Young People Design the Future of San Sebastian

Creativity, critical thought, talent, teamwork, human capital, innovation or 'Open Data' have marked the third day of Donostia WeekINN. On very few occasions can we find San Sebastian City Council’s Plenary Hall decorated in balloons and colourful card with modern music in the background and presided by 27 schoolchildren between the ages of 11 and 17 ...

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Fomento San Sebastián organizes two technical sessions on energy retrofitting

On 7th and 8th of February 2019, at the ENERTIC building, Fomento San Sebastián organized two technical sessions with the local companies and agents from the Donostia Smart cluster, where they showed and tested the district energy retrofitting developed within the European project OptEEmAL (H2020-EU) ...

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A new company from San Sebastian has joined the list of firms that have received funding through the EU’s SME instrument, a European programme aimed at small and medium sized businesses with projects that offer the market innovative solutions.

The approval of the project presented by WirelessCities means that 14 companies from San Sebastian have now received finance as part of the SME Instrument since its launch in 2014, representing close to 5% of all Spanish funds, with almost 10M Euros secured in total ...

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Fomento de San Sebastián participated in the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, presenting the San Sebastián Smart Strategy and projects

Fomento de San Sebastián (Concejalía de Impulso Económico) participa por tercer año consecutivo en el Barcelona Smart City Expo World Congress con un stand conjunto con todos los proyectos lighthouse y organizaciones europeas presentó durante el congreso los proyectos Replicate, SmartKalea y OptEEmal, así como la estrategia Smart de la ciudad de Donostia/San Sebastián ...

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Talent House: a formula for success

Talent House, the block of flats for high-level researchers in Donostia-San Sebastián managed by the Department for Economic Development, is celebrating its 5th anniversary as the main accommodation choice for the scientific community. It has provided about 1000 researchers (and their families in some cases) with accommodation. 77% guests came from abroad, from 60 different countries. The average stay was 4.6 months ...

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A new image for the city based on innovation

The second day of Donostia WeekINN focused on international cooperation, the development of innovation, and the use of new technologies to promote different sectors. On Tuesday, the Donostia WeekINN innovation festival launched a new forum for debate about technologies known as TechTalks ...

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San Sebastian’s branding is not about tourism; it’s about talent

Young people and their talent took centre stage on the first day of Donostia WeekINN initiative, featuring the participation of the branding guru Andy Stalman. The importance of generating talent among young people and retaining that talent in our city was one of the key messages that permeated throughout the first day of the Donostia WeekINN innovation festival ...

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Innovation and smart design throughout San Sebastian

The fourth edition of Donostia WeekINN - San Sebastian Innovation Week, organised by the Department for Economic Development, Commerce and Tourism through Fomento de San Sebastián, will be held from 23 rd to 27th October and will feature the life of the city with over 200 hours of activities related to innovation. Entry to the talks and sessions will be free of charge, in which international experts, companies, research centres, schools and agents from different sectors, among others, will showcase the innovative ecosystem of our city as a driving force for change, growth and cohesion for San Sebastian.

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Economic Development Forum (EDF) EUROCITIES: “Innovative cities for a Competitive Europe”

Fomento San Sebastian is hosting the Economic Development Forum for Eurocities, the network for Europe’s largest cities. Over the course of three days, economic governing bodies from over 60 cities in 38 countries will be coming together at the Forum. The purpose of the meeting of the Economic Development Forum (EDF), which is taking place in San Sebastian from 24 to 26 April 2017 ...

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Donostia Open INN: analysis of international innovations in a new working session to improve the connection between young unemployed people and job opportunities

On 30th June a new working session was held for the open innovation pilot Donostia Open INN, in which international initiatives were presented ...

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