The award ceremony took place within the framework of the prestigious BlueInvest Day event, organized by the European Commission, and delivered by Virginijus Sinkevičius, Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries of the European Commission.
AlgaEnergy adds another success to its long list of awards. The biotechnology company specialized in the microalgae sector, a field of science in which it is an international benchmark, has been awarded the BlueInvest Award in the ‘People’s Choice’ category. The winner's choice in this category was the responsibility of the audience attending the event, both in person and via streaming, and in that context the vote could be made to any of the 20 finalist companies that participated in that act. The award ceremony took place on the 4th of February, in Brussels, in the framework of the BlueInvest Day event. Carlos Rodríguez-Villa, General Manager of AlgaEnergy, was in charge of collecting the award from Virginijus Sinkevičius, Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries of the European Commission.
BlueInvest Day is an annual event organized by the European Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises (EASME), an entity dependent on the European Commission, which brings together innovative entrepreneurs, investors and other agents from both from the public and private sectors, all of them linked to the so-called Blue Economy.
Felix Leinemann, Head of the Blue Economy Sectors Unit of DG Mare, recently stressed that “more ‘blue’ is needed in the Bioeconomy Strategy. For his part, Marco Weydert of DG Research and Innovation, said that the European Commission sees “enormous potential in marine biotechnology” although he admitted that “bringing innovation to the market remains a challenge”. In this sense, the BlueInvest Day, which this year brought together about 600 participants -political representatives and institutional, investors and entrepreneurs-, is part of the initiatives promoted by the EC to value the Blue Economy, as a great opportunity for the European Union to create employment and generate sustainable growth.
In this sense, the BlueInvest Awards has become a unique opportunity to recognize companies and their most innovative and disruptive solutions, in line with the Blue Economy. Twenty of the main SMEs in Europe with activity in this area, which were selected as finalists among hundreds of nominations submitted, were eligible for one of the four prize categories. AlgaEnergy was preferred by the public, by being awarded in the ‘People’s Choice’ category for obtaining the majority of the votes.
Carlos Rodríguez-Villa, General Manager of AlgaEnergy, has pointed out that “it is undoubtedly a magnificent distinction for our company. The fact that this award is delivered by the public and within the framework of an event organized by the European Commission, is a real pride for the entire human team of AlgaEnergy”. “This recognition only emphasizes our task in favor of a more sustainable development and an economy in which the importance of the seas and oceans as engine of the economy is recognized, for their great potential to generate quality employment and growth, based on innovation”, he adds.
We were one of the 15 companies selected -among more than 200 applications from 27 countries- to participate in the 11th edition of the Social Innovation Tournament, organized by the EIB Institute, obtaining the second prize in the 'Blue and Green Economy' category.30 9月, 2022
Carlos Rodríguez-Villa, Managing Director of AlgaEnergy, gave a TED talk in which he showed how, through innovation, the goals set in the 2030 Agenda can be achieved.23 9月, 2022
The biotechnology company has joined and completed the first phase of the EIC Greenhouse Gas (EIC GHG) Programme, promoted by the European Innovation Council, with the aim of measuring, reducing and offsetting the carbon footprint of European companies.16 9月, 2022
The PTF4LS, led by the Spanish Food and Drink Industry Federation (FIAB), promotes the transmission of research, scientific and technological advances through public-private collaboration between the main agents in the agri-food sector.27 7月, 2022
Organized by the economic information newspaper Expansión and the Constucía group, the agenda included a round table with the participation of María Segura, Deputy General Manager of AlgaEnergy.06 7月, 2022
With numerous publications on microalgae biotechnology and important contributions to the design and implementation of photobioreactors, Tredici represents a world reference in applied phycology research.21 6月, 2022
Organized by the Spanish Bioindustry Association (AseBio), the meeting was attended by Katerina Fortun, from the Directorate General for Climate Action of the European Commission.20 6月, 2022
Within the framework of World Environment Day, AseBio and the MNCN-CSIC organized a conference to bring more than 1,000 people closer to the role of science in protecting the planet.07 6月, 2022
Augusto Rodríguez-Villa, President of the biotechnology company, was invited to participate in the round table on leadership that was held within the framework of this event, which is a benchmark in impact economy.06 6月, 2022
They visited the Technological Plant for Experimentation with Microalgae (PTEM) of the biotechnology company to learn about the evolution of the work carried out by the MicroClimatt Operational Group.17 5月, 2022