Published on 19 October 2023
The Malaga City Council has made the decision to fund three technological innovation projects that will be developed this year by the University of Malaga’s (UMA) Strategic Chairs Network. The goal is to apply the latest digital technologies to prioritize people, open new opportunities for businesses, and boost the development of reliable technology that promotes an open and democratic society, as well as a dynamic and sustainable economy.
The Strategic Chairs for ‘eSports,’ ‘Cutting-Edge Technology in Humanities,’ and ‘Video Games, Gamification, and Serious Games’ will be overseeing these initiatives. They address topics of interest to the City of Malaga, such as the sports and professional performance of eSports, the archaeological site of Cerro del Villar, and the innovative ecosystem of the Malaga Digital Content Hub.
As part of the projects, activities including research studies, application and video game design, and the organization of informative events will be conducted. These efforts will contribute to creating job opportunities and economic activity in key technologies, reinforcing the competitiveness of the city of Malaga and its surroundings while improving the quality of life for citizens.
The University of Malaga’s Strategic Chairs Network, which includes the three aforementioned chairs, was established in 2018. The goal is integrated collaboration between UMA and public and private entities to address technological innovation challenges through the implementation of training, research, innovation, and development projects, or the transfer of knowledge.
Coordinated by the Vice-Rectorate for Business, Territory, and Digital Transformation, the network has a space in the Digital Content Hub, perfectly equipped and decorated with artworks by the Malaga painter José Vertedor, who was a Fine Arts student at the University of Malaga when it was inaugurated.
More information can be found at: https://www.uma.es/rce