The neurologist and entrepreneur Ignacio Hernández Medrano (Alicante, 1983) was proclaimed yesterday as the winner of the Princess of Girona Foundation Award (FPdGi) Empresa 2019, endowed with 20,000 euros, at an event held at the Palacio de Congresos Gran Canaria Auditorium with the king's presidency from Spain, Felipe VI, and assistance from more than 500 people.
On the tenth anniversary of the private institution, this year's first recognition of the transformative trajectory of children under 35 years of age in different fields assessed the graduate in clinical medicine at the Miguel Hernández University in Elche "his ability to take advantage of his experience as a neurologist to the creation of Savana, a business project that uses technology to improve medical research and the quality of care for patients, "said the secretary of the jury and FPdGi Empresa 2017 award, Damià Tormo, together with the president of the court and general director of Facebook Spain, Irene Caro. Not in vain, the platform of artificial intelligence analyzes clinical cases (180 million) to "generate predictive models that anticipate the best medical performance before a patient", according to the minutes of a jury also composed by the economist Fernando Ferna? Ndez; the founder of Rusticae, PlanetEat and Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, Carlota Mateos; the founder of Kiboventures, Aquilino Peña, the entrepreneur and entrepreneur Bernardo Hernández and the mathematician Ce? sar Molinas.
"I am excited, almost without words, and above all, very grateful," Ignacio Hernández, who is absent from the premises of the Canary Islands Trade Show Institution (Infecar), said in a telephone conversation. Also founder of Mendelian, a platform aimed at democratizing the use of genomic information for diagnosis, stressed that "it is no more recognition" FPdGi Enterprise Award 2019: "I had put a lot of enthusiasm in its preparation, I invited a few months ago Antonella Broglia[consultantexpertininnovationin[consultoraexpertaenlainnovaciónenretail, digital field and education, as well as senior ambassador for TEDx]to give a talk at the last meeting of the Foundation and had the opportunity to meet the organization and his majesty, the king, I was delighted, impressed with what is working with this group of society and wanted to belong, so now I am delighted".
November in Barcelona
Organized by the FPdGi in collaboration with the Cabildo of Gran Canaria, the act was the first scale of the state tour of proclamations, held in previous editions and scheduled throughout February and March in Seville (Arts and Letters), Cáceres (Social), Santiago de Compostela (Scientific Research) and Girona ( International) before the delivery gala during November in Barcelona.
Not in vain, "in all our programs can identify a common vector, the mobility of young people between the different autonomous communities, the great unfinished business of the country," said the president of the Princess of Girona Foundation, Francisco Belil, before considering that "the enormous linguistic and cultural diversity offers the possibility of learning, working and living in environments different from the one of origin, increasing the ability to adapt and improving vision". Under the motto Always with the jo? young, together with a budget of 2.8 million euros in 2018, the institution aims to improve employability ( Rescuers of talent) and educational innovation in the training of teachers ( Educate entrepreneurial talent) and the detection of referents (FPdGi Awards), "flagship of the activity", according to the general director, Mónica Margarit.
With more than 40 distinguished in 10 years, the awards recognize "the exemplary trajectory of under 35 who have demonstrated their innovative and entrepreneurial character in very different areas," recalled Margarit before qualifying: "We do not seek to reward a successful project, we ask the jury that selects young people with a journey of effort, tenacity in the pursuit of excellence, with a commitment to society, in short, transformation leaders who are not as visible as they should be, so the Foundation allows to become an example for many other Spaniards. " In addition to the Spanish monarch, the proclamation of the FPdGi 2019 Prize was attended by the president of the regional government, Fernando Clavijo, the Minister of Education, Culture and Sport, Isabel Celaá, the president of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, Antonio Morales, or the Delegate of the State Executive in the Archipelago, Elena Máñez, among other institutional authorities and social representatives of the Islands, along with galradonades and patrons of the entity.