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LifeTech Summit hosts over 1,000 meetings to boost the growth of start-ups at UCAM HiTech

Moments before the inauguration of the LifeTech Summit organised by UCAM HiTech.
Moments before the inauguration of the LifeTech Summit organised by UCAM HiTech.

More than 300 people, including scientists, entrepreneurs, investors, company representatives and investment groups are taking part in the II LifeTech Summit. More than 100 start-ups took part in this event, doubling the number of participants compared to last year, 70% of which are from outside the Region of Murcia.

This event is a national meeting point for key players in scientific entrepreneurship. Concepts such as investment and open innovation, as a way of transferring science to the business fabric, and –by extension– to society, with the aim of improving people's quality of life, were addressed during the two days of the LifeTech Summit.

María Dolores García, UCAM President, and Luis Alberto Marín, Regional Minister of Economy and Finance of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia, were accompanied by José Luis Mendoza, UCAM General Director of Institutional Relations, and Carlos Caballero, Director of UCAM HiTech.

María Dolores García highlighted that ‘UCAM HiTech is more than a project accelerator, it is an environment where talent and creativity are driven to reach their full potential and where innovative ideas materialise into solutions that will change the world’.

In the same vein, the Regional Minister, Luis Alberto Marín, explained that ‘the Regional Government supports this initiative, which is already yielding important results due to the high number of entrepreneurs taking part. This reflects the region's business, technological and entrepreneurial fabric, a region that is at the forefront of technological entrepreneurship, and UCAM and its HiTech have a lot to do with this.’

During this summit, round tables, 'one to one meetings’, 'pitch competitions' and 'networking sessions' were held, allowing the current situation of these sectors, the investment possibilities and the prospects for open innovation and growth offered by these three segments to be analysed.