The Scientific Park at the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (PCE-UMH) was created in 2005 and is managed by the Fundación Quórum. Its mission is to offer an optimal environment for businesses and university research groups striving to create synergies between them, strengthen the development of the persons and businesses involved, working together and sharing scientific and technical issues and interests, with the objective of creating wealth, employment, and social well-being.
The Scientific Park has four areas of specialization:
- CIEB: The Biotechnological Business Innovation Centre (Centro de Innovación Empresarial Biotecnológica, CIEB) is a specialized center offering infrastructure, scientific equipment, and high value-added services to established and recently formed companies, mixed business-university entities, and other scientific organizations in the biotechnology sector.
- ILINOVA-ICTs and Consulting: ILINOVA is the center offering infrastructure and services adapted to innovative business in the ICT, service, and consulting sectors.
- ILITEK-Engineering: ILITEK is the center offering infrastructure and services adapted to businesses in the engineering sector.
- AGROTEC: an area focused on businesses dedicated to R&D and/or offering innovative services in the field of agriculture and horticulture, etc.
The businesses residing at the Park have a number of added-value services at their disposal, such as the search for technological and industrial partners, the search for research groups whose R&D interests lie within their strategic axes of development, assistance in the search for public funding to carry out research and private funding for business development, marketing, etc., support services in business administrative areas (fiscal, labor, accounting), strategic and management assistance (innovation projects, strategic planning, business structure, intellectual property).
For this reason, a large number of innovative businesses from sectors such as biotechnology, the health sciences, ICT, and industrial, aeronautical, agri-food, and socio-economic technologies, etc., have already established themselves at the Scientific Park, many of which are already conducting research projects along with university groups and institutes.
Since its creation, the Scientific Park (PCE-UMH) has continued to create and expand its network of contacts and institutional collaboration with the objective of improving the quality of its services to entrepreneurs and innovative businesses. The Park is a member of the Association of Science and Technology Parks of Spain (APTE), the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation (IASP), and a member of the Network of Valencian Science Parks (rePCV). This allows our companies and groups to be fully connected to the global innovation system, making contact with other agents, institutions, and/or businesses, resulting inevitably in improved competitiveness and business.
Furthermore, it actively collaborates with the Centre for Industrial Technological Development (CDTI), by virtue of being a node in the Network of Information Points concerning R&D. It is also a tutor in the InnoCámaras Programme (High Council of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Navigation of Spain), and actively participates in the Assistance Programme for the Creation and Growth of Innovative Companies of the Institute for Small and Medium Industry of the Generalitat Valenciana (IMPIVA).
The park's commitment to promoting an entrepreneurial culture and the close collaboration with the UMH is evident in the INIZIA Entrepreneur Programme and the MATCH.emp platform, which facilitates links between researchers and professionals. The INNOVATION LAB closely collaborates with the UMH Occupational Observatory; its collaboration with the Technology Transfer Office (OTRI) has meant that in recent years, a good number of university spin-offs and startups have been created.
At the Scientific Park, we are convinced that the business environment we are nurturing is the optimal space for the development and growth of businesses in diverse fields of research & development, as well as for innovative businesses, whether in business models, products, etc. Therefore, if you are an entrepreneur who believes in R&D as the way for your business to move forward, a researcher with business concerns, or a student with an innovative idea, you need to get to know us...