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University of Valencia Science Park DIH Parc Científic de la Universitat de València DIH

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Coordinator (Research & Technology organization)

Fundació Parc Cientific Universitat de València

Coordinator website

https://www.fpcuv.es

Year Established

2009

Location

Calle Catedrático Agustín Escardino, 9, 46980, Paterna (Valencia) (Spain)

Website

https://www.pcuv.es/en/dih

Social Media

Contact information

Mariano Serra Bondia
dih@fpcuv.es
(+34) 963544758

Description

Description

The University of Valencia Science Park DIH aims to create the best conditions to strive for the long-term business success of companies and organisations from the Valencian region by putting innovation and digital opportunities to good use.

To this end, the University of Valencia Science Park DIH places at companies and organisations’ disposal a set of services targeted to digitise their products, services and processes, as well as specially equipped premises for them to set up and perform their activity, consolidation and growth. The University of Valencia Science Park DIH services come in five areas:

  1. Creating the ecosystem: information, training, networking and financing services, providing entrepreneurs with infrastructures, and support to identify and establish synergies among knowledge providers, companies and organisations, and to also back the Valencian innovative ecosystem
  2. Digitising business processes: Consultancy and implementing software solutions for strategic business management (Business Intelligence, Balanced Scorecard), day-to-day management (ERP), document management and commercial management (CRM, eCommerce)
  3. Automating production processes: Analysing the level of digitising and automation; accompanying the whole process; providing equipment for automation, sensors and other mechanisms to control processes.
  4. Applying satellite data: Employing satellite data and other sources, with applications in areas like agriculture, forestry development and environmental conservation, and for fighting against climate change
  5. Managing digital health: Application of Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, modelling, digital simulation and other technological tools in areas like functional nutrition, precise medical diagnosis and efficient health

In order to offer this wide range of services, the University of Valencia Science Park DIH is backed by the University of Valencia Science Park’s development and infrastructure, and by organisation and team of the University of Valencia Science Park Foundation (FPCUV), which is in charge of managing the Science Park’s business area.

The University of Valencia Science Park (PCUV) is an initiative that links university research and its scientific potential with the production system by encouraging innovation processes, and by generating and consolidating science/technology-based companies in the Valencian region.

The PCUV provides spaces and services to companies that derive from university research (spin-offs) and to external scientific technology-based companies that wish to enter a research, technological development and innovation setting. Its scientific area is made up of seven research institutes, two singular centres and major research infrastructure, as well as a business area covering a surface area of 26,700 m2, which represents 40% of the Science Park’s built area. It is divided into three building blocks (Building 1SC, Building BIOTEC and Building CUE) with offices and different sized labs that provide various services, one business incubator, and three coworking spaces (Business Incubators), one of which is located on the Tarongers campus. The business area currently hosts almost 100 companies, including different spin-offs. In this space they find a suitable ecosystem in which to generate and develop ideas and innovative projects. The most important sectors are Biotechnology and Information and Communication Technologies (ITC), and Energy, Nanotechnology and Advanced Services are also present.

The University of Valencia Science Park Foundation (FPCUV) works as a not-for-profit organisation that facilitates innovation for technology-based companies. This institution is in charge of managing the business area by providing services to those hosted there. It was created in 2009, and its founding sponsors were Fundación Bancaja, Banco Santander, the Valencian Chamber of Commerce and the Valencian Business Confederation, as well as the University of Valencia.

Some FPCUV objectives are to:

  • Promote technological development, knowledge transfer and industrial innovation.
  • Encourage research into matters of social importance locally, nationwide and internationally.
  • Establish cooperation between University of Valencia research groups and companies.
  • Create new innovative companies by facilitating alliances with strategic partners.
  • Encourage the transfer and diffusion of university research results.
  • Contribute to improve companies’ competitiveness and the Valencian Community’s development.

The FPCUV is a member of rePCV (Network of Valencian Science Parks), APTE (the Spanish National Association of Science and Technology Parks), RedEmprendia (the Ibero-American University Network of Business Incubators) and IASP (the International Association of Science Parks). It also has relations with different international parks.

 

El Parc Científic de la Universitat de València DIH tiene por objetivo crear las mejores condiciones para el éxito empresarial a largo plazo de las empresas y organizaciones de la comunidad valenciana, mediante el aprovechamiento de la innovación y las oportunidades digitales.

Para ello, el Parc Científic de la Universitat de València DIH pone a disposición de empresas y organizaciones un conjunto de servicios orientados a la digitalización de sus productos, servicios y procesos, así como instalaciones especialmente equipadas para facilitar el inicio y el desarrollo de su actividad, su consolidación y su crecimiento. Los servicios del Parc Científic de la Universitat de València DIH se estructuran en cinco ámbitos:

  1. Creación de ecosistema: Servicios de información, formación, networking, financiación, provisión de infraestructuras y apoyo al emprendedor, destinadas a la identificación y establecimiento de sinergias entre proveedores de conocimiento y empresas y organizaciones, y a dar soporte al ecosistema innovador valenciano.
  2. Digitalización de procesos de negocio: Consultoría e implantación de soluciones de software para la dirección estratégica de la empresa (Business Intelligence, Cuadro de mando), la gestión del día a día (ERP), la gestión documental, la gestión comercial (CRM, eCommerce).
  3. Automatización de procesos productivos: Diagnóstico del nivel de digitalización y automatización; acompañamiento en el proceso; provisión de equipos para la automatización, sensores y otros mecanismos para el control de procesos.
  4. Aplicación de datos satelitales: Explotación de datos de satélite y otras fuentes; aplicación en ámbitos como la agricultura, la explotación forestal, la conservación del medio ambiente y la lucha contra el cambio climático.
  5. Gestión digital de la salud: Aplicación del Big Data, la Inteligencia Artificial, el modelado y la simulación digital y otras herramientas tecnológicas a ámbitos como la nutrición funcional, el diagnóstico médico de precisión y la gestión eficiente de la salud.

Para la oferta de esta amplia gama de servicios, el Parc Científic de la Universitat de València DIH se apoya en la trayectoria e infraestructura del Parc Científic de la Universitat de València, así como en la organización y equipo de la Fundació Parc Cientific Universitat de València (FPCUV), encargada de gestionar el área empresarial del Parc Científic.

El Parc Científic de la Universitat de València (PCUV) es una iniciativa para vincular la investigación universitaria y su potencial científico con el sistema productivo, fomentando los procesos de innovación y la generación y consolidación de empresas de base científico-técnica en la comunidad valenciana.

El PCUV proporciona espacios y presta servicios a empresas derivadas de la investigación universitaria        –spin-off– y a empresas externas de base científica/tecnológica que quieren situarse en el entorno de investigación, desarrollo tecnológico e innovación. Dispone en Paterna (Valencia) de un área científica, compuesta por 7 institutos de investigación, 2 centros singulares y una importante infraestructura para la investigación, y de un área empresarial ocupa una superficie de 26.700 m2, que suponen el 40% de la superficie construida del Parc Científic, y se divide en tres bloques de edificios (Edficio 1SC, Edificio BIOTEC y Edificio CUE), con despachos y laboratorios de distintos tamaños y prestaciones; un Vivero de empresas; y tres espacios de coworking (Semilleros de Empresas), uno de ellos situado en el campus de Tarongers. El área empresarial alberga en la actualidad casi 100 empresas –entre estas, diferentes spín-off– que encuentran en este espacio un ecosistema propicio para la generación y desarrollo de ideas y proyectos innovadores. La Biotecnología y las Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación (TIC) son los sectores más relevantes. La Energía, la Nanotecnología y los Servicios Avanzados también están presentes.

