The Business Factory Auto has been recognized, in the category of best accelerator, in the 2020 South Europe Startup Awards, one of the most prestigious entrepreneurship competitions in the world. This award recognizes the entrepreneurial spirit, the capacity for disruptive innovation, the cohesion of the ecosystem and collaboration for the benefit of the economic growth in the BFA environment.
This recognition is part of the southern European competition and enables the BFA to compete in the world gala against the winners of the other regions in the same category.
The award was collected yesterday, at a virtual gala, by the head of the BFA Executive Committee, Jorge Gómara, who thanked the projects that have gone through the accelerator, as they "help us improve" and recognized that this award is a new reason for “continuing to promote innovation and entrepreneurship” in Galicia, with a focus on the international area.
The South Europe Startup Awards (SESA) were first launched in 2019 to connect players in the startup ecosystem and drive their expansion into international markets. 7 countries compete (Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal and Spain) in 9 different categories.
With this new recognition, the Business Factory Auto continues to consolidate itself as a key part of the Galician Automotive Sector and proof of this are the previous recognitions that it has already received, both in Spain and in Europe, in recent years. In December 2018, the initiative was recognized nationally by the National Federation of Innovative Business Groups and Clusters (Fenaeic), with the award for the "Best Disseminated Project 2018", delivered during the VI National Congress of Clusters. In October of the same year, it received the award for the "best practice developed in a technology park" from the Association of Business and Technology Parks of Spain (APTE) and was named "regional partner" in the Startup Europe Awards, of character international, being the first automotive accelerator in Europe to achieve this. In 2019, the BFA was recognized, also by the Startup Europe Awards initiative of the Finnova Foundation and DG Connect, as the first “Mobility Startup Europe House” for promoting essential values for the European Commission such as innovation or entrepreneurship.