ABLE Human Motion, a startup that develops robotic exoskeletons to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities, has been chosen as the winner of the Círculo Ecuestre Joven Relevante 2023 Award.
The award was given this Thursday at a gala dinner to celebrate the seventh edition of this initiative of social and business interest promoted by the club and whose purpose is to project the talent of young entrepreneurs.
Projects with social impact
The event brought together more than a hundred members and was attended by the president of the Círculo Ecuestre, Antonio Delgado, and its vice president, Enrique Lacalle. The initiative seeks to recognize and distinguish a person or team under the age of 40 who has developed or is developing a project with a social impact.
ABLE Human Motion has been selected for its goal of empowering all wheelchair users by providing better mobility and greater independence at a more affordable price.
Alfons Carnicero, CEO and co-founder of the project, has been excited about the recognition. “I want to thank this opportunity that the Círculo Ecuestre offers to young entrepreneurs. We look forward to making the most of the opportunity to be a member of this prestigious club for the next two years,” he stated.
The winner of the 2023 edition will have the club’s membership card for a period of two years, a cash prize of €3,000 for the project from CaixaBank, enrollment in the Focused Program at IESE Business School – University of Navarra and the opportunity to take a Master’s Degree in Entrepreneurship from the International University of Catalonia.
The other two finalist projects were Trialing and Aortyx. The first one is a digital platform that acts as an assistant for doctors with the aim of finding the best clinical trial for their clients efficiently, democratizing access to them and eliminating the intrinsic inequities until the time of trial.
Aortyx is a company specializing in endovascular repair with patches made with innovative technology that seamlessly integrates into the aorta, providing biomechanical performance that mimics damaged tissue to ensure successful surgeries, eliminating the need for permanent metal implants and reducing the size of the patches.
This year, the contest has had the participation of 33 projects, 11 more than in its previous edition, which provide a benefit to society in the areas of culture, business, social work, respect for the environment or promotion of R&D.