The Spanish Digital Content Hub
has generated an economic impact of 10.5 million euros since its opening in June 2017 and has a 100% occupancy rate. 650 direct and indirect contracts have been signed during its first year in the videogame and audiovisual entertainment sector. Of the 82 incubated projects, 45 companies were created in the virtual reality, animation, audiovisual and digital marketing sectors. Among the achievements are the creation and publication of the videogames "Fraxel Games", "Soccer Royale" and "Noahmund."
The City Council recently released its Strategic Plan for Technological Innovation
2018-2022 with 204 projects with an investment of 155 million euros to be an even “smarter” city. Robots to help clean the streets, a new water and waste treatment plant, easily traceable municipal electronic filing system, and municipal buildings connected by sensors are some of the projects. British companies’ investment
in Andalusia has exceeded 250 million euros over the last five years, as reported on June 18 in Malaga during the presentation of the III Barometer on the Climate and Perspectives of British Investment in Spain organized by the British Chamber of Commerce in Spain. Analistas Financieros Internacionales (AFI) partner, José Manuel Amor assured that architecture, engineering, real estate services, construction and research, development and innovation (R + D + i) are the sectors of highest investment activity.
The Malaga-Costa del Sol airport recently opened 7 new international routes
connecting the coastal capital with the Swedish city Skelleftea, the British cities of Birmingham and Liverpool, Doha (Qatar), Algiers (Algeria), Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) via Casablanca and Kuwait (Kuwait) via Heraklion (Greece).
This week the port announced a public tender for the concession and commercialization of docks 1 & 2, with the goal of boosting superyacht traffic.
The tender will have a water surface area of 41,484 square meters with the corresponding land area of 4,830 square meters, which means a length of 770 meters. The investment in this space should be a minimum of 1.5 million euros and a maximum of 7.25 million euros.
The International Training Center of Authorities and Leaders (CIFAL) in Malaga, operated by the United Nations Institute for Vocational Training and Research
(Unitar) officially opened on Friday with the constitution of its executive committee and the signing of agreements with local public and private authorities such as the City Council, the Province, Unicaja Bank, the University of Malaga and the Malaga Workers’ Confederation.
The Horasis India
2018 global summit took place on June 24-25 at the Grand Hotel Miramar in Malaga. It was the 10th celebration of this prestigious international meeting. 250 entrepreneurs, business people and leaders from 15 countries participated to address the challenges faced by India, but also the business and investment opportunities in Spain and, specifically, in Malaga. In addition to the 6 plenary sessions, 25 round tables were held where more than 80 businesspeople and experts debated relevant issues. INTEREX
– The Malaga Consular Corps organized the first Spanish Diplomatic and Business Forum on June 14-15 in Malaga. This international forum promoted international trade, identified economic opportunities and established relationships between the 200 high-level participants from 39 countries including Ambassadors, companies, commercial officers and bilateral chambers of commerce. J on the Beach
- For the 3rd
year in a row, 400 international leading software developers and engineers gathered in Malaga from May 23-25 to share knowledge and to discuss the latest trends in how to collect, store, analysis and manage the tremendous amount of “BIG” data that companies receive. Speakers from companies such as Google, Microsoft, Salesforce and Oracle were some of the more recognized participants in the 6 workshops, round table discussions, `hackathons' and networking events at the conference. Startup Europe Smart Agrifood Summit
– June 20-22, the City of Malaga hosted the European summit to promote entrepreneurship, innovation and digitalization of all aspects of the agri-food value chain, from the field to the restaurant. Professionals from investment funds and companies gathered to discuss how technology can help improve the industries. There were more than 300 experts from 19 countries and more than 100 speakers. 6th edition of Gamepolis
– The weekend long videogame festival which took place July 20-22, has become one of the iconic events in this rapidly growing industry. Attendance this year exceeded 50,000 & had an economic impact of 7 million euros for the city. Intel HP, Microsoft, Nintendo, NVIDIA, PlayStation, MSI, Ozone, Versus and Ubisoft are just some of the many companies that chose to release their newest products at this year’s event. The festival covers the whole panorama of the videogame industry with an Expo Zone, eSports Tournaments, Cosplay, Indie Zone, Retro Zone, Conference Area and Main Stage. “In Gaming We Trust.”