His Royal Highness Prince Felipe of Asturias held audiences at Zarzuela Palace in Madrid this afternoon with various representatives from the Business Federation of Graphic Industries, the INESCOP, CME and others.
Meanwhile on Thursday, March 22, 2012, His Majesty King Juan Carlos I held an audience with the President of Fomento del Trabajo Nacional, Mr. Joaquim Gay Montellà i Ferrer-Vidal.
Finally, Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain presided over the National Design and Innovation Awards in Bilbao. The queen was accompanied by the Secretary of State for research, development and innovation, Ms. Carmen Vela, the Government Delegate in the Autonomous Community of the Basque country, Mr. Carlos de Urquijo, Deputy General of the Diputación Foral de Bizkaia, Mr. José Luis Bilbao, and the Mayor of Bilbao, Mr. Iñaki Azkuna.
According to the Spanish royal court the National Design and Innovation Awards:
… are granted by the Secretariat of State for Research, Development and Innovation – attached to the Ministry of economy and competitiveness, are presented to the most outstanding in recognition to companies and professionals who have excelled by his career exemplary in the field of design and innovation and are awarded in seven categories: Capital risk, purchase public innovative, internationalization, resources innovators, innovative path and the two modes of design, professional and enterprise.
Source and photo courtesy of: Casa de Su Majestad el Rey