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Levers to improve the competitiveness of the Valencian Community

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The professor of Applied Economics at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), Francisco Mas, has presented the study ‘Levers to improve the competitiveness of the Valencian Community: analysis and prioritization’, which took place this morning at the Valencian Business Confederation (CEV) and was attended by more than 120 people. The report has been promoted by the Network of Technological Institutes of the Valencian Community (REDIT) and has had the support of the Valencian Innovation Agency (AVI).

We must understand competitiveness not only as aspects related to business performance, economic activity, but also as a complete vision that includes social well-being and the situation of people”, has indicated More.

REDIT director, Gonzalo Belenguerhas been in charge of inaugurating the event, placing special emphasis on the need for all agents to work together to improve the competitiveness of the Valencian region At national and international level.

In addition, he wanted to express a plea in favor of young people, such as “key force in innovation and progress of society”. “Investment is a key factor to improve the competitiveness of a region. In infrastructure, education and skills development it can improve the region’s quality of life and make it more attractive to businesses and workers. In addition, in technology and innovation it can boost economic growth and create high-quality jobs”, has secured.

The main conclusions of the study focus on the key factors to improve the competitiveness of the Valencian Community, being the the most outstanding private R+D+istability with a budget guarantee and collaboration between system agents.

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The results have also revealed that lifelong learning is an essential element to guarantee a quality, efficient and effective qualification, with which to have human resources with an innovative culture. The joint vision of the experts is that a plan or design of policies is needed that allows all the components of the regional scenario to improve globally.

Likewise, Mas has stressed that “There is a change in trend in the Valencian Community, there is a greater commitment to R+D+i and innovation and that is a good indicator. It must be taken into account that, when we compare ourselves with other regions, the structural situation is not always the same”.

The president of REDIT, Fernando Saludes, and Andrés García Reche, vice president of the AVI, have been in charge of closing the act thanking the attendees for their presence. Greetings has started: “Today more than ever we have to talk about the team. We must be able, each one in our role, as specialized agents, businessmen, authorities and also as a society, to identify the levers and activate them to increase our competitiveness and firmly bet on a productive model where innovation, technology and knowledge are development and growth factors at the service of future generations”.

Competitiveness is a multidimensional and intertwined concept, as Professor Mas has explained to us very well. Improving it requires not only the coordinated effort of different actors, but also the combination of the different factors that sustain competitiveness. In REDIT We are convinced that, with everyone’s efforts, we will be able to achieve that better future that we all want for the following generations”it is finished.

For his part, the executive vice president of the AVI, Andres Garcia Reche, has underlined the Agency’s commitment to improving the productivity of companies through its different aid and incentive programs: «The AVI is acting precisely on the points of improvement of which this report warns, providing a stable innovation strategy in the long term and far from electoral cycles; reinforcing the hiring of scientific-technical profiles in companies; and promoting the interconnection of the agents that constitute the Valencian innovation system”.

These incentives are not unrelated to the significant growth in investment in R+D+i in companies in the Valencian Community in recent years, with an increase of 7% since 2019, according to the INE”, Garcia Reche has indicated.

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Titbit raises 150,000 euros in its second investment round

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Three years ago, two entrepreneurs from Barcelona They launched an innovative project within the audiovisual production sector. Arnau Seix and Adrià Coll They founded the digital video startup, Titbit, weeks before COVID broke out, and in the middle of the pandemic they managed to raise their first round of investment. Three years later and with a consolidated project, the production company closes a new capitalization in which he has once again raised 150,000 euros.These rounds of adjusted capital allow us to grow and evolve in a conscious and reasonable way, without having to make disproportionate growth promises that imply making investments at a frenetic pace”explains Arnau Seix, who together with his partner and co-founder is committed to continuing to strengthen the bases to achieve the objectives set.

On this occasion, Titbit has given entry to reference investors in the world of advertising, and among them stands out one of the leaders in the sector, Juan Manuel de la Nuez, a professional with extensive experience and former CEO of the Wunderman Thompson agency. “In my professional career, I have met clients many times to whom the issue of content production for external communication or even internally, it was a real headache for them, since the agencies could not respond competitively in time or cost, and neither could the production companies. For this reason, when I got to know Titbit, I understood that it is a solution that responds to these headaches and therefore represents a clear potential for growth and investment.”.

With this round, Titbit aims to increase its national expansion, both commercially and in product development. The startup’s headquarters are located in Barcelona and also has an office in Madrid. “We want to create a commercial network that allows us to help other countries to achieve more agile and economical productions, since we have confirmed that the creation of digital content suffers the same problems outside our borders”. In addition, the celebration of the third anniversary of the startup coincides with a change of corporate image and the launch of the new website, which is in line with continuing to innovate in the sector, reflecting the value of its disruptive proposal.

