6 February 2024

Fundación LAB Mediterráneo joins the CEEI to talk about trends in technology

Valencia, 21 November 2023. Fundación LAB Mediterráneo, a project promoted by the Employers’ Association of Valencia (AVE), took part in SOMMOS connecta 2023, an initiative from CEEI Valencia. iniciativa del CEEI Valencia.

Under its strategy plan, together with communication, dissemination and knowledge generation, Fundación LAB Mediterráneoprovides support for existing leading initiatives in matters relating to entrepreneurship, innovation, technology and research in order to fulfil its mission to turn the Region of Valencia into a national and European benchmark in these four areas. 

At a table moderated by Enrique Soto, director of Fundación LAB Mediterráneo, Héctor Dominguis, CEO of GDES and president of the foundation, andRafael Rosell, commercial director of the S2 group, discussed the new directions in the companies, focusing on how the connection between projects, entities and institutions helps shape a sounder and more sustainable economy. 

In his intervention, Dominguisstated thatas a family-owned business, sustainability fits very well with our strategy. Aware of the need to generate a positive impact on the decarbonisation and sustainability of the planet, we decided to create an open innovation portal called Blue Ventures six months ago, to attract ideas that are in line with our goals and our four blue oceans, and in which, in a very short time, people have been participating  actively”. 

For his part, Rafael Rosell,underlined the fact that cybersecurity and technology have been in vogue for a relatively short time, but the breakthroughs are happening faster and faster. This has required us to have a strong culture of innovation from our origins because it is linked to our fundamental purpose. We set up S2X to promote intrapreneurshipand allocate resources to implement colleagues’  ideas, on the one hand, and, on the other, to avail of the talent of the rest of the world, by launching open innovation challenges arising from our needs or those of our clients”. 

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 Region of Valencia 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, Royo/ Invext, S2 Grupo, SPB/Cleanity TIBA/Romeu, Verne Technology Group and Zeus/Sesame.


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