Published on 27 February 2023
The scientific-technological offer of the University of Málaga (UMA) was once again featured in the 12th edition of Transfiere held on 15-17 February in Málaga. This European Forum for Science, Technology and Innovation brought together more than 4,300 visitors and 500 companies, entities and institutions to promote innovation and connect science and business. Researchers from all Spanish universities were in Málaga to present their innovative proposals in the different spaces. During Transfiere 2023, relevant topics for recovery and economic transformation, such as green hydrogen, were discussed by more 430 experts participating in more than 80 panels during the 3-day event.
The ‘Universo UMA’ space by the University of Málaga showcased the Research Results Transfer Office (OTRI), the Central Research Support Services (SCAI), the Office of the Vice President for Research and Transference and 8 R&D institutes: IHSM-La Mayora, ITIS, Telma, Iuitlm, Ibyda, Amuses, I3T and Igiuma. The University also has an exhibition area dedicated to prototypes. More than a dozen new inventions ‘made in UMA’ were presented, such as ‘Fitgames’, dedicated to interactive musical games to keep fit; or ‘Marea Plastic’, to convert plastic waste into new valuable products.
Transfiere 2023 had an international boost with the participation of Finland and Sweden, two leading territories in innovation, who brought 16 Nordic companies, projects and institutions to transfer their innovation success model to Málaga. Sweden presented its journey towards one of the most connected and digital societies in Europe with a panel represented by the public, private and academic sectors while Finland offered examples of both sustainable innovations and ethical and transversal digitization, through which the country has achieved a high level of transparency and respect for the environment.
Transfiere is organized by Málaga City Council, the Andalusian Knowledge Agency – dependent on the Department of University, Research and Innovation of the Junta de Andalucía – and the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.
The 12th edition of the Erasmus+ Training Week brings together more than 40 participants at the University of Málaga
The 12th edition of the University of Málaga’s Erasmus+ Training Week, organized by the Vice-Rectorate for Mobility and International Cooperation through the UMA International HUB, was held this year from 13 to 16 February.
The Rectorate opened the event with a ceremony chaired by the Vice Rector for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Rafael Ventura, accompanied by the Mayor of Málaga, Francisco de la Torre, the Deputy Vice Rector for International Mobility, Elidia Beatriz Blázquez, the Deputy Vice Rector for International Cooperation, José Jesús Delgado, and the Director of the UMA International Hub, Miriam Seghiri. All of them welcomed the participants and thanked them for choosing the University of Málaga to complete their training.
This year, UMA welcomed 40 participants belonging to academic and administrative staff from 31 institutions across 19 countries, with a wide representation from Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Slovakia.
During these four days of training, participants attended lectures and workshops given by UMA staff, where they were able to learn first-hand about the services of International Relations, Sports, General Library, Culture, Equality and Social Action. The Vice-rectorships of Smart Campus; Business, Territory and Digital Transformation and Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship also participated.
Throughout this training week, a series of cultural activities were offered in addition to the general training, including a guided tour of the facilities of the University of Málaga and the historic centre of Málaga, a visit to the Picasso Museum, a flamenco workshop and an Andalusian cuisine workshop where attendees enjoyed some typical dishes of the region.
Since launching the first training week, the UMA has received more than 500 members of 150 institutions from around 90 countries around the world.