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The 10th edition of Transfiere, the main R+D+I meeting in Southern Europe, will be celebrated in Málaga on the 14th and 15th April

The 10th edition of Transfiere, the main R+D+I meeting in Southern Europe, will be celebrated in Málaga on the 14th and 15th April

  •  The event will be held at the Malaga Trade Fair and Congress Centre (FYCMA)

  • There will be speeches, networking, training workshops and different challenges focused on science, technology and innovation in business

  • The Finnova Foundation will participate in the forum with a training workshop on European funds and other lines of financing for SMEs

  •  Startup Europe Awards will be part of the Jury of the Open Call for deep tech & deep science Start-ups, coordinated by the Enterprise European Network (EEN)

Brussels, 30th March 2021-. The tenth edition of Transfiere, the European Forum for Science, Technology and Innovation, will take place on 14th and 15th April at the Malaga Trade Fair and Congress Centre.

The main objectives of this professional and multi-sectoral forum, which is held every year in Malaga, are to promote innovation and competitiveness in the business sector, to encourage the transfer of knowledgebetween the scientific and business spheres, to serve as a meeting space to publicise new products and services and to generate business opportunities and B2B alliances.

Transfiere, the first face-to-face event of 2021 celebrated at FYCMA under a rigorous protocol of security measures in order to provide a safe and secure space, presents a programme of thematic panels and conferences divided into 5 different spaces: Science Room, Innovation Room, Technology Room, Open Innovation Area, Demo Center – TRL7, where participants will be able to learn about opportunities for internationalisation, artificial intelligence, digital transformation and industry 4.0, public procurement of innovation, research, among others.

Besides, Transfiere 2021 launches its first Open Call for deep tech & deep science Start-ups, coordinated by Enterprise European Network (EEN). In this initiative, of which Startup Europe Awards is part of the evaluation committee, national and international startups with deep tech and science projects have the opportunity to increase their visibility to national and international investors who are experts in the sector.

One of the characteristics of Transfiere is that each year it has a guest country, a world reference in R+D+I, which actively participates in the main areas of the Forum. In this edition the guest will be Canada, recognised as one of the most innovative and competitive economies in the world.

Juan Viesca, director of European funds of the Finnova Foundation, will be in charge of the workshop “European Next Generation EU fund”, conceived to promote economic recovery in the European Union and to help repair the economic and social damage caused by the pandemic. Next Generation is already the largest economic stimulus package in the European Union with a total of 1.8 billion euros that will help rebuild post-COVID-19 Europe: a greener, more digital and resilient Europe. “This is a budget prepared not only for current realities, but also for future uncertainties,” says Juanma Revuelta, CEO of the Finnova Foundation.

Also, in this tenth edition of the Forum, the awards of the VI edition of the Journalism Award ‘Foro Transfiere’ in Support of Scientific, Technological and Innovative Dissemination will be presented. The aim of the award is recognising the work of journalists and disseminators of press, radio, television and digital media specialised in technological innovation developed in Spain and its convergence at international level. A single prize will be awarded in each category – written or audiovisual works – worth €3,000.

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About Finnova Foundation

European Foundation for the financing of innovation. It is a European foundation based in Brussels whose objectives are to promote public-private cooperation through innovation to address social challenges such as employment, training, entrepreneurship, the United Nations SDGs, the circular economy, etc. Finnova organises the Startup EuropeAwards, an initiative of the European Commission and the Finnova Foundation, to recognise the best European startups in the social field.

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About Startup Europe Awards

It is a methodology of the European Commission’s DG CONNECT, implemented by the Finnova Foundation since 2016. The SEUAs are an open innovation tool for identifying disruptive startups that promotes public-private collaboration and raises awareness of the importance of self-entrepreneurship as a driver of employment. In addition to generating alliances that help to meet the SDGs of the United Nations and the actions of the European Green Deal, thus contributing to the circular economy, the fight against climate change and sustainable tourism.

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FYCMA is a convention and trade fair centre located in the city of Malaga with an exhibition area of 19,500 m² spread over different buildings. It is currently one of the most active trade fair organisers in Southern Europe, being highly specialised in the conceptualisation and development of professional events linked to the field of innovation, digital transformation and knowledge generation.

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About Transfiere

The main R+D+I meeting in Southern Europe for sharing scientific and technological knowledge, promoting innovation and connecting science and business. It is a key professional and multi-sectoral forum for knowledge transfer, improving competitiveness in the business sector and generating business and networking opportunities. Transfiere brings together every year in Malaga the main public and private agents relevant to the field of research and knowledge transfer.

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