The UK-Spain Business Awards celebrate the commercial relationship between both countries, in which Finnovating has a role as a FinTech global platform.
The Department for International Trade (DIT) at the British Embassy in Madrid, has host the 1st Edition of the UK-Spain Business Awards to celebrate the extensive commercial relationship between the United Kingdom and Spain. Finnovating has received the “Driving Collaboration” award for bringing together more than 1,500 Founders of FinTech, PropTech or LegalTechs a year via its unique private events known as Unconferences which take place in both Spain and Latin America.
The British Ambassador to Spain and Andorra, Hugh Elliott, and Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Europe, Andrew Mitchell, made opening remarks and host the ceremony where Spanish and British companies who have contributed to strengthening trade between both countries were recognised.
The “Driving Collaboration” award distinguishes Finnovating as a global open innovation strategic platform. It accelerates the Digital Transformation through the collaboration with +5.000 start-ups in 30 countries using its proven proprietary methodologies. Finnovating has been a leading figure in promoting both European and Transcontinental initiatives and associations such as: ‘EDEC’ and ‘The PropTech House’ in Europe and ‘Alianza FinTech Iberoamerica’ (made up of 21 countries) which joins together the ecosystems of Spain and Latin America.
Rodrigo García de la Cruz, CEO of Finnovating, said when receiving the award that “Our work is based on collaboration. We believe that Open Innovation is the future, for large corporations that need to integrate disruptive technologies and services to evolve and adapt to the market, and for the planet, thanks to start-ups helping them to meet the SDG goals of the UN. In this sense, the United Kingdom is leader in innovation, and that is why the entire Finnovating team works to create synergies with Spain”.
The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) has overall responsibility for promoting UK trade across the world and attracting foreign investment to British economy. And the British Chamber of Commerce in Spain is the only British-Spanish business organisation. With more than 100 years of existence, the objective of the association is the defence and promotion of commercial and investment relations between Spain and the United Kingdom. The ceremony also had the support of Banco Santander as its sponsors.