First BBVA Sustainable Innovation Award for Vytrus

May 27, 2022

The Fundació Antigues Caixes Catalanes (FACC) and BBVA, after announcing the BBVA Award for Innovation in Environmental Sustainability for SMEs and freelancers, awarded Vytrus Biotech for its environmentally friendly business proposal.

This year, Vytrus Biotech, together with Fitplanet, have been recognized as winners of the BBVA Award for Innovation in Environmental Sustainability, an award in which El Periódico collaborates and which aims to promote innovation and sustainability in business, in accordance with goals 7, 12 and 13 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN.

The award ceremony took place on May 25 at the emblematic Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site (Barcelona), which was covered by the media.

At Vytrus we have managed to cultivate plant stem cells from which we develop active ingredients for natural cosmetics to improve people’s health. An environmentally friendly process thanks to our biotechnological platforms.

The key is that crops that in nature would occupy a hectare, here they grow in 80 square meters; and what would otherwise need about 10,000 liters of water, here is achieved with little more than one. It is a very significant change: we produce much more with much less. We already have the answers here, we just need to observe how nature works.
Òscar Expósito
CEO, CCO and co-founder

This award is a recognition to a sustainable, innovative, and profitable business model such as Vytrus and a new vision of cosmetics from biotechnology, science, and inspiration through nature to bet on an environmentally friendly cosmetics industry.

Video in Catalan of the presentation of the finalists for the BBVA award