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Málaga TechPark
Málaga TechPark

Spain: Andalusia
Aline Daniel
Profile:
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Overview

About us

Málaga TeckPark, located in Málaga, is a high-quality location in which to set up SMEs and large businesses that are innovative, respectful of the environment and geared towards manufacturing, advanced services and R+D. One of the Technopolis’s and its companies’ ingredients for success is the business development model that has been applied at the Park since it opened. An entrepreneurial culture and a tradition of ongoing enterprise are fundamental to the sustainability of the business development model that has been created at the PTA; the entrepreneurs that started off in the business incubators and pre-incubators have become, in many cases, much larger companies who continue to carry out their activities at the park. Actually, Málaga TechPark counts with around 630 companies for different sectors such as ICT, Biotechnology, Engineering, Industry, HHRR, etc, and more than 20.000 employees.

Málaga TeckPark has become a great hub of innovative attraction in Andalucía and Europe, with both technology and innovation being key to its development. The Technopolis is an international benchmark that can be described as an encouraging focus of attraction for innovative companies, an ecosystem for high-tech companies and entrepreneurs, and the primary location for foreign technological investment in Andalusia.

Established - 10 May 1990
Staff in the management team - 11-20
Support services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce
  • Competence development
  • Vocational training
  • Talent Attraction

Cluster composition

  • 595
    Cluster Members
  • 511
    SME's
  • 35
    Number of start-ups among SME's
  • 65
    Large Companies
  • 19
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers

Málaga TeckPark created 'The Green Ray', building housing entrepreneurs who wish to be global players, on the Campus of the University of Malaga (UMA) with the aim of developing a common strategy between the PTA and UMA in the field of entrepreneurial knowledge and support. 

The cooperation between the Technology Park of Malaga (PTA) and the University of Malaga (UMA) have emerged as transformational entrepreneurship, ie, by analyzing the talent that impacts on the economic but also in social innovation ecosystems that are created when there is a connection between university science and technology park and company and the importance of inclusion in the training plans of the university courses on innovative culture. 

Legal form of the cluster organisation
Limited Liability Company (private or public)
Languages spoken
English French Portuguese Spanish
Link to the team description on the cluster organisation website
Other label
No
Cumulated employment of cluster members
21000
Cumulated exports of cluster members
€ 1052000000
Cumulated turnover of cluster members
€ 2104000000

Management team

Sonia Palomo - Deputy Director of Technology Transfer and International Relations
Sonia Palomo
Internationalisation Responsible
Felipe Romera - General Director Málaga TechPark
Felipe Romera
Cluster Manager
Aline Daniel - International Project Manager
Aline Daniel
Project Manager

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Professional, scientific and technical activities:M74 Other professional, scientific and technical activities
Sectoral Industries (NACE 4 digit)
Other professional, scientific and technical activities:M7490 Other professional, scientific and technical activities n.e.c. - Office administrative, office support and other business support activities:N8299 Other business support service activities n.e.c.
Cross-sectoral industries
Digital Industries
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Ecosystems:Digital
Technology fields
B\: Performing operations; transporting:Railways - E\: Fixed constructions:Building - G\: Physics:Information and communication technology [ICT] specially adapted for specific application fields - Y\: General tagging of new technological developments:Technologies or applications for mitigation or adaptation against climate change
S3 EU priority areas
Cultural & creative industries:Development of regional cultural & creative industries - Cultural & creative industries:Support to link cultural & creative industries with traditional industries - Digital transformation:Advanced or High performance computing - Digital transformation:Artificial intelligence, cognitive systems, augmented and virtual reality, visualisation, simulation, gamification & interaction technologies - Digital transformation:Big data, data mining, database management - Digital transformation:Broadband, spectrum and other communication networks (e.g. 5G) - Digital transformation:Cleaner environment & efficient energy networks and low energy computing - Digital transformation:Cloud computing and software as a service and service architectures - Digital transformation:Digitising Industry (Industry 4.0, smart and additive manufacturing) - Digital transformation:ICT trust, cyber security & network security - Digital transformation:Internet of Things (e.g. connected devices, sensors and actuators networks) - Digital transformation:Robotics, autonomous and cyber physical systems (e.g. vehicles, embedded systems) - KETs:Industrial biotechnology - KETs:Nanotechnology - Sustainable innovation:Climate change - Sustainable innovation:Eco-innovations - Sustainable innovation:Resource efficiency - Sustainable innovation:Sustainable land & water use - Sustainable innovation:Waste management

Services

Support services provided

Internationalisation Support (access to third countries markets)
Advisory Services
Facilitation of collaboration between members (within the cluster)
Facilitation of external collaboration (beyond cluster) such as matchmaking
Support of Research, Development and Innovation

Further information

The Technology Park of Andaluciamakes a series of services available to its companies and workers which correspond to their needs within the Park. Some of the main services offered are:

  • Training
  • Human resources:
  • Business Innovation
  • Maturing technologies
  • Advice on the creation of parks
  • Scientific-technical dissemination
  • Infraestructures
  • Mobility Services
  • Urban Conservation Unit
  • Catering, Hospitality

Support training services for cluster managers/policy makers

Facilitation of collaboration between members (eg. joint training programs) - Promotion of activities (eg. job fairs and exhibitions) - Support of knowledge sharing - Collecting needs from company members - Connecting to other actors or signposting to vocational training - Connecting to other organisations in the regional ecosystem

Upskilling and reskilling expertise

Internationalisation - Strategy development

Support services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce

Competence development - Vocational training - Talent Attraction

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
H2020 CIP/COSME INTERREG LIFE ERASMUS+ Other

Name & description

Málaga TeckPark participates in the development of projects at regional, European and international levels. The Park is involved in all project phases, from the design, drafting and negotiation of proposals up to the search for collaborators and partners, managing all the stages of the process: beginning, planning, execution, control and closing.

