SPEGC Hosts Pioneering Training Session to Foster University-Business Collaboration

As part of the WP6 of the EXPER project, the Economic Promotion Agency of Gran Canaria (SPEGC) conducted its inaugural training session focused on tools to enhance university-business collaboration. This pilot initiative is a key component of Task 6.3 of the EXPER project, targeting leading researchers and administrative staff from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC). 

The session, titled “Support Tools to Incentivize and Promote University-Business Collaboration through R&D&I Taxation,” was designed for key university institutes and management areas within FCPCT/ULPGC. Four principal researchers from diverse fields participated, with plans to extend the programme to a broader audience in subsequent sessions.

The agenda for the session was as follows:

  • 15 minutes: brief context introduction
  • 25 minutes: Basic principles of R&D&I tax instruments
  • 25 minutes: Use cases focused on university-business collaboration
  • 15 minutes: Additional tools and actions to promote business collaboration
  • 30 minutes: action planning and conclusions

The session took place on Thursday, June 13, from 09:00 to 11:00.

Key participants included prominent members of the EXPER project coordination team at ULPGC and representatives from SPEGC, among others:

  • Almudena Suárez: Financial Manager of the EXPER Project and Head of the European Projects Office at ULPGC-FCPCT
  • María José Miranda Martel: Director of Scientific Infrastructures at ULPGC
  • Tanausú Dávila: Project Manager of the EXPER Project
  • Cosme García Falcón: Managing Director of SPEGC
  • Juan Ramón Rodríguez: Economic Promotion Technician at SPEGC

This initiative marks a significant step towards fostering stronger ties between academia and industry, leveraging fiscal tools to stimulate innovation and collaborative research.