The presentation ceremony of Andalucía Fútbol Tech took place at the Confederation of Employers of Cádiz. This is the first Football and Technology cluster that integrates companies and institutions related to the world of sports and technology. Javier Sánchez, President of the CEC, Rafael Contreras, President of the Andalusia Fútbol Tech Cluster, Vice President of Cádiz C.F. and President of Humanox, Javier Moreno, co-CEO of Humanox, Julio Fariñas, CEO of Footters, José María Arrabal, Secretary General of Sports of the Junta de Andalucía, and Antonio Sanz, Deputy Minister of the Presidency of the Junta de Andalucía.
The Cluster was born with the main idea that football is a driver of economic, social, technological and educational improvement in Andalusia in the post-Covid phase. Some of the objectives and lines of work of Andalucía Fútbol Tech are the promotion of member companies to positions of world leadership in the sports and health fields, while contributing to the economic, social, technological, educational and health development and Andalusia innovation.
Javier Sánchez, President of the CEC comments: “Today we begin a path where Business and Football have much to contribute, and where digital transformation plays a fundamental role. From the CEC we are already working on that line. ” Rafael Contreras, President of the Andalucía Fútbol Tech cluster, specified “Andalucía Fútbol Tech as an association of companies and institutions and with its defined lines of work can play a fundamental role in the recovery in the post-covid period, and contribute to a recovery from different levels ”.
Julio Fariñas, CEO of Footters shares “As CEO of Footers, I know that entrepreneurship is not easy and from Andalucía Fútbol Tech we reach out to Andalusian entrepreneurs and startups to help the industrial development of this sector, taking advantage of accumulated experience.” Javier Moreno , coCEO of HUMANOX, comments “As a Cluster it is important to be able to add strengths between companies and institutions, gain competitive advantages as a sector, and place Andalusia and its technology at an international level. At Humanox we place an emphasis on health, as well as player development. “
José María Arrabal, Secretary General for Sports of the Junta de Andalucía “Today we are witnessing the birth of a denomination of origin that will mark sport in Andalusia in the coming decades. Entrepreneurship, economic development and football have many possibilities, and the cluster is a catalyst.” Antonio Sanz, Deputy Minister of the Presidency of the Junta de Andalucía completed “Andalucía Fútbol Tech is the seed of a project that combines modernity and new technologies in the postcovid phase. Linking football to the opportunity for growth and job creation at this time places us at the global technological forefront. With leading companies in the world, and made from Andalusia.”
The presence of leading companies in the sector such as Humanox and Footers, the first division club Cádiz CF, and the institutional support from the Confederation of Employers of Cádiz and the Junta de Andalucía, represent a solid beginning from which to continue building , adding and articulating the cluster throughout the Andalusian territory.