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UCAM HiTech fast-tracks 50 new projects on health, sport, and nutrition

The entrepreneurial proposals, all in the validation phase, have become part of the acceleration and incubation programme through the UCAM training, mentoring, and networking initiative.

UCAM's high-tech incubator dedicated to health, sport and food will start

the ideation and validation programmes, GO and GROWTH, on 26 September

and 11 October respectively, both within the framework of the project HiTech

and developed through the Technological Institute of Murcia UCAM with the

collaboration of the Incyde Foundation and the General Directorate of

Trade and Business Innovation of the Autonomous Community of the

Region of Murcia

The first programme, in which 25 projects will participate, will be the second

edition of the Go Hitech programme, focused on megatrends linked to the

food, health and sports sectors. The GO programme agenda also includes

business model idealization and definition, market research and competition

analysis, learning the basic principles of marketing and finance, as well as

legal and tax aspects of creating a company. And once the training phase is

over, the entrepreneurs will have a customised mentoring package to apply the

concepts they have learnt.

The second edition of the GROWTH HiTech entrepreneurship programme,

which will start on 11 October, will offer group training and mentoring to

another 25 projects in the advanced stage, focusing on the market validation

of the business proposals, all in the fields of health, sport, and food.


More than 70 entrepreneurial initiatives from all over Spain in 2022

More than 70 projects from all over the country have participated in UCAM

HiTech initiatives throughout 2022. According to César Nicolás, Director of

Entrepreneurship and Start-ups at UCAM HiTech, “the differentiating factors

that the start-ups have found most valuable in these first months of operation

are the training and mentoring activities, the access to the university's research

capacity in the areas of the incubator, collaborating with UCAM's strategic

partners, incorporating university talent in start-ups and the access to

investment options”.

UCAM HiTech is a technological space where entrepreneurship and research

come together to serve society. Part of the Spanish national network of High

Technology Incubators, HiTech comprises 2000 square metres where 

resources for research in the areas of health, sport and food coexist in the

same space with the acceleration of start-ups and the creation of companies,

promoting innovation and technology transfer.