Campus Atlántico Tricontinental

Universidad de Las palmas de Gran CanariaUniversidad de La Laguna

Aggregations

 

The main strategic aggregation of the Tri-continental Atlantic Campus is that of the two Canary Islands universities that have jointly proposed the project:

  • University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
  • University of La Laguna.

The following strategic aggregations serve to reinforce the commitment of public and private institutions in the Canary Islands to the Tri-continental Atlantic Campus project:

 

The Canary Islands Astrophysics Institute (IAC)

The Canary Islands Astrophysics Institute (IAC)

  • Level of involvement: Strategic internal aggregation to the project, as this is a public research body that will lead one of the project’s areas of specialisation in the sphere of scientific improvement and knowledge transfer.
  • Strategic complementary contribution: the Institute contributes its knowledge and indicators of excellence in the field of Space Science, as well as the potential for knowledge transfer that it is deploying in its initiative to build a technological centre oriented to advanced scientific instrumentation in Astrophysics, space and other related areas.
  • Campus enhancement: International projection of the institute thanks to visiting lecturers, the capturing of postgraduate students and connections with foreign companies who collaborate with the planned technological centre.

Canary Islands Oceanic Platform (PLOCAN)

Canary Islands Oceanic Platform (PLOCAN)

  • Level of involvement: Strategic aggregation in the field of marine Science and Technology in order to lead this area of specialisation in research, development, innovation and knowledge transfer.
  • Strategic complementary contribution: The Canary Islands Oceanic Platform (Singular Infrastructure of Excellence of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation,) is a major initiative to mobilise marine science and technology in general towards the search for international business socio-economic competitiveness, derived from the access to the ocean.
  • Campus enhancement: International projection of PLOCAN and the Canary Islands universities through visiting researchers who will use the installations of both institutions, as well as students who specialise in Marine Science and Technology Marinas. The number of international and tri-continental projects in this field will also increase.

The Canary Islands Parliament

The Canary Islands Parliament

  • Level of involvement: Institutional declaration of support of the Board of Spokesmen of the Parliament, pending final proceedings in the next Plenary.
  • Strategic complementary contribution: The Parliament contributes visualisation of the support of the highest body of citizen representation in the Canary Islands, thereby promoting its involvement and participation in the project.
  • Campus enhancement: Guarantee of institutional support.

Presidential Office of the Government of the Canary Islands

Presidential Office of the Government of the Canary Islands

  • Level of involvement: Presidential Office’s declaration of support.
  • Strategic complementary contribution: Presidential support ensures the institutional guarantee of the Canary Islands Government in its support for the project.
  • Campus enhancement: Guarantee of institutional support.

 

 

Regional Ministry of Education, Universities, Culture and Sport of the Canary Islands Government

    

 Regional Ministry of Education, Universities, Culture and Sport of the Canary Islands Government

  • Level of involvement: Guarantee and commitment of the department that is responsible for managing funds for the execution of the project.
  • Strategic complementary contribution: This gives us institutional guarantee of the department that is responsible for university policy in the Canary Islands Government.
  • Campus enhancement: Guarantee of institutional support.

Canary Islands Agency for Research, Innovation and the Information Society

Canary Islands Agency for Research, Innovation and the Information Society

  • Level of involvement: Commitment of support from the regional department responsible for planning and coordination R&D+i (innovation) policy.
  • Strategic complementary contribution: This gives us the logistic and financial support to develop aspects related to scientific improvement and transfer of knowledge.
  • Campus enhancement: Support through funding in both universities of a Mobility centre for lecturers and students.

Island Council of Tenerife, Island Council of Gran Canaria

Island Council of Gran Canaria

Island Council of Tenerife

  • Level of involvement: Declaration of support from the President’s Office.
  • Strategic complementary contribution: The Island Councils have helped to bring forward results in a regional development model towards a new economic and social structure in the Canary Islands, under the concept of sustainable global development, which enhances opportunities in Africa and Latin-America. In this sense, they can help to boost the Canary Islands’ university leadership axis among the Outermost Regions of the European Union and among the archipelagos of the North Atlantic that make up Macaronesia.
  • Campus enhancement: Guarantee of institutional support and international contacts. 

Town Councils of S. Cristóbal de La Laguna, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Telde

  Town Councils of S. Cristóbal de La Laguna Town Councils of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 

Town Councils of Telde

  • Level of involvement: Declaration of institutional support by the Board of Spokesmen. 
  • Strategic complementary contribution: Given that Town Councils are the bodies responsible for town planning, strategic alliances with them are of vital importance for the favouring of a model of socioterritorial integration of the university. Their contribution is also of maximum importance in terms of ensuring the involvement of the municipalities’ residents in the global development of the project.
  • Campus enhancement: Guarantee of institutional support and of linking the project with the municipality in which the university is located.

Canary Islands Federation of Municipalities (FECAM)

Canary Islands Federation of Municipalities (FECAM)

  •  Level of involvement: Commitment of support from this body.
  • Strategic complementary contribution: in terms of favouring a model of socioterritorial integration for the Campus in a global manner, based on collective municipal backing.
  • Campus enhancement: Guarantee of institutional support and linkage of the project with the municipalities.

 

Federation of Island Councils (FECAI)

 

  •  Level of involvement: Commitment of support from this body.
  • The Island Councils have helped to bring forward results in a regional development model towards a new economic and social structure in the Canary Islands, under the concept of sustainable global development, which enhances opportunities in Africa and Latin-America. In this sense, they can help to boost the Canary Islands’ university leadership axis among the Outermost Regions of the European Union and among the archipelagos of the North Atlantic that make up Macaronesia.
  • Campus enhancement: Guarantee of institutional support and international contacts.