La Fundació Parc Cientific Universitat de València (FPCUV) es una organización sin ánimo de lucro que trabaja como organismo facilitador de la innovación al servicio de empresas de base tecnológica y es la institución encargada de gestionar el área empresarial prestando servicios a las entidades allí alojadas. Creada en 2009, sus patronos fundadores fueron la Fundación Bancaja, el Banco Santander, la Cámara de Comercio de Valencia y la Confederación Empresarial Valenciana, además de la propia Universitat de València.

La FPCUV tiene entre sus fines:

  • Promover el desarrollo tecnológico, la transferencia de conocimiento y la innovación industrial.
  • Impulsar la investigación en temas de transcendencia social a nivel regional, nacional e internacional.
  • Establecer la cooperación entre grupos de investigación de la Universitat de València y empresas.
  • Crear nuevas empresas innovadoras facilitando alianzas con socios estratégicos.
  • Potenciar la transferencia y difusión de los resultados de la investigación universitaria.
  • Contribuir a la mejora de la competitividad de las empresas y el desarrollo de la Comunidad Valenciana.

La FPCUV es miembro de la Red de Parques Científicos Valencianos (rePCV), la Asociación de Parques Científicos y Tecnológicos de España (APTE), la Red Universitaria Iberoamericana de Incubación de Empresas (RedEmprendia) y la International Association of Science Parks (IASP). Además, se mantienen relaciones con diversos parques internacionales.

Link to national or regional initiatives for digitising industry

The University of Valencia Science Park (PCUV) is linked with different regional and national initiatives, such as:

  • Industria Conectada 4.0, Spanish Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism.
  • Red.es, a public organisation appointed to the Spanish Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation.
  • Foundation INCYDE, the chamber Institute for the Creation and Development of Companies
  • Research and Innovation Smart Specialisation Strategy of the Comunitat Valenciana (RIS3-CV)
  • Regional Valencian Ministry of Innovation, Universities, Science and Digital Society.
  • The Valencian Innovation Agency (AVI), a public organisation accountable to the Regional Valencian Ministry of Innovation, Universities, Science and Digital Society of the Generalitat Valenciana.
  • The Valencian Institute of Business Competitiveness (IVACE), a public organisation accountable to the Regional Valencian Ministry of Sustainable Economy, Production Sectors, Commerce and Work of the Generalitat Valenciana.

Market and Services

Sectors

  • Agriculture and food
  • Maritime and fishery
  • Mining and quarrying
  • Energy and utilities
  • Construction
  • Wholesale and retail
  • Tourism (incl. restaurants and hospitality)
  • Transport and logistics
  • Real estate, renting and business activities
  • Public administration
  • Education
  • Life sciences & healthcare
  • Community, social and personal service activities
  • Manufacture of food products, beverages and tobacco
  • Manufacture of textiles and textile products
  • Manufacture of leather and leather products
  • Manufacture of wood and wood products
  • Manufacture of pulp, paper and paper products; publishing and printing
  • Manufacture of coke, refined petroleum products and nuclear fuel
  • Manufacture of chemicals, chemical products and man-made fibres
  • Manufacture of rubber and plastic products
  • Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products
  • Manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products
  • Manufacture of machinery and equipment
  • Manufacture of electrical and optical equipment
  • Manufacture of transport equipment
  • Other Manufacturing
  • Financial services

TRL Focus

  • TRL1 - Basic principles observed and reported
  • TRL2 - Technology concept and/or application formulated
  • TRL3 - Analytical and experimental critical function and/or characteristic proof of concept
  • TRL4 - Component and/or breadboard validation in laboratory environment
  • TRL5 - Component and/or breadboard validation in relevant environment
  • TRL6 - System/subsystem model or prototype demonstration in a relevant environment
  • TRL7 - System prototype demonstration in an operational environment
  • TRL8 - Actual system completed and qualified through test and demonstration
  • TRL9 - Actual system proven through successful mission operations

Services provided

  • Awareness creation
  • Ecosystem building, scouting, brokerage, networking
  • Visioning and Strategy Development for Businesses
  • Collaborative Researchs
  • Concept validation and prototyping
  • Testing and validation
  • Pre-competitive series production
  • Commercial infrastructure
  • Digital Maturity Assessment
  • Incubator/accelerator support
  • Voice of the customer, product consortia
  • Market intelligence
  • Access to Funding and Investor Readiness Services
  • Mentoring
  • Education and skills development
  • Other

Service Examples

Giving courses to train in competences for digital transformation

Client profile: All kinds of companies and organisations.