Project name

Listed below are some of the most recent European projects which the PTA has participated in:

IN-BUSINESS GROWTH

In the framework of the approval of the European project IN-BUSINESS GROWTH from the Horizon 2020 programme, several agents of innovation are cooperating to revise practices related to the design and delivery of innovation support programs for SMEs. The University of Algarve (Portugal), through its Division of Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer, the Regional Development Company of Kainuu (Finland), the Bulgarian Development Agency (Bulgaria) and the Technology Park of Andalucía (Spain) will be the entities implementing this project aiming at exploring an innovative challenge focused on the redesign of existing services and the creation of new instruments to provide more efficient tools of supporting innovation in SMEs. During twelve months, partners and actors of the project IN-BUSINESS GROWTH are going to work on the analysis of the current situation for the creation of a guide of best practices and the establishment of an innovative methodology to be transferred to any innovation actor that wish to improve the growth and existence of SMEs.

Link: http://www.pta.es/es/documents/In-BusinessGrowth_web.pdf

MED TECHNOPOLIS

Under the European MED program, the Parque Tecnológico de Andalucía developed the Med Technopolis project together with ten other European entities. During the three year duration of the project, the main goals of Med Technopolis were to implement a Mediterranean Network of Technology Interface Structures (EIT) for the renovation of currently-existing EITs and expansion towards new regions of the Mediterranean, by creating technological zones in areas with little business or economic development. As a result, 50 companies were created, 140 business ideas were formed, and 8 centres for economic, social and environmental innovation were set up. Furthermore, 4 international meetings took place, giving rise to more than 300 B2B meetings between companies, a European network of entrepreneurs was created, and a training centre was finalised for them.

ZERO HYTECHPARK

With the goal of reducing carbon footprint, the Parque Tecnológico de Andalucía, and the Bizkaia and Walqa (Huesca) parks are collaborating to develop a system that combines renewable energies with the use of hydrogen-based technologies to drastically reduce CO2 emissions. All this operates under the management of the Foundation for the Development of New Hydrogen Technologies in Aragón, with the support of the Regional Government and co-financed by the EU.

Link: http://www.zerohytechpark.eu/es

SMART MED PARKS

The SMART-MED-PARK project is co-financed with ERDF funds from the European Commission through the MED program and led by the Andalucian Technology Institute (IAT). Together with the IAT and the Parque Tecnológico de Andalucía, seven other organisations from Slovenia, Croatia, Portugal, France, Italy and Spain are participating in this new initiative to improve energy efficiency in Mediterranean-area technology parks. The main goals of the project are the development of a new generation of science and technology parks, energy self-sufficiency through integration with existing energy networks and the generation of local, green energy,  energy-saving related to the losses in the distribution and transportation network, and the promotion of a self-sufficient model of energy production and consumption.

Link:  http://www.programmemed.eu/

ERASMUS MUNDUS THELXINOE

The PTA, together with the University of Málaga and various partners from France, Greece, Poland, Slovakia, Germany, Australia and New Zealand are collaborating in a project within the Erasmus Mundus program, whose aim is the creation of a strong, sustainable and long-term network (TELXÍNOE-N) between EU institutions to promote academic, cultural, social and economic links.

Link: https://sites.google.com/site/emthelxinoe/

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Argentina
Brazil
China
Republic of Korea (South Korea)
Morocco

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Portugal
Italy
Poland
France
Finland

Transnational support activites

Promotional Activities - Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs - Support to collaborative activities/etc.

International support activites

Support to collaborative activities/etc.

Further information

In terms of internationalisation, the managing entity of the Parque Tecnológico de Andalucía works closely with entities such as chambers of commerce, national governments, universities, embassies ... etc. The PTA fosters the development of technological communication and co-operation networks amongst the different entities that comprise it, thereby permitting the transfer of technological knowledge and the promotion of business collaboration in an ever-more international sphere.

MÁLAGA GLOBAL, INTERNATIONAL STRATEGY GROUP

In adition, the managing entity of the PTA organises and coordinates a work group whose main objective is to unite international development strategies, such as the sharing of projects on a global scale and the search for joint ventures. The International Strategy Group is made up of the most important institutions in the city: The City Council, Chamber of Commerce, Confederation of Employers of Málaga (CEM), Provincial Council, Parque Tecnológico de Andalucía-PTA and the University of Málaga-UMA, as well as the CIEDES Foundation, Promálaga and Bic Euronova. This group was started with the goal of encouraging internationalisation, not just for Málaga companies, but for the city and province. The setting up of “Málaga Global”, a promotional tool designed to be a business card, stands out among its main successes. It is a video that merges various aspects of the province, fusing together the main highlights that make it unique.

Link: http://malagaglobal.malaga.eu/

Connection to cluster organisation(s)

Profile name Location
University of Algarve
Portugal
Poznan Science and Technology Park
Poland

Membership in cluster networks, meta clusters and national associations of clusters

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Latest news and documents

News Published: 23.11.2021
Málaga TechPark will coordinate the Ibero-American Network of Science and Technology Parks
News Achievements Published: 30.04.2019
NEW EUROPEAN PROJECT APPROVED FOR THE TECHNOLOGY PARK OF ANDALUCIA
News Published: 13.03.2019
INTERNATIONAL BLOCKCHAIN CONFERENCE in Malaga, Spain

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