We improve the competitiveness of the Canary production sector through innovation systemisation in companies.

We provide advice, accompaniment and innovation support services to companies and motivate R+D+i internationalisation and transfer fostering networking. We support entrepreneurship via incubation and internationalisation, while at the same time imparting our knowledge of innovation via all possible channels.

We provide support in the drafting, implementation and follow-up of the Canary Government R+D+i public policies, management of regional observatories, likewise other public programmes linked to R+D+i outreach.

Innovation Department Presentation

  • 1995

    Participation in European networks of business innovation, technology transfer and internationalization of R&D&i: European Network of Innovation Relay Centers (IRCs)

    ITC was part, from september 1995 to march 2000, of the European Network of Innovation Relay Centers (IRCs). This network allowed the provision of assistencial support to companies in technological aspects, R+D+i Financiation or in technology protection.

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  • 1996

    First business incubators created in Canary Islands (UPE network)

    The Network of Business Promotion Units, UPE Network, created by ITC, has allowed viable technology-based companies to be in centers equipped with the infrastructure, equipment and services to incubate and consolidate innovative entrepreneurial initiatives.

    First business incubators crea
  • 2002

    Support for the creation and consolidation of innovative knowledge-based companies: Accreditation as EU center | BIC Canarias of the European EBN Network

    ITC is integrated, as a full member, in the European Commission Network EUROPEAN BUSINESS AND INNOVATION CENTERS NETWORK (EBN) since this year. EBN is a scientific and technical association based in the city of Brussels, which brings together more than 200 partners, and which have among other links, the purpose of being centers of creation and support for innovative and technology-based companies in the EU.

    Support for the creation and c
  • 2007

    CIDE Network

    Start-up of the Canary Network of Entrepreneurial Development and Innovation Centres (CIDE Network).

    CIDE Network
  • 2007

    Instrumental body of the Canary Islands Government for the drafting and implementation of regional innovation and industrial policies

    ITC has participated in projects and assignments such as: Canary Islands Strategic Innovation Plan (PEINCA), Canary Islands Smart Specialization Strategy (RIS3 Canarias), Canary Islands Industrial Development Strategy (EDIC 2009-2020), R&D&i Observatory of the Canary Islands (OBIDIC), Canary Islands Industrial Observatory (OIC), Support for the dissemination of R&D&iI: Weeks of Science and Innovation in the Canary Islands and the program "Approach Science and Innovation", Operator DEMOLA: Open innovation model between the University and the Company.

    Instrumental body of the Canar
  • 2008

    Enterprise Europe Network

    Launching of the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) and EEN-Canaries regional node.

    Enterprise Europe Network
  • 2009

    EYE network launching

    Launching of the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs (EYE) network and contact point in the Canaries.

    EYE network launching
  • 2010

    Support for the creation and consolidation of innovative knowledge-based companies: Integration into the National Association of European Business and Innovation Centers (ANCES)

    ITC is integrated since 2010 as a full member in this association that pursues the agglutination of interests, working methods and interconnection between innovation and entrepreneurship nodes. As in the European EBN Network, the presence of ITC in ANCES allows the exchange with national experiences in the field of innovation.

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  • 2012

    RIS3 Drafting 2014-2020

    Drafting of the Canary Intelligent Specialisation Strategy (RIS3) 2014-2020

    RIS3 Drafting 2014-2020