And the winners are…

Experience the third edition of the Fundación MAPFRE Social Innovation Awards

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The Grand Final of our Awards has been held in a complicated year, in a scenario marked by the global pandemic which has prevented us from holding a face-to-face ceremony. Despite the distance, we have managed to gather together and get to know the finalists’ projects in detail, while providing our support that began three years ago. We continue to provide our support for the fourth edition that begins as of tomorrow.

The winning projects of the third edition of the Fundación MAPFRE Social Innovation Awards are the following:

  • The Peruvian project HOPE, which has developed a simple, low-cost DNA sample analysis kit that detects high-risk strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) causing cervical cancer, has won in the category Health Improvement and Digital Technology (e-Health).
  • GUIADERODAS, from Brazil, has received the award in the category Sustainable mobility and road safety for its collaborative mobile application, which allows people with disabilities and limited mobility, to check and see the level of accessibility at a specific place.
  • The Spanish financial solution PENSIUM has obtained the award in the category Insurance Innovation for its initiative to make it easier for dependent elderly people to finance their care, in residences for the elderly or at home, without having to sell their house.

These three projects were chosen for the final award, however all the semi-finalists and finalists are winners. They have all received mentoring, visibility to potential investors, training and support. Furthermore, they will become part of our Red Innovacommunity of social entrepreneurs linked to our awards, where experience and knowledge are shared, where new projects are created such as the initiatives emerged throughout 2020 aiming at reducing the effects of this health, social and economic crisis we are experiencing.

The ceremony was attended by Antonio Huertas, President of Fundación MAPFRE, who stressed the importance of companies adding value to society by putting people at the forefront. The aim of these awards is to “improve people’s lives and be close to the most vulnerable”, more than ever in these times of pandemic, “which has further highlighted the weaknesses and social inequality” suffered by many.

We would like to thank the representatives of all the projects presented for their participation, the Jury for their important and difficult task and everyone interested in social innovation who, from different countries of the world, have accompanied us via streaming in this Final. Thanks to all of you these awards are possible.

If you could not follow the Final, do not miss the video.