New exchange day between ARQUIMEA and ITER to boost innovation in the Canary Islands

November 23, 2023
  • The event served to share the projects, capacities and challenges faced by ARQUIMEA and ITER.
  • ITER staff had the opportunity to visit the ARQUIMEA Research Center facilities located in the Science and Technology Park of Tenerife.


San Cristóbal de La Laguna, November 21st, 2023

On Monday 20 November, ARQUIMEA and the Institute of Technology and Renewable Energy (ITER) held an exchange day in which both parties presented their projects, capabilities and business challenges. The event took place in the facilities of the Science and Technology Park of Tenerife and was inaugurated by Mr. Juan José Martínez, Councillor for Innovation of the Cabildo of Tenerife.
The conference was attended by key figures in the field of research and innovation from both ARQUIMEA and ITER, including Manuel García-Sañudo, CEO of ARQUIMEA; Begoña Ortiz, CEO of ITER; Rubén Criado, general director of ARQUIMEA Research Center; Jesús Rodríguez Álamo, director of engineering at ITER; Rosa Planelles, project manager of ARQUIMEA Research Center; and Jesús Rodríguez Álamo, director of engineering at ITER; Rosa Planelles, project manager at KAUDAL; Jonatan Felipe, HPC manager at ITER; Jesús Fernández, head of the electronics department at ITER; Orlando Avila, senior researcher in Artificial Intelligence and Adriel Sosa, postdoctoral researcher, both at ARQUIMEA Research Center.

The talks offered a comprehensive overview of the ongoing projects, technical capabilities and challenges faced by both entities, highlighting the growing innovative ecosystem in the Canary Islands. Among the topics discussed was the QCIRCLE project, co-funded by the European Union, in which both companies hope to collaborate closely and which will create a Centre of Excellence in quantum in the Canary Islands. After the presentations, the ITER staff had the opportunity to get to know ARQUIMEA’s facilities and laboratories up close, thus strengthening the bonds of collaboration.
This day continues the line of knowledge exchange between both entities, which already met last year at the ITER facilities. Manuel García-Sañudo, CEO of ARQUIMEA, expressed his gratitude for ITER’s visit and stressed the importance of continuing to open new lines of collaboration. “It is an honour to have the presence of a benchmark company in different fields of research with a track record of more than 30 years”.


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