Comunitat Valenciana Digital District and Business Incubation Centre Finland (ESA BIC Finland), center associated to the European Space Agency ESA, promote the international call or “challenge” ‘Alicante Nordic Space Demo Days’, to bring together the most innovative technological projects and ideas in the prevention and management of climatic emergencies and natural disasters such as DANA or Gloria , which have severely affected the Region of Valencia in the past months.

This challenge is framed in the protocol of action between the Generalitat Valenciana and ESA BIC Finland and is open to international startups that want to share their ideas and technological solutions. During the call a selection process will be carried out to attract the companies with the more suitable projects.

Digital District will dedicate a qualified team to the international challenge, led by a project manager with a deep knowledge of the Spanish and Latin American markets, as well as internationalization processes.

In addition, the collaboration agreement with ESA BIC Finland includes the installation at the headquarters of the Digital District, of an incubation center for technological companies, which will also integrate the ‘Alicante Noridc Space Demo Days’ selected startups,  and will be specialized in climate emergencies.

Close collaboration with ESA

The Sociedad de Proyectos Temáticos de la Comunidad Valenciana (SPTCV) formalized last December in Helsinki a first protocol for the implementation in the Digital District of startups associated with the European Space Agency (ESA), which will develop technological solutions that allow progress in various projects in the aerospace field. Likewise, this protocol includes the installation, also in the Digital District, of an incubation center for innovative companies associated with ESA, which will be specialized in the climatic emergency and the resolution of the challenges it poses.

As a result, a large competition of projects that encourage the attraction of talent from around the world in terms of innovation related to the prevention and management of climate disasters will be promoted. The Generalitat considers that ESA is the ideal partner for a project of this draft that will have its culmination in the last months of this year.

In this context, the Digital District of the Valencia Region stands as the ideal framework to house this ambitious project and to establish itself as an ecosystem of digital economy in the technological epicenter of the Valencia Region.