The Bit Foundation, as a resource for fostering the Government’s Tecnhological Innovation strategy, is a member of the Digital Innovation Hub of the Balearic Islands.

Over the last year 2020, the Bit Foundation has performed a series of actions aimed at promoting innovation and the information society clustered into four main areas: advanced services for businesses companies, promotion of technology transfer, enhancing the so-called “Bit community” (Balearic Islands ecosystem of innovative companies), and innovation dissemination.

Despite of the need to rethink some of the planned actions due to the Covid 19 situation, an effort was made in order to keep going supporting companies and helping entepreneurs of the Balearic Islands

Thus, during this period, the Bit Foundation has provided advanced and advisory services  to 48 companies and 74 entrepreneurs; and it also has hosted and assisted 13 innovative projects through the #emprenbit program.

These advanced services, aligned with the Spain 2025 strategy, NextGeneration EU and RIS3, aim, on the one hand, to support innovation management in all phases of a knowledge-based company; and on the other hand, to promote digital transformation for traditional companies.

 

In addition, within the actions targeting companies and entrepreneurs, different kind of activities have been carried out during 2020, mainly focused on training and education. 1,440 people have benefited from these actions.

Specialized workshops have been held for companies and entrepreneurs on different topics; forums and seminars; talent recruitment conferences, webinars for professionals, and summer camps for young entrepreneurs such as the Emprenbit Tech Camp, where 24 students participated. A total of 23 activities have been carried out for these audiences, of which we must highlight the Innovation and Tourism Seminar, INTO 2020, attended by one thousand people, in its first completely online edition.

With the aim of promoting technology transfer, the Bit Foundation has also carried out actions aimed at disseminating, and analyzing the uses of the Internet through the Balearic Observatory of the Information Society (OBSI). Here are some examples: launching the website “Botiguesvirtuals” (online shops), including 666 shops, or the ICT directory, a space where companies specialized in IT Technologies, among others, can be found. In addition, as a result of these actions aimed at promoting the information society and technology transfer, 44 activities have been carried out, which have been attended by 273 people.