12-month incubation programme with equipped office for the winner and access to equipment and facilities such as meeting rooms, training rooms, auditorium, etc. in the Aerospace Technology Building
The winner will receive personalised services in those areas in which he needs support (financing, intellectual property, business development, etc.) as well as technical assistance, evaluation and training. In each case, the professional that best suits the needs of the project will be hired.
Access to experts and public funding or venture capital
The winne rwill benefit from a free trip to the 2020 Awards Ceremony
Francisco J. Diaz Otero
Main area of expertise: Telecommunications, photonics
Description of the 2020 Organiser
Vigo Free Trade Zone Consortium
The Vigo Free Trade Consortium is a public institution that has been working to encourage international trade and economic development in Galicia since 1947. From its logistical headquarters in the port of Vigo, the consortium oversees a free trade zone and all of the import and export advantages it affords. As an economic development agency, the consortium not only serves as the main developer of business parks in its area of influence, but also provides companies with a full range of services, including financing through the venture capital company Vigo Activo; entrepreneurial support (seed funding) through business initiative centers and the University of Vigo; and financial information required for decision-making through the Ardan business information service. Some 350 companies currently occupy the various parks developed by the consortium. In 2019, the 665 enterprises in the Vigo Free Trade Zone business park network generated over 29% of the total gross value added for the metropolitan area of Vigo and employed over 22,500 people. The consortium is currently involved in extending the nearly five million square meters of land in the zone and managing seven business parks in and around Vigo.
Description of the 2020 Partners
University of Vigo
Over the years, the University of Vigo has established itself as a standard of modernity and innovation in Galicia. Its three campuses in Ourense, Pontevedra, and Vigo offer degree programmes in the fields of science, the humanities, technology, and socio-legal studies. These are distributed across nearly 30 centres, where research groups also carry out R&D activities. A network of the institution’s own centres rounds off the University of Vigo’s research infrastructure, which came in 15th in a ranking of Spanish universities based on scientific production. As a modern, audacious, and diverse entity that works in favour of gender equality, the University of Vigo‘s principal assets are its people, a firm commitment to comprehensive training and promoting egalitarian values, and the vocations we place at the service of our society.
Campus do Mar
Campus do Mar is a project spearheaded by the University of Vigo and promoted by the three Galician universities, the Spanish Council of Scientific Research (CSIC) and the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO). It therefore brings together socio-economic entities and marine researchers from the Galicia-Northern Portugal region of Europe in order to harness the greatest potential possible and optimise available resources. By energising a cross-border network comprised of research, teaching, and technology transfer units, Campus do Mar seeks to develop the best professionals and researchers in the various economic and social aspects of marine science. In doing so, it produces quality research that affects the entire world and provides the industry with the best tools for competing at a global level.
atlanTTIC research center
AtlanTTIC (the Atlantic Research Centre for Information and Communications Technologies) was created within the Telecommunication Engineering School at the University of Vigo (Spain). The broad experience of its researchers covers a wide range of research areas in the ICT sector, such as digital communications, wireless networks, satellite communications, remote sensing, signal processing, bioengineering, and many others. AtlanTTIC is also involved in several national and European R&D projects and industry contracts, which is producing an interesting combination of scientific excellence and a capacity for technology transfer to the market.
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