07 Apr ACENTA constituted to coordinate and promote innovation and knowledge transfer to companies
Córdoba has hosted the act of constitution of the Association of Andalusian Technological Centers, made up of ten innovative entities
The city of Córdoba has welcomed the act of constitution of the Association of Andalusian Technological Centers (ACENTA), created to defend the interests of these entities and constitute a unique voice in its relations with the Administration. A total of ten technology centers throughout Andalusia are part of the new association: ANDALTEC, CETEMET, CIAC, CICAP, CIDAF, CITOLIVA, CTAQUA, TECNOVA, INNOVARCILLA and FIDESOL.
In the act, the Board of Directors of the new association has been constituted, of which Juan Manuel García de Lomas (manager of Ctaqua) and as vice president José María Navarro (manager of Andaltec) has been elected.
ACENTA intends to become a meeting and cooperation place for private entities classified as Agents of the Andalusian Knowledge System in order to add synergies towards the competitive improvement of companies and interact with initiatives that enrich knowledge and its transfer to the sector. productive Andalusian. The entities emphasize that these centers are the best connoisseurs of the business reality and its needs, to which they offer important support in the form of Consultations, Advanced Technological Services and support for their projects and innovation programs, which allows them to improve their position in the market. For this reason, ACENTA wants to act as an instrumental agent and put itself at the service of the technological and innovation policies of Andalusian institutions and the business community of the community.
With the Association, a single communication channel is created, which allows promoting initiatives that respond to the common interests of the partners, while, for its part, it makes it easier for the administration to deploy its strategies, or simply speed up the transmission of informative communications .
In short, it is the ideal setting to encourage the participation of the centers in the programs of the public administrations and carry out proposals according to the real needs of the business and industrial sector. In addition, ACENTA will carry out dissemination actions to enhance the innovative capacity of Andalusian SMEs, be a complement to Large Companies in the execution of their R&D projects, and an essential argument for attracting new companies, creating cooperation ties with other national organizations or foreign companies and R & D & i.
All the entities that make up this new association have the same Mission: “to add Value to society by improving the competitiveness of companies” with ACENTA, from now on, they ensure that not only will this not change, but that efficiency will be gained by adding capacities to multiply the results.