The impact of artificial intelligence under discussion in the 21st APTE International Congress

  • The congress will be held in Tenerife on 25 May, where the managers of the Spanish science and technology parks will tackle the future challenges that artificial intelligence and the role of science and technology parks as drivers of digitalisation and innovation in the region entail.
  •  The International Congress of the Association of Science and Technology Parks of Spain (APTE) will be held in the Science and Technology Park of Tenerife (PCTT), more specifically in the Science and Cosmos Museum in La Laguna.

    The PCTT is hosting the 21st APTE International Congress on 25 May, where managers of artificial intelligence companies and other representatives of science and technology parks will discuss their contribution towards more digital, more innovative and more sustainable societies, as well as the use of artificial intelligence as a tool to achieve this ambitious goal. 

    To this end, the Congress will have a very different format to what we are used to seeing. There will be an exceptional opening speech by Asier Arranz, an expert in technology and a telecommunications engineer in the field of artificial intelligence and robotics, who currently works at NVIDIA and who has spent most of his career abroad working on quantum computing at IBM Quantum (New York) and on virtual reality at Meta Quest.

     Furthermore, five parks members of APTE will present successful cases of practices that contribute to making their region a more digital, innovative and sustainable area. This round table will be attended by Claudia Danesi, director of Tech Transfer, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Tecnocampus Technology Park; Luis Pérez Díaz, managing director of the Cartuja Science and Technology Park (PCT Cartuja); Juan Antonio Bertolín, managing director of Espaitec (Parc Científic i Tecnològic of the Universitat Jaume I of Castelló) and manager of the Fundació General of the Universitat Jaume I; Natalia Pérez, assistant manager of Technology Sharing, Training, Projects and Networks at Málaga TechPark, and María Ogáyar, head of Knowledge Transfer at the Health Sciences Technology Park of Granada (PTS).

    The 21st APTE International Congress will also bring together companies from science and technology parks to share real examples of success with regard to artificial intelligence, taking into account sustainability factors. The round table will be attended by Antonio Álvarez, CEO of EvoSocial SOFT, which is located in the Technology Park of Gran Canaria; José Meliana, CTO of Artis Tech Development, located in the Canary Islands Science and Technology Park Foundation of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (FCPCT); Marta Senent, CEO of Next AI, located in Espaitec; Orlando Ávila, AI Principal Researcher at Arquimea, and José Julio Rodrigo, co-founder of AgnosPCB, both companies located in the Science and Technology Park of Tenerife (PCTT).

    Manuel Pestano, technical director of the Science and Technology Park of Tenerife, and Felipe Romera, president of APTE, will be in charge of the official welcoming speech. 

    To bring the congress to an end, there will be an award ceremony, where the Association of Science and Technology Parks of Spain will present an award for the best practice in Science and Technology Parks of APTE in 2023, as well as an award for the most active parks in the Project Managers Network of APTE in 2022. Moreover, the Association will recognise the parks celebrating their 20th anniversary. 

    After that, the APTE flag will be given to the next park that will be hosting the congress in 2024, in this case the Science Park of Alicante. Handing the APTE flag to the next hosting park is a tradition in APTE International Congresses. 

    For more information, please visit the congress website:  

    You can watch a live stream of the congress on APTE’s YouTube channel: