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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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San Sebastián shows commitment to innovation at WeekINN

The 4 th WeekINN-San Sebastián Innovation Week, organised by Fomento de San Sebastián for the Department of Economic Development and brought to a close yesterday, gave visibility to the city’s efforts in the area of innovation. Over 200 hours in activities taking place in 37 different venues ...

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Design to generate value and face the challenges of the city

The final day of Donostia WeekINN leaves us with the announcement of the creation of a design 'hub' whose objective will be to transform San Sebastian. Donostia WeekINN has concluded with different reflections on design in the city. Design is understood as strategies to carry out innovative projects ...

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Innovating to build a better city

The presentation of the DonostiaINN Awards, debates on attracting talent to our city, the relationship between gastronomy and innovation, investment in 'start-ups' and marketing challenges have marked the fourth day of Donostia WeekINN. ...

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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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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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San Sebastian presents its Talent Attraction strategy in London

Fomento de San Sebastián has taken part in the prestigious NatureJobs Career Expo in London (http://www.nature.com/naturejobs/career-expo), as part of the internationalisation of its strategy to engage, attract and develop talent, holding a meeting at the Spanish embassy with researchers and professionals, presenting the city’s commitment to talent under the slogan “San Sebastian Connecting Talent. The best place to live and work”. It also accompanied Infahe (http://www.imfahe.org) to present the opportunity programme to FECYT.

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City Hall and Provincial Council promote a business Design School in San Sebastian, backed by Barrabes.biz

The City Department of Economic Promotion, through Fomento San Sebastián, and the Provincial Council have signed an agreement with Barrabes.biz to set up a Training Centre in Strategic and Experiential Design in part of the Santa Teresa Convent. This is a public-private collaboration initiative open to the incorporation of other entities such as universities, businesses, research centres and various bodies ...

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The Smart Citizen has published an article about San Sebastián as a reference in the Smart Cities: "San Sebastian: Polishing the Pearl of the Cantabria"

The Smart strategy followed by Donostia / San Sebastián with the aim to improve quality of the city is highlighted in the article, through its referent projects SmartKalea and its public-private partnership, as well as the european "lighthouse" project Replicate, H2020 program, both coordinated by Fomento de San Sebastián ...

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The Value of Local Talent: A Shared Commitment

36th UPV/EHU SUMMER COURSES. From Fomento de San Sebastián we would like to invite you to the course: The Value of Local Talent: A Shared Commitment Aims of the activity: Analyse the phenomenon of talent (highly qualified workers) mobility, especially as a critical factor in the socioeconomic development of cities. Analyse talent drain from different angles: Education, Business, and Local Development Institutions. Identify critical aspects for attracting and retaining young talent ...

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The department of economic promotion reaches an agreement with CEIT-IK4 support and develop talented young researchers

The agreement reached by the two institutions includes the launch of professional development pathways through internationalisation grants and internship contracts for young researchers with outstanding academic records. The ultimate aim is to contribute to a strategy to transform and consolidate San Sebastian as an innovation and knowledge hub, through the development, retention and attraction of talent ...

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The department of economic development and sign an agreement to support the creation and growth of new technology businesses

The agreement reached by the two institutions encompasses the promotion of activities and programmes to support the creation of new technology businesses related with the activity of Ikor, a company that specialises in the design, development and manufacture of electronic circuits. Furthermore, the Department of Economic Development, through Fomento de San Sebastián, pledges to work with Ikor to develop pathways for the retention and development of qualified young people, generating professional development opportunities within this sphere of activity ...

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