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The UPV, INNDUX and Fundación Valenciaport launch the 2nd edition of the expert diploma in innovation and digitisation of the port logistics sector

Valencia, 03 October 2022. – The new generation of ports -smart ports- are tractors and facilitators in the transition of the logistics-port sector to the 4.0 economy, becoming clusters of innovation for the facilitation and improvement of the efficiency, safety and sustainability of the trade sector and, therefore, for the increase of the competitiveness of the entire productive system, boosting it through the introduction of new disruptive technologies in the public and private sector.

This context raises the need to face new training challenges to meet these new needs, especially in the field of digitalisation, automation, decarbonisation, connectivity, monitoring and artificial intelligence in transport and logistics management, among others.

Now, Inndux – a subsidiary of Innsomnia that manages, together with KPMG, the Ports 4. 0 project, a corporate open innovation model adopted by Puertos del Estado and the Spanish Port Authorities, together with the School of Civil Engineering of the Polytechnic University of Valencia and Fundación Valenciaport have renewed their strategic alliance to launch the second call for the Diploma of Expert in Innovation and Digitalisation of the Logistics-Port Sector, which you can obtain more information and pre-register through this link.

The programme is a UPV-specific degree with 22 ECTS and will address the main verticals of interest for the sector, including: logistics efficiency in the infrastructural, operational or service provision areas; environmental and energy sustainability; safety and security; and, finally, the digitisation of processes and smart platforms.

The programme is divided into five blocks. The first is entitled “Introduction to digitisation, innovation and disruptive processes” and will address the concepts of digitisation as well as innovation and disruptive processes. “Port logistics chains, agents, operations, needs and challenges on the road to digitisation” is the second section and will look in depth at aspects such as the port community and its physical flows and documentary exchange flows as well as efficient and intelligent infrastructures (automation and robotisation).

The third section will offer a broad view on “Smart ports, sustainable ports and safe ports”. The fourth thematic block will address the “Opportunities that Industry 4.0 offers for the digitisation of the sector” and will emphasise aspects connected with the basic technologies for the digitisation of the port sector or applications of the technologies.

Finally, and to conclude the programme, students will be required to carry out group activities to put into practice the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the Diploma.


The academic direction of the degree will be carried out by José Aguilar, Professor of the Department of Transport Infrastructure Engineering at the UPV.

The programme will be taught by professionals with extensive experience in the logistics-port sector such as, among others, José Llorca, Head of the Innovation Area at Puertos del Estado and of the capital fund “Puertos 4. 0”; Paco Bree, Academic Director of the Master in Innovation Business School of Deusto and CEO of Inndux; David Prieto Marqués and Juan Antonio Gil Belles, responsible for the implementation of the Cybersecurity Centