Yesterday, ABC Salud Prize was awarded in Madrid, Spain, and ennomotive attended the event to accept the award for Best Initiative in Healthcare Technology for the OxyVita solidarity ventilator. Image: ABC.es
Many important personalities of the Healthcare sector attended this event like the Health Minister Salvador Illa, the Head of the Health Department of the Community of Madrid, Enrique Ruiz Escudero, the CEO of Vocento, Luis Enriquez, and the CEO of Asisa, Luis Mayero. The Spanish newspaper ABC gathered healthcare professionals that helped fight coronavirus: from pharmaceutical and technology companies to the very professionals that fought against the virus. On behalf of the OxyVita project, Enrique Ramírez, ennomotive CEO; Pedro Rico, Vithas CEO; Carlos Pardo, responsible for the development of the ventilator; Enrique López, McFly Technologies CEO, Ignacio Ríos, Chief of Strategy at lyntia; and Carmen Goytre, partner at Rivergo Advisors; attended the award gala. OxyVita is an emergency solidarity ventilator for the treatment of COVID-19 patients in ICUs. It combines a simple design with advanced electronics and software aimed at the safety of the patients.
In the words of María Rodríguez-Vico, the conductor of the gala, in the roughest moments of the pandemic, we had to face obstacles like the lack of resources to fight COVID-19, among other things, we suffered a lack of ventilators. ennomotive was awarded in the category ’Best Initiative in Healthcare Technology’ for offering a low-cost solution to this problem. Enrique Ramírez, ennomotive CEO and co-founder, pointed out that the development of a ‘simple’ yet ‘efficient’ ventilator was crucial for the company and it achieved its only goal: saving lives. ‘On the 18th of March, we became aware of the situation and launched an international challenge that had historic participation. We were not looking to develop a commercial ventilator but an emergency one aimed at helping countries with the weakest economies’, explained Ramírez. Also, Enrique Ramírez thanked for the support of other entities that collaborated in the project like Universidad Católica de Valencia, Capital Energy, Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, Fundación Ingenieros ICAI para el desarrollo and Rivergo Advisors. ennomotive is a company that develops innovative technologies through its crowdsourcing platform with the support o its global community of +20,000 engineers and startups. OxyVita was developed from the original design of the British engineer Frede Jensen. Here you can take a look at other examples of technology challenges at ennomotive.