24 May 2023

Fundación LAB Mediterráneo installs a giant urn in the Estación del Norte train station

València, 24 de mayo de 2023.- Fundación LAB Mediterráneo, a project promoted by the Valencian Business Association (AVE), has presented an initiative to make visible and raise awareness of the importance of the Valencian Region having a strategy and orientation to position itself as a national and European benchmark in terms of entrepreneurship, innovation, technology, and research.

Society has its sights set on the present, on the current state of our Comunitat, but at Fundación LAB, they wanted to go further and look to the future, to what society wants to achieve. To this end, they have installed a large urn today at the Estación del Norte (Valencia), which will also be present on May 25th at the Alicante-Terminal Station (Alicante) and May 26th at the Salera Shopping Centre (Castellón).

Diego Lorente, secretary of the Foundation, has made a call to society to respond anonymously to the big question launched with this initiative: What is your vision of the Valencian Community of the future, giving the possibility to do so digitally at fundacionlab.es.

In this sense, Lorente, called on the political forces to commit to medium and long-term policies in the fields of entrepreneurship, innovation, technology, and research, “we are a society with great potential, which demands policies with a broad vision to face the challenging challenges of our Region with guarantees of success”.

To kick off this three-day initiative, different representatives of both large companies in the Region and civil society attended, such as Gonzalo Abellán (Accent), Alberto Ara (ATA Comunitat Valenciana), Gonzalo Belenguer (Reditel), Miguel Burdeos (SPB/Cleanity), Fernando Canós (Banco Sabadell), Fernando Castilla, (APD Levante), Araceli Císcar (Dacsa Group), Pedro Coca (ÉTNOR Foundation), Javier De Suñer (Nunsys), Amparo García (Zeus), Ana Giménez (Lanzadera), Myriam Gimeno (Grupo Gimeno), Ana Luján (Caixabank), Paloma Mas (Plug and Play), Irene Moreno (Importaco), José Navarro (Herbolarios Navarro), Agnès Noguera (Libertas 7), Javier Quesada (Fundación Valenciana Premios Rei Jaume I), Santiago Royo (Royo/Invext), Lourdes Soriano (Consejo Cámaras Comunitat Valenciana), Enrique Soto (Fundación LAB Mediterráneo), Enrique Valero (Caixabank) and Francisco Vallejo (IVEFA), among others.

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.

To this end, Fundación LAB Mediterráneo is carrying 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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