The Andalucía Emprende Awards, promoted by the Department of Knowledge, Research and Universities of the Autonomous Government of Andalusia, through the Andalucía Emprende Foundation, will continue with this phase during this month in the other Andalusian provinces. Provincial winners will become finalists in the regional phase, to compete for the award to the best Andalusian business 2018.
Unicaja Banco’s support to these awards falls within the support that the financial institution gives to the business fabric and within its interest to promote entrepreneurial initiatives in Andalusia, as well as to boost the economy and job creation in the areas where it operates.
Unicaja Banco reinforces its support to the business and entrepreneurial fabric in Andalusia by sponsoring the V edition of the Andalucía Emprende Awards, whose provincial phase in Cordoba took place today. The goal of these prizes is to award, one more year, the most innovative business initiatives and with the highest growth and development potential in each province. Then, the best Andalusian business 2018 will be chosen from among the provincial winners in the regional phase of the competition.
This year, the awarded Cordoba companies have been Genially, promoter of an online platform which allows its user to generate interactive graphics and web contents with no previous programming skills required, and Caprichos del Guadalquivir, dedicated to the production and sale of jams made from single variety citrus fruits. The companies have been awarded in the categories of Creation (business initiatives established up to three years ago) and of Consolidation (aimed at businesses between three and seven years of history) respectively. As part of the prize, both companies will have their own stand to promote their services in the Andalusia Entrepreneur’s Day, and they will also participate as finalists in the regional phase of the competition, which will be held on the same day.
The award ceremony, held at the Regional Government Representation in Cordoba, was attended by José Antonio Martín, Unicaja Banco’s Area Manager for Cordoba, and the event has been chaired by Esther Ruiz, Provincial representative in Cordoba of the Regional Government of Andalucía, Manuel Carmona, Provincial Representative of Economy, Innovation and Employment, and by Juan Manuel Trujillo, Provincial Director of Andalucía Emprende in Cordoba.
A total of 27 Cordoba business initiatives, supported and mentored by the CADEs (Business Development Support Center) in the province, have submitted their application to the fifth edition of these awards, which are also a unique opportunity for networking and creating synergies between projects, organizations and institutions related to the business and innovation world.
The Andalucía Emprende Awards, promoted by Department of Knowledge, Research and Universities of the Regional Government of Andalusia, through the Andalucía Emprende Foundation, are currently in their provincial phase in the different Andalusia provinces. A total of 16 companies will pass to the regional phase to compete for the award to the best Andalusia business 2018.
In addition to participating in a consulting programme given by the Agencia Andaluza de Promoción Exterior, Extenda, the regional winners will benefit from an international business agenda, including accommodation, in any destination which is a potential business market or which host benchmark companies in their activity sector. Transportation expenses will be covered by Unicaja Banco.