I have been honoured with the Spanish National Innovation Prize in the Innovative Trajectory category from the hands of King Felipe VI. These award is given by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness and is one of the most important awards in this field. It is an immense honour for me, as I consider it to be a recognition to the efforts made by all of us, the small and medium-sized companies that decide to bet on Development, Innovation, and Research.
Some of the factors that have led me to receive this award are the introduction of processes and the creation of innovative products, using R&D as the strategic key to the competitiveness of a company such as Familiares Matarromera Winery and, in short, my whole career, which is closely linked and committed to innovation, since without it, I could not understand the evolution of people, companies, and the society as a whole.
I take this opportunity to congratulate the other winners of this edition: The Galician Agency for Innovation (GAIN) and Cosentino in the categories of ‘Innovative Public Procurement’ and ‘Internationalisation,’ respectively.