Startup Weekend Las Palmas took place the 23-25 of March. More than 70 entrepreneurs met during 54 hours to create new startups there. The jury, composed by 5 experts, including David Horat, Chief Information Officer at PLOCAN, had to choose among 6 projects. Finally, the winner was Manage Your Bookings, an online hotel reservation system for small and mid-size companies.
The conference is an initiative of the Deep sea and sub-seafloor frontier project consortium, funded by the European Commission. PLOCAN was invited to participate in the forum in order to contribute to the objectives of the conference: exploring and observing the deep ocean and sub-seafloor.
This past weekend (9-11 March 2012) was held in Parque Santa Catalina the International Fair of the Sea (FIMAR 2012).
PLOCAN joined the fair with the exhibition "The Chemistry of Life," a project funded by FECYT to be displayed throughout Canary Islands, and a divulgative talk related to the work areas and applicability of the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands given by Ayoze Castro.