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The LH City of San Sebastián submits its strategy and Smart City Projects at the American Smart City Summit held in Kansas City

Fomento San Sebastián took part on the Smart Cities Connect Congress, together with many other municipalities, research centers and big business associates from the United States of America in Kansas City. Event attendees had the chance to learn about San Sebastián’s Smart planning strategies aiming towards a vision of progress: A truly smart city project which is boosting social, economic and environmental sustainability. Euken Sesé, managing director of Fomento San Sebastián, introduced two main projects which are changing the city’s foundation: The Replicate project and SmartKalea ...

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Europe focuses on Start-ups from San Sebastian

Three companies from San Sebastian, Bunt Planet, SL, Smiley Owl Tech and HWS Concrete Towers, SL. have just benefitted from the funds offered by the SME Instrument, Horizon 2020 European programme, aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises which develop projects that offer innovative solutions to the market. Approval of these projects means that there are already 17 companies from San Sebastian, many of which are backed by Fomento de San Sebastián ...

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Gipuzkoa and San Sebastian partner up to promote and facilitate cinematographic production in the territory

The Provincial Council reaches an agreement with San Sebastian City Hall, through its corporation Fomento, and Provincial Development Agencies, to set up the new San Sebastian-Gipuzkoa Film Commission. The Regional Department of Culture will provide the San Sebastian Film Commission with €100,000 to extend its services to the whole of Gipuzkoa province, creating a single portal to expedite administrative procedures and facilitate the search for film locations ...

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The San Sebastian Deputy Mayor’s Office implements a Residence Programme for Talent Attraction

San Sebastián, 7th February 2018. The Deputy Mayor’s Office in San Sebastian City Council has implemented the Connecting Talent Residence Programme through the public entity, Fomento de San Sebastián, the main aim of which is to attract the talent of people with qualified professional profiles who may join local entities related to innovation or the creation of new business or research and knowledge generation projects in the city. The aim is to attract international entrepreneurs and help companies find young people with talent, from San Sebastian or beyond ...

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Handia, winner of ten Goya Awards, is one of the films shot in San Sebastian in 2017, with the collaboration of the Film Commission

Last year, around 90 film, television and advertising projects were shot in our city, including five feature films. The film, ‘Handia’ (Giant), which was shot in different locations around the city with the collaboration of the San Sebastian Film Commission, appears on this list. The Deputy Mayor, Ernesto Gasco, has congratulated the Handia team for the 10 Goya Awards, and has taken advantage of the opportunity to point out that ....

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San Sebastian welcomes a French and Italian delegation to exchange experiences related to the Clean Project

Within the framework of the European CLEAN project (Interreg Europe-EU) in which Fomento de San Sebastián participates as a partner, the first exchange of experiences took place in San Sebastian on 23rd and 24th January 2018. More specifically, partners from Normandy (France), from 7VENTS, and the partners from Naples (Italy), from ANEA, participated.

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Fomento de San Sebastián hosts UpgradeSME projects partners in San Sebastian

Three European organizations, Steinbeis (Germany), Leeuwarden (the Netherlans) and the Ministry for Economy and Innovation (Hungary), in the framework of the European Project UpgradeSME, Interreg Europe (www.interregeurope.eu/upgradesme) had the opportunity to visit Fomento San Sebastian (Spain) and its Innovation and Talent attraction strategy, as well as the programmes and tools that Fomento San Sebastian, as local economic development agency offers to boost SMEs competitiveness ...

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Entities, such as the MIT Media Lab (USA), Harvard (USA), Babson College (USA), or cities, such as Amsterdam (Holland), Tampere (Finland), Birmingham (United Kingdom), are among the prestigious destinations for the 25 grants offered by the Deputy Mayor's

Fomento San Sebastian, public body reporting to the Deputy Mayor's Office of San Sebastian, is launching a programme of 25 grants to young people from San Sebastian in international organisations for a period of six months through the development of excellence projects. The registration period for these Connecting Talent grants closes on 12th February, with their implementation in March ...

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Companies belonging to the San Sebastian Surf City Cluster participate once more in the ISPO MUNICH International Fair

Seven companies belonging to the Department for Economic Development’s San Sebastian Surf City Cluster will take part in a new edition of the ISPO MUNICH International Fair through Fomento de San Sebastián, which will be held between 28 th and 31 st January, with the aim of holding professional meetings and networking with other agents from the sector ...

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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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