Zaragoza got this privilege Science and Innovation City 2022 Awarded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation to those cities that commit R+D+i in defining local policies and supporting companies with a strong scientific, technological and innovative component.
The award ceremony, announced in June, was held last Friday in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Managing Director of European Funds, Blanca Solans, He attended on behalf of the Zaragoza City Council and received a medal from the Minister of Science and Innovation, Diana Morante.
With this distinction, Zaragoza becomes part of Association of Cities for Science and Innovation (ARINN)known as Red Innpulso, is a forum for meeting and disseminating innovative local policies that currently make up 83 municipalities of all sizes.
The goal of this network is to promote Cooperation between Spanish municipalities, Disseminate its good practices in both management and citizen communication.
The Directorate General of European Funds, led by Blanca Solan, encouraged her to run for this distinction, implying the incorporation of Zaragoza into Innpulse . Network and access to annual aid to provide specialized local agents for municipal government structures. One opens like this A new way to fund the integration of qualified employees In municipal government structures and thus be able to strengthen its administrative capacity of local avant-garde policies.
Examples of projects that Red Innpulso has promoted in recent years include public procurement of innovation, support for innovative SMEs and entrepreneurs, and setting municipal innovation standards, among others.
Undersecretary for the development of science and new innovation
“Zaragoza’s work in science and innovation has been recognized. To delve deeper, The Zaragoza City Council will ask the Central State in the next call to obtain an agent for the development of science and innovation So she works in the city council and can develop projects related to innovation”, said the Director General of European Funds, Blanca Solans.
“The aim of this establishment is to strengthen actions in the field of digital transformation to transform our local administration into a file More modern, more accessible, more digital; Thus getting the most out of the next generation’s money.”