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Community and UPCT collaborate to encourage emerging companies in the field of Information Technology and Communication (07/10/2013)

Murcia ICT companies employ 3,800 skilled technicians

The Ministry of Industry, Enterprise and Innovation, through the European Business and Innovation of Murcia and Cartagena (CEEIM and CEEIC) Dependent Development Institute (Info) and the Polytechnic University of Cartagena, help organize, dissemination and holding events and activities to promote emerging companies in the field of Information Technology and Communication (ICT) into the 'Cloud Incubator Hub', particularly enterprise application development and mobile terminal devices.

This is reflected in the agreement signed today in Murcia between counselor José Ballesta and UPCT rector, Jose Antonio Franco.

The regional manager said, "This is an agreement that is based on innovation and emerging from the University, which is a vivid demonstration of how scientific advances are transferred to the productive sector to generate wealth, employment and welfare for citizens" .

José Ballesta explained that "we put all the mechanisms, tools and resources available to service the business ideas of our entrepreneurs."

In this sense, the University, through the 'Cloud Incubator Hub', propose CEEIM CEEIC and organizing joint cultural activities, dissemination and training related to the objectives of the Cloud, while business schools are responsible for the promotion , management and organization of training, can give opportunities for their realization.

'Cloud Incubator Hub' is an incubator / business accelerator aimed at creating startups (startups) in the field of Information Technology and Communications.

This organized biannually in the Technological Park of Fuente Alamo a meeting to promote collaborative work among young entrepreneurs and the 'networking', with experts in many different areas such as entrepreneurship, creativity, art, education, research, industry, entertainment and tourism.

This creates an ecosystem where a naturally favors the conception, creation and acceleration of emerging companies with high technological content.

Creating ICT companies

During the ceremony, the Minister José Ballesta provided data on business creation in the sector.

Thus, said the region stands since 2011 for its "dynamic entrepreneur", because "growing steadily and we were able to increase our volume of business creation, the last three years above the national average".

At present the rate of creation is approximately an average of 250 new businesses per month.

In addition, there was an increase of those belonging to the ICT sector, which has reached 40 percent in the period between 2010 and 2013, so he said, "during the economic crisis this sector of real value added is emerging as a sector that emerges strongly in the regional economy. "

According to the Multi-Sector Association of Electronics, Technologies of Information and Communication, and Telecommunication and Digital Content (Ametic), these are estimated at 507 companies which employ about 3,800 skilled technicians and have a turnover important as products and services enable more than 50,000 different companies productive and commercial sectors of the business Murcia and over 20,000 companies in other Spanish regions.

José Ballesta said "we are obliged to give special support to entrepreneurs who want to seek a professional and personal future in the ICT sector in general and, in this case, in the field of application development and mobile terminal devices."

Source: CARM

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