How can I create my account?

Creating the account is easy and fast. It will be necessary that you fill in your personal details with a valid email address from the main menu of the homepage of the Portal. Alternatively, you can register before accessing the space created within the challenges and ideas menu.

What is the use of registering in the Innovation Portal?

With your user you will have access to:

  • You can share your innovative ideas
  • You can participate in the challenges that are launched from the APBA
  • You can participate in the events and workshops organized by the APBA Innovation Office
  • You can suggest innovative improvements or opportunities
  • You will receive by email the latest innovation trends and news


Who can present ideas through the Challenges Portal?

All those who receive an invitation from the APBA will be able to participate. Depending on the theme of the challenge, it will be aimed at a profile of an entrepreneur, start-up, consulting firm, universities, innovation or technological centers, etc.

Can I submit more than one idea?

You can submit all the ideas you want as long as they are related to the business activity of the Algeciras Port.

How do I submit my idea and what do I need to do?

To submit the ideas, you must fill in the form that you will find after registering and identify yourself in the Innovation Portal and have accessed the Challenges Portal. In this form, the proponent’s personal data and the description of the scope and impact of the proposed idea are indicated. There will also be an opportunity to upload attachments, in order to complement the description and improve the understanding of the proposed solution or idea.

How do you choose the best idea?

All the ideas received will be analysed by the members of the innovation Technical Office and the innovation Committee through the process of the idea management with a stage-gate approach, evaluating their strategic alignment, feasibility, probability of advantage, competitive, among other aspects.


Who can submit ideas through the Innovation Portal?

Any employee of the APBA may participate.

Can I submit more than one idea?

You can present all the ideas you want as long as they are related to the activity of the APBA.

How do I submit my idea? And what do I need to do?

To submit the ideas, you must fill in the form that you will find after registering and identify yourself in the Innovation Portal and have accessed the Ideas Portal. In this form, the proponent’s personal data and the description of the scope and impact of the proposed idea are indicated.

How do you choose the best idea?

All the ideas received will be analyzed by the members of the Innovation Technical Office and the Innovation Committee through the process of idea management with a Stage-Gate approach, evaluating their strategic alignment, feasibility, probability of success, impact and generation of advantage. competitive, among other aspects.


Who can propose improvements or suggestions through the Suggestions Mailbox?

Any employee, user and / or customer of Algeciras and Tarifa Port may participate.

Can I submit more than one suggestion or improvement?

You can submit all the proposals / suggestions you want as long as they are related to the activity of the APBA.

How do I submit my suggestion or improvement?

To present the suggestions, you must fill in the form that you will find after registering and identify yourself in the innovation Portal and have accessed the “Un Mar de opportunities” space. In this form, the personal data of the proposer the description of the scope of the proposal or suggestion are indicated.


What is the Public Procurement of Innovation (PPI)?

The Public Procurement of Innovation (PPI) is an administrative action to promote innovation, aimed at promoting the development of new markets, innovative products or services from the demand side, through the instrument of public procurement.

What is the difference between Technical Dialogue and Competitive Dialogue?

The technical dialogue is an activity preparatory to a contract that can be used on a discretionary basis by the contracting authority, when it deems it appropriate, either for the innovative nature of the solutions sought, the specificity of their needs or other justified circumstances, provided that such advice does not have the effect of impeding competition. On the other hand, during the competitive dialogue, regulated in the TRLCSP (Consolidated Text of the Public Sector Contracts Law) in which the participants, rather than raising ideas and possible functional or performance specifications of a certain provision to be taken into account how much by the contracting authority, its solutions are already presented, which are complete projects of contractual provision. The call for proposals via PPI promoted by the APBA is part of the technical dialogue, in the definition phase of hiring.

What is the target behind an open call for ideas or market consultation through PPI?

The open calling for innovative ideas as solutions to the needs that the APBA launches via PPI:

  • It is NOT an ideas contest
  • It is NOT a call for aid for R&D&I projects
  • It is NOT an open recruitment procedure

What use will the APBA make of the proposals received?

The APBA will use the proposals internally and will publicize the final solutions defined by the APBA itself, for which it will have used or not any of the proposals sent in the framework of the open call of the PPI.

Do I have preference in the future for having been the proponent of the idea?

No. We do not acquire any right over the future development of the proposed idea. The procedure of the call itself guarantees the “equal treatment” of the participants in the future hiring and does not guarantee any preferential right to the proponents of the ideas. Participation in the call, dialogue or contacts with participants or exchanges of information may not lead to infringements of the community principles of non-discrimination and transparency or have the effect of restricting or limiting competition, or granting unfair advantages or rights exclusives not possible in the contracting procedures. At all times the confidentiality of the proposals presented in the framework of the open call of the PPI in the APBA is guaranteed.

Can I submit a solution that is patented?

The proposals must be free of commercial patents, copyright or any other copyright or business that prevents its free use by the APBA or any other company collaborating in the development of future projects. However, proposals that refer to non-commercialized patents may be submitted, indicating the proponent.

At what point is the exploitation model of the proposed idea defined?

In the bidding document, at the time of bidding, the conditions of the exploitation model of the proposed idea will be defined.

Can you ask about doubts and details during the call?

For each call an email will be provided to make the operative consultations that are considered appropriate about this procedure.

Where can I find detailed information about the Public Procurement of Innovation nationwide?

On the official Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, http://www.mineco.gob.es,se you can find information on the Innovative Public Procurement, as well as the “Guide 2.0 for Public Procurement of Innovation.”:

Public Procurement of Innovation Website

Public Procurement of Innovation Guide


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This innovation portal is an initiative of APBA to reinforce an innovative culture and the development of an open innovation ecosystem in order to guarantee the future competitiveness of Algeciras Port.

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