He Tenerife Councilthrough the Science and Technology Park (PCTT), inaugurated this Friday at the Mencey hotel in Santa Cruz Hub Intech, a forum that turns the Island during this weekend into the world capital of technology, a benchmark in innovation and an example of collaboration between public and private initiatives. Bring together to this day almost 300 Tenerife companies and 30 large companies in the industryto analyze the situation of the creativity sector on the Island and in Canary Islands, in addition to serving as a link between local companies and technology giants so they can undertake joint businesses. Among the participating experts, consultants and businessmen, it is worth highlighting the presence of the former soccer player and former CD coach Tenerife Jorge Valdano, who will be there today from 11:00 am.
Just before the start of the meeting, the island’s Minister of Innovation, Research and Development, Juan José Martínez, assessed “a very important event because Tenerife will be the world capital of technology for two days.” «In this forum many things are going to happen and we will have the opportunity to learn about the big trends in the technological field. In addition, it is a business point that will arise between the participants. He highlighted the Investment Forum that will allow ten start-ups from here, “technological companies that have been born from PCTT initiatives, to have the opportunity to find financing to carry out their projects.” Martínez highlighted the “importance” of Tenerife hosting this initiative “to place ourselves on the map of technological events” and “to be the headquarters of the sector’s debate on digital transformation and sustainable development.” The president of the Cabildo, Rosa Davilacontributed that “one objective is to position the Island as a top-level destination and technological enclave, promoting local talent and promoting the professional ecosystem in the innovation and technology sector.”
«The importance of this forum is on the earthly side of business and being the capital of the technology industry for two days. The key is that this Christmas the consumer does not lack anything and you can keep or change the mobile phone with which you interview me». The reflection is from Eduardo González, director of the Innovation Factory and Hub Intech Tenerife. He translates what this forum is into something tangible. He explains that “we have been working for months so that everything goes well and that speakers and guests find what they have come to look for in a meeting point – hub – to do business, transmit knowledge and position Tenerife as a great capital during these two hardware days –the physical part of a device such as a computer, mobile phone or tablet.
González comes down to earth: “It also affects us consumers because here we have the most important manufacturers, distributors such as Omnia Infosys and Binary Systems – premium collaborators of the event – and retailers who sell, for example, the mobile with the who is interviewing me, computers and so on. The director of the forum emphasizes: «In the end there will be better agreements to guarantee products in stores during the Christmas campaign at competitive prices. Furthermore, if Intel, Epson or Acer propose lines of business here, the institutions are open to it, even more so with the necessary incentives to establish themselves.
On the opening day, focused on the Innovation Forum and called Omnia Business Day, prestigious international companies such as Gartner, Aruba, UiPath and Grupo TRC participated. The axes of the debate before more than a hundred people were the challenge of digital transformation, information highways or how to become CEO for a day. The vice president of Gartner EXP (Executive Program), Jordi Escalé, participated; the commercial director of Public Administration of UiPath, Luis Losada; the Aruba Southern Europe Business Development Manager, Alberto Pérez; and the security advisor at the TRC Group, Emilio Rico.
The two days of the weekend to analyze the creative industry on the Island will be divided into three large blocks: Innovation Forum, Innovation Observatory and Investment Forum. Hub Intech Tenerife will address how the Canary Islands have put the transformation, digitalization and sustainability of the economy at the center of its agenda. A strategy that is a response to the need to reduce dependence on external factors. The Island is looking for investors to finance local talent in technology and this forum will put both parties in contact.
This Saturday, an intense final day
‘Binary Partner Connect’
- From 10:30 to 12:30 the Binary Partner Connect takes place, which includes a showroom and several talks within the overall objective of promoting innovative culture and bringing closer the scientific community and the productive fabric. through different networking activities.
- The Innovation Observatory aims to provide a tool for analysis and prospecting of public policies in this area. From 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., talent for the Gaming (video games) industry will be discussed, focusing on the perspective of growth and evolution of this booming sector.
- Saturday afternoon is reserved for the Investment Forum, which includes the presentation of business projects or Caixabank’s DayOne Canarias with an awards ceremony at 8:15 p.m. The Forum was born as a business community network created from the Science and Technology Park with the interest of investing in technology-based business projects (startups). The PCTT acts as a contact between potential investment agents and entrepreneurs seeking financing.