Students at the University of St. Edward's in Texas, USA, have visited the espaitec facilities this morning. The group, made up of 25 master students, and three UJI teachers and three PhD students, has received a briefing of all the actions carried out by the Science, Technology and Business Park of the Universitat Jaume I (espaitec) in matters to help the creativity and growth of science-technology-based companies with a major innovative component.

During the informative talk this morning, Juan Antonio Bertolín, head of Innovation and Projects at espaitec, explained the main projects undertaken by the Park. He placed special emphasis on e’innoBridge, a project for internationalisation, e’LivingLab, for experimental innovation, and the Castellón Global Program, for growth and acceleration in business. All the advanced services that espaitec offers its linked companies were also presented to the students.

These students were welcomed yesterday by the Vice-Rector of Cooperation, International and Institutional Relations and Multilingualism of the Universitat Jaume I, Inmaculada Fortanet, who was accompanied by the Director of the Office for International Relations, Ricardo Chiva.

Their stay in Castellón will last until 20 June. On Thursday 19 June, espaitec’s management will meet with the project coordinators to establish possible collaborations in 2015, when another visit is expected.

In 2012 a similar stay was organised when North American students came to do the same course entitled “Doing business in Spain”. From this course, four students are still linked with the UJI: three PhD students are led by UJI Business Administration teachers and one student is currently finishing master studies at the Universitat Jaume I.