Image. From left to right: Hugo Regalado (BIMA), Iván García (BIMA), Loli Pereiro (Bioga), Aitor Astoreca (UDC) y Julio Martínez (Bioga)

On November 29, Iván García and Hugo Regalado, promoters of the Biología e Información Marítima Ártabra (BIMA), entrepreneurship project, visited the offices of the lúster Tecnológico Empresarial De Las Ciencias De La Vida, BIOGAThe visit is part of the activities carried out by the Office for the Transfer of Research Results (Universidade da Coruña) as a partner of the European project Sherpa do Mar.

During the visit, the BIMA team was able to learn, both through the cluster manager and the project technicians, the characteristics and possibilities of the different work groups and the R+D+i activities that are carried out. out, as well as publicize their proposal, thus opening the door to possible collaborations within the Cluster.

The BIMA project is a project based on Information and Communication Technologies that develops personalized digital solutions for those sectors related to the marine environment, such as fishing, port operations, maritime transport, among others, with the aim of optimize processes and bring innovation.

Using as a technological base the GIS (Geographic Information Systems), differential when handling large amounts of data and facilitating decision-making and analysis, BIMA focuses on digitizing the maritime sector through Geographic Information Systems, a technology that uses digital cartography to manage databases and display information in an agile way.


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.