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UCAM and Incyde launch new courses in self-employment and business consolidation

The two institutions renewed their collaboration to offer six new training programmes following the success of the previous ones.

Javier Collado and María Dolores García after the signing. UCAM
Javier Collado and María Dolores García after the signing. UCAM

Anyone thinking of starting or improving their business will be able to access one of the six Self-Employment and Business Consolidation Programmes that last up to seven weeks that UCAM will offer together with the Incyde Foundation over the next few months. This morning, both institutions have signed the collaboration agreement that covers these programmes, and which provides continuity to the work they have been jointly carrying out in this field for many years.

The agreement has been signed by María Dolores García, UCAM president, and Javier Collado, director general of the Incyde Foundation (Fundación Instituto Cameral para la Creación y Desarrollo de la Empresa). Mr Collado highlighted the success of the previous programmes, which were ‘aimed at job creation’. He also underlined ‘the important role of the high-tech incubator in health, sports and nutrition, UCAM HiTech, in supporting and fostering entrepreneurship’. 

These programmes will also further boost entrepreneurship training among UCAM students. ‘Creating an entrepreneurial culture at university is increasingly valued, as it ultimately gives a broader perspective of the possible job opportunities regardless of whether you are an entrepreneur or not. Moreover, it provides students with a series of skills that will help them in their working life,’ says Carlos Caballero, director of UCAM HiTech.  

UCAM and Incyde have been working jointly for years with the aim of ‘creating wealth in the region and beyond,’ says Carlos Caballero referring to business creation.  The UCAM high-tech incubator ‘aims to become technological transfer leader in Spain. After all, as José Luis Mendoza, founder of the University said: “if we cannot get science and knowledge to reach people through the creation of companies that offer products or services, there is no real impact on society.”’