Servicio de Innovación

Training – Dissemination

Training Objectives:

  • Develop a powerful knowledge community around technological topics (telecommunications, sensors, home automation, programming, electronics).
  • Facilitate that companies, mainly SMEs, can take advantage of the knowledge generated to export solutions to other places, supported by the developments made within the framework of the project.
  • To create in La Palma a center of knowledge and training of international reference in risk management, which in the long term can generate an industry around the subject of risk.

And in all this process to count on the collaboration of the educational and training centers of the island, with the business sectors (CEPYME, Chamber of Commerce, FEMETE, etc).

  • LegoLeague -February-March 2016-.
  • Scratch La Palma Day (Google Developer Group La Palma) -April 9, 2016-.
  • 3D printers -continued-
  • Arduino course (Open platform for integrated robotics and programming systems) -march-april 2016-
  • Electric Vehicle Fair – VIVE la Palma 2016 – July 09, 2016-.
  • Transparency and Open Data Day -July 21, 2016-.
  • OpenData La Palma Awards -July 2016-.
  • 3rd Conference on Intelligent Island Territories -October 2016-.
  • Fiber Optic Fiber Installer -November 2016-
  • Hackathon -December 2016
  • Data Journalism Workshop (coming soon)
  • Drone Pilot (coming soon)
  • Domotics (coming soon)
  • SCADA systems (coming soon)
  • Use of new technologies (coming soon)
  • Intelligent lighting (coming soon)
  • Lego Mindstorms (coming soon)
  • Codecraft (coming soon)

Applications & Hackathon

Hackathon & workshops

Every year the Cabildo of La Palma organizes an intensive Hackathon that will allow attendees to solve real challenges we face in La Palma. We will try to improve the experience of citizens and tourists; and explore new ways to measure the impact of the island’s services.

Several teams will design different solutions to turn La Palma into a Smart Island. The teams will present their ideas to a set of experts and representatives of the administration who will be ready to implement the most innovative ideas.

You can create an innovative application, a new business model, or a great idea!

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Applications from the island of La Palma available for:

App Cabildo de la Palma, new corporate app in the palm of your hand. Cabildo de La Palma


Museums and events La Palma, information about the network of museums and cultural spaces of the island of La Palma (Canary Islands). Cabildo of La Palma
Improve your island, the application for citizen participation of the island of La Palma. Cabildo de La Palma.eGobcan, an application developed by the Government of the Canary Islands to provide citizens with a single point of access to all mobile applications and services developed by the different Departments and Public Bodies of the Government of the Canary Islands.


Tijarafe Tourist Guide, Tourist information service on the municipality of Tijarafe

Barlovento Tourist Guide, Service of tourist and commercial information about the municipality of Barlovento.

Los Llanos App, From the application you will visualize, all the news of the Municipality, News, Events, besides having information of footpaths, points of interest…


Santa Cruz de La Palma, Access from your mobile device to all the information of interest of Santa Cruz de La Palma. 


Patea La Palma, an application that recommends a walking trail on La Palma (App winner of the first La Palma Open Data award).


The PalmApp, Plan your walk along a Trail or your visit to a Natural Area by checking the characteristics beforehand (Amathink)


Muévete La Palma, an application designed for all those who are in La Palma, either spending a few days or living there.


Moovit, your App for public transportation on La Palma…..


Guaguas La Palma, Here is the first bus app of La Palma from the hand of two palmeros!


Google maps & transit, Travel with Maps, the trusted official application that offers GPS navigation, traffic and public transport information.


“Smart communities are an emerging sector for the next decade and it is estimated to generate employment in sectors linked to technologies, on the island of La Palma we cannot miss the opportunity to take advantage of the infrastructure to specialize in this sector.” 

Objectives of the Communities:

  • Facilitate that companies, mainly SMEs, can take advantage of the knowledge generated to export solutions to other places, supported by the developments made within the framework of the project.
  • To create in La Palma a center of knowledge and training of international reference in risk management, which in the long term can generate an industry around the subject of risk.

And in all this process to count on the collaboration of the educational and training centers of the island, with the business sectors (CEPYME, Chamber of Commerce, FEMETE, etc).

  • Lego League
  • 3D Printing
  • Arduino
  • Drones
  • Developers (Hackathon)

3D Printing – Digital Fabrication

Over the last few years, 3D printing has become a growing trend in the technological field, with different types of 3D printers available for anyone who wants to buy them.

The Innovation, Projects and Information Society Service of the Island Council of La Palma has acquired a Makerbot Replicator 2 3D printer that will be temporarily loaned (15 consecutive calendar days per school year) to schools on the island of La Palma with the aim of promoting this innovative printing technique and related technologies among students and young people on the island.

