The Canary Islands: one of the world’s most advantageous tax regimes for R&D and innovation activities

The latest annual report of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) places Spain in third place behind France and Portugal in terms of tax support for innovation in Europe. Spain is also sixth in the worldwide ranking for companies with tax benefits and fourth for start-ups and companies without tax charges. The model […]

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‘Ports of Spain Tradetech Fund’ (#Ports4.0) is now open and Gran Canaria is the BEST location to benefit from it. Find out why!

Ports 4.0

The Spanish Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda (MITMA) has given the green light for the Ports 4.0 Fund, which has already opened the application period for ideas and projects. For the current year 2020, the aids to be granted within the framework of this call amount to €12 million. The Ports 4.0 Fund […]

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Sodecan launches new credit facilities for innovative SMEs

Credit Facilities Sodecan

The Canary Islands Economic Development Company (Sodecan) announced the new credit facilities for SMEs under the ‘Canarias Financia 1’ Fund to promote creation and development of innovative SMEs in the Canary Islands today. The fund has a budget of €2.5 million for financing of projects during 2020, with private investors expected to contribute an amount equivalent […]

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We keep working for you

Working for you

Both the members of ‘Best in Gran Canaria’ and the whole team at SPEGC/Department of Economic Development keep working to adjust our services to the temporary situation caused by COVID-19. Gran Canaria remains as a preferential destination for investments and business operations, an ideal environment to implement your growth plans. Business, professional and personal projects […]

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The Gran Canaria Island Council and the CDTI present in Madrid the consultation for procurement of innovations in water desalination

This morning, the CDTI and the Gran Canaria Island Council presented in Madrid the Preliminary Market Consultation carried out to determine the degree of development of technology in the field of saltwater desalination. The Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI), a public business entity under the auspices of the Ministry of Science and […]

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The CDTI launches a public consultation on innovative technological solutions in the field of water desalination

CDTI consulta pública inglés

The Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI), a public business entity under the auspices of the Ministry of Science and Innovation, and the Gran Canaria Island Council have launched a public consultation to foster pre-commercial public procurement of innovations in the field of water desalination. More specifically, it aims to promote participation by […]

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Nomad City Gran Canaria consolidates its presence with the support of the SPEGC

Nomad City Gran Canaria 2019

Companies such as Microsoft, Basecamp, Automattic, Whereby, Future Lab Berlin, Doist and the Remote Work Association will be analysing the future of location-flexible work during the 4th edition of Nomad City Gran Canaria. This event sponsored by the SPEGC, the Tourism Board and the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria City Council is now the leading […]

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‘Pocoyo’ animated series to be produced in Gran Canaria


The new chapters of Pocoyo, the most internationally successful Spanish animated series, will be produced in Gran Canaria with an estimated investment of €3 million and participation by a team of 70 professionals. The announcement was made today by the President of the Gran Canaria Island Council, Antonio Morales, and the management and co-producers of […]

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Gran Canaria promotes its seven animation studios before 1,000 attendees at the Cartoon Forum

Cabecera Cartoon Forum

The Gran Canaria Film Commission was present at the Cartoon Forum 2019, an event held in Toulouse (France) and attended by 1,000 agents representing producers and companies in the animation industry, along with 280 investors and television channels searching for new productions to incorporate into their schedules. This very successful event gives projects in the […]

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