CTA (Technological Corporation of Andalusia) and the Seville Chamber of Commerce have participated at Transfiere 2023, the European Forum for Science, Technology and Innovation, through the European project INTECMED to continue promoting innovation through knowledge transfer and support for entrepreneurship.
Transfiere was held at FYCMA, Malaga, from 15th to 17th February and is the main R&D&I meeting in Southern Europe for sharing scientific and technological knowledge, promoting innovation and connecting science and business. The meeting has brought together more than 420 speakers and 500 companies around technology transfer and innovation. The forum has an exhibition area where more than 200 entities, companies and public administrations showcase their products, services and transformative projects, but also offers more than fifty parallel activities.
CTA and the Seville Chamber of Commerce shared a booth at Transfiere within the framework of the INTECMED project, from where they attended the meeting, informing the attendees about the actions developed by the project and its main results. In addition, the booth has hosted 4 companies incubated by the INTECMED project, such as Smart Wheelchair, Voicit, Waisense and Cultural FIT, which have also been offered special passes with access to exclusive content and agenda for B2B meetings
Two other CTA member companies, Titania and Skylife, as well as Biomixing, a company invited by Espacio RES (collaborator of the INTECMED project), also took part in the advantages offered by this participation in Transfiere.
Successful cases of INTECMED incubation and e-Bazzar of Innovation tool
Also within the framework of the INTECMED project, a panel was organised at Transfiere to show the experience of this European project as a successful initiative in supporting innovative entrepreneurship and the University-Business transfer of knowledge.
The CTA’s Business Development consultant María García explained the keys to the INTECMED experience and presented the e-Bazaar of Innovation tool, a platform launched by this project whose aim is to put entrepreneurs in contact with investors. Subsequently, the director of Espacio RES, Manuel Ibáñez, moderated a round table on success stories of the incubation programme, support for innovative entrepreneurship and technology transfer in Andalusia within the framework of the INTECMED project, in which representatives of the companies Smart Wheelchair, Cultural Fit Solutions and Voicit Technologies, companies incubated in the programme developed by the INTECMED project in Andalusia, participated.
Science room, clean energy and startups competition
CTA is also a Silver Partner of Transfiere 2023 and sponsor of the Science Room, one of the five working spaces of the forum, which was inaugurated by CTA’s Director of Publics Affairs and Communication, Vanessa Moreno. The President of CTA, Beltrán Pérez, attended the opening of the Forum and held several meetings with the authorities and representatives of innovative entities participating in the event.
In addition, the Energy and Environment Technical Officer of CTA, Germán López Lara, participated in a round table on the “Present and future of Clean Energies. Technologies, PERTES, aid and other tools for their development”.
For his part, the CTA’s Chief Technology Officer, Fabián Varas, participated as a jury member in the III Open Call for Deep Tech Startups, coordinated by the EEN and the EBAN. This competition offers to European startups with Deep Tech projects the opportunity to increase their visibility to national and international investors who are experts in the sector.
About the INTECMED project
The Association of Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce (ASCAME), the Seville Chamber of Commerce and CTA are the three Spanish partners, among a total of 7 partners from Mediterranean countries, in the INTECMED project, which aims to promote the development of incubators to accelerate business innovation and knowledge transfer between research centres and the European industrial fabric.
INTECMED is a strategic project co-funded by the European Union under the ENI CBC MED programme for cross-border cooperation in the Mediterranean area. It is made up of partners from Greece, Tunisia, Egypt and Spain and has a budget of 3.7 million euros and a duration of 37 months.