Alicante, April 29, 2020.- The Comunidad Valenciana Digital District has assumed a leading role in supporting the different areas of government of the Valencian Government against the coronavirus in all areas of society, with the continuous search and promotion of Specific innovative solutions for the municipal, commercial, health, educational and tourist sectors, among others.
Promoted by the Department of Innovation, Universities, Science and Digital Society through the Thematic Projects Society of the Valencian Community (SPTCV), the Digital District has taken a step forward at a crucial moment in which the coronavirus pandemic has made it evident that technology is more necessary than ever to face the post COVID-19 scenario.
This unique technology hub in the Mediterranean already reaches 150 companies, –between installed companies and partners–, and also adds the collaboration of more than 50 institutions and organizations. All of them make up a digital ecosystem of great diversity that generates work synergies capable of expanding the strength of its members to face new international challenges.
The companies installed are specialized in the development of solutions in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Machine learning and Deep learning; Big Data and Smart Data Business Intelligence; IoT, cloud, sensorization and smart cities; Fintech, proptech, edutech, traveltech and edtech; Infrastructure and Connectivity; Hardware production; Software, CRM and multi-platform; Online commerce; Digital Marketing; Cybersecurity, Digital transformation, Gaming and Esports.
A large part of the companies and startups linked to the Digital District attend projects that will make it possible to contribute new strategies and innovation solutions. Projects to optimize times, costs and sustainability of logistics services and to respond in the short term to the new needs of the health, tourism, educational, commercial and transport sectors.
These projects go through, for example, the development of applications for the small store to report in real time the stock it has, which makes it easier for customers to know where they can find the items they need.
In this sense, it is worth noting the development of different platforms such as the Epicus collaborative platform, which integrates the information available from citizens themselves, with restrooms, security forces and decision teams, for the containment of the Covid-19.
Several of the companies of the Digital District have collaborated in collaborative projects for the development and homologation of sanitary material such as the SomosUno project, a charitable initiative to design and produce respirators for coronavirus sufferers, and in a project to manufacture protective screens for to health professionals, as well as other essential materials destined for hospital centers.
To facilitate the dissemination of truthful information to citizens, the free app GVA Responde has been developed, in collaboration with the Department of Justice, Interior and Public Administration, with responses tailored to current national regulations and adaptation to the specific situation of the citizenship of the Valencian Community.
In addition, the companies of the Digital District have received orders these days to urgently launch online training platforms for schools in different fields, to create digital interactive and collaborative work spaces and to develop e-applications. commerce.
On the other hand, in this context, the work synergies between the companies in the Digital District environment have led a group of people and companies with multidisciplinary talent to launch the ‘MXND.COVID19‘, with the common objective of developing open technological projects that allow facing the challenges in the fight against COVID-19.
The challenge set by this working group involves promoting a new digital and intelligent scenario in which areas such as the so-called Smart Cities, logistics by drones and robots (contactless), intelligent health, digital humans for assistance are promoted. health, intelligence applied to strategies, indicators and data COVID-19, marketing and intelligent e-commerce.
“They are technology companies that are experts in innovation at the service of society, at a time of unprecedented crisis,” explains Antonio Rodes, general director of the Thematic Projects Society of the Valencian Community (SPTCV). “Professional teams that can develop in a matter of hours the necessary software to apply teleworking in a company, with due cybersecurity measures, with scheduling control systems, virtual file storage and digital communication formulas”.