Scientific and Technological Park in Tenerife

Scientific and Technological Park in Tenerife

  • Level of involvement: Commitment of support from the company responsible for managing island policy for scientific and technological parks.
  • Strategic complementary contribution: This contribution coincides with the objectives set out in the project to convert the Canary Islands by 2010 into an Atlantic benchmark in the field of research, development and knowledge transfer, and an urbanistic-territorial point of reference in strategic areas of specialisation for the Scientific and Technological Park: Astrophysics, biotechnology and energy, water and the environment. The University of La Laguna participates in the Scientific and Technological Park initiative in Tenerife, and is an institutional partner in the development of those initiatives presented as the first steps of the Campus of International Excellence project.
  • Campus enhancement: Guarantee of integration in the policy, planning and execution of scientific-technological parks on the island.

Scientific and Technology Park Foundation (FPCT) of the ULPGC

Scientific and Technology Park Foundation (FPCT) of the ULPGC

  • Level of involvement: Internal strategic aggregation with a public foundation in which the ULPGC and the Economic Promotion Association of Gran Canaria both participate.
  • Strategic complementary contribution: the Foundation is currently extending to develop the Tafira Campus as a scientific nucleus and the Taliarte campus as a nucleus for marine development. Also immersed in development, innovation and knowledge transfer processes.
  • Campus enhancement: Main agents of the policy of Scientific and Technological Parks on the island of Gran Canaria; a major expansion of the buildings used to this end is expected.

Spanish Oceanographic Institute

Spanish Oceanographic Institute

  • Level of involvement: Strategic aggregation for the promotion and improvement of the quality of teaching, research and knowledge transfer in marine Science and Technology.
  • Strategic complementary contribution: The Oceanographic Institute and the ULPGC have, through the ULPGC’s FPCT, been developing scientific projects of international standing in the marine field, fomenting the improvement of knowledge transfer and technology.
  • Campus enhancement: Principales actores de la política de Parques Científicos y Tecnológicos en la isla de Gran Canaria, con la previsión de una expansión importante de los edificios destinados a tal fin.

Las Palmas Port Authority

Las Palmas Port Authority

  • Level of involvement: Strategic aggregation in the field of maritime Science to support research and knowledge transfer in logistics and maritime companies in the Canary Islands.
  • Strategic complementary contribution: The strategic geographic location of the ports of the Canary Islands and the renowned quality of their services afford them an outstanding position on the main shipping lines between Europe, Africa and America.
  • Campus enhancement: Support for the tri-continental concept in research and knowledge transfer for the Canary Islands maritime sector, together with international projection for the Campus thanks to the network of ports with which the Port Authority already maintains relations.

Institute of Technology and Renewable Energy (ITER)

Institute of Technology and Renewable Energy (ITER)

  • Level of involvement: Commitment of support from the Institute.
  • Strategic complementary contribution: The ITER has covered a lot of ground in the field of renewable energies, adding the business component to the carrying out of its activities. Thus, it shares actions and objectives in the strategy designed in the project, basically in the regional development of a new economic and social structure in the Canary Islands, under the conditioning factor of sustainability and globalization, the origin of opportunities on the African continent. The ITER is part of the strategy of the Scientific and Technological Park of Tenerife, and it is responsible for the headquarters in the south of the island, together with the NAPWACI and ALIX projects, which will articulate communications by means of the underwater cable with Europe from Tenerife and La Palma, and the rest of the Canary Islands. Like other NAPs, Tenerife will become a docking port for connection cables from the African coast, as well as from America, thereby symbolising the last objective of the CEI project: receivers and catalysts of strategic projects with Africa, America y Europe.
  • Campus enhancement: High potential in terms of projection with Africa, where this body is carrying out several projects on sustainability. Moreover, given that it is the body responsible for managing the NAPWACI and ALIX projects, it offers its connectivity potential with the African and Latina-American continents.

Official Chambers of Commerce. Industry and Navigation of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura

Official Chambers of Commerce. Industry and Navigation of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura

  • Level of involvement: Commitment of support from these bodies.
  • Strategic complementary contribution: Link with the business section for the development of teaching and knowledge transfer projects.
  • Campus enhancement: In particular, their contacts and support infrastructure for companies that either plan to become or are already present in Africa.

Provincial Business Confederations of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and de Las Palmas (CEOE)

Provincial Business Confederations of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and de Las Palmas (CEOE)

  • Level of involvement: Commitment of support from these entities.
  • Strategic complementary contribution: Link with the business sector for the development of teaching and knowledge transfer projects.
  • Campus enhancement: In particular, their contacts and support infrastructure for companies that either plan to become or are already present in Africa.

Trade unions: UGT and CCOO

Trade union: UGT

Trade union: CCOO

  • Level of involvement: Commitment supporting institutions.
  • Strategic complementary contribution: Linkage to labor agents and ability to collect union initiatives to improve the conditions of workers in the productive sectors linked to the actions of the campus.
  • Campus enhancement: Possibility of participation in proposal development work carried out since the unions.

Economic and Social Council of the Canary Island

Economic and Social Council of the Canary Island
  • Level of involvement: Commitment of support of this body.
  • Strategic complementary contribution: Link with social and economic agents in the process of defining economic, social and labour policies in the Autonomous Region of the Canary Islands, to ensure university participation in these policies.
  • Campus enhancement: Opportunity to participate in the process of defining economic, social and labour policies.