At the same time, we organize training events that allow us to learn more about these technologies.

The short-term approach is to bring this technology closer to the society of La Palma, and to provide the necessary means to create a “Digital Manufacturing Laboratory” where to experiment with different processes and digital manufacturing tools, through training courses, collaborative prototyping workshops, the use of machines to support the different projects and lines of work and research.

In short, it is intended to continue with “the spirit” of the First Lego League launched by the training centers of the island, to progressively give it a more professional orientation in its relationship with computer programming (Arduino) and possible solutions to specific problems.

Arduino Workshop

“Arduino is a free hardware platform, based on a board with a microcontroller and a development environment, designed to facilitate the use of electronics in multidisciplinary projects.”

The course is structured in 3 modules:

  • Basic level: March 31 and April 1. Initial module where we will work on electronics concepts, using components such as resistors, diodes, sensors and various actuators.
  • Intermediate Level: April 21 and 22. Module of 3D printing or additive manufacturing that will allow to manufacture components designed by the interested parties in an economical and fast way.
  • Advanced Level: May 19 and 20. Robot and crane module in which the minimum expression of a mobile robot will be developed by assembling the components and giving it a pedagogical added value by using a chassis made with 3D printing.

FREE workshop aimed at people over 16 years old with interest and curiosity for technology, open-hardware electronics and with interest in experimenting with interactive elements. No previous programming knowledge is required.

Limited places: 30

  • Opening of the registration process on Monday, January 20, 2017 at 9am.
  • The process is by order of registration,
  • Once the 30 places are filled, a reserve list of 10 places will be created*.

Once the pre-registrations have been received, a confirmation email will be sent to the registrants.


Arduino board

The Arduino board was developed in Italy by Professor Massimo Banzi who wanted to quickly teach designers how to work with electronics to incorporate elements, lights, sound and movements, among others, into their designs. Arduino is a free (open) hardware platform with some computing power that is distinguished by its ability to interact through digital and analog inputs and outputs.


We will work on electronics concepts, using components such as resistors and diodes, as well as various sensors and actuators: potentiometers, LEDs, servomotors and proximity sensors. A Protoboard will also be used as an extension for the connections of the Arduino board by means of cables prepared for this purpose.

3D Printing

3D printing or additive manufacturing allows us to manufacture components designed by ourselves or downloaded from web pages in an economical and fast way (compared to traditional manufacturing for single productions or short series). During the workshops there will be hands-on practice with 3D printed platforms.

Robot and Crane – educational platforms

For the development of the practice, we start from the minimum expression of mobile robot, putting together the components described above and giving it an added value pedagogically by using a chassis made with 3D printing.

Antares project

The Antares Project is the hallmark of Innovation, Technology and Information Society of the Cabildo Insular de La Palma.

It is a commitment to diversify the island’s economy, creating an ecosystem of entrepreneurship and innovation in which a knowledge and technology-intensive business network can develop. An opportunity to approach new products, services and markets, as well as to be more competitive and innovative in a context of global economy. A commitment to generate a favorable environment for the creation and consolidation of new companies and for the development of new professional careers around R&D&I and the intensive use of technology; for citizens and Public Administrations, the opportunity to create a new space for broader, higher quality, more efficient and closer public services.

The Antares Project aims to provide the island of La Palma with favorable spaces, facilities, communications, services and environments that will add to the already existing conditions. The starting framework is that of a territory with a high concentration of research centers, endowed with an enormously favorable fiscal framework, a skilled and diverse human capital, made up of both residents and those who wish to return, enviable levels of quality of life, and finally, the connection via submarine cable to the main communication networks and nodes, which together with ICTs dilute the physical barriers of the territory. In this context, the project aims to serve as a catalyst for the creation of a dynamic and constant environment of opportunity, a space of great potential for the creation of new areas of personal, professional, social and business development.

Proyecto Antares depends on the Innovation, Projects and Information Society Service of the Cabildo Insular de La Palma. It was born from the hand of the “Sociedad Promotora del Parque Científico y Tecnológico de Isla de La Palma SL”, an instrumental entity of the Cabildo created to materialize the project in 2011, and dissolved in 2016.

The strategic objectives of the Antares Project are:

  • Value Chain Creation and Expansion
  • Personal Development and Mobility
  • Culture of Excellence and Innovation
  • Knowledge Society, Science and Technology
  • Capable, safe, efficient and competitive infrastructures.
  • Smart and Sustainable Island


The Cabildo and the EOI launches a collaborative work space “Coworking” for innovative entrepreneurs

“The objective of the coworking is to promote entrepreneurship and innovation on the Island, for this purpose a Group and Individual Training Project will be carried out within the framework of a Collaborative Workspace (Coworking)”.

