26 May 2023

Citizens respond positively to Fundación LAB Mediterráneo’s initiative

Castellón, 26 de mayo de 2023.- Fundación LAB Mediterráneo, a project promoted by the Valencian Business Association (AVE), describes it like a success for the citizens’ response to the Big Urn initiative, which urged society to answer anonymously the big question: What is your vision of the future of the Valencian Community, giving the possibility to do so digitally at fundacionlab.es.

València, Alicante, and Castellón have been visited by the Great Urn, which symbolizes the importance of the Valencian Community having a strategy and a direction to position itself as a national and European reference in terms of entrepreneurship, innovation, technology, and research, “society has shown that it has a very broad vision of the Valencian Community and that it is committed to the 4 areas that the Foundation defends: entrepreneurship, innovation, technology and research”, according to the secretary of Fundación LAB Mediterráneo Diego Lorente.

In this sense, Lorente explains that this initiative pursues two strategic objectives, on the one hand, to raise awareness in society to contribute their vision for the future of the Comunitat, and on the other hand, to urge political forces to develop medium and long term actions over partisan interests.

To conclude, Lorente thanked the citizens for their support and participation over these three days and announced that the responses obtained will serve as a starting point for new initiatives and challenges for the Foundation.

On this last day of the campaign, different representatives of both large companies in the Comunitat and civil society attended, such as Jesús Asensi (Helados Estiu), José Luis Boix and Mónica Boix (Xiop Grup), Santiago Bretón (UBE), Antonio Cardona (Nunsys), Anna Chiva (CaixaBank), Jesús Dolz (Industrias Dolz), Héctor Dominguis (GDES), Ana Gutiérrez (Grupo Gimeno), Raúl Martín (Familia Martínez/KM ZERO), Ana Ortega (Grupo Pamesa), Enrique Rakez (CaixaBank), Enrique Soto (Fundación LAB Mediterráneo), Javier Valls (Chamber of Commerce), Paco Vea (Simetría Grupo) and Justo Vellón (CEII Castellón).

The Foundation opens the debate with this campaign on the importance of looking at the long term and the involvement of society in the transformation of the Valencian Community, making it clear that the challenge facing the unlimited society is immense, which is why they give it the importance it deserves by promoting four fundamental axes: entrepreneurship, innovation, technology, and research.

To this end, Fundación LAB Mediterráneo carries out different actions in the areas of communication, dissemination, knowledge generation, and support for existing initiatives throughout the Valencian Community.

Fundación LAB Mediterráneo

Fundación LAB Mediterráneo is a project created by AVE with the mission of positioning the Region of Valencia as a national and European benchmark in entrepreneurship, innovation, technology, and research

To achieve this, it has set itself five objectives: to promote the creation and attraction of technology start-ups; to work to attract national and international technology companies to set up in the Valencia Region and create a ‘tractor effect’; to promote support for companies in non-technological sectors to accelerate their digital transformation; to contribute to increasing private investment in R&D&I; and to help promote research.

The Foundation’s Board of Trustees is made up of the following entities: Aceitunas Cazorla, Aquaservice/Plug and Play, AVE, Baleària, Banco Sabadell, Boluda Corporación Marítima, CaixaBank, Dacsa Group, Embutidos Martínez/KMZERO, GDES, Grupo AZA, Grupo Bertolín, Grupo Gimeno, Helados Estiu, Importaco, Lanzadera, Logifruit, Nunsys/inConcert, Royo/ Invext, S2 Grupo, SPB/Cleanity TIBA/Romeu, Verne Technology Group y Zeus/Sesame.


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