Two teams of three runners from the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands took part in the Carrera de las Empresas (Companies’ Race) held in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on the 22nd of April, in an event that has seen the number of athletes increase year after year.
The PLOCAN teams performed well to come in 12th and 14th out of a total of 81 teams in the 5-km mixed category.
There were 3,771 participants who took part in the Companies’ Race - 600 more than last year – representing 415 companies. On top of this overall number of runners, there were also 300 children taking part in this festival, in a race specifically for them.
PLOCAN’s Scientific Culture and Innovation Unit (UCC+i) took part in the ninth edition of Communicate Science On-Line (ComCiRed), organised by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology, in co-operation with the University of Granada (UGR) on the 19th and 20th of April.
The lecture entitled ‘Blue growth, challenge and opportunity: ULPGC-Plocan’, given by the director of PLOCAN and first chairman of the Social Council of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Octavio Llinás, opened the Sala 26 de abril hall of the Rectorate Building, an event that was chaired by Chancellor Rafael Robaina. There was also an intervention by Carlos Estévez, Chairman of the University Foundation of Las Palmas, the institution that has funded the remodelling of the hall. The event was also attended by the Minister of Economics, Industry, Trade and Knowledge of the Canary Island Government, Pedro Ortega.
The PLOCAN Scientific Culture and Innovation Unit took part in the V Canary Island Scientific and Professional Vocations Fair held on the 12th and 13th of April in Tenerife with a presentation on scientific-technological vocations to boost interest in science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship among young people so that they can weigh up all these options when choosing the next stages of their education and training.