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.
Companies, research centres, associations and clusters had the chance to discuss and forge possible alliances with U.S. companies in the blue economy sector in a forum organised in the PLOCAN facilities in Taliarte on the 21st of March, due to the interest shown by American companies in finding potential partners and investors to generate business opportunities.
PLOCAN is co-ordinating the DESPESCA Project to acquire scientific and technical know-how about artisanal fishing with traps and large fishing nets by assessing the survival of by-catch after time in nurseries installed at sea.