The mayor, Antonio Rodríguez Osuna, along with the President of the Junta de Extremadura, Guillermo Fernández Vara, Economic Adviser to the Regional Government, Rafael Espaa and the Deputy Director of the INSEAD Foundation, José María Paraga, today visited the new incubator for the High El Prado Industrial Park Technology in Bioeconomy and Circular Economy located in IPROCOR facilities in.
“Sometimes dreams do come true but dreams also take time,” Meyer said in his speech, referring to the fact that the project began in 2015 with INSEAD’s first visit. “I am sure that many initiatives will come from here, some are already underway, such as the 14 companies that are already located, related to building materials, cork or technological solutions for the circular economy; no doubt projects that are national Going to be the leader on the level.”
For his part, the president of the Junta de Extremadura, Guillermo Fernández Vará, highlighted the need to “provide accompaniment to those who have an idea and a good attitude; we have to go with those who are committed to innovation and The desire to do new things because we live in a world with changes and uncertainties that we have to understand and benefit from extremadura.
The incubator aims to house innovative and technology driven companies. The project is divided into two phases of execution, first the creation and acquisition of incubator equipment, the execution of which is specifically matched by CICYTEX, and the second, in which companies work to attract, mobilize, promote, disseminate and Other actions are included. Essential for the start-up, promotion and positioning of the incubator.
The project subsidized by INCYDE has a total budget of €1,473,208.00, 80% co-financed by ERDF. Work on this center began in late 2019. In addition, CICYTEX will have a budget of approximately €2,000,000 to acquire the technical equipment needed to start the incubator. In total, about €3.5 million.
On June 18, 2019, The work contract for the construction of the incubator at the Institute of Cork, Wood and Charcoal (ICMC) belonging to CICYTEX was formalized to the construction company Padilla y Zazo, SLU, which will start work on September 7, 2019. Had been. And with an expected completion date of June 7, 2020.
For the incubation of companies, a methodology and acceleration of business projects will be developed, providing a full range of advanced services, which are designed to create and market new products and processes with high added value, in an efficient manner. allows. Backed by an ecosystem of research centers and a network of companies investing in incubated initiatives.
The projects will be accompanied by regional governance, favoring public-private collaboration to improve the efficiency of the model for attracting, developing and accelerating entrepreneurial initiatives.