It is in this context that the ABACO (Observatory of Knowledge-Based Activities) project starts, a joint venture of the Valencia Campus of International Excellence (VLC/CAMPUS) and the Ivie, which aim is to boost the flow of information and analysis of knowledge-based activities, to assess their importance and impact in Spain.
The aim of the meeting organized by VLC/CAMPUS is twofold: to analyze how knowledge economy is advancing in Spain and, in this framework, to present ABACO.
The opening conference of the day, by José Manuel Leceta (European Institute of Innovation and Technology), will be presented by the rector of the University of Valencia, Esteban Morcillo. Then, Francisco Pérez (University of Valencia and Ivie) and Javier Quesada (University of Valencia and Ivie) will present the ABACO project, in a session that will be presented by the rector of the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Juan Juliá. Also, a panel of experts chaired by Juan Mulet (Cotec) will answer the question: How do firms advance in knowledge economy? Javier Igual (Ford Spain), Vicente Ruiz (GNI Cosmetics) and Salvador Mas (Openfinance) will participate in this discussion.
In the afternoon, Daniel Ramón (Biópolis), Sebastián Subirats (Ainia) and Fernando Conesa (Polytechnic University of Valencia) will ask a panel of experts on How do R&D institutions contribute to knowledge based activities? This session will be chaired by Cecilia Cabello (Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology). Finally, Gilbert Casamatta (University of Toulouse) will give the final conference, which will be presented by José Pío Beltrán (Higher Council for Scientific Research).
ABACO is funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports under the VLC/Campus programme.
If you wish to attend the conference, please send an email to .