ABLE Human Motion, a startup that develops robotic exoskeletons to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities and whose objective is to democratize access to rehabilitation for this type of patient, has been chosen as the winner of Círculo Ecuestre Relevant Young Award 2023. The award has been given in the VII edition of this initiative of social and business interest promoted by the club and whose purpose is to project the talent of young entrepreneurs.

Talent Booster Initiative

The event has brought together more than a hundred members and has had the outstanding presence of the president of the Círculo Ecuestre, Antonio Delgado, and its vice president, Enrique Lacalle.

The Círculo Ecuestre Relevant Young Award is an initiative that arose from the work of the youngest members of the entity, through the New Initiatives Commission (CNI), and that seeks to recognize and distinguish a person or team under 40 years of age who has developed or is developing a project with social impact. This is a benchmark award of social and business interest in the city of Barcelona that has the support of Savills, CaixaBank, IESE Business School and UIC Barcelona as sponsors.

A project with a social purpose

ABLE Human Motion has been selected for its goal of empowering all wheelchair users by providing better mobility and greater independence at a more affordable price than its main competitors.

In this way, ABLE Human Motion has been recognized for its socio-sanitary work by the members of the Círculo Ecuestre. Alfons Carnicero, CEO and co-founder of the project has been excited about the recognition: “I want to thank this opportunity that the Círculo Ecuestre offers young entrepreneurs. Getting here and being able to present ourselves for an award like this is a real pleasure. We look forward to making the most of the opportunity to be a member of this prestigious club for the next two years.”

Awards and membership card

As a prize, the winner and the finalists have received different gifts from the institution and the main sponsors of the event. Thus, the winner of the 2023 edition will have the club's membership card for a period of two years, a cash prize of €3,000 for the project from CaixaBank, enrollment for the Focused Program at IESE Business School - University of Navarra, which allows you to explore in depth specific topics that may be interesting for your project, and the opportunity to take the subject of the Master's Degree in Entrepreneurship at the International University of Catalonia that best suits their needs. 



First level candidates

The other two finalist projects have been Trialing and Aortyx. The first of them is a digital platform that acts as an assistant for doctors with the aim of finding the best clinical trial for their clients efficiently, democratizing access to them and eliminating intrinsic inequities until the time of trial. Through this platform, it is achieved that the postal code is not a determinant of the treatment that a patient is going to receive and the information is provided to the medical staff in an orderly and updated manner.

Secondly, Aortyx is a company specializing in endovascular repair with patches made with innovative technology that seamlessly integrates into the aorta, providing biomechanical performance that mimics damaged tissue to ensure successful surgeries and unlike other products on the market, their design overcomes existing geometric limitations, eliminating the need for permanent metal implants and reducing the size of the patches, making them suitable for most focal lesions.

The edition with the greatest projection

The winner has been chosen at a gala dinner that was held last night at the Círculo Ecuestre facilities and in which the partners have been in charge of selecting which project should be the winner by voting.

This year, the contest has had the participation of 33 projects, 11 more than in its previous edition, which provide a benefit to society in the areas of culture, business, social work, respect for the environment or promotion of R&D. Of these, six were chosen by the Organizing Committee and the Nominations Committee on April 22 to move on to the next phase.

After this first selection, on Friday, May 12, a jury made up of personalities from the business sector and Catalan civil society chose the three finalists who presented their work at the final dinner yesterday, Thursday, May 25.