On November 17, Silvia Iglesias and Sara Carrasco, members of the 13 Grados cooperative and promoters of the SUBGO entrepreneurship project, visited the facilities of the CIS Technology and Design (organization belonging to the Axencia Galega de Innovación). The visit is part of the activities that the center develops as a partner of the European Sherpa do Mar.

The SUBGO business initiative project is an environmental education project that aims to make the underwater wealth of the Galician coasts reach the public through Virtual or Augmented Reality technology.

The initiative, which is currently being accelerated within the European Sherpa do Mar project, will take shape in an itinerant dissemination space that will include photographs, illustrations, interactive activities and a 360º immersive experience through the submerged landscapes of the Galician coasts.

During the visit, the entrepreneurs were able to familiarize themselves with the different applications and demonstrators of Virtual and Augmented Reality carried out by the center, and learn, through the experience of the technicians of the Digital Industry area of ​​the CIS Technology and Design, the possibilities and technical characteristics of the different equipment and technologies used. This visit, as well as the rest of the activities that acceleration is carrying out in its itinerary, will allow the promoters to develop their project with a greater chance of success.

About Sherpa do Mar

Sherpa do Mar is a project integrated in the INTERREG VA Spain-Portugal Cross-Border Cooperation Program (POCTEP) 2014-2020, co-financed 75% by ERDF funds, whose purpose is to launch a cross-border network of entrepreneurship in the marine-maritime field and blue economy, through the Sherpa Journeys program, which favors job creation and increased business competitiveness through the promotion of technology-based companies.

The project is led by the University of Vigo, through the REDE research group, Campus do Mar and the R&D Office, and has the participation of the Vigo Free Zone Consortium, the Galician Innovation Agency (GAIN) and the universities of Santiago and A Coruña. On the part of Portugal it has the participation of the Asprela Technology Transfer Association (UPTEC), UPorto-Innovação of the University of Porto (UPIN), the Interdisciplinary Center for Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR) and the Fórum Oceano-Associação da Economia do Mar.


Source: CIS Tecnoloxía e deseño