Regarding the evolution of the project in the short and medium term, at a time of economic uncertainty like the current one, companies apply budget cuts in marketing and advertising, but even so they need to communicate more than ever, since they must compensate for the loss of sales caused by the crisis. “Many brands are looking for a new way to produce their content for digital channels, and this is where Titbit’s proposal becomes more relevant than ever”, explains Arnau Seix, who also sees international markets as an interesting option to continue growing.

“In these three years we have seen how big brands have connected with our message: closed and transparent prices, much more agile productions (maximum 15 days) and unlimited rights of use in all their pieces”. Stephanie SalvatMarketing Manager of Hoteles Hesperia, tells about his experience with Titbit that “It is the first production company I know and with which I collaborate that has such a clear differential value proposition”.

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Creek Technologies acquires Imburse to improve the payment experience

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Operation of great importance in the insurance industry. Smart solutions provider, Creek Technologys, has just announced the definitive agreement of the purchase of Imburse Paymentsa modern payment platform based in Switzerland.

The payment solution software-as-a-service (SaaS) native on the cloud de Imburse is designed for the insurance sector. It offers greater ease and efficiency in insurance transactions end to end. In addition, Imburse enables insurers to quickly connect to the entire payments ecosystem at lower cost, seamlessly integrate into existing financial infrastructure and processes, and manage multiple partners for collections and disbursements, all in one place.

The platform is consumer-oriented and offers policyholders a flexible and easy-to-use checkout experience, as well as the possibility of directing payments quickly and safely.

As part of Duck Creek, Imburse will continue to serve its current customer base and markets, while accelerating expansion goals to new customers throughout Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. Although Imburse will continue to be available as a standalone, the platform will be fully integrated with Duck Creek’s suite of technology solutions, further enabling insurers’ digital transformation goals through modern tools.

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“Imburse has developed a great product for the global insurance industry that is not only easy to integrate and implement, but also offers insurers incredible flexibility and payment options”said Mike Jackowski, CEO of Duck Creek Technologys. “Imburse has a robust team that represents the core values ​​of Duck Creek. They have deep experience across the payments ecosystem and will help extend Duck Creek’s leadership in the insurance industry.”

“Being a part of Duck Creek will further accelerate our mission to simplify the way businesses around the world access the global payments ecosystem,” said Oliver Werneyer, CEO of Imburse. “We are excited to be a part of Duck Creek and to work together to deliver modern technology innovations that will transform the insurance industry of the future.”

The acquisition remains subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close during the second fiscal quarter of 2023.

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The Community of Madrid chooses EAE Business School as project accelerator

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EAE Business School Madrid, which is part of Planeta Formación y Universidades, has been chosen by the Community of Madrid What innovative project accelerator of entrepreneurship, in collaboration with other prestigious entities such as Lanzadera and Wayra. This initiative is expected to contribute to accelerating 50 new ideas and projects.

Within the framework of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan, financed by the European Union – Next Generation fund, the business school has been chosen as the head of this initiative in Madrid whose objective is to promote entrepreneurship and the talent of the region, strengthening the value chain of the cultural and creative industry and, therefore, stimulating the recovery of the Spanish economy.

«Being the only educational institution chosen by the Community of Madrid as an accelerator agent is an important recognition of which we are very proud. Collaboration in this project reinforces the great work that EAE Business School Madrid is doing to promote entrepreneurship and innovation, vital aspects for our school. In addition, this initiative reinforces our commitment to position EAE Business School Madrid as a key school for attracting young entrepreneurs with disruptive and creative ideas that will lead the future of the business and economic ecosystem in Madrid and, therefore, in Spain.”says Javier Almazán, Director of EAE Business School Madrid.

Flexibility and adaptability of business projects

The accelerator and its development programs will contribute to increasing the flexibility and adaptability of new business projects, in a global context of continuous change. Its objective is not only focused on providing capital through seed investmentsbut also in accompanying ideas with high growth potential in order to implement them successfully.

To this end, EAE Business School Madrid will play the role of mentor and tutor to entrepreneurs, offering intensive training programs and thus contributing to generating an ecosystem of cooperation and communication with other agents and strategic entities.

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In addition, this mentoring will boost the transformation of cultural activities towards digitization thanks to the incorporation of new Technologys in projects, favoring synergies between the cultural and creative industry with other economic sectors. For this reason, the collaboration of EAE Business School Madrid will improve access to financing for cultural projects, accelerating the professional growth of entrepreneurs and companies.

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