Teresa Riego, General Secretary for Innovation, visits Las Naves to learn about Missions València 2030

This General Secretariat belongs to the Ministry of Science and Innovation. Missions València 2030 will determine the innovation policy in València for the next decade.

Teresa Riego, General Secretary for Innovation at the Ministry of Innovation and Science, visited Las Naves (Innovation Centre from the València City Council) this morning to learn about Missions València 2030, which will define the innovation policy in our city for the next decade. Before this visit, she met Mayor Joan Ribó at City Hall.

During the visit to our innovation centre, Teresa Riego and Elisa Rivera, her chief of staff, exchanged strategies and synergies on innovation with Carlos Galiana (Councilman for Innovation and Knowledge Management), as well as Fermín Cerezo (Head of the Innovation Centre), Marta Chillarón (director of Las Naves) and David Rosa (Technical Subdirector of the Innovation Centre).

Missions València 2030 were approved by a large majority (31 out of 33 council members) during the City Council Plenary last May as part of the the Strategic Framework for Social and Urban Innovation for València. The aim of this initiative, according to Mayor Joan Ribó, is for the city to become the European Capital of Innovation.

Carlos Galiana, Councilman for Innovation, stated that “the Ministry of Science and Innovation is very interested in the course set by the City Council and Las Naves through our Missions València 2030, the aim of which is for innovation to improve the life of our cities and for València to become a healthier, more sustainable, shared and entrepreneurial city”.

On the other hand, Teresa Riego, General Secretary for Innovation at the Ministry, commented that, for her, “the Missions in València are an example of urban innovation for cities, specifically in a place like València, with many challenges and possibilities, and a well-equipped, collective innovation system, as we had the chance to check at Las Naves. I think this is a clear example of how to do things well”.

Galiana also stated that these Missions “anticipate European research and innovation policies and provides us with a competitive advantage over other cities in order to obtain resources and funding for València”.

Missions València 2030 has awoken the interest of other European Cities, since 5 strategies, 12 commitments and 80 innovation actions are proposed for 2021-2023 to allow the transformation towards a governance innovation model that focuses on missions and working from the four helixes it comprises: public sector, private sector, academia and civil society.