San Sebastian seeks to position itself as a City of Innovation through the European AT BRAND project

Fomento San Sebastián is participating in AT Brand, a European project that aims to foster integrated and coherent city branding in the partner cities and co-branding in the Atlantic Area.

 

Liverpool organised a programme that included city branding conferences, workshops and best practices with international experts, which was held from 24th to 27th June. Cardiff, Dublin, La Rochelle and Faro are the other cities participating in the project.

 

Fomento de San Sebastián, the San Sebastian City Council sustainable economic development agency, is participating in the project with the aim of positioning San Sebastian as a City of Innovation.

 

This positioning lies within the framework of Fomento San Sebastián’s commitment to the city’s economic and social transformation based on three main action lines, focusing on social innovation: 

  • Donostia Knowledge City: promote infrastructures, agents and individuals to create and spread knowledge.
  • Donostia Specialised City: work in different strategic sectors from a collaboration, integration and innovation point of view.
  • Donostia Living Lab: Turn the city into a testing and technological or social research platform to improve life quality.

 

An on-line innovation platform, DonostiaINN will be launched through the programme, which will show the innovation eco-system in San Sebastian, include interactive communities that will bring together all of the agents related to innovation at a local and international level and an open innovation platform, DonostiaOpenINN, through which citizens and other agents (technology centres, universities, entrepreneurs and innovation-related companies, researchers etc.) can participate and put forward solutions to the challenges faced to improve the city.

 

This project is financed by ERDF under the INTERREG Atlantic Area programme

 

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