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Specialised Strategic Innovation Committees (CEIEs)

The Valencian Innovation Agency (AVI) promotes a systemic and effective dialogue between scientific specialists in a specific area of knowledge and technologists, companies, and public administrations, with the aim that what is produced or the service provided has a real need on which the work of all the components of the Valencian Innovation System (SVI) is based. The ultimate goal is for the innovations and technologies resulting from the coordinated participation of all SVI agents to be incorporated by both companies and the administration itself, thus injecting added value into different economic activities.
The specialized groups of the Strategic Innovation Committee (Comités Estratégicos de Innovación Especializados - CEIE) contribute to providing solutions to the major challenges of the productive fabric with innovative technological solutions. In addition to identifying R+D+I opportunities, the working teams, composed of representatives from the scientific, business, and technological community, must identify the SVI agents qualified for their development, define the necessary actions for their implementation within companies, and propose innovation policy tools and incentives to maximize their impact.


Vicky Foods managing director, Rafael Juan, coordinates this working group integrated by the following scientists: José María García Álvarez-Coque (Universitat Politècnica de València), Cristina Molina (Instituto de Agroquímica y Tecnología de los Alimentos), Luis Navarro (expert), José Pío Beltrán (IBMCP) as well as María José Peris representing the Instituto Tecnológico Agroalimentario (AINIA). The corporate vision is ensured by Mª Carmen Morales (Anecoop), Luis Plá (Mercadona), Daniel Ramón (Biopolis) and Raúl Martín (Embutidos Francisco Martínez).

Automotive industry and sustainable mobility

Segura Group’s President, Francisco Segura, chairs this working team, integrated by scientists Hendrik Jan Bolink (Instituto de Ciencia Molecular - UV), Gustau Camps-Valls (Grupo de Procesado de Imagen y señales - UV) and Raúl Payri (Instituto Universitario de Motores Térmicos - UPV). Equally, the Technology Institutes brings in the expertise of Marta García (ITE) and Laura Olcina (ITI), whereas the industry completes this expert group with three more representatives: Pablo Bayo (Faurecia) y Antonio Ortín (ETRA I+D)

                        Circular Economy

Led by AIDIMME’s Director, Mariano Pérez, also with the participation of experts Juan Bautista Carda (Universitat Jaume I), Joaquín Melgarejo (Universidad de Alicante) y Jorge Olcina (Universidad de Alicante), as well as representatives of the Technology Institutes such as José Antonio Costa (Aimplas) and Susana Aucejo (Itene). Maite Castillo (UBE Corporation Europe), Amelia Navarro (Hidraqua) and Eva Giner (SPB) represent the entrepreneurial sector. Aditionally, Eduardo Palomares (ITQ-UPV) and Miguel Ángel Martínez (Inescop) attend the Committees’ meetings as guests.


Universitat Politècnica de València, albeit counting with three other scientists: José Ángel Berná (Universitat d'Alacant), Sergio García-Nieto (Universitat Politècnica de València) and Ángela Sanjuán (Universitat d'Alacant). For its part, Vicente Blanes (Aitex), Mercedes Sanchís (IBV) y Cristina Llobell (Inescop) represent the Technology Institutes on the Committee. Likewise, the productive fabric, with the endorsement of the Valencia Business Confederation (CEV), provides three representatives: Roberto Guzmán (Robotnik), Ignacio Llopis (IoTSens) y Miguel Juan, (S2 Grupo). The Valencian Agency for Security and Emergency Response (AVSRE) contributes with its expertise as coordinating body under the Autonomous administration and two members, Miguel Mollá and Manuela Roldán.

Enabling Technologies

This multidisciplinar team work under the guidance of scientist José Duato, coupled by other researchers such as Francisco Blanes (Instituto Universitario de Automática e Informática Industrial); Javier Martí (Instituto de Nanofotónica), Rosa Llusar (Universitat Jaume I) and Nuria Oliver (Data-pop Alliance). The working group is complemented by expert Antonio Querol Villalba; Laura Olcina, from the Instituto Tecnológico de Informática (ITI); and representatives of companies with a high technological component such as Francisco Gavilán (Nunsys); Álvaro Soler (Multiscan Technologies) o Ramón Debón (Colorker).


