The “Canarias Geo Innovation Program 2030” is proud to be collaborating with Pedro Duque.

The “Canarias Geo Innovation Program 2030” is proud to be collaborating with Pedro Duque.

The Minister of Science, Innovation, and Universities, Pedro Duque, at the Canarias Geo Innovation Program 2030 market consultation launch seminar.

The seminar was inaugurated by the President of the Fuerteventura Council, Marcial Morales, along with the Minister of Science, Innovation, and Universities, Pedro Duque, and the President of the Government of the Canary Islands, Fernando Clavijo.

Following the inauguration was an introduction to the Canarias Geo Innovation Program 2030 by Pedro Ortega, Minister of Economy, Industry, Commerce and Knowledge of the Government of the Canary Islands, and Manuel Miranda, Director of the Canary Islands Agency for Research, Innovation, and Information Society.

This session outlined the project’s main objective, which is to identify solutions involving innovative and sustainable development to address unresolved problems on the islands, as well as to offer new public services and improve the capacity and quality of existing ones.

After the coffee break, there was a round table session titled “Public Procurement of Innovation”, moderated by Diego Moñux, an international PPI consultant. Participants included Manuel Miranda, the Director of the Canary Islands Agency for Research, Innovation, and Information Society; Javier Garabal, an expert in economic globalization projects; and Manuel Varela, a COTEC PPI expert. During the roundtable, public procurement of innovation was discussed as a new contracting model that makes it possible to use innovative solutions for unresolved problems in the public sector and create incentives for private investment.

Lastly, Eduardo Pereira, Manager of the Technological Park, presented the programme’s biggest challenges: A Resilient Fuerteventura, Smart Beaches and Water Sports, Safe, Clean, and Resilient Canary Waters, and Safe, Smart Mobility.

The project is currently in the Preliminary Market Consultations (PMC) phase, and companies can now submit their innovative proposals, through July 17, on the programme’s website: https://canarias-geo-innovation.com/