Client needs: Those professionals who participate in digitalisation and digital transformation processes in their companies acquiring and improving their competences; the professionals who need to update their training and to incorporate digital competences to improve their professional development or occupational situation; those professionals with entrepreneurial concerns or who aim to start new digital businesses.

Provided solution to meet the needs:

Giving courses to train in competences for digital transformation as part of the CREARFUTURO programme in collaboration with Red.es, a Spanish Government organisation in charge of carrying out and deploying plans devised for the digitalisation of Spain. Modules about Creativity and innovation, Complex problem solving, Entrepreneurial ecosystem, Person management and Business model and value proposal taught in 2019 and 2020. More than 120 students attended sessions.

More details: https://www.pcuv.es/en/noticias-y-agenda/eventos/redes-formacion-ecosistema-emprendedor

Networking activities

Client profile: All kinds of companies and organisations

Client needs: Establishing relations with potential collaborating partners in innovation and digitalisation processes.

Provided solution to meet the needs:

Activities in various formats, such as speed café networking and scientific-technological networking.          

  • 16/03/2018: Speed-Cafe Networking - Fallas 2018 (Victoria Majadas, President of Big Ban angels)
  • 04/05/2018: Speed-Café Networking –Ibero-American Markets (Agroinncuba-Cyted network)
  • 21/09/2018: Speed-Café Networking – Welcome (JorgeTeschendorff, AVI)
  • 30/11/2018: Speed-Café Networking – the Tarongers Business Incubator (José Miguel Rosell and Encarna Mazón, Programme of the Business Culture Chair Mentors)
  • Networking between the IATA and firms of the Science Park, 17/5/2019 in the IATA Conference Hall.
  • Breakfast Presenting the Report Outcomes about the PCUV Business Area, 5/4/2019 in the PCUV Board Room.
  • Speed-Café Networking with the GECE Observatory, 15/03/2019 in the PCUV Board Room.
  • Speed-Café Networking with UVocupació (UVjobs), 25/1/2019 in the PCUV Board Room.

More details: https://www.pcuv.es/en/noticias-y-agenda/eventos/networking-iata-empresas-pcuv

Editing digital publications (ebooks) on digitalisation-related competences

Client profile: All kinds of companies and organisations

Client needs: Information and knowledge about technologies, methodologies and potential collaborators in digitalisation processes.

Provided solution to meet the needs.

A collection of ebooks about digitisation-related competences, which are offered free of charge over the PCUV website, and involve a good number of researchers from inside and outside university as The titles edited to date are:

  1. Cybersecurity. The twenty-first-century challenge, date published: 20/11/2019, downloads: 386
  2. Industry 4.0 generated in the Network of Science Parks of the Valencian Community, date published: 28/12/2018, downloads: 38
  3. Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, date published: 03/12/2018, downloads: 409  

More details: https://www.pcuv.es/es/recursos/ebooks

Databases of functional ingredient

Client profile: Companies and organisations from the agro-food sector.

Client needs: Swiftly facilitate the study of possibly incorporating ingredients with functional benefits into food.

Provided solution to meet the needs:

Lifesequencing, a collaborator of DIH, has a database of functional ingredients to be applied to personalised nutrition. Another collaborator, Porib, has a large database of treatments applied to patients with different diseases and responses, which allows optimised doses and considerable savings.

