The University de Oviedo will host the European Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Digital Technologies, a research and business creation site to be opened by the Mexican Tecnológico de Monterrey.
Born in the framework of the “SpAIn Talent Hub” initiative of the Spanish Government, this partnership will also incorporate a talent support programme with scholarships and mobility grants for researchers, as well as activities to boost sectoral data and technology ecosystems.
The agreement is the result of an understanding between the Spanish Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation and the Tecnológico de Monterrey.
It is also supported by the Government of Asturias through the Regional Ministry of Science, Business, Training, and Employment.
The Government of Spain earmarked 1.6 million euros for the centre.
The renowned University of Oviedo and the Government of Asturias want to focus the European Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Digital Technologies on developing and transferring digital solutions to the productive sector and society.
Through university entrepreneurship, the project will help to make Asturias a benchmark for technological innovation.
Internationalization of the Asturian technology system
According to Borja Sánchez, Regional Minister of Science, Business, Training, and Employment, this centre is a great opportunity for the internationalization of the Asturian technology system. “It will promote new digital business models in the form of technology-based companies that will be able to access both the American and European markets”, said Sánchez.
This is an important agreement that will bring more talent to Asturias, generating more entrepreneurship, more technology transfer and more innovative companies and employment.
It is a new step towards making Asturias an increasingly innovative region.
The Tecnológico de Monterrey was founded in Mexico in 1942 and is one of the most prestigious in Latin America, a pioneer in the promotion of digital entrepreneurship in the industrial field.
The institution has 26 campuses in Mexico, 18 international offices and almost 100,000 students. It has extensive experience in supporting talent, industrial digital entrepreneurship and the promotion of digital technologies with human sense.