The Valencian Innovation Agency
The Valencian Innovation Agency (Agència Valenciana de la Innovació - AVI) is a meeting point for all the agents of the Valencian Innovation System (Sistema Valenciano de Innovación - SVI). Its mission is to contribute to the transformation of the production model in the Comunitat Valenciana in order to achieve a smart, sustainable and socially consistent economic growth, by means of promoting the available knowledge and developing our capacity for innovation.
The Valencian Innovation System
The Valencian Innovation System (Sistema Valenciano de Innovación - SVI) includes universities and centres for advanced research; technology institutes; health research centres; IVF (Valencian Institute of Finance), financial institutions and venture capital funds; Public Administrations and the entire business fabric of the Comunitat Valenciana.
Our work is based on the following principles:
We foster an effective collaboration between knowledge generators (scientists and technologists), companies and production sectors in the Comunitat Valenciana.
We support the creation of innovation agents and interfaces connecting the scientific, technological and business environments in our community; we train business doctoral candidates and integrate qualified people into company innovation projects.
Course of Action
Our activity is focused on three major lines:
The AVI promotes and supports a seamless and effective communication between the different agents in the Valencian Innovation System and the Public Administrations in order to ensure that innovations and technologies respond to real needs, and use a cooperative approach in their development.
Support Programmes and Lines
Among others, the AVI promotes high-impact projects developed in collaboration with various agents of the Valencian Innovation System, the strengthening of the business value chain as a whole, the increase of knowledge use by companies, and the innovative public purchasing, as instruments to develop technologies and innovations aimed at improving the quality and effectiveness of public services.
The AVI leads, coordinates and drives activities with a high impact on the production system therefore becoming the reference model for the interaction between the different agents in the Valencian Innovation System.