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IVACE - Agencia Valenciana de la Energía


 Institut Valencià de Competitivitat Empresarial - IVACE
Ciutat Administrativa 9 d'Octubre - Torre 2,  C/ Castán Tobeñas, 77
E - 46018 - València
Tel.: + 34/ 961 209 600

General Director
: Júlia Company Sanu
Contact: German Cunyat

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The Instituto Valenciano de Competitividad Empresarial (IVACE) is a public body of the Valencian Government attached to the Ministry of Economy, Industry, Tourism and Employment. The institute, previously called Valencian Energy Agency (AVEN), has been recently renamed according to the Restructuring Measures and Rationalisation of Public Business Sector and Foundation of Valencian Government (D/L 7/2012, October 22).

The main aims of IVACE are managing industrial policy of the Government and business support for innovation, entrepreneurship, internationalisation as well as attracting investment and promoting technological clusters, industrial safety products and industrial facilities.
Its activities include:

  • promoting and fostering business competitiveness, sustainable development and adaptation of Valencian companies to market requirements;
  • enhancing the reorganisation and modernisation of small and medium enterprises as well as facilitating their creation and implementation, with particular attention to technological development, innovation, internationalisation and marketing;
  • encouraging and supporting cooperative joint actions, concentration or merger among small and medium enterprises;
    providing services that contribute to the competitiveness of small and medium enterprises of Valencia as well as its internationalisation;
  • ensuring industrial safety products and industrial facilities and metrology, promoting administrative cooperation;
    attracting and maintaining the investment, both domestic and foreign, in the Valencian Community.