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The third edition of the Mindtech Awards has been launched

7 de March de 2023

  • The Mindtech fair (Metal Industry and Technologies International Trade Fair), presents the jury of the third edition of the Mindtech Awards, awards that seek to highlight the best projects and initiatives linked to the current challenges of the industry.
  • The call for entries, open until 12 May, is open to companies with relevant projects in the following categories: innovation, 4.0 technologies, circular economy, corporate social responsibility and mobility.

The Mindtech Awards open their third call for entries today, aimed at any company or entity with a relevant project or track record in one of the five categories, which will remain open until 12 May.

These awards are part of the Mindtech international fair, which will hold its third edition on 20-22 June at Ifevi, Vigo. The awards will be presented during the gala dinner of the fair, on 20 June, in an event of the highest level attended by more than 400 people in an exclusive environment. It is not necessary to be an exhibitor at the fair to compete for the awards and they are open to companies or organisations from any country.

The jury for the awards was constituted this morning at the headquarters of Asime in Vigo, made up of the entities promoting the fair and relevant institutions in the field of business and innovation: Asime, Igape, Icex, Gain, Concello de Vigo, Deputación de Pontevedra, CZFV and Abanca.

Enrique Mallón, CEO of Mindtech, stated that “one of the key actions of the fair are these awards, which will serve as inspiration as success stories for other companies in the sector, highlighting the competitiveness of the industry to face the challenges of the future linked to digitisation, mobility, energy transition, corporate social responsibility and innovation”.

Companies from all over the world are expected to compete for the awards, with previous winners including Senseye, Trumpf, Ctag, Grupo Davila, Teiga, Industrial Recense, CIE Automotive, Congalsa, Digamel, Versa Real Projects, TripleAlpha, UARX Space, Netun and CO2 Smart Technologies.

Mindtech expects to bring together more than 300 exhibitors and 9,000 visitors at this year’s fair, which has established itself as a benchmark in the Iberian Pole, with this cross-border capacity between Spain and Portugal. “Currently, the vast majority of exhibitors are from outside Galicia and around 20% are international, confirming the international character of the fair and its consolidation in this third edition,” the organisers emphasise.

The awards include five different categories, in which the candidatures will be evaluated based on criteria of sustainability, innovative character, economic impact, social clauses, gender equality policy, participation in financed projects and business interconnection:

  • Innovation Award: Award for the best track record linked to innovation.
  • 4.0 Award: Award for the promotion and implementation of 4.0 technologies.
  • CSR Award: Award for the organisation that supports the development of a comprehensive and permanent Corporate Social Responsibility policy.
  • Circular Economy Award: Award for the outstanding organisation in the optimisation of the life cycle of resources, from eco-design to reduction, recycling, repair and reuse.
  • Mobility Award: Award for the initiative that promotes disruptive change in the field of mobility.

What is Mindtech

Mindtech is the benchmark industrial fair in the Iberian Industrial Park. In its previous editions, it had more than 200 exhibitors, international presence from more than 10 countries, 50 speakers and more than 200 B2B meetings in what has already established itself as a neuralgic point of knowledge, innovation and meeting for the industrial sector.

In this third edition, Mindtech will once again feature all the leading industries in the sector, including the automotive, aeronautics, metalworking, metal structures, renewable energies and especially the application of new technologies to industry.

The Startup Arena will once again showcase the technologies and business models of the future, and the most innovative start-ups will compete to present their solutions to potential investors at the heart of the Mindtech fair.

B2B meetings will also be held to promote high added-value business contacts, and the latest international developments and trends will be discussed at the Mindtech International Conference and thematic conferences, which will feature renowned international leaders.