It’s coordinated by María Jesús vicent, scientist at the Principe Felipe Research Center (CIPF) with participation of scientists María Isabel Acién (Hospital Universitario Sant Joan d’Alacant), Salvador Martínez (Instituto de Neurociencias), Damià Tormo (Fundación Columbus), Josep Redón (Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria INCLIVA) y Cristina Botella (Universitat Jaume I), as well as technologist Javier Sánchez, from the Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia (IBV). The business and management (handling?) sector is represented by Mara Gracia (Surgival), Enrique Ortega (Public Health Expert), Francisco Sanchís (IMEX Clinics) and Lorena Saus (Sistemas Genómicos). 
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Intelligent Industrial Areas

Over 70 scientists, company managers and business parks participated in the technological dialogues to define a new, intelligent, management model of these facilities. A total of nine working tables were organised in Alicante, Almussafes, Castelló and València. These have allowed to identify over 50 innovations based on six strategic axes: water and power supply, waste, mobility and logistics, security and resilience to disasters and emergency coordination.

Intelligent Tourist Destinations

The innovation Committee is under the auspices of the AVI and Invat.tur and coordinated by the director of the Technological Institute for Toymaking (AIJU), Manuel Argonés.

Representing the regional network of Intelligent Tourist Destinations are Aida García (Ayuntamiento de Benidorm); Carlos Marco (Ayuntamiento de Gandia); Luis Miguel Morant (Ayuntamiento de l'Alfàs del Pi) and Lorena Zamora (Ayuntamiento de Alcoi). Scientists José Antonio Ivars (Universidad de Alicante), Jaume Llorens (Universitat Jaume I), Enrique Bigné (Universitat de València) and Laura Sebastià (Universidad Politècnica de València) complete the group together with technologists Fran Ricau (ITI) and José Darío Such. The business side is represented by Federico Fuster (GF Hoteles), Pablo Hernández (Hoteles RRHH) and. Francisco J. Ribera (Gran Hotel de Peñíscola). Francisco Juan Martínez (Invat·tur), Leire Bilbao and Nuria Montes (Fundación Turismo Benidorm); together with José Manuel Camarero (Visit Valencia) are invited to attend the Committees meetings.

Nutrition and Hospital Diet

This innovation Committee is coordinated by Dolores Corella, Professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, with the participation of medical specialists and scientists: Antonio Miguel Picó (Hospital General de Alicante), Carmen Ribes-Koninckx (Hospital La Fe de Valencia), Miguel Civera (Hospital Clínico de Valencia), Amparo Tárrega (IATA-CSIC), Purificación García (UPV), as well as Ana Zaragoza (UA) and Paula Crespo (CODiNuCoVa). The group is rounded with two representatives of Technology Institutes, Juan Antonio Costa (Aimplas) y Encarna Gómez (AINIA), together with michelin-starred chef María José San Román (Restaurante Monastrell). The business insight is provided by Zarza Burgués (Catering services and projects) and Javier Cervera, (Interfood Catering).



Coordinated by Royo Group’s managing director, the committee, has a broad scientific representation, personified in Antonio Gallardo, (Universitat Jaume I), Francisco Flórez y Víctor Echarri (Universidad de Alicante); y José Miguel Corberán y Juan José Moragues (Universitat Politècnica de València). Conversely, Vicente Blanes (AITEX), Rosa María Pérez (AIDIMME), Vicente Lázaro (ITC), represent Technology Institutes, and Begoña Serrano attends on behalf of the Instituto Valenciano de la Edificación (IVE), a foundation integrated by the Conselleria de Vivienda, Obras Públicas y Vertebración del Territorio together with the main public sector bodies. Lastly, the business eyesight is ensured with the attendance of Luis Hernández (Grespania), Carlos Muñoz (Becsa) y Gustavo Valbuena (Actiu)

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Undesired solitude in vulnerable groups

Coordinated by the at the vice-president of the Spanish Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology (SEGG) and full Professor Universitat de València, Sacramento Pinazo; this multidisciplinar team is integrated by Daniel Ruiz (Universidad de Alicante), Javier Palanca and Vicente Traver (Universitat Politècnica de València) and Rosa Baños (Universitat de València) as representatives of the scientific community, whereas, Rocío Zaragozá (AIJU) and Rakel Poveda (IBV) participate on behalf of the Technology Institutes.

The productive fabric contribtes to this committee with four members: Soledad Alonso (Gesmed), Celia Sánchez (One Million Bot S.L.), Joaquín Rieta (PrevenPro) and Pau Amat (Soft Home Services).

The list of members is completed with regional director of Social Intervention of Spanish Red Cross, Teresa Navarro and the president of the Education Commission of this same organisation within the Valencian Region

Amparo Pérez, as well as the director of the department of Digital Technology Services of Spanish Red Cross, Carlos Capataz. The Autonomous Secretariat for Social Services and Personal Autonomy, María Elena Ferrando also attends the meetings.