On October 13, 2011 T.R.H.s Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias were in Armilla, Spain to attend the inauguration of the Campus Party Milenio. Per Casa de Su Majestad el Rey (a rough translation):
T.R.H.s Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia were in Armilla, Spain to preside over the inauguration of the Campus Party Milenio as part of celebrations for the millennium of the founding of the Kingdom of Granada, where he encouraged the generation of so-called ‘digital natives’ to ‘contribute significantly to the effects of ICTs” are geared increasingly towards sustained economic development, promoting entrepreneurship, international cooperation and a culture of universal respect for human rights.’
‘For several days going to share and exchange knowledge, experiences and ideas, not only in the field of new technologies and communications, in fact, become runway and an instrument of your projects-but in all it has to do with your concerns with your life and professional goals,’ said His Royal Highness the Prince of Asturias, accompanied by Minister of Industry, Tourism and Trade, Miguel Sebastián, the government delegate in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Luis Garcia Garrido, the Mayor of Armidale, Antonio Ayllon, Secretary of State for Telecommunications and Information Society, Juan Junquera, and the Minister of Presidency of the Junta de Andalucía and president of the Consortium for the Commemoration of the First Millennium Foundation the Kingdom of Granada, Mar Moreno, among other authorities.
Prince Felipe explained that ‘the model of ‘Campus Party’, an event that promotes networked digital culture in its broadest expression, innovation, technology, creativity, leisure is a splendid framework to implement and promote these objectives.’ He also warned of ‘power and influence of new forms of communication’ and ‘you have assumed responsibility toward others and toward yourself, in the strict and proper use of tools so influential.’
‘Meetings such as the” Millennium Campus Party are, in short, excellent opportunity to promote talent and innovation in a multicultural environment as shown in this room,’ said His Royal Highness the Prince of Asturias, who recalled that ‘this format singular meeting-virtual and real at the same time, just gave his first steps in Andalucía for nearly fifteen years, probably reflecting the important position achieved by Spain in the field of ICT, as shown particularly high rates of our band access wide.’
After the inauguration, Their Royal Highnesses Prince and Princess of Asturias, began a tour of the Millennium Campus Party, where they could visit the area of Science, the Millennium Mod visited the Millennium Balloons project, the area of computer stations and innovation area, where they explained certain projects to be funded by the incubator Wayra. Subsequently able to visit the so-called “campus future”, where they saw the Icub humanoid robot and photovoltaic power, and in the Expo area, visited the stands of the consortium Science Park, Granada, GAES Hearing Centres, Guadalinfo and Movistar.
This event served as a meeting point and crossroads of cultures, where they come together innovation, technology, internet, science, democracy and peace. During the event were released the latest in technology, robotics and astronomy, and will showcase our entrepreneurs and an opportunity for the future.
According to organizers, Campus Party is today, the event technology and world’s largest internet in the areas of Innovation, Creativity, Science and Digital Entertainment. After 15 years of existence, has become the standard and essential event for understanding the new information technologies. In addition to editing known by all to be held in Valencia, the event went international with celebrations in cities around the world.
Millennium Campus Party, held at the fairgrounds in FERMASA (Armilla, Granada) between 12 and 16 October, addressed issues affecting the social reality that is experiencing the globalized world, focused on the Mediterranean. Millennium Campus Party spoke of innovation and leisure, democracy, social realities that occur in Mediterranean countries, the environment, cultures and put in relation with the common and unifying axis of digital culture and innovation.
Granada was for five days, the focus of the digital world, with the concentration of more than 600 guests that will ensure their presence through its work in the digital world in their respective countries. It has also undertaken a selection process through a collaborative network in which the value placed on innovative projects that were presented at this event.
The province of Granada already have work and experience in innovation and technology, examples such as the Sierra Nevada Observatory, the Health Technology Park, the resort Andasol, the Institute for Astrophysics and others too numerous to mention, make Granada provinces is more implementation has the ICT sector in economic activity.
In turn, thanks to internet and online video, Internet users could follow the event and interact in the same through social networks. The contents are spread not only in Spanish but also English and French. It also housed an exhibition area of the technology companies brought into contact with the participants of this issue and other public area of exhibition of scientific and technological, open to the public.