Open Innovation Programs
What are the open innovation programs?
Comunitat Valenciana Digital District’s open innovation programs aim to contribute to the development of open innovation projects in three sectors of particular importance in the Region of Valencia such as Health, Tourism and Climate Change, promoting the attraction of companies and projects from around the world to the Digital District, and offering new opportunities for companies in the technology hub and the whole of the Valencian Community to participate in this type of international challenges.
In each of these three initiatives, challenges, workshops and an innovation program will be developed to attract startups and projects that can reach the main players in the respective sectors and facilitate the effective transfer of digital solutions from Digital District in the referred fields.
This call aims to search for new technological solutions that can be implemented in the tourism sector to improve its operability and competitiveness, such as Smart Destination Solutions, or technological initiatives in the field of urban services related to tourism, both in the context of the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic and under normal conditions.
In this field, technological solutions will have to address challenges for the digitalization of healthcare management, the improvement of efficiency and hospital management, the use of AI and Big Data for the exploitation of patient data, the so-called telemedicine in aspects such as the creation of emergency provider platforms, the implementation of virtual assistance in homes, advanced clinical microbiology or the connection of patients and remote care control, and precision medicine, among other aspects.
This challenge aims to seek technological solutions in relation to climate change, forest fires, pollution, the sustainability of the sea and rivers in terms of their contamination (both by plastics and industrial dumping, agriculture or the warming of their waters), as well as to raise public awareness.
The application of these new technological tools will help to predict and prevent natural disasters in real time, and improve disaster management in areas such as communications, logistics and rescue, among others.