(Español) Programa para emprendedores

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Support for businesses and entrepreneurs

Business Support Service (BSS)

If you have a project that combines ICT and tourism, you can receive information and advice within various fields through the SAE, created by the Cabildo of Gran Canaria via the Corporation for the Economic Development of Gran Canaria (SPEGC):

  • Entrepreneurship service specialising in start-ups
  • Tax and legal aspects
  • Financial and investment aspects
  • Patents and trademarks
  • Business rooting (closure of firms)
  • Social entrepreneurship advice
  • Softlanding advice
  • Sales support service advice
  • RDI funding specialised advice

Aimed at

This service can be requested by:

  • Entrepreneurs with a business idea of an innovative and/or technological nature
  • Entrepreneurs installed in the incubators at the Gran Canaria Technology Park (offices at the Canary Islands Exhibition Centre and University Campus in Tafira)
  • Entrepreneurs in innovation and/or technology with a Business Plan
  • Businesses with innovation or R&D projects

These services, which are provided free of charge, focus on generic and specific advice.

The services will be offered, on-site or online, depending on their characteristics and the particular needs of the projects, to entrepreneurs who started their economic activity up to three years prior to requesting the service.


Tell us about your project by filling this form to request these services or further information.


At the CDTIC we are always promoting training activities with the purpose of fomenting business innovation in the tourism industry and ICT.

Please get in touch if you have training needs in any areas and you think we might be able to help.

Look up all the training courses available via this link and improve your professional profile whether you are employed or unemployed.

Supply of ICT solutions

The CDTIC wants to become a reference as far as ICT solutions geared towards the tourism industry is concerned. For this purpose, it carries out the following activities:

  • We develop gatherings and events throughout the year to bring supply and the demand together. Take a look at our diary to be up-to-date with these events.
  • Do you work in the tourism industry and need any specific software or hardware solutions? Call us. We will be able to help identify ICT solutions provided by various companies within the technology sector.
  • Do you have a business in the ICT sector? At the CDTIC we have an area dedicated exclusively to the permanent exhibition of ICT solutions, products and services. If you would like to be present, write to us and we can arrange a chat.

If you are interested in collaborating with us on any of these lines, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Collaborating companies

AWS Activate


The Amazon Web Services team has a specific support programme for businesses that set themselves up in any of the work spaces managed by the SPEGC. This programme, called AWS Activate offers the following:

  • 3000$ in AWS credits valid for 2 years.
  • Free access to training led by an instructor (usually ~ 600$/course) as well as fact sheets for several hands-on labs (usually ~ 30$/lab).
  • One year of AWS Premium Business support.
  • A new Start-up forum to exchange knowledge among the various start-ups.
  • Special offers from other businesses that help start-ups. So far, Opscode, AlertLogic and SOASTA have joined, and other will join in the future.

Microsoft BizSpark


Microsoft, through the Microsoft Ventures programme for entrepreneurs, will provide entrepreneurs and new companies who set up business in the work spaces managed by the SPEGC free access to Bizspark.

This programme provides access and licences to most of the software included in the Visual Studio Ultimate subscription with MSDN. This package is valued at 12,700 Euros, which even includes a monthly credit of 115 Euros/month with Azure and an annual developer account with Windows Phone Dev Center and Win Dev Center.

(Español) Proyecto Smartdest

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