The Sociedad de Promoción Económica de Gran Canaria (SPEGC), a public body set up by and answering to the Gran Canaria Island Council, aims to promote the economic development of the island, with special interest in sectors with growth potential, such as new technologies related to water and seawater desalination. To achieve this, the SPEGC promotes a favourable framework for investment and fosters innovation in the production sector, always with the aim of generating employment and creating economic and social value.
The DESAL+ Living Lab Platform constitutes a unique space for experimentation, with its main activity located in Gran Canaria, and represents an innovative example of public-private collaboration. The Platform focuses on researching, developing, testing and validating water desalination solutions with special emphasis on the water-energy nexus. The SPEGC is a partner of the Platform and works with various instruments to encourage business innovation, support entrepreneurs and facilitate business growth on the island, as well as promoting the island to attract investment, companies and professionals.
The DESAL+ Living Lab Platform is especially important at a time when water scarcity is a global concern. It offers a unique opportunity for researchers, managers, technicians, companies, water bodies and knowledge institutions to collaborate and develop sustainable solutions for water desalination. This collaboration takes place in an innovation ecosystem that provides the necessary tools and resources to undertake experiments and develop energy efficient water desalination technologies.
In short, the DESAL+ Living Lab Platform is an innovative initiative that can make a major contribution to the development of sustainable solutions for water desalination. With its emphasis on collaboration, experimentation and the use of renewable energies, the DESAL+ Living Lab Platform is perfectly positioned to make Gran Canaria a focal point for R&D in the water sector. The SPEGC, as a partner of the Platform, is committed to supporting the economic and sustainable development of the island.