The University of Alicante (UA), together with its Science Park, have held a meeting with technicians from the Port of Alicante to seek synergies that strengthen the interaction between both entities.
Prior to the working meeting, the heads of both institutions have met with the rector of the University of Alicante and president of the Foundation Alicante Science Park (PCA), Amparo Navarro, to establish the lines of interest for both institutions, among which the training and knowledge transfer potential stands out.
During the meeting and subsequent visit to the Park facilities, different ways of collaboration have been explored. On one side, the possibility of finding synergies in training, where the range of capacities of the UA research groups is very wide and training could be offered tailored to the priorities of the Port of Alicante. The UA has a wide range of own titles and with the ability to organize other to this to the specific needs of the Port.
In addition, the UA currently has several titles related to port activity such as the Master in Territory, Urban Planning and Environmental Sustainability in the Framework of the Circular Economy, the Master in Technologies and Public Policies on Environmental Management, the degree in sea science, the Master in Sustainable Fisheries Management and the Master in Environmental and Sustainability Law .
The meeting also agreed to launch ajoint actions to promote interaction of companies in the Port of Alicante cluster with the different research groups of the University of Alicante that can support the development of R + D + i projects of companies in the port cluster through the OTRI and its portal InnoUA.
From the Science Park of the University of Alicante, the different solutions already put on the market with which its related companies have been presented, with the aim of being able to put them in value to meet specific needs of the port cluster companies.
Mª Jesús Pastor, vice-rector for Transfer, Innovation and Scientific Dissemination of the UA, has expressed her satisfaction for all the possible fields in which the University of Alicante can collaborate with the Port of Alicante to “generate innovation between the Port itself and the companies of its cluster through training, knowledge transfer and the search for synergies with companies in our science park ”. The goal, from this moment on, is establish new collaboration agreements that allow the implementation of these initiatives to materialize.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.