More than 200 representatives of science and technology parks and their most innovative companies will attend Transfiere to showcase their contribution to technological progress and economic development

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The Association of Science and Technology Parks of Spain (APTE) and a delegation made up of more than 200 representatives of its member parks and companies will attend the 13th edition of Transfiere on 20, 21 and 22 March at FYCMA (Trade Fair and Congress Centre of Malaga) with the aim of showing the significant influence of these key ecosystems to facilitate a real transfer between the innovative system.

On this occasion, participation will be articulated through the ‘Transfiere Tracciona’ initiative, which was created to highlight the fundamental role played by innovation intermediary organisations in the promotion and transfer of knowledge to improve the innovative competitiveness of the national business fabric.

The association will also play a prominent role in the programme of contents that will start on the 20th with the celebration of its 1st General Assembly. On Thursday 21, APTE will start the day in the Innovation Room area with the panel: “The Spanish Disruptive Technology Platform, a disruptive approach to knowledge transfer and public-private collaboration”, with the participation of Soledad Díaz, managing director of APTE, and Ana Ortiz, coordinator of projects and networks in APTE. Later, at the APTE stand, the official presentation of the APTE Top 100 startups of 2023 will take place, 100 innovative projects born in its 51 science and technology parks in cutting-edge fields ranging from biotechnology to artificial intelligence. The TOP 100 includes the companies Multiverse Computing, PowerfullTree, Data Value Management, Glycoscience and Mikrobiomik from the Euskadi Technology Park.

To end the day, the Ágora space will host a Demo Day that will put the finishing touch to the second edition of APTENISA, the startup ideation and acceleration programme promoted by APTE and co-financed by Enisa. This successful project has fostered 100 new business ideas and has accelerated 29 startups from 8 science and technology parks located in 6 autonomous communities.

This Demo Day will allow participating startups to present their value propositions to the investment community.

This activity is in line with the Spain Entrepreneurial Nation Strategy (ENE), the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan and the activities to support entrepreneurship financed with public funds. On Friday 22nd, APTE will complete its presence at the forum with the round table on “New models to boost innovation in Spanish science and technology parks” in the Innovation Room.

The Spanish Technology Platform for Disruptive Technologies, Disruptive, promoted by APTE and supported by the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities through the State Research Agency, will also be present at a stand of the Agency itself along with other platforms, where a video will be shown, produced by the DISRUPTIVE Platform, in which more than 30 technology platforms explain the areas they focus on and the activities they carry out to promote R&D&I in Spain.


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