Canaries.- The Canary Islands Special Zone (ZEC) took part at the working breakfast ‘Women in Science And Technology: Africa-Canaries’, which took place in Paletexpress-Cajasiete and afterwards at the conference Promotion of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, As Instrument of External Action, held at Casa África, and at the latter presented the tax advantages of this incentive. Both initiatives are part of the action schedule of the Fulbright Specialist programme (United States Department’s educational programme), obtained by the Canaries Start-ups Association, Technology Base Companies and Investor Angels (EMERGE), which is attended by the Professor Michael Golberg (Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve, University, Cleveland (USA).
The agenda prepared for this programme includes the main actors of the island’s entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem, together with other national and international organizations: Protoaltantic, World Bank, Fundación Mujeres por África, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), The Dock Innovation, Esglobal, Bridge For Billions, Peres-Center for Peace and Innovation, Esglobal, Bridge For Billions and the Instituto de Conflictos y Acción Humanitaria. The common denominator of these initiatives is to strengthen and detect growth opportunities for the entrepreneurship ecosystem in the Canary Islands, while also viewing and understanding the role played by the technological entrepreneur in the knowledge economy. Another of the central themes focuses on analysing the role played by women in science, technology and innovation.