The Innovation Service belonging to the New Technologies Area of the Cabildo de La Palma, headed by Councilor Jorge Gonzalez, in collaboration with the School of Industrial Organization (EOI), will launch a new coworking space in Santa Cruz de La Palma, based on a collaboration agreement recently signed by both corporations. The Coworking establishes the creation of a joint space for the establishment of previously selected entrepreneurs. The aim is to promote entrepreneurship and innovation, while increasing the probability of success of innovative projects in a limited period of time, identifying those with the greatest potential for development. This will be achieved by increasing entrepreneurial skills and increasing the number of sustainable businesses and self-employment initiatives created, promoting self-employment, entrepreneurship and business creation, including micro, small and medium-sized innovative enterprises, and in the process fostering entrepreneurship and increasing the probability of success of entrepreneurial projects at an early stage of development over a limited period of time.

The first edition, which will open soon, will last 5 months and will accommodate a minimum of 16 and a maximum of 22 innovative projects. Those selected will be provided with a high-performance workspace, will receive 60 hours of training on entrepreneurship and project management, as well as personalized tutoring and mentoring for each project.

Throughout the editions of the Coworking project, different events will take place with the aim of promoting networking among entrepreneurs and other agents of the entrepreneurial ecosystem. In this edition, a Demoday will be held in the final weeks in which the projects and their scope will be presented after the process carried out.

The EOI is a state public sector foundation dedicated to train professionals, produce and disseminate knowledge and offer valuable services to companies, entrepreneurs and administrations, in the values of an open, social, green and digital economy.

Energy Efficiency Plan

The Cabildo has developed the Energy Efficiency Consultancy and Technical Assistance Service Project. The initiative, framed as a key action within the Antares Project, is part of a joint effort between the Cabildo of La Palma and the fourteen municipalities of the island and has the financial support of the European Energy Efficiency Fund.

The project is in line with the commitment to sustainability at international level. The European Commission has launched a movement under the name of the Covenant of Mayors by which the signatories commit themselves to exceed the 20-20-20 target: reduction of energy consumption by 20%; to reach a 20% share of renewable energies in the total portfolio; to reduce the total amount of CO2 emissions by the same amount. In the case of La Palma, all the Mayors have signed the Covenant and its successful implementation is considered an opportunity to appear in the international sphere and to promote the brand of Isla Inteligente Sostenible.

Scope and work to be performed.

The scope of the project encompasses both energy efficiency audits and initiatives related to the promotion of renewable energies and the improvement of mobility and urban services, always keeping the focus on sustainability.

  • Energy Efficiency. Energy audits have been carried out on up to 92 public buildings and facilities among the properties of the Cabildo and the fourteen municipalities of the island. The buildings chosen were, among others, Town Halls, museums, schools, sports centers, tunnels, etc. Likewise, audits were carried out on all the outdoor public lighting of the Island and the results of both blocks of audits have served as a basis to identify the transformation initiatives, technically and economically feasible, which generate greater energy savings.
  • Sustainable Energy. This part of the project aims to analyze the potential of sustainable energies, focusing on hydro, wind, photovoltaic, solar thermal, biomass and micro-cogeneration technologies. Specifically, a technical-economic evaluation of 25 renewable installations was carried out and, additionally, the analysis was completed with a study of the “state of the art” of storage equipment and the detail of its viability on the Island.
  • Sustainable Mobility Plan. The scope of the Plan covers the entire geography of the island of La Palma, although it also takes into account relations with the exterior through its transportation nodes (port and airport).  The work included a diagnostic phase that consisted of analyzing current mobility on the island and determining the problems associated with the different modes of transport, and a master plan that determines a strategy to solve the problems efficiently, in accordance with the global objectives of the Public Administrations.
  • Operations and Technology Model. This model will be based on an understanding of the existing situation in order to identify the potential for improvement and define a new one in accordance with technological possibilities and current social trends. The new model should encourage greater interaction between the citizen and the Administration and be open to continuous improvement.


The project is expected to generate the following benefits:

  1. Generate important economic savings from the increase of energy efficiency of the energy consuming equipment of the Island.
  2. Attracting new investors to further develop the island and benefiting all its inhabitants, with the development of a new economic sector.
  3. A perceptible improvement of services to citizens through mobility and telecommunications.
  4. Strengthen the international positioning of the island as a sustainable tourist destination through the concept of Intelligent Island.

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