The EBN Board of Directors gathered in Málaga on 10 and 11 February 2016 and had the privilege to meet with the Mayor of Málaga, Mr. Francisco de la Torre, and the Councillor for Innovation and New Technologies, Mario Cortés. Discussions focused on business accelerators models in Europe as well as the role of EU|BICs in the strengthening of innovative companies; the launching of the Innovation ecosystem in Málaga and the Smart City branded through the Málaga Valley. This meeting was organised within the framework of the Transfiere Forum: 5th European Forum for Science, Technology and Innovation.
Transfiere Forum is the biggest professional and multisectoral forum of Spanish InnovationThe technology forum that gathers Researchers from universities, companies developing large projects and companies in the agriculture-food, energy, environment, health, infrastructure, telecommunications, sectors.
As President of EBN Alvaro Simón de Blas, and Philippe Vanrie in his capacity of CEO of EBN met with the Regional Minister for Economy and Knowledge of the Junta de Andalucia (Regional Government), Mr. Antonio Ramirez de Arellano Lopez, and Mrs. Dolores Ferre Cano, Director General for Universities. Miguel Sánchez-Cossío, CEO of CEEI Bahía de Cádiz was also present during that meeting.
The EBN Green Special Interest Group also held a meeting on the occasion of this big event in Malaga.
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