The 4th edition of the CIAC Awards was held last 20 of June, 2019. Advanced Nanotechnologies S.L was awarded with the CIAC Award for the Best Innovation Strategy. It was presented by the company Port de Barcelona.

Advanced Nanotechnologies is a provider of industrial technology, specialized in nano-coatings. It was established in 2012 as a spin-off of the University of Barcelona. Which is based on a business model of Research and Development specialized in high quality nanocoating. They offer nanotechnology coatings capable of modifying the surface of their clients’ products to provide them with advanced features such as permanent anti-fog properties.

The CIAC awards are organized by the Clúster of the Indústria d’Automoció de Catalunya. The main objective is to strengthen the competitiveness of the automobile industry; as the engine of the Catalan economy through the promotion of projects that help generate employment and place the Catalan automobile industry within the global context.  

The ceremony was held at the Drassanes Reials in Barcelona.It was celebrated during the fourth edition of MITING D’AUTO, a meeting point of the main agents of the automotive industry in Catalonia. 

The 4th Edition of the CIAC Awards gave four awards to different categories: Zanini with the Award for Best Automotive Company of the year; Farguell Group with the CIAC Award in the Internationalization Plan presented by Nissan and Lear Corporation with the CIAC Award for Best Industrial Productivity, presented by Bosch. 

The jury of this edition was formed by engineers, economists and directors of prestigious business schools in our country: Col·legi d’Ingeniers Industrials de Catalunya, Col·legi de Economistes de Catalunya, ESADE, IESE; Josep María Vall, president of CIAC and Josep Nadal, Clúster Manager of CIAC, as secretary.