Announcement V Edition of Paterna, City of Business Awards

The City Council of Paterna and the Network of Technological Institutes of the Valencian Community (REDIT) have signed a general protocol of action to work together in the field of innovation with the aim of consolidating Paterna as a smart industrial city.

The agreement, which has been signed today between the Mayor of Paterna, Juan Antonio Sagredo and the President of REDIT, Fernando Saludes, will allow both institutions to collaborate in promoting business and social innovation as the engine of the economic development of the municipality and the social welfare and quality of life of the paternal citizens.

The City Council and REDIT among other things, will participate together in innovation projects at a regional, state or European level, facilitating the management and financing for the execution of technological development projects, as well as promote the cooperation between REDIT and its Technological Institutes to develop municipal innovation projects and circular economy and provide technological advice on issues related to R & D & I activity.

In the same way, the agreement also includes the preferential use of the services of the REDIT Technological Institutes by the City Council of Paterna in the procedures of Public Purchase of Innovation that are implemented, activating the specific agreements in each case, advice to the City Council in the start-up of the future VET Campus destined to train specialties related to the “new professions of the future” as well as a Local Observatory of Technological Surveillance.

The Mayor of Paterna, Juan Antonio Sagredo has affirmed that “this collaboration framework with REDIT and the Technological Institutes that make it up will help us implement with better results actions aimed to promote innovation, incorporating Industry 4.0 and to promote a change in the production model taht will help the economic activity of our companies with the consequent maintenance, or increase, of the level of employment in our city ”.

The President of REDIT, Fernando Saludes, added that "the city of Paterna has a representation of practically all the Technological Institutes of the region, so it is very satisfactory to take one more step with this agreement to promote the innovation of our companies, since we believe that it is key to improve their competitiveness and, finally, the quality of life of our citizens ”.

El Parc Científic incubará a siete empresas innovadoras en su sexta edición de VLC/STARTUP

La sexta edición de VLC/STARTUP, el programa de emprendimiento innovador de la Fundació Parc Científic Universitat de València (FPCUV), permitirá que siete proyectos empresariales innovadores y/o de base científica-tecnológica se desarrollen durante un año y medio en el entorno de la institución académica. Las startups y spin-offs seleccionadas contarán con espacios de trabajo ubicados en el área empresarial del parque científico, así como asesoramiento para que su proyecto continúe creciendo.

En esta nueva edición de VLC/STARTUP el PCUV pondrá a disposición de las empresas ganadoras cinco espacios en los Semilleros Empresariales -espacios de coworking ubicados en los campus de Tarongers y Burjassot-Paterna-, un despacho y un laboratorio. En total, hasta un máximo de siete empresas se instalarán en el Parc Científic para desarrollar sus proyectos innovadores, tal y como ha sucedido en las cinco ediciones anteriores con firmas como Darwin Bioprospecting Excellence o Doitplenoptic, biotecnológicas que a día de hoy continúan ubicadas en el parque. Para Kristie Tanner, Coordinadora de proyectos I+D en Darwin, “instalarnos en el Parc Científic fue esencial para poder lanzar la empresa, ya que nos permitió estar en un ecosistema de empresasde base tecnológica que nos proporcionaban apoyo y contactos a la hora de desarrollar nuevos proyectos”.

Para poder presentarse al VLC/STARTUP la iniciativa empresarial debe estar legalmente constituida, tener una antigüedad inferior a 4 años y contar con un proyecto de carácter innovador y basado en el conocimiento. También se valorará que el equipo promotor cuente con algún miembro vinculado a la Universitat de València, como alumno/a, egresado/a o bien porque forme parte de su personal.

Alojamiento gratuito

Las empresas beneficiarias del programa de emprendimiento en la modalidad de Semillero de Empresas (cinco como máximo) disfrutarán del coworking gratuitamente los seis primeros meses, mientras que los 6 meses restantes contarán con un descuento del 50%. 

Por otro lado, a las dos que se les adjudique despacho o laboratorio dispondrán de estos espacios de forma gratuita seis meses y contarán con una reducción del 50% doce meses más. En todas las modalidades se incluye mobiliario, conexión a internet, acceso a sala de reuniones, orientación al desarrollo empresarial y muchos otros de los servicios que ofrece la FPCUV.

Del mismo modo, a las iniciativas premiadas también se les facilitará el acceso a los diferentes programas de apoyo al emprendedor de las entidades y organismos de la Universitat de València que colaboran con VLC/STARTUP: la Oficina de Políticas para la Excelencia y UV emprén.

César Gil, director de Doitplenoptic, anima a startups y spin-offs a presentar su candidatura: “VLC/STARTUP da un impulso para empezar actividades en un entorno tan idóneo como es este. Es una de las mejores cosas que nos ha ocurrido en nuestros inicios”.

Paterna has hosted the 2020 Employment Fair organized by the Valencia Chamber together with the Valencia Provincial Council, the City Council and the collaboration of the European Social Fund, which aims to promote the employment of unemployed people and promote entrepreneurship.

The City Council of Paterna has approved today in plenary session a modification of the tax law that will allow companies to request a bonus from the Trade Income Tax (IAE) based on a greater or lesser negative performance.

Paterna City Council, has launched the Digital Transformation Check, a new line of aid for self-employed and micro-SMEs to help the implementation of technological solutions and the integration of ICT and thus help them reactivate and maintain their business during this economic crisis derived from the coronavirus pandemic.

With over 4,778 registered self-employed workers, Paterna continues to be one of the citicies in the Valencian Community with the highest self-employment rate.

For this reason, and with the aim of continuing to promote self-employment and the creation of independent business activity in the city, the City Council of Paterna has again convened, for the fifth consecutive year, the Entrepreneur Check 2020.

Paterna City Council, in collaboration with Aigües de Paterna, will carry out a series of actions to improve the water supply network in Táctica Business Park with the aim of offering an optimal water supply to this area that has over 300 companies.

The Mayor of Paterna, Juan Antonio Sagredo explained the different actions to the president and manager of the Association of Táctica Entrepreneurs (ADET), Diana Aparicio and Mª Ángeles Hidalgo during the meeting they held this week.

Paterna City Council, through the public company Gestión y Servicios de Paterna (GESPA), has acquired 14 new electric vehicles that will become part of the municipal fleet, betting on environmentally sustainable energy sources.

This way, starting in September, fuel vehicles will be replaced by new, less polluting electric vehicles, helping to reduce CO2 emissions in the city.

Paterna City Council, in collaboration with Aigües de Paterna, is going to install a new collector in the L'Andana industrial estate to improve the evacuation of rainwater in the area and solve the problems of flooding and waterlogging of the area.

This was announced today by the Mayor of Paterna, Juan Antonio Sagredo after a meeting with the president of the L'Andana Business Association, Carmen Pi, the Deputy Mayor for Security, Mobility and Ecological Transition, Núria Campos, the manager from Aigües de Paterna, Carolina Belda and the Coordinator of the Industry, Business and University Area, José Mª Martínez to explain the project, which involves an investment of 247,915 euros.

The City Council of Paterna, in collaboration with Aigües de Paterna, has extended to its five business areas the analyzes it is carrying out on the municipal wastewater using the tool City Sentinel that helps detecting and monitoring the presence of coronavirus in the population .

This was announced today by the Mayor of Paterna, Juan Antonio Sagredo, who explained that “with the analysis of the wastewater from our industrial estates, in which we have about 35,000 workers, we monitor and control any trace of COVID-19 in Paterna, controlling the evolution of the virus in the city”.

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