Ormazabal among the six winning Basque organisations in the Quality Innovation Award 2023

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Ormazabal, Zunibal, Mondragon Team Academy, Zola sistemas, Ludus Tech, and the Provincial Council of Bizkaia are the 6 Basque organisations that have won the international Quality Innovation Award 2023, and will receive their recognition in Zhuhai, China on 10 April. In addition, two other organisations, Ibermática an Ayesa company and the Biobizkaia Health Research Institute were also finalists. All of them have competed together with more than 562 organisations from the rest of the 14 participating countries, and have won 6 of the 24 awards granted.

This competition, in which EUSKALIT has been collaborating since 2015, seeks to help increase the competitiveness of the participating organisations and countries through two phases: one local and the other international. For the local phase, a team of 30 people from EUSKALIT’s Advanced Management Assessment Club assessed the 40 applications and a group of innovation experts identified by UNIBASQ, the Basque University System Quality Agency, collaborated in the selection of the finalists in each category. Finally, a Jury made up of representatives of the organisations of the EUSKALIT Board of Trustees, Innobasque and IHOBE, chose the winning applications in the Basque phase.

This award was created in Finland to stimulate the emergence and development of product, process, organisational innovations, etc. and other countries such as Spain (through the CEX association and EUSKALIT in the Basque Country), Sweden, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Russia, Serbia, China, India, Israel, Kazakhstan and several countries in southern Africa participate. China currently holds the presidency and the Basque Country, through EUSKALIT, participates in the Advisory Committee.

Prize in the Circular Economy category:

ORMAZABAL. Innovative technological solution for MV switchgear under metal enclosure that replaces SF6, a gas with a GWP100 of 24300, with air, without increasing the current overpressure and contributing to achieving some of the United Nations SDGs.

International finalist in the Large Company Category:

IBERMÁTICA an AYESA company. The ONCE Innovation Lab and Ibermática have developed and implemented the first quantum computing project applied to prescriptive Artificial Intelligence models in a real and functional production environment of daily use in ONCE.


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