Cantabria Regional Government strongly supports innovative projects like RADICAL as a way of boosting the economic wealth and social benefits for its citizens. Cooperation with other entities belonging to different regions and countries is considered as the perfect opportunity for exchanging and widening knowledge to promote growth in the region. CTL Cantabria has been appointed by the Regional Government as the most suitable stakeholder to actively act as representative the Regional Administration in the project.
CTL Cantabria is a non‐profit public foundation, on behalf of the General Directorate for Transport and Telecommunications, under the Regional Ministry for Industry, being its managing board 100% composed by members of the Government. CTL was created in 2005, designed as an instrumental tool of the regional Government for the development of technical projects and studies on IT and transport, as well as for the participation in international projects and activities promoting knowledge, research and innovation. CTL provides the Regional Government of Cantabria with technical assistance and support for key issues related to research, innovation, knowledge transfer and services improvement in the areas of IT and transport, aimed at boosting economic and social growth in Cantabria.
Some examples of the activities that CTL has carried out for the Government in the IT area could be the implantation of the Digital TV in Cantabria as well as some tasks for the promotion of the Information Society, such as the deployment and management of the Telecentres Network (rural internet connection points) in the region. Furthermore, CTL has also participated in some innovation projects, as the Smart Card Ticketing System for Transport in the region. Besides, CTL supports the Government carrying out different studies necessary for the design and implementation of smart regional policies.
Main role in the project:
CTL will participate in the implementation of the pilot in some areas of Cantabria. Two regional scenarios have been chosen to be used as testbeds for the RADICAL platform. Together with this, the Regional Government will support the project from the Administrative side, collaborating in the dissemination of results as well as the development of policies derived from these results.