The Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands participated in the joint stand that the Cabildo de Gran Canaria (Gran Canaria Economic Promotion Society) organised at the Transfiere Forum to promote the R&D activities carried out on the island of Gran Canaria. The University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the Canary Islands Institute of Technology and the ZEC Zone also participated in the same stand.
The Transfiere Forum was held at the Trade Fair and Congress Centre in Malaga, organised by Malaga City Council, the Andalusian Knowledge Agency and the Ministry of Science and Innovation. It is considered the main R&D&I meeting in Southern Europe for sharing scientific and technological knowledge, promoting innovation and connecting science and business.
The 2023 call has been a space for collaboration between the different territories at national level through the innovation policies promoted by a dozen Spanish regions such as the Community of Madrid, the Government of Asturias, the Regional Government of Andalusia, the Basque Government, the Regional Government of Castilla y León, the Government of Navarre, the Regional Government of Extremadura, the Regional Government of the Canary Islands and the Regional Government of Galicia, and the Research Centres of Catalonia. In this way, the forum has promoted the structuring of the sector at national level, allowing the autonomous communities to share space and experiences with other agents in the Spanish innovation ecosystem.
In addition, PLOCAN actively participated in two other activities organised by the SPEGC. The first was the “Best in GC” professional meeting for the presentation of Gran Canaria as an R&D destination, a parallel event in which the opportunities offered by Gran Canaria for the development of innovative projects were presented. The second activity was a presentation of the experimentation capacities in GC for the Blue and Circular Economy in the main agenda of the congress.
Transfiere 2023 was attended by more than 4,300 professional visitors who had the opportunity to connect with 500 companies, organisations and institutions that drive innovation. More than 420 experts took part in the content programme, debating topics of maximum interest for scientific and technological development in more than 80 thematic panels. Topics such as green hydrogen, strategic projects for economic recovery and transformation (PERTE), public procurement of innovation, open innovation, public-private investment, the state of the art of Spanish research and entrepreneurship and the search for talent were addressed.