These awards recognize individuals and entities who have made innovation a key component of their business strategy and business growth. It is also about rewarding individuals and companies who have made Spanish design more prominent and those that have integrated it into their business strategies to demonstrate that design can be a powerful tool for innovation and competiveness.
Francisco Martinez-Cosentino, the company's chairman, has built its business model around the development and innovation of disruptive products like Silestone(r), or Dekton (r), and this vision is applied across the entire organization. Cosentino is able to produce technologically advanced products by investing in research and innovation. It also has the most efficient and cutting-edge production facilities, logistics systems, and environmental manufacturing measures in the stone industry.
It is important to mention the HybriQ(r), the exclusive, patented technology that the company has made in this field. HybriQ(r), a significant qualitative leap in Silestone(r), is reflected in a new production process that is marked by the company’s commitment to the circular economy and environmental responsibility. The research that was done on this product has led to a new formula, with a significantly reduced amount of crystalline silica.
The Awards were decided by the respective juries made up of distinguished professionals in the fields innovation and design. Francisco Marin, Manuel Ausaverri and Mara Balestrini were members of the Innovation Jury. Regina Maria Llopis, Humberto Matas, and Regina Maria Llopis are also members. Teresa Risk, Secretary General of Innovation at the Ministry of Science and Innovation was president of both juries. She was also secretary of Innovation Coordination's deputy director general, Ignacio Garcia Fenoll.