ATIGA attends MeetechSpain 2023 to spread the strength of the Galician innovative ecosystem
The alliance attends the event that brings together in Madrid the main references of the Spanish innovative ecosystem.
Jesús Lago, president of the Intersectoral Technology Alliance of Galicia and general director of Aimen, will lead the delegation that the entity will send to MeetechSpain, the event that brings together the Spanish innovative ecosystem and held in Madrid on May 18 and 19. MeetechSpain is the annual convention organized by the Spanish Federation of Technology Centers in which ATIGA and the seven centers that are part of it are integrated.
The alliance attends a new edition of MeetechSpain with a renewed discourse and image in which the emphasis will be placed on the sustained growth over time of the Galician technology sector. Galicia is the fourth largest R&D&I ecosystem in Spain after Catalonia, Madrid and Valencia thanks to figures that have continued to improve in recent years.
The seven entities that are part of ATIGA employ more than 1,700 highly qualified people, have a turnover of more than 90 million euros and develop more than 450 projects for 2,000 clients each year. “Galicia is at an optimal time to continue strengthening our innovative ecosystem based on a firm commitment to the transfer of knowledge from universities and technology centers to companies and the development of cutting-edge technology,” says Lago, who points out that in recent years the seven centers that make up the entity he has chaired since October last year have developed 140 patents.
Atiga arrives in Madrid in a year full of good news for the Galician R&D&I ecosystem. The award to A Coruña of the European Agency for Artificial Intelligence just a few weeks ago or the recent approval of the Regional Research and Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialization -RIS3 Galicia- confirm the good moment of the technological sector of the Community.
“The seven technology centers are as compatible as they are necessary in Galicia. We are living a decisive moment to consolidate”, says the president of ATIGA, Jesús Lago.
Some thirty research centers from all over the country will participate with their own stand in an event that will be inaugurated by the Minister of Science and Innovation, Diana Morant.
“Both are very important milestones for Galicia because they lay the foundations for the growth of the sector based on the development of public-private collaboration projects that contribute to the growth of our productive fabric and our productivity on the basis of innovation,” says Lago, for whom the designation of the capital of A Coruña as the headquarters of Aesia is nothing more than the confirmation that Galicia can become in the medium term a pole of attraction of talent and projects for Galician universities and companies and the seven technology centers integrated in ATIGA.
Atiga, backbone of the innovative and technological ecosystem
Lago will speak on the 18th at the Speakers Korner that the organization has reserved for the various technology centers and regional federations to take stock of the work done over the past year and in which the president of Atiga will emphasize the backbone role of the alliance in Galician innovation.
“The seven technology centers are as compatible as necessary in Galicia. We are living a decisive moment to consolidate ourselves among the regions with the greatest weight of R&D&I in our country”, adds Lago, who emphasizes the work of Atiga as the entity capable of “getting the capabilities and technologies of the seven entities to reach the productive sectors to generate value and development”.
MeetechSpain, first level networking
MeetechSpain is one of the most attractive networking events on the national scene in which participants can demonstrate their capabilities to an audience full of investors, talent and companies driven by the desire to collaborate and the search for new technology projects.
Some thirty research centers from all over the country will participate with their own stand in an event that will be inaugurated by the Minister of Science and Innovation, Diana Morant. ATIGA will also take part in the challenge in which it will measure its strengths against representatives of other technological institutions in the country.
In addition to participating with its own stand and speaking to all participants in the speaker korner, the Galician delegation will be able to participate in round tables and deploy an intense agenda of contacts with technology centers and companies from around the world that will meet at the event to be held in the capital of Spain.