Las Palmas de Gran Canaria will host the Canary Islands Digital Laboratory of the Future, thanks to a 200,000 Euro grant awarded to the London School of Economics Enterprise by the Government of the Canary Islands, and to the support of the Gran Canaria Island Council (Cabildo) through the Corporation for the Economic Development of Gran Canaria (SPEGC) and the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria City Council.
The main mission of this Laboratory will be to identify, pilot and put into practice intelligent solutions in the digital domain for the islands, in cooperation with partners and local and international suppliers.
In that regard, the grant is aimed at funding part of its creation and launch, within the framework of the Operating Strategy for Internationalisation of the Canary Economy, the main objectives of which are attracting investment to the Canary Islands in the digital sphere, cooperation in the creation of a Canary digital agenda and promoting internationally the “Canary Islands” brand within digital innovation.
Through this grant, the London School of Economics, one of the world’s most prestigious centres for business, applied research and personalised programmes, will incentivise the creation of skilled jobs and economic activity.
Although the headquarters of this Canary Islands Digital Laboratory of the Future will be established in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the activities of this strategic project will cover the entire archipelago.