Incubazul recognized as the best Entrepreneurial Initiative by the Maritime-Marine Cluster of Andalusia

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The delegate of the Cádiz Free Trade Zone, Fran González, has collected the Proa 2023 Award at an event held in Almería

The incubator of the Free Trade Zone of Cádiz has been awarded for its great work as an Institution, its trajectory and its contribution to blue entrepreneurship in Andalusia

The highly innovative incubator linked to the Blue Economy launched by the Cádiz Free Trade Zone has been awarded in the fourth edition of the Sea and Sustainable Blue Economy Awards, that is, the Proa 2023 Awards, the award given by each year the Maritime-Marine Cluster of Andalusia (CMMA) and which was held today in Almería.

Incubazul has earned the award for its great work as an institution, its trajectory and contribution to blue entrepreneurship in Andalusia. The jury, made up of Andalusian organizations and institutions such as the Ministry of Sustainability and Environment, the Spanish Institute of Oceanography, the Public Agency of Ports of Andalusia, the Confederation of Entrepreneurs of Andalusia or the Cei-Mar Campus of International Excellence, met last November 10.

The delegate of the Free Zone of Cádiz, Fran González, has collected the award on behalf of the Free Zone and Incubazul and has been very satisfied with the award, which “represents recognition and support for the work we are doing in Cádiz with Incubazul. It must be taken into account that in less than 2 years we have been able to host 80 startups linked to the Blue Economy.”

“With Incubazul we have created an ideal ecosystem so that no innovative idea is left in limbo, so that everyone has the opportunity to launch their initiative. In Cádiz and Andalusia there is a lot of talent and we intend for that talent to come to light,” he stated.

And it must be taken into account that Incubazul is a real element of economic revitalization. The business accelerator model to accompany and promote them is giving results, since a third of the startups are already billing and 31.8% are already working in the minimum viable product (MVP) phase.

Fran González has pointed out that the Bay of Cadiz is in a position to consolidate itself as a recognizable and recognized hub in the Blue Economy, something that will have a positive impact throughout Andalusia because Cádiz is already a benchmark in the sector" and has recalled the recently held Blue Zone Forum, a forum that for two days has made Cádiz a center for reflection and debate on the Blue Economy, with national and international experts who have turned the city into a true epicenter of the sector.

The Proa Awards recognize the contribution of institutions, companies, entities and people in the promotion, development, growth and knowledge of the Blue Economy in Andalusia, as well as humanitarian, research, technological, cultural, innovative and sustainable work in the maritime field. sailor of our community. Thus, the CMMA wants to make visible the best entrepreneurial idea, the company that has adopted the principles of quality, innovation and excellence, the institution or personality that has contributed significantly to scientific, technological research or the cultural development of the field. blue, to the entities and companies that have contributed to improving the social environment by practicing corporate social responsibility and the SDGs, to the person who has dedicated their life to the maritime-marine environment, to companies or public institutions that promote, within the framework of the Blue Economy, economic and social development, to companies or institutions that stand out in sustainable management and respect for the maritime-marine environment, to the entity or personality that has promoted the Sustainable Blue Economy at an international level. In this edition, a special honorary award will also be presented.

Incubazul, the high-tech incubator linked to the Blue Economy that aims to bring to light ideas that work in this area, combining the use of marine resources and innovation with sustainability and the environment, is proving to be a project with great potential, a benchmark for the Blue Economy and whose startups are beginning to show optimal results.

Incubazul has the support of the European Union, which co-finances it, through the Incyde Foundation, of the Spanish Chambers of Commerce, 80% by the ERDF within the Pluriregional Operational Program 2014-2020 within axis 3: Improve competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises and investment priority 3. Promotion of entrepreneurship, in particular, facilitating the economic exploitation of new ideas, and promoting the creation of new companies, including through incubators