GPAINNOVA, named by the Government of Catalonia as one of the 10 most disruptive Catalan companies
GPAINNOVA was named as one of the 10 most disruptive Catalan companies by the Catalan Government, through its agency for business competitiveness Catalonia Trade & Investment (ACCIÓ). The other companies selected were Bmat Music Innovators, Flax&Kale, Kave Home, Uriach, Able Human Motion, AllRead Machine Learning, Fregata Space, Innovamat and Integra Therapeutics. All have received the distinctive seal of Catalonia Exponential Leaders, which recognizes them as inspiring references in the field of disruptive innovation.
These organizations are startups and consolidated companies, mainly belonging to the fields of health, food, education, new space or digitization, and that base their innovation on new business models and the application of exponential technologies such as big data, robotics, the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence or advanced biotechnology, among others. All of them have been selected considering criteria such as their positive impact on society, their differential value proposition, the possibility of exponential growth and international scalability, the team, their entrepreneurial culture and the capacity of traction for other companies.
4th Exponential Day
The recognition was announced during the 4th Exponential, an event organized by Catalonia Trade & Investment on July 21st at the Barcelona Science Museum – CosmoCaixa. The event brought together more than 400 entrepreneurs to reflect on how to build a disruptive culture in businesses.
The keynote speaker was Simone van Neerven, founder of ReBella, a company dedicated to highlighting the most innovative and rebellious talent of companies.
The 10 most disruptive Catalan firms are startups and companies mainly dedicated to the fields of health, food, education, new space, or digitization.
Their innovations are based on new business models and the application of exponential technologies such as big data, robotics, the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence, and advanced biotechnology, among others.
«Risk is the solution»
Pau Sarsanedas, GPAINNOVA’s CEO and co-founder, participated in the conference in the company of Francesc Julià, managing director of the sustainable furniture company Kave Home, also an award winner in this year’s edition of the event. In his speech, Sarsanedas said that “the key to business success is perseverance, being rebellious and contradicting the status quo”. He also stated that the price of disruption is “feeling that the world is against you” and that “risk makes you suffer, but it must be taken”, since “risk is the solution”.
GPAINNOVA is a technology group born in 2013 in Barcelona, with subsidiaries in Sunrise (Florida, USA), Hong Kong and Shenzhen (Mainland China) and specializing in surface metal finishing machinery, with DLyte and MURUA; medical devices with GPAMEDICAL, marine robotics with GPASEABOTS and high-performance power electronics with POWER INNOTECH. GPAINNOVA has a team of more than 180 professionals on staff and more than 40 engineers, 55 distributors, more than 600 worldwide clients, allowing for a turnover of €23.2 million in 2021 (47% more than the previous year).
GPAINNOVA was selected by The Financial Times among the 1,000 Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies in 2020, 2021 and 2022. It is algo among the 4 Europe’s fastest-growing companies in the industrial goods sector, being the first one in Spain. Among others, GPAINNOVA received this year the Best Multinational Industrial Technology Group Award 2021 at the European Enterprise Awards; the Innova Award at the Empresa de l’Any (Company of the Year) Awards 2021, organized by El Periódico and Banco Sabadell; the Innovation Award at Surfair 2022, and the TCT Post-Processing Award 2022.
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