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MNX Online awarded at the VIII Premio Pyme del Año Las Palmas 2024

MNX Online awarded at the VIII Premio Pyme del Año Las Palmas 2024

5 Canary Islands companies recognized for their innovation, digitalization, sustainability, and business growth at an event held in Fuerteventura.

MNX Online receives the Digitalization and Innovation Accésit at the VIII Premio Pyme del Año Las Palmas 2024.

 

At MNX Online, we are once again celebrating after receiving a new recognition for our performance and innovative solutions at the eighth edition of the Premio Pyme del Año Las Palmas 2024 (Las Palmas 2024 SME of the Year Award), which took place on 26 June.

 

 

This award, granted annually by Banco Santander, Cámara de España (Spanish Chamber of Commerce), and the newspaper La Provincia, in collaboration with the Cámaras de Comercio de Lanzarote y la Graciosa (Chambers of Commerce of Lanzarote and La Graciosa), Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura, is a benchmark in the Spanish business world. It aims to recognize the performance of small and medium-sized enterprises, whose activity is essential for job creation and wealth generation.

In this eighth edition, 60 companies from the province of Las Palmas, out of a total of 1,577 from all over Spain, competed for the Premio Pyme del Año 2024, which aims to highlight the performance of Spanish small and medium-sized enterprises, whose activity is fundamental for job creation and wealth generation in the territory. This benchmark recognition in the business world also aims to highlight essential aspects such as job creation, with special attention to permanent employment; talent development through training; international activity, focusing on the evolution of exports and opening to new markets; innovation and digitalization initiatives; and socially responsible projects.

 

 

Among the 5 finalists, MNX Online has been awarded the Digitalization and Innovation Accésit, a recognition that highlights our commitment to technological transformation and the implementation of smart and sustainable solutions in the tourism sector, as well as collaboration with companies from industries such as logistics and manufacturing in international projects and with local regions and research groups.

Our company, specialized in developing advanced technological solutions, has achieved this award thanks to pioneering projects that drive global digitalization in the tourism sector and sustainability in destinations, using advanced technologies such as FIWARE, a technology promoted by the European Union for the development of smart cities and ecosystems.

This award recognizes the work of digitalization and innovation in smart tourism that MNX Online has been carrying out for years through the development of technological solutions that improve the tourist experience and promote sustainable practices in a sector as crucial to the islands as tourism, as crucial to the islands as tourism. In this sense, this recognition adds to the one we received last year as one of the top 100 startups in Spain 2023 according to APTE (Association of Science and Technology Parks of Spain) for our innovation in smart and sustainable tourism.

The president of the Cabildo de Fuerteventura, Ms. Lola García, was in charge of presenting this prestigious award to our CEO, Mannix Manglani, thus reaffirming the positive impact of our initiatives in the region and highlighting our commitment to technological innovation and the creation of smart and sustainable technological solutions oriented towards tourism.

 

 

Mannix Manglani highlighted in his speech the transformative and innovative power of technological companies in the tourism sector, advocated for the important role of women in the ICT world, and emphasized that “as we have been demonstrating, from Fuerteventura we can be technological leaders at a global level.”

 

 

The award ceremony, held at the Palacio de Formación y Congresos de Fuerteventura, was attended by numerous authorities and representatives of the provincial Chambers of Commerce, as well as the Director General of ACIISI, Mr. Javier Franco, the Vice-Rector for Research and Transfer of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Mr. Sebastián López, the Commercial Director of Banco Santander in the Canary Islands, Mr. Jafet Hassan, and a large business representation from the entire province.

 

 

The jury for this edition included Mr. Luis Rodríguez, Deputy Director of the International Directorate of the Official Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Services and Navigation of Spain; Ms. Nerea Aristi, Director of Institutional Banking at Banco Santander de Canarias; Ms. Sonia Camino, General Secretary of the Official Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Services and Navigation of Fuerteventura; Ms. Pilar Alcaide, General Director of the Official Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Services and Navigation of Gran Canaria; Mr. Bernardino Jiménez, General Secretary of the Official Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Services and Navigation of Lanzarote; Mr. Tomás Romero, Technician of the Official Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Services and Navigation of Lanzarote; Ms. Macarena Padilla, Technician of the Official Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Services and Navigation of Fuerteventura; and Ms. Teresa Herrera, Commerce Technician of the Insular Council of Fuerteventura.

Once again, we thank the Cámara de Comercio de España (Spanish Chamber of Commerce) and Banco Santander for this recognition, which gives visibility to our projects and values the work, dedication, and talent of our team, as without them none of this would be possible. We are proud to represent the province of Las Palmas at the national level. This award motivates us to continue innovating and working for a more technological and sustainable future, contributing to the economic and social development of the region.

Among the 5 finalists from the province, the company Aeroláser System received the Premio Pyme del Año Las Palmas 2024, and along with MNX Online, the companies ACJ were awarded the Accésit for Internationalization, Elmasa received the Accésit for Training and Employment, and 22 Grados received the Accésit for Sustainable SME. All the awardees will participate in the National SME of the Year 2024 Award, the ceremony of which will be held in the first quarter of 2025 at the Spanish Chamber of Commerce.

 

 

Several media outlets have echoed the successes of MNX Online:

Interview on Radio Sintonía, the leading radio station in Fuerteventura with 28 years of history.

Report on Telenoticias 2 of Radio Televisión Canaria, the regional television channel of the islands.

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