartUp Europe Awards (SEUA), an open innovation initiative of the European Commission implemented by the Finnova Foundation, which promotes entrepreneurship, innovation and the generation of partnerships that help to meet the SDGs of the United Nations and the actions of the European Green Pact. In this second edition, the SEUA-Mindtech Awards are sponsored by the companies Servitalent, Urovesa, Star Electrónica, CTAG, Tecnalia and Lidera Knowledge.
The jury of the awards is formed by the entities which promote the fair and relevant institutions in the business and innovation fields: Asime, Finnova, Igape, Gain, Concello de Vigo, Deputación de Pontevedra, Icex, Ifevi, CZFV and Abanca.
The jury stated in the awards decision that “these awards are an excellent example of the great potential of the metal industry and its associated technologies at international level, precisely the focus of Mindtech, which is consolidated as a showcase to display the enormous added value of our industry in the current context of economic recovery post-covid19”. “Undoubtedly, the awarded companies will serve as inspiration as success stories for other companies in the sector and will highlight the competitiveness of this industry to face the challenges of the future linked to digitization, mobility, energy transition, corporate social responsibility or innovation.”
Award winners by category
Industry 4.0: Senseye, United Kingdom.
Company based in Southampton, UK, awarded for its scalable predictive maintenance solution.
Circular economy: VERSA Real Projects, Vigo.
Galician spin-off of Soltec Ingenieros, awarded for its modular constructions from shipping containers for commercial applications, allowing the reuse of elements in industries that favor the circular economy.
Corporate Social Responsibility: Grupo Davila, Vigo.
Awarded for its actions at educational, social and environmental level, with people with intellectual disabilities, labor integration for vulnerable groups, environmental protection and cleanup or promotion of equality in the field of sports.
Innovation: Congalsa, A Pobra do Caramiñal.
Awarded for its connected industry project and for leading industry 4.0 in the Galician food sector, developing a smart factory model that allows digitization, data analysis, cybersecurity and eco-sustainability.
Mobility: Digamel, Vigo.
Electric distribution company, awarded for its new Digavel division, which promotes the implementation of electric vehicle charging networks in different buildings, public institutions, hotels, gas stations… a global turnkey solution to promote electric mobility.
Two companies have been awarded, exaequo, by a tie in the result of the jury’s vote and also in the public vote that was open throughout the month of August, with thousands of votes through social networks.
- TripleAlpha, Padrón. Founded in February 2018, it sustains its activity on three fundamental pillars: Data Science, Machine Learning and Cloud Computing. Its central axis is the extraction of value from data through its own Machine Learning platform, AlphaCloud, with which they extract value from data by transforming it into knowledge, always with the aim of improving the productivity and profitability of its customers quickly and sustainably.
- UARX Space, Nigrán. A small, R&D&I intensive company, it is dedicated to the design of space missions and the manufacture of transport satellites that allow sending small satellites to unconventional orbits, from low earth orbits to deep space.
The awards will be commemorative and will be awardes at the Mindtech gala dinner in Vigo on September 14. In the startup category, an acceleration check of 5,000 euros will also be awarded, which the two winning startups will be able to exchange for mentoring services to obtain European funding, networking and other consulting and support activities.