The Gaiás Centre for Entrepreneurship (CEM) is a space designed to foster the creation and consolidation of cultural, creative and technological businesses. The CEM is at the service of enterprising individuals, providing a working space and the support to materialize their business ideas in the endeavour to contribute to the creation of dynamic, competitive and innovative businesses in Galicia.
To such a purpose, since its launch in 2013, it has developed a mentoring and support program for resident entrepreneurs that offers training and advice to help mature their business projects.
The activity of the centre is not restricted to resident entrepreneurs, because every year, the CEM deploys a broad range of activities open to all entrepreneurs in Galicia as well as to individuals interested in entrepreneurship and creation. Either through training actions, events or networking activities, the program seeks to stimulate and support talent and create an entrepreneurial culture in Galicia. Both for its occupancy as well as for the programming developed, the CEM is currently the largest centre for cultural and creative entrepreneurship in Galicia.
The Centre offers two types of residency for entrepreneurial projects:
A flexible workspace shared with other entrepreneurs, which provides an environment to develop projects autonomously or the opportunity to establish alliances and synergies with other entrepreneurs in order to address joint initiatives. The result is a dynamic, collaborative and productive environment in which new projects emerge.
Addressed to entrepreneurs who have greater needs of space and autonomy, with independent modular structures and a variable surface area to meet the relevant needs.
The CEM building also hosts the Galician Agency for Cultural Industries (AGADIC), and an area of ICT companies that includes programs to support innovative technological entrepreneurship hand in hand with leading businesses and organizations, such as ‘Galicia Open Future’ by Telefónica and ‘Connecting for Good Galicia’ by Vodafone.