The “Technology of Sustainability Centre” was launched in Málaga on 21st of January. The centre is born with the aim of dealing with the important challenges of the business ecosystem by providing development and growth to the SMEs from Málaga and building an industry environment adapted to the innovation, social development and the preservation of natural resources, where a common space for cooperation and interaction between companies and organisms from different sectors can be created.
This centre has been developed by the University of Harvard (USA) and PriceWaterHouseCoopers (PwC) and the event was focused on introducing the project “Green Economy Málaga”, an initiative promoted by the Government of Málaga and the Industrial Organization School (EOI). This conference was attended by the mayor of Málaga, Francisco de la Torre; the CEO of the Industrial Organization School, Fernando Bayón, the responsible of the Regional Government of Andalusia and the president of the Technological Park of Andalusia (PTA), José Luis Ruiz Espejo, the strategic manager from the department of Health and Environment at the Harvard School of Public Health, Ramón Alberto Sánchez Piña and the responsible of the consulting area from PwC in Andalusia, Juan Pérez de Lema.
This project has been financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) with the aim of boosting the internationalization, sustainability and innovation of local SMEs. It’s foreseen that more than 300 companies will join this plan, which will offer them consulting services, tools for providing networking and the collaboration with investors and institutions, as well as new business opportunities. The slogan is “more and better business”, developed in a way which is committed with the regional development from an environmental, social and economic perspective.