Alhambra Venture, special mention for entrepreneurship in the Light Awards 2023

The awards ceremony took place in the stand of the Círculo Mercantil e Industrial del Real de la Feria de Sevilla, and was attended by representatives of companies and institutions from the Andalusian ICT sector. representatives of companies and institutions of the Andalusian ICT sector attended the ceremony.

The Seville Fair has once again been the setting for the Luz Awards ceremony, organized by

Cibersur

and by
Human Smart Lab
within the framework of the E-TIC Technological Encounters. A consolidated and participatory event, and a contact platform, which has brought together some of the main agents of the technology sector, science and innovation in Andalusia.

In its sixth edition, the Luz Awards have recognized the work carried out by different projects, initiatives, companies, entities and professionals, and their contribution to the digital transformation of the region from their respective areas.

With special mention for its 10th Anniversary,
Alhambra Venture received the special mention of the Light Awards in the Entrepreneurship category.
It was delivered by Victoria Cabrera, director of Cibersur and Carmen Bernáldez, Co-Founder of Human Smart Lab. Ignacio Rodríguez, Digital Business Director of IDEAL, SUR and coordinator of Alhambra Venture, received the award.

Once again this year, the event is positioned as one of the most important events aimed at startups in southern Spain, again thanks to the backing of top-level investors and the support of public and private institutions, creating a meeting point for innovation, entrepreneurship, investment and business development. It was created to put entrepreneurs from the south of Spain in contact with the largest investors and has now become a national benchmark.

As highlighted by the event’s organizers, in the current process of digitalization that society is undergoing, they renew and increase even more their validity. “It is necessary to make Andalusian talent visible, to value excellence and innovative capacity, as well as to reward effort and commitment to technological development, as catalyzing and essential elements to achieve inclusive, egalitarian, sustainable and sustained socioeconomic growth over time”.

After the awards ceremony, the attendees enjoyed a networking session, where they were able to share experiences and identify business opportunities aimed at promoting technological progress in Andalusia.

This edition is supported by INPRO, NN DATA, Huawei, MTP, Vodafone, CIBERSO,Ajoomal Asociados, WatchGuard, Círculo Industrial y Mercantil de Sevilla, and the collaboration of COITTA/AAGIT, and COITAOC.

Company Category :


Innovasur,
Innovaciones Tecnológicas del Sur S.L., a company that has experienced a great technological evolution positioning itself among the most competitive nationally in information technology and communications, offering innovative solutions and services tailored to the specific needs of its customers.

The award was presented by Dña. Victoria Pérez Fernández, partner in charge of the Public Sector NTT DATA EMEAL. The award was collected by Mr. Juan José Prieto Verdejo, CEO of InnovaSur.

International Projection:


Galgus
Galgus, an Andalusian company that is a world reference in WIFI technology, with its solution based on CHT (Cognitive Hotspot Technology) software. From its headquarters in Seville, it is a world leader in on-board WiFi. Galgus has prestigious clients in 24 countries, 50% of its turnover abroad, 10 international patents in the USA and Europe, and has been selected by the European Commission as one of the most disruptive technology startups on the continent.

The award was presented by Dña. Carmen Rodríguez Quirós, Managing Director of INPRO of the Seville Provincial Council. It was collected by Mr. José Ayub González and Mr. José Antonio Delgado, founders of Galgus.

Institution Category :


WomANDigital
, initiative of the Digital Agency of Andalusia, belonging to the Ministry of the Presidency, Interior, Social Dialogue and Administrative Simplification of the Regional Government of Andalusia, whose main objectives are the promotion of gender equality, increasing the participation and influence of women in the new technological professions for the retention of digital and innovative talent necessary to transform the digital economy of Andalusia.

The award was presented by Heilang (Jack), general manager of HuaweyTechnologies España, and collected by Raúl Jiménez, managing director of the Agencia Digital de Andalucía.

Innovation Category:


UGR-AI Project
an initiative that integrates the strategy of the University of Granada around AI, the impulse of the interuniversity institute DaSCI, the AI Lab center of excellence with Google Cloud and Indra, the Digital HUB AIR Andalusia, the aiMPULSA ecosystem, and the AI Granada Research&Innovation foundation.

The award was presented by Mr. Juan Manuel Castaño, Pre-Sales Manager for Watchguard’s southern area, and was collected by Ms. Marta Morillas Fernández, Director of the Research Plan of the University of Granada.

Cooperation-Innovation Category:


Smart City
Cluster, is an alliance of more than 200 companies and institutions that improve the quality of life of citizens. They work on the development of smart, efficient, sustainable and comfortable cities. They connect the city (challenges) with the business and knowledge fabric (solutions) using a model of cooperation among its associated entities. They cover the entire value chain of the city of the future, from its most technological to its most social aspect.

The award was presented by Mr. Jesús Saavedra, MTP’s regional director for Andalusia. And it was collected by: Mr. Emilio Herrera Rebollo, vice-president of Smart City Cluster.

Entrepreneurship Category:


CoverManager
Technology partner for the Hospitality Industry. Its objective is to support restaurant partners in the global management of sales by building customer loyalty, without depending on a sales channel. To do so, they have a system to create, sell and manage reservations and orders through their direct channels, easy to access for each establishment and customer from anywhere in the world.

The award was presented by Mr. Rafael Alcaide, Andalusia territorial director of Vodafone. The award was collected by Mr. José Antonio Pérez, Co-Founder and CEO of CoverManager, Ms. María Romero Growth & marketing manager and Mr. Carlos Pérez, Co-founder and CTO of CoverManager.

– Mention for its 10th Anniversary: Alhambra Venture, is the largest event aimed at startups in southern Spain thanks to the backing of top-level investors and the support of public and private institutions, creating a meeting point for innovation, entrepreneurship, investment and business development. It was created to put entrepreneurs from the south of Spain in contact with the largest investors and has now become a national benchmark.

The award was presented by Dña. Victoria Cabrera, director of Cibersur and Dña. Carmen Bernáldez, Co-Founder of Human Smart Lab. The award was collected by: Mr. Ignacio Rodríguez, Digital Business Director of IDEAL.

Special Light Award for Social Entity:


Andalusia INCLUSIVE
-COCEMFE for its participation in projects towards a model of connected and inclusive personal autonomy, funded by the European Union, the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan and the Ministry of Social Rights and Agenda 2030. Andalucía Inclusiva is the most representative entity of people with physical and organic disabilities, and works with 200 associations of the third sector for the defense and promotion of the rights of more than 50,000 people with physical and organic disabilities in our autonomous community.

The award was presented by Mr. Pedro Calbó, General Director of People with Disabilities of the Junta de Andalucía. It was picked up by Dña. Rocío Pérez, president of Andalucía Inclusiva COCEMFE.

About:

The E-TIC Technology Meetings are a meeting point configured as a platform for contact and business within a participatory, flexible and practical space, where the main agents of the Andalusian ICT sector share experiences and projects related to technological progress in Andalusia. Consolidated as an opportunity to strengthen the relationship with regular customers, identify business opportunities, keep abreast of developments in the Andalusian ICT sector and expand and strengthen networks of contacts between ICT professionals. These Technological Meetings are organized by Cibersur.

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