DEI Channel, our new unit specialized in CSR, fundraising, DEI governance strategies, and inclusive communication, was nominated for the Muncunill Awards in the state-wide business category with other important initiatives in our country.
Last Thursday, May 4, the Muncunill Awards were held, organized by the Innovation Service of the City Council of Terrassa. The awards gala took place at the iconic Teatro Principal of Terrassa in commemoration of the historical and artistic heritage of the city.
These awards are intended to bring the concept of innovation closer to the public, in recognition of the work of all those people, organizations, and companies that are committed to including innovation in their principles and working to be a model of progress and service for society.
The event was conducted by TV3 journalist, Sheila Alen. She started by explaining the importance of innovation applied in different areas of our society and gave way to the institutional speech of the mayor of Terrassa, Jordi Ballart, who stressed that “Innovation has no limits”, referring and paying tribute to Lluís Muncunill, renowned modernist architect of the town that gives its name to these awards.
The event was also attended by Lluís Juncà, general director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship of the Generalitat de Catalunya, and Núria Marín, deputy mayor of Economic Promotion and Projection of Terrassa.
The awards were divided into four categories. In the Local Category, the award went to the Terrassa company Bio2coat. A product that increases the economic benefit, reducing losses and the rejection rate in fruit and vegetable production.
In the State-wide business category, in which DEI Channel was named finalist, the award went to the company Able Human Motion for having created the first light and accessible robotic exoskeleton that allows people with mobility difficulties to walk again.
In the State-wide Cultural Category, Pep Salazar became the winner with OFFF Digital Impact, who reminded us that “Innovation is adding a layer to tradition”.
So, it is. Our knowledge of tradition and everything we’ve done so far allows us to innovate. We can always rethink, reflect, and give our knowledge a twist. This is why these awards are relevant because they recognize innovation in organizations. DEI Channel believes that innovation is the key to creating a fairer, more diverse, and sustainable society.
Finally, in the Social Category, Specialisterne SL won the award. The Muncunill Honorary Award was also presented to a neurologist and Doctor of Medicine Mercè Boada. Hearing her wise words with the conviction that there is no future without innovation was an honor and pleasure.
From DEI Channel we are very proud that our project has been recognized and evaluated by a prestigious jury formed by Xavier Panés, president of Cecot, Carme Pros, CEO Grup TG, Laura Hernández, Journalist of Diario de Terrassa, Carles Ruiz, mayor of Viladecans and co-president of the Impulso network, and Francisco Javier Ponce, general director of CDTI (Center for Technological Development and Innovation).
Finally, we would like to thank the City Council of Terrassa for holding these awards in which companies and organizations in our country that work every day to build a better society are valued and given a voice.
Congratulations to all the awarded organizations. From LF Channel, we will continue betting on innovation!
RSC & DEI Manager