Repsol Foundation takes part in the 12th Edition of the SECOT Excellence Awards11.12.2020
The 12th SECOT Excellence Awards ceremony was held online on 9th December, with the support from the Repsol Foundation. António Calçada, executive managing director and vice-president of the Repsol Foundation; Inocente Gómez, president of SECOT, as well as Emilio Ontiveros, president of Afi and associate partner of SECOT, who gave the conference entitled "The day after. Economic trends after the pandemic", took part in the event.
The awards aim to recognize the effort and initiative of the SECOT members in providing expert business advice to entrepreneurs, micro-enterprises, and non-profit organizations
ASGARD SPACE won Best Sustainable Entrepreneur, a company presented by the SECOT Delegation in Barcelona, dedicated to the commercialization of the ODIN system for the implementation of equipment on board space satellites. Runner-up was PLUGORE, received by Germán Martínez, whose objective is to offer companies tools to automate processes, manage data, and integrate systems in an intuitive and scalable way.
Marta Arisa won Best Female Entrepreneur for her company KIBUS PETCARE, a project that facilitates pet care through a natural feeding capsule-based system presented by the SECOT Delegation in Barcelona. Runner-up was Natalia Cerón for the company HAGAMOS HOGAR, presented by the SECOT Delegation in Malaga. The project seeks to help lonely elderly people rent out their empty rooms at affordable prices.
Antxón Caballero won Project with the Greatest Impact for the company HEURISTIK HEALTH, presented by the SECOT Delegation in Bizkaia, which aims to create, design, and patent technological solutions that help improve the "status quo" of future generations. Runner-up was José Rodríguez for BACTIDEC, a startup presented by the SECOT Delegation in A Coruña, a device capable of quantifying bacteria in real time. A revolutionary system to improve surgical aseptic procedures.
Emilio Ontiveros gave the Conference “The day after. Economic trends after the pandemic”, in which he highlighted the need to value digitization and the ecological and energy transition, areas that will receive the greatest investment boost from the Recovery Fund, launched by the European Commission.
In his speech, the executive managing director and vice-president of the Repsol Foundation, António Calçada, expressed his support for the SECOT Excellence Awards by representing Repsol Foundation's commitment to innovation and involvement in the SDGs, promoted by the United Nations: "We are in a moment of action, of call for action, COVID19 has caused a great acceleration in the search for highly pragmatic solutions to the major problems that have been generated", he also stated that "it is very important that both the public and private, and foundational sectors, allow us to define a roadmap to commit to the transformation that society demands.”
Finally, Inocente Gómez, president of SECOT, said that "all projects presented have been creative, impactful, and scalable, all a testimony in themselves of Spanish companies that are alive: companies that have a future," and that "the important thing is the tenacity and hard work towards the future, for which we reiterate our support. SECOT's senior talent will always be there for you."