King Felipe VI has opened the South Summit, who celebrates his ninth edition on the ship, in Madrid, to bring together entrepreneurs and innovators. Don Felipe has influenced the "high dynamism" that characterizes the model of entrepreneurship of Spain, something that he, he assured him, should be a source of pride. In addition, he highlighted the creation of new companies.
At the event, which serves as an exit pistol for the meeting, which will be held between October 5 and 7, the Minister of Industry, Tourism and Commerce, Kings Maroto, as well as the mayor of Madrid, José, have also been present. Luis Martínez Almeida, the leader of the PP, Pablo Married, and the president of the CEOE, Antonio Garamendi, among others.
"2020 was a year in which, without doubt, virtual relationships and telecommunications were promoted throughout the world and in many sectors of activity," the king recalled. "While it is true that until then had already progressed enough about it, in these last two years there has been an extraordinary acceleration," he continued. In this sense, he pointed out that in this "technological and digital revolution" we are not only witnesses, "but also participants."
"We can say with pride that Spain has a model of entrepreneurship characterized by a high dynamism," Don Felipe said. Thus, in addition to the creation of new companies, he stressed that "our country has two large centers of technological innovation - MADRID and Barcelona - between the first six per number of Startups in Europe." However, he considers that "the really interesting thing is to observe the dynamism of all existing technological poles distributed by the Spanish geography, specialized in concrete areas," such as Málaga, Bilbao, Valencia, Galicia or Canarias.
The king also celebrated that this innovation is "undoubtedly" capturing "international attention". In this sense, he recalled that "almost every week, very interesting projects of foreign companies that opt for Spain are known to carry out innovation activities, invest in Spanish startups, install technological development centers, build data centers or data centers or hire Developers ".
Likewise, the monarch explained that Spain has "magnificent technological infrastructures", as well as other factors such as "a rapid deployment of 5g", "important submarine cable projects" or a "large proliferation of the number of large capacity data centers ". However, he wanted to emphasize over all "the open mentality to the change that characterizes our society and that it is articulated through an extensive network of professional training centers, technological parks, incubators and accelerators".
Felipe VI also wanted to refer to the "digital nomads" that Choose Spain to telework, "Another clear example that our country is a very attractive destination for numerous professionals who work in the digital sector remotely". Finally, the king has grateful to companies and entrepreneurs "because they contribute to making ours, a better society" and "because they contribute to Spain today" an innovative country ".Updated Date: 08 October 2021, 15:09