The Association of Science and Technology Parks of Spain (APTE) this morning at Orbital 40, Science and Technology Park of Terrassa, the annual statistics of the Association, during the celebration of the General Assembly.
Under the slogan Economics and sustainability: the model of science and technology parks, on 17, 18 and 19 have been met in the Technology Park of Álava 200 representatives of parks.
The strategy includes the EU recognizes Iberian parks as intermediate bodies for the management of EU funds and otherwise strengthen partnerships with American parks so as to promote the internationalization of companies.
30 Spanish representatives have attended the twenty-ninth World Conference on Science and Technology Parks of IASP (International Association of Science and Technology Parks), held in Estonia.
In 2011 the Science and Technology Parks of Spain grew over 8% in the amount of companies and turnover and 6% in employment.
The General Secreatry of Science and Innovation, Juan Tomás Hernani, and APTE's President, Felipe Romera, presented the awards yesterday, during the celebration of the 5th Iberic Meeting of Science and Technology Parks.
This information has been presented during the opening ceremony of APTE's 9th International Conference, that brings together in Seville more than 200 representatives from spanish science and technology parks.
APTE's General Assembly , held the 31th of March at Gijón, has positively valued the new Science, Technology and Innovation Law, in which the functions of transfer, technology and innovation get a major role.
The first general meeting for 2011 has been inaugurated by Angel Ros, Lleida's Mayor and current President of Lleida's Agri-food Science and Technology Park and Joan Viñas, Vicepresident of the Park and vice-chancellor of the University of Lleida.
APTE and the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces have signed a collaboration agreement to ptomote the development of science and technology parks in the Spanish municipalities.
APTE elects a new Executive Board of 12 members, and also reaches 81 Full and Affiliated members.
The event is one of the most important meeting points in innovation and entrepreneurship celebrated in Spain now days.
During the IASP World Conference, celebrated in South Korea, APTE has promoted the signature of a collaboration agreement in the area of neuroscience between enterprises of Spain and South Korea.
The agreement, signed last 20th of May in Madrid, develops the cooperation program between science and technology parks and trading states (COPIT), started in 2009.