Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Support for businesses and entrepreneurs

Business Support Service (SAE)

The Business Support Service (SAE), created by the Cabildo of Gran Canaria through the Corporation for the Economic Development of Gran Canaria (SPEGC), is the instrument of reference for businesses and entrepreneurs seeking information and advice on starting up a business or taking on innovation projects.

This service can be requested by:

  • Entrepreneurs with a business idea of an innovative and/or technological nature.
  • Entrepreneurs installed in the incubators at the Gran Canaria Technology Park (offices at the Canary Islands Exhibition Centre and University Campus in Tafira).
  • Entrepreneurs with social venture projects.
  • Entrepreneurs with craftwork projects.
  • Entrepreneurs in innovation and/or technology with a Business Plan.
  • Businesses with innovation or R&D projects.

These services, which are provided free of charge, focus on generic and specific advice.

The services will be offered, on-site or online, depending on their characteristics and the particular needs of the projects, to entrepreneurs who started their economic activity up to three years prior to requesting the service.

For further information or to request these services fill in this form and tell us about your project.

ICT Demonstration Centre for Innovation in Tourism

The Information and Communications Technology Demonstration Centre for Innovation in Tourism (CD TIC Innovación Turística) is an initiative by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism through Red.es, with the Cabildo of Gran Canaria, through the Corporation for the Economic Development of Gran Canaria (SPEGC), the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria City Council and the National Corporation for Management of Innovation and Tourism Technologies (SEGITTUR).

The initiative is funded by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism and the Cabildo of Gran Canaria, and 85% co-funded by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

This Demonstration Centre, located in Gran Canaria's Science and Technology Park, at the Canary Islands Exhibition Centre (INFECAR) in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, provides the local community and tourism companies with knowledge of, and in the adoption of Information and Communication Technologies.

CD TIC Innovación Turística has spaces in which interested ICT companies can show tourism companies, in a practical way, technology products and services aimed at improving their productivity and competitiveness. It seeks to be a meeting point for technological innovation and the needs of the tourism sector and, for that purpose, brings together the supply of innovative solutions and the demand identified, encourages implementation of ICT tools and applications in businesses, and sets in motion actions to develop and improve the island, its population and tourists, in line with the characteristics of an Intelligent Tourist Destination.

 

CDTIC

ICT Demonstration Centre Services for Innovation in Tourism

  • Access to its equipment, systems and technology infrastructure so that businesses can find out about and test these systems and experiment with new solutions in a real environment.
  • Audiovisual and training space at the disposal of businesses, which can be used as a meeting point for supply and demand. Technology firms can in this way demonstrate the value of their solutions and applications in improving productivity, competitiveness and services of the tourist sector.
  • Advice, capacity-building and training of professionals, self-employed persons and tourism and technology SMEs.
  • Promoting ICT tools and applications in tourism firms, programmes for exchange of experience, bolstering innovation in business models and data analysis programmes.
  • Promoting the development of an Intelligent Tourist Destination to facilitate interaction and integration of the visitor in the environment and increase the quality of his experience at the destination.

For further information about the ICT Demonstration Centre for Innovation in Tourism visit www.cdticturismo.com.

Seeking funding

Support for RDI projects

The SPEGC provides support to identify and prepare funding lines via a specialised service aimed at businesses and/or entrepreneurs with innovative projects.

The following document shows a detailed inventory of the possible funding lines to which an entrepreneur or a mature project can have access: Funding Line Inventory. Point of Support for Entrepreneurs

In addition, we have a space, the Information Point for RDI Network (RED PI+D+i) where businesses and entrepreneurs can access a personalised information and advice service about the funding tools that are best suited to their needs and projects, always in relation to Research, Development and Innovation activities.

The mission of the Information Point for RDI Network is to offer free information and advice services to businesses and entrepreneurs concerning government aid to the RDI of any administrative area - local, regional, national and European - that best meets their needs. The aim, therefore, is to provide RDI business activities with knowledge and access to the various public funding tools.

Specialised service to prepare funding lines

We also offer a specialised service to prepare funding lines offered by various local and national bodies for innovative projects. The purpose of this service is to give advice to the entrepreneur about all the funding options available and to help him submit the documentation required to secure funding.

For further information or to request these services use this form and tell us about your project.

Financia Network (Red Financia)

This is a framework for collaboration to facilitate access for entrepreneurs to funding of technology and innovation business initiatives. The aim, specifically, of this network is to:

  • Collaborate on structuring financial solutions for business initiatives of a technological or innovative nature.
  • Foster the creation of new financial methods and solutions for investing in business projects.

 

Working spaces

The Gran Canaria Technology Park (PTGC) places at the disposal of businesses and entrepreneurs integrated co-working, incubation and consolidation spaces for technology and innovation.

The co-working and incubation spaces are aimed at start-ups (entrepreneurs) with technology and/or innovation projects.

The spaces are located in the offices of the Canary Islands Exhibition Centre at the Gran Canaria Technology Park (PTGC-RFC - Incube building, Pasarela building, ICT Demonstration Centre and Pavilion B-Co-working) and of the University Campus in Tafira (PTGC - Campus de Tafira - Polivalente II building, Polivalente III building and Polivalente IV building).

For further information about the spaces available, their features, prices and application procedure, go to:

Offices of the Canary Islands Exhibition Centre (INFECAR): Pavillon B – Coworking and CDRI Turismo

Offices of the Canary Islands Exhibition Centre (INFECAR):  Incube and Pasarela buildings.

Offices of the University Campus in Tafira: Polivalente III and Polivalente IV buildings.

Offices of the University Campus in Tafira:  Polivalente III and Polivalente IV buildings.

  • Project development service

Offices of the Canary Islands Exhibition Centre (INFECAR): Pasarela building.

Offices of the University Campus in Tafira: Polivalente III and Polivalente IV buildings.

If you need personalised information write to us at espacios@spegc.org

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