El Centro

Goals

The Information and Communications Technology Demonstration Centre for Innovation in Tourism (CDTIC Innovación Turística) is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism through Red.es, the Gran Canaria Island Council (Cabildo) through the Corporation for the Economic Development of Gran Canaria (SPEGC), the National Corporation for Management of Innovation and Tourism Technologies (SEGITTUR) and the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria City Council.

The initiative is funded by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism and the Cabildo of Gran Canaria, and 85% co-funded by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

This Demonstration Centre, located in the Gran Canaria Technology Park at the Canary Islands Exhibition Centre (INFECAR) in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, enables companies involved in tourism to discover and implement information and communication technologies. CDTIC Innovación Turística has spaces in which ICT companies who are interested can show tourism companies, in a practical way, technology products and services aimed at improving their productivity and competitiveness.

It seeks to be a point where technological innovation and the needs of the tourism sector can meet and, for that purpose, brings together the supply of innovative solutions and the demand as identified, encouraging implementation of ICT tools and applications in businesses, and setting in motion actions to develop and improve the island, its population and tourists, a characteristic feature of an Intelligent Tourist Destination

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Exhibition

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Different kinds of hardware can be found in this area (touchscreens and touchscreen tables, augmented and virtual reality glasses, etc.) where the various solutions that ICT business offer to the tourism industry can be seen and analysed.   This area within the Centre is ideal for organising technology fairs and events that promote teamwork. It is presided by a video wall that can be used for all sorts of presentations, talks, training, etc.

Get in touch with us and exhibit your technology here if you have an ICT solution geared towards the tourism industry.

Coworking

CDTIC coworkingCDTIC co-working is aimed at businesses whose main activity falls within the scope of ICT and tourism. It has 18 work places, equipped with:

  • Desk and chair
  • Access 24/7
  • Internet access through Wi-Fi. The CDTIC has fibre optic connection and guaranteed symmetrical 50Mb.
  • Kitchen, office and vending machines
  • Access control by means of a proximity card
  • Rest areas
  • Video wall for presentations and events
  • Working rooms
  • Parking area
  • Mail reception service
  • Surveillance
  • Cleaning and maintenance of the space
  • A/C
  • Access to the SPEGC's Business Support Service

Discounts

  • On the co-working service price: 30% discount on the price for the first 6 months for those individuals or SMBs that have completed, within a period of 6 months prior to accessing the co-working service, an SPEGC entrepreneurship programme, or a programme of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) or the Canary Islands Foundation Science and Technology Park of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
  • On the price for optional services:
    • Approved discounts on the price to hire the meeting and training rooms.
    • Approved discounts on the price of certain training activities and assistance for events.

How to request it

Here you will find all the information about the co-working service, conditions for access and pricing. Here is the form that needs to be completed to request it.

Training room

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Space for training where courses for up to 30 persons can be provided. It has a digital blackboard, laptop and videoconferencing equipment.

The room also has Wi-Fi connection and desks and chairs for students and speaker.

We are open to your requests for ICT-tourism training. Get in touch with us to discuss how we can help.

Laboratory

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Lab area designed purpose-built for work in groups, equipped with different kinds of hardware, desks and chairs, Wi-Fi and cable internet connection, etc.

This area also has a meeting room equipped with a digital blackboard and videoconferencing equipment.