The Circle of Entrepreneurs and Professionals of the South of Tenerife (CEST) and AF Innovación held yesterday the second meeting of the II Conference on Financing of Business Innovation in Canary Islands, which this time has moved to the Technological Center of Candelaria and has the support of the Ministry of Science and Innovation. Representatives of business associations, such as the Association of Owners and Entrepreneurs of the Valle de Güímar Industrial Estate (Polgüímar), They were able to deal with issues related to innovation and the financing of the processes related to it, so that it is possible to maximize the profitability of its implementation.
Present at the inauguration were the president of CEST, Roberto Ucelay; the mayoress of Candelaria and president of the Fecam, María Concepción Brito; the head of the Motivated Reports service of the Ministry of Science and Innovation, Ángel Pérez; and the president of Polgüímar, Raquel Malo. The speakers explained the innovative processes that can be accessed, the ways to finance them and the tax incentives that make it possible to reduce costs for entrepreneurs.
The president of CEST, Roberto Ucelay, thanked Raquel Malo for showing her association and the activity they carry out to the rest of the southern region and valued the position of this organization as one of the most important in its sector. “It is a true honor to see how the dynamism and commitment of this Association for economic development have brought us closer in recent times,” he said.
«This day is an example of how the rapprochement between associations, the commitment to cooperation and dynamism are key for the different economic sectors of the South and the Island to continue developing towards a more modern and innovative environment. An implication that can be summed up in one word: collaboration”, added Ucelay. During the conferences, the importance of the sum of knowledge and resources to advance towards a newer, more innovative and stronger economic ecosystem was highlighted. Optimizing resources and making use of the incentives potentially available to the business fabric.
Among the speakers are the managing partner of AF Innovation, Miguel Ángel Ortega; the head of the Motivated Reports service of the Ministry of Science and Innovation, Ángel Pérez; the general director of AF Innovación Canarias, Juan de Norberto; the fiscal director of AF Innovation, Luis Amigó; the technical director of AF Innovación Canarias, Ruymán Guerra, and representing the certifica/Aenor chamber, José Manuel Gil Morán. The day closed with a networking session in which businessmen and public officials were able to discuss and exchange opinions and experiences.