The Wine Technology Platform in Spain aims to improve the sector in research and development, maximizing existing resources.
This July 14 in Madrid has become the technological platform of Wine from Spain, the first in Europe dedicated to this sector, whose creation had been announced last April in different media-related sector.
The creation of the Wine Technology Platform, with an initial budget of 290,000 euros, responds to the need to avoid duplication of existing investments in R + D + I.
With over 200 members (warehouses, regulatories Councils, universities, foundations, technology centers, business associations, companies and professionals) and with the support of the Government of Spain, aims to increase the competitiveness of the sector, identifying the main needs and technological challenges to facing and overcoming them through innovative initiatives.
The Constituent Assembly was opened by the provisional president of the Governing Council of the Platform, Jose Luis Benitez, and representatives of the Ministries of Education and Science and the MARM.
The Wine Technology Platform is a forum for discussion and reflection among the various players in the Spanish wine industry that aspires to become a true business-cooperation network science capable of defining a common strategy in the field of R + D + I under the business leadership.
Among the founding partners are: European Project Tech Wine, Spanish Wine Federation (FEV); Sciences Institute of Vine and Wine; Spanish Conference of Regulatory Boards; group of wineries in Rioja.
Another key aspect of the Wine Technology Platform is to perform different actions related to promotions, communications and marketing in the wine sector.