Canary Islands.- The Canary Islands Special Zone (ZEC), together with the INtech Tenerife Science and Technology Park and IACTEC – the Canary Island Astrophysics Institute (IAC) Technological and Business Cooperation Area – presented the opportunities offered in the area within the framework of the Industry in Science Conference organised by the Spanish Association of Science Industry (INEUSTAR). The organizers announced that they will open a delegation in Tenerife, which will serve as a catalyst to attract companies from the sector in order to promote technology and innovation.
In the presentation of the opportunities in the area, IATEC and INTECH analysed the potential offered by the Canary Islands, in particular Tenerife, in terms of infrastructures, facilities, programmes to support qualified employment and synergies with other technological companies and the advantages offered by the ZEC. On behalf of the Consortium, the director of the Santa Cruz de Tenerife Investor Service Agency, Olga Martín, explained the tax advantages of this incentive to do business in the sector; Pablo Redondo from IACTEC explained those related to the promotional activities and Coqui García broke down the general and aid programs of INtech Tenerife.
These working sessions, inaugurated in Tenerife promote and establish synergies between entities with specific needs and companies that can cover them from sectors of industry such as technology, aerospace, astrophysics, medical equipment and bio applications, among others. The programme also included a section on the presentation of specific opportunities with the following speakers: Alex Oscoz from the IAC; Ramón García from the CTA Consortium; Manuel Collados from the EST Technological Development Project and Carlos Gutiérrez from NRT (Liverpool II). Along with these, Juan Ruiz Alzola presented Medical Equipment and Bio Applications and Alex Oscoz (IACTEC and IAC) Micro- and Nano-Satellites.
In this context, specific meetings were also held to announce the most representative projects currently in progress and those planned for the future, their implementation and the main challenges and needs related to the industry and proposals for collaboration. INEUSTAR is a private non-profit association of Spanish companies working for organizations dedicated to the conception, design, construction, operation and maintenance of scientific facilities and instruments in all fields, to contribute to the advancement of science and technology and the consolidation of innovation.