Strategic objectives

1. Knowledge-intensive re-industrialization

1. Knowledge-intensive re-industrialization

To recover the growth path of the Valencia Region (1995-2007) through a drive towards its re-industrialisation, oriented towards knowledge-intensive, technologically advanced and internationally competitive productive activities that promote the development of the services associated with them, in order to reach in 2020 a weighting of industrial activity of 20% of GDP. Similarly, employment must be oriented towards technological and knowledge-intensive activities, the challenge being to place 45% of the region's employed in these sectors.

 

2. Stable and internationally recognized innovation

2. Stable and internationally recognized innovation

To consolidate an environment that promotes stable and internationally recognisable innovation, at least in two complementary approaches: one, defined by the presence of the region's leading companies in consolidated sectors (automotive, distribution, agri-food?); and two, an attractive place for the creation and development of companies that reinvent themselves in products and services with greater added value for the use and enjoyment of people. Thus, our innovative business development must achieve in 2020 that, of every 100 small Valencian companies, at least 20 have more than 50 workers, and that expenditure on business innovation in relation to regional GDP reaches 2% by then and is mainly supported by private initiative.

 

3.Consolidation of the logistics sector

3. Consolidation of the logistics sector

To ensure that the development of logistics, supported by ICT and advanced supply chain management systems and distribution chain, enable the productive economy of the Valencia Region to maintain, over time, the coverage rate of its trade balance at 120%. To this end, a logistics cluster with a high technological level capable of placing 20 logistics companies in the Valencia Region among the top 100 in Spain must be consolidated.

 

4. Highly qualified HR

4. Highly qualified HR

To provide the productive fabric with a broad base of highly qualified human resources with the skills and competences required by tomorrow's society, in whose training process, from design to implementation, has been directly involved, reducing the rate of youth unemployment in 2020 to below 30%, and the rate of over-qualification of university students and graduates of higher vocational training to below 25%. At the same time, R&D staff must be at least 10 per 1000 employed.

 

5. Improve technology transfer from universities and R&D centres

5. Improve technology transfer from universities and R&D centres

Give much more attention to technology transfer in universities and R&D&I production centres to achieve a greater interest in the financing of their activities and thus increase public-private collaboration in this field, so that by 2020 the relative rate of return from Horizon 2020 reaches 10% of the Spanish total or 1% of the European total.

6. Be a reference in the development of materials and manufacturing technologies

6. Be a reference in the development of materials and manufacturing technologies

To position the Valencia Region as a European benchmark reference in the development of materials and manufacturing technologies that facilitate the competitive specialisation of regional manufacturing, so that in 2020 the turnover of Valencian knowledge agents (universities, public research centres, RTOs) in these technological fields reaches 200 million euros.