Our project proposal of “Deployment of a PortCDM platform for optimising port call operations in the ports managed by the Port Authority of Valencia (Valenciaport)”, known as PAULA, has been awarded by Ports4.0 in the modality of Commercial Projects in the first call of this programme.
The Ports 4.0 capital fund is the corporate open innovation model adopted by Puertos del Estado (Spanish State-own entity) and the Spanish Port Authorities to attract, support and facilitate the application of talent and entrepreneurship to the Spanish public and private port-logistics sector in the context of the 4th industrial revolution.
The main objective of the Fund is to actively promote and incorporate disruptive or incremental innovation as an element of competitiveness, efficiency, sustainability, safety and security in the Spanish public and private port-logistics sector to facilitate its transition towards the 4.0 economy.
Finally, 9 commercial projects, including PAULA, will receive a total of 4 million euros in subsidies.
In statements published on the Puertos del Estado website following the announcement of the provisional resolution of the grants, the president of this entity, Francisco Toledo, highlighted “the high level of the proposals presented and thanked the Port Authorities and the companies of the Port Community for their involvement in the projects”. Francisco Toledo pointed out that “the quality of the projects has been very high and unfortunately there are some very interesting projects that have been excluded due to budgetary limitations”. In this sense, and given the success of the Ports 4.0 Fund, he announced that “a new call will be opened in September”.