Robtrusion (Irurena Group) presented with the Toribio Echevarria Award 2022

Robtrusion (Irurena Group) presented with the Toribio Echevarria Award 2022

On 20th July, in an awards ceremony held in Eibar, Robtrusion was presented with an award in the category of 'New Company' by the panel of judges of the Toribio Echevarria Awards. Participating in the event were representatives from the various spheres of the Basque entrepreneurial, business, scientific and educational milieu. Of note was a special mention for the former General Manager of Tekniker, Alex Bengoa.

From its inception, Robtrusion has been a collaborative open project. The main pillars of the project development have been the momentum of its research team (principally: Ivan Sáenz, Iosu Tena and Jon Aurrekoetxea); the backing of Irurena Group with Gerardo Olea at the helm); and the support of Mondragon Unibertsitatea. Thanks to them all, along with the support of BIC Gipuzkoa, the B+I team of consultants have had the good fortune to learn about the project first-hand and to provide them with support in the analysis of priority markets and the design of their initial business plan.

This award is acknowledgement of over 10 years' worth of activity in RD&i and technology transfer which, thanks to the team's energy and drive, there now exists an exciting new industrial project based on innovative AM technology bringing together an ability for disruption, a vocation for sustainable growth and local roots.

Our most sincere congratulations go out to Ivan, Gerardo, Iosu, and the rest of the team!