More details: https://www.pcuv.es/en/empresas/biotecnologia/LIFESEQUENCING

Action towards financing innovative projects

Client profile: All kinds of companies and organisations

Client needs: Financing innovation and digitalisation initiatives and projects

Provided solution to meet the needs:

By configuring various financial instruments and organising events to make them known:

  1. Encounters bringing together the companies, research groups and public/private organisations that finance R&D&i to present public/private organisations’ financing tools. Seven editions since 2014
  2. Preferential financing agreements for the companies hosted at the PCUV, signed between the PCUV and four public/private financial institutions

More details: https://www.pcuv.es/es/5-encuentro-capital-y-ciencia/presentacion

Incubation in spaces specially designed for companies linked with R&D&+i

Client profile: All kinds of firms, their R&D&i departments, and other public/private organisations working on these activities

Client needs: Specially designed spaces adapted for R&D&i activities

Provided solution to meet the needs:

Places at their disposal, by hiring, specially designed spaces adapted for companies linked with R&D&i: offices, laboratories, incubators for spin-offs and virtual housing. Since 2006.

More details: https://www.pcuv.es/es/instalarse-en-el-parc/elige-el-parc

Tools to assess digitalisation

Client profile: All kinds of companies and organisations

Client needs: Learn the starting point as far as their digitalisation level is concerned

Provided solution to meet the needs:

Digital Chaos Analysis is a tool used to assess companies’ initial situation as far as printed data digitalisation is concerned. It was developed by one of the collaborating DIH SMEs (Grupo Adapting).

More details: http://www.adapting.com/servicios

Consultancy to certify information security management systems (ISMS)

Client profile: All kinds of companies and organisations

Client needs: Ensure, by means of the appropriate official certificate, that binding regulations, or recommended ones, are being complied with as regards information security management.

Provided solution to meet the needs.

ISO 27001 and Esquema Nacional de Seguridad (ENS) consultancy certification is offered by one of the collaborating DIH SMEs, thanks to which the Corpuscular Physics Institute (IFIC) of the University of Valencia obtained its ISO 27001 certification.

More details: https://mobilizaacademy.com/transformacion-digital/

Smart tools for managing COVID-19

Client profile: All kinds of companies and organisations whose activity implies proximity among personnel, users or customers

Client needs: Controlling the proximity among personnel, users or customers while the company’s or organisation’s activities are being performed

Provided solution to meet the needs:

Solution to improve people’s security and productivity can be done by a real-time interior tracking system that allows distances to be set, contacts to be communicated, and different industries’ security and productivity to be studied. It was developed by one of the collaborating DIH start-ups (Nothingbutnet).

It was successfully experimented in a school setting:

https://sway.office.com/66n2LlCq4Ayj8FDM?ref=Link

More details: https://soocialdistance.technology/

Organization

Organizational form

Foundation

Turnover

1.000.000-5.000.000

Number of employees

10-25

Evolutionary Stage

Fully operational

Geographical Scope

Regional

Funding

  • European Regional Development Fund
  • National specific innovation funding
  • Regional funding
  • Private funding
  • Partner resources
  • Memberships

Customers

Number of customers annually

>50

Type of customers

  • Start-up companies
  • SMEs (<250 employees)
  • MidCaps (between €2-10 billion turnover)
  • Large companies, multi-nationals
  • Research organisations

Partners

University Research Institute on Robotics and Information and Communication Technologies (IRTIC)

Partner Type

Research & Technology organization

Website

https://www.uv.es/uvweb/university-research-institute-robotics-information-communication-technologies/en/irtic/presentation-1286058520434.html


Image Processing Laboratory (IPL)

Partner Type

Research & Technology organization

Website

https://ipl.uv.es


Analog Devices

Partner Type

Large enterprise

Website

https://www.analog.com


Acri / Albavalor

Partner Type

Large enterprise

Website

https://www.acri.fr


B&R Automation

Partner Type

Large enterprise

Website

https://www.br-automation.com


Dawako

Partner Type

Start-up company

Website

https://www.dawako.es


Doitplenoptic

Partner Type

Start-up company

Website

https://www.doitplenoptic.com


Eolab

Partner Type

SME

Website

https://eolab.es/


Grupo Adapting

Partner Type

SME

Website

https://www.adapting.com


I+D Solutions

Partner Type

SME

Website

https://www.g2k.es


Kanteron Systems

Partner Type

SME

Website

https://www.kanteron.com


Lifesquencing

Partner Type

Large enterprise

Website

http://www.lifesequencing.com


Mobiliza

Partner Type

SME

Website

https://mobilizaacademy.com


ModelArk

Partner Type

Start-up company

Website

https://www.modelarkbim.com


Nothingbutnet

Partner Type

Start-up company

Website

https://www.nbn23.com


Porib Gestión

Partner Type

SME

Website

https://hopesonhealth.com/en


Way2eCommerce

Partner Type

SME

Website

https://way2ecommerce.com


Conselleria de Innovación, Universidades, Ciencia y Sociedad Digital

Partner Type

Regional government

Website

http://innova.gva.es/es/inicio


Agencia Valenciana de la Innovación (AVI)

Partner Type

Regional government

Website

https://innoavi.es/en/


Instituto Valenciano de Competitividad Empresarial (IVACE)

Partner Type

Regional government

Website

https://www.ivace.es/index.php/es/


Universitat de València

Partner Type

University

Website

https://www.uv.es

Technologies

  • Micro/nano electronics
  • Sensory systems
  • Photonics and imaging technologies
  • Screens and display technologies
  • Communication networks
  • Cyber physical systems
  • Robotics
  • Internet of things
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Mobility & Location based technologies
  • Interaction technologies
  • Cyber security
  • Advanced, or high performance computing
  • Big data, data analytics, data handling
  • Virtual, augmented and extended reality
  • Simulation, modelling and digital twins
  • Gamification
  • Software as a service and service architectures
  • Cloud computing
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Logistics
  • Internet services

H2020 Projects

  • DIHNET.EU
    Next Generation European DIH Network
    Next Generation European DIH Network

    Digital Innovation Hubs have become the national and European instrument to speed up digitization in SMEs/MidCaps to ensure the EU’s future industrial leadership. Most EU Member States DIHs have established, in a growing number of regions and sectors, complemented by regional and national networks. Also the EC is deploying a vast number of initiatives to support DIH activities. The next step is to build a pan EU network that coordinates and integrates this wide variety of initiatives and ensure collaboration and quality. DIHNET.EU just does that: build a network of networks involving hubs, competence centres, and regional and national programmes and infrastructures. The aim of this EU DIH network is to ensure the best possible support to SMEs and midcaps. DIHNET.EU will contribute to this in the following:
    - Enhancing collaboration between stakeholders from the European DIH Community to better support SMEs/MidCaps with their digitisation, by creating awareness, understanding and activating the ecosystem on DIHs challenges and possible solutions.
    - Offering DIHs an online infrastructure to facilitate their collaboration. This platform will support the DIHNET.EU Community with a wide range of services, information and tools that will help DIHs to communicate, align, collaborate and synchronise activities.
    - Developing a clear overview of the DIH related services provided in Europe and align them.
    - Upgrading the DIH Catalogue: identifying/activating activities in the DIH Community in coherence with regional, national and EU policies.
    - Creating a strategy to reinforce the specialization of these services to SMEs and MidCaps, as well as support its uptake by relevant DIH and DIH networks.
    - Creating a vision and strategy on a self-sustaining business model for this network of DIHs, and to make this operational.
    The project is carried out by TNO, Tecnalia, Fundingbox, euRobotics, BluMorpho and FEDIL, have strong experience in DIHs and well connected to the EU DIH community.
Last updated: 18/12/20 14:31