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Spain, Innovation, 2018

EIT Cross-KIC Spain presents model for European competitiveness

16th July 2019

Spanish EIT KICs present their strategy to the General Secretary of Science and Innovation

The strategic meeting highlighted the importance of platforms which represent a new model to boost European competitiveness through innovation. This socio-technological framework emerges as a key tool in the development of new products and services to respond to the societal challenges and to foster the economic growth in Spain.

For the first time, the Spanish group of EIT Communities of Innovation and Knowledge – known as EIT Cross-KIC Spain – met with Juan M. Vázquez, the Spanish Minister of Economy’s General Secretary of Science and Innovation and president of the Centre for Industrial Technological Development (CDTI), to show him the main lines of work that they are carrying out jointly. Marco Pugliese also attended the meeting as the EIT Health Spain Managing Director. The CDTI President recognised that the public sector can not assume the challenge of innovation on its own, so he expressed high interest in this initiative.

He assured the collaboration of different actors and sectors is fundamental, so that innovation can improve the Spanish competitiveness. The KICs have a fundamental role in supporting entrepreneurs by accelerating ideas and start-ups in their different phases of maturity. The EIT Cross-KIC Spain also stands out for creating quality jobs and economic opportunities.

For further enquiries contact:

Cristina Rubio, cristina.rubio@eithealth.eu

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