Ferrovial Agroman celebrated innovation at the 2019 INNOVATE Awards event.
For yet another year, the Innovate Awards were held, this time with a new format dedicated to recognizing the biggest innovators in recent years: Best Innovative Work or Project and Innovative Pathway.
1.-Best Innovative Work or Project by popular vote of the company’s entire staff: Out of a total of 30 projects (the five that received the most votes per year since the start of these awards in 2013), the three most innovative performances were recognized. In this case, Cadagua was nominated for two projects:
The design and construction of a plant for preparing modified starch at the Hogenakkal WTC.
Pneumatic support setup for loading and removing reverse osmosis membranes.
2.-Innovative Pathway by a multidisciplinary jury from the company: The six best innovative trajectories of all those presented since the start of these awards.
Cadagua was nominated in two categories, Protecting Innovation and Sharing Knowledge, winning the award for Most Innovative Pathway in the latter category for the design and development of the Technical Knowledge Assistant, or TKA, carried out by Production Management, Technical Management, and Management for Quality, Environment, and R&D&I.
Cadagua’s TKA is a documentary manager that collects all of the knowledge produced within Cadagua in an organized and systematized way as a result of the company’s experience and activity, as well as knowledge from external aspects – that is, capturing information obtained from other sources such as publications, workshops, conferences, technical articles, literature, and companies in the sector so that it is available quickly, easily, and effectively, helping this knowledge get to the person who needs it in a timely manner.
Manuel Polo (O&M Manager), Estíbaliz Lendínez (IT Technician), Gonzalo Pedraz (Head of the Engineering Department), and Francisco del Molino (Director of Quality, Environment, and R&D&I) attended the awards ceremony, with Molino receiving the award on behalf of everyone who participated in developing the TKA.
This year’s event brought together more than 140 professionals from the company, and Ignacio Gastón, CEO of Ferrovial Agroman, presided over the ceremony.