is the body responsible for the public R&D&I policies of the Government
of the Canary Islands. One of its functions is to support initiatives and
projects that promote interregional cooperation and the transfer of knowledge
from the public sector to the business sector.
The DESAL+ Living Lab Platform
is an initiative that fits perfectly within these premises as, in addition to
promoting cooperation in the MAC space, it has an important component of
transfer to the business sector in the Canary Islands, a region with more than
300 desalination plants in operation.
It is our belief at ACIISI that promoting
and supporting the development of the DESAL+ Living Lab initiative provides an
excellent opportunity to demonstrate the Canary Islands Government’s commitment
to this activity, as well as to disseminate the excellent scientific work that
is being undertaken in this field in the Canary Islands.
In this line, it is
important to highlight ACIISI’s commitment to the desalination sector through
its programme of internationalisation and visibility thanks to the presentation
of the DESAL+ Living Lab Platform in different forums and working groups, such
as the one promoted through the European H2020 FORWARD Programme “Fostering
Research Excellence in EU Outermost Regions”. We are convinced that the
project, headed by ACIISI on behalf of the Regional Government and which brings
together most of the R&D&I institutions of the Outermost Regions (ORs)
of the European Union, will constitute a unique platform for the promotion of
the development of collaboration networks with other ORs and third countries to
foster new R&D&I activities and knowledge transfer in the field of desalination.
The visibility of the Platform has likewise been promoted in other forums and
conferences, as well as through the co-organisation of international
congresses. Examples include the Congress of the European Desalination Society
(EDS) in 2021 and the ECOS 2023 Congress.
In terms of financial commitment,
this can be seen in the structural investments with which ACIISI supports the
ITC and the DESAL+ Living Lab Platform within the framework of different
regional and European projects.
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Associate Professor in the Department of Biology of the ULPGC.
IGIA Group researcher pertaining to the Institute of Sustainable Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystems (IUECOAQUA) of the ULPGC.
Head of R&D&I projects in the Canary Islands Agency for Research, Innovation and the Information Society (ACIISI).
More than 25 years of experience in the management and development of R&D projects in the blue and circular economy fields. Participation in 41 R&D projects, and coordinator of at least 10 projects financed in competitive calls for proposals at regional, national and international level. Author of 137 research papers of which 63 have been published in indexed journals, at least 21 in Q1 and 28 in Q2 with an h-index of 23. He has presented more than 150 papers at national and international conferences, of which 35 were oral communications, and is the co-author of 5 book chapters.