The president of Foment del Treball, Josep Sánchez Llibre, and the president of the technology centre Eurecat, Xavier Torra, sign a collaboration agreement to promote and facilitate the implementation of innovative programs in Catalan companies and foster competitiveness, growth and expansion of all economic sectors.
The president of Eurecat, Xavier Torra, remarks that this collaboration agreement with Foment “aims to promote the competitiveness of Catalan companies”, through “the differential capacity provided by technology in the launch of new products or services and the improvement of manufacturing processes for productivity and sustainability ”.
The president of Foment, Josep Sánchez Llibre, believes that “ Foment it is committed to research, development and technological innovation, as an essential piece of economic growth. With this agreement, we want to be useful and act as a bridge and connector with the main agents and key actors of innovation”.
Eurecat, Technological Center of Catalonia (a member of Tecnio), brings together the experience of more than 650 professionals who generate an income volume of 51 million euros per year and also serves 1,500 companies. Applied R&D, technological services, highly specialized training, technological consulting and professional events are some of the services which Eurecat offers for large and small and medium-sized companies in all sectors. With facilities in Barcelona, Canet de Mar, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Girona, Lleida, Manresa, Mataró, Reus, Tarragona, Amposta and Vila-seca, it participates in 160 national and international large R + D consortium projects with high strategic value. It also holds 81 patents and 7 spin-offs. The added value provided by Eurecat accelerates innovation, reduces costs on scientific and technological infrastructures, minimize risks and provides specialized knowledge tailored to each company.