Incubazul, guest speaker at the Smart Agrifood Summit

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Incubazul has taken part as an invited project in the main European event, which takes place in Spain, on digital transformation and innovation in the agri-food sector

In this framework, Incubazul, through its promoter Marina Claver, participated in the Forum on Blue Economy: Seas and Oceans, space dedicated to safeguarding the health of the seas and oceans, related to fishing and aquaculture where administrations and companies met to reflect on this important and transcendent resource for human beings and food. It was conducted by the journalist Paco Lobatón and was a platform for the visibility of companies, guilds, fishermen and all the people and projects, such as Incubazul, that work in the development of the blue economy as a necessary framework for the sustainability of the seas and oceans.

The meeting, held in Malaga, brought together national and international experts.

Why in Blue Economy?

Specifically, the High Technology Incubator of Cádiz took part in a panel/round table entitled "innovation led to the Blue Economy". Along with other speakers, Marina Claver began her speech by referring to the more than 90 years from Cadiz Free Zone, and detailed its great capacity and variety of spaces (warehouses, premises and business centers), its presence in 12 municipalities of the province as well as the more than 350 companys based in the Cadiz enclosure.

In this context, he focused on the Incubazul initiative and did so by providing figures on why it is necessary to invest in Blue Economy, since, among other data, it provides the 5% of world GDP, and only in Spain genera 23.000 million euros and 691,000 jobs.

Finally, Claver outlined the bases of the project: Incubation (with 8 active startups, others about to start and with the target on the horizon hatching to a total of 70); the training itineraries Blueway, already underway; or the Technological Lab.

Incubazul is co-financed by the European Funds ERDF within the 2014-2020 Operational Program, A way of making Europe, through the INCYDE Foundation.

5th edition: 3,000 professionals, 200 startups and 50 countries

Smart Agrifood 2022 thus celebrated its 5th edition organized by institutions (Málaga City Council and other institutions such as the Junta de Andalucía, the Ministry of Agriculture and the support of the European Commission), universities and companies. The meeting served to discuss and discuss the main problems and trends in the agri-food sector. Among others, the circular economy and sustainability, fishing and aquaculture, biotechnology, new foods or the challenges of the sector in Europe, all of them located at the base of Incubazul.

The meeting was divided into 6 forums: Innovation and Digital Transformation; International Water Forum, Fight against Depopulation and Demographic Challenge; Renewable Energies applied to the agri-food sector; Innovation on Olive Oil and on Blue Economy, Seas and Oceans.

Incubazul was able to make its project visible together with large companies involved in innovation and technology throughout the agri-food chain: agri-food and transformation industry production, industry 4.0, logistics and distribution, retail and supermarkets, restaurants and applied technology.

The event has become, one more year, the benchmark for innovation in the AgriTech and Food Tech sector in the world, being the largest and most important of Startups “Smart Agrifood” in Europe and much of the world. As main figures, 3,000 professionals linked to digital transformation were gathered; representatives from 50 countries and 200 startups.

In these 5 years, Smart Agrifood Summit, has sparked an explosion of startups and investors with a focus on the emerging smart agrifood ecosystem. The public-private partnership for the development of the intelligent ecosystem has been shown to be very fruitful.

If you are interested in entrepreneurship in the blue economy sector, do not miss any of the events that we are preparing from the High Technology Incubator, Incubazul. All the information, here.

This High Technology Incubator project for the promotion and encouragement of innovation and technology transfer to micro-SMEs in the Blue Economy sector In Andalucia “[BlueEcoIncuba x Logistical]Tech = ZONA BASE – INCUBAZULthrough the INCYDE Foundation, It is financed 80% by the European Regional Development Fund within the Pluriregional Operational Program from Spain FEATHER 2014-2020 AFTER. “A way of making Europe” within axis 3: Improving the Competitiveness of SMEs, Thematic Objective 3 Improving the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises, and investment priority 3ª Fostering entrepreneurship, in particular, facilitating the economic exploitation of new ideas, and promoting the creation of new companies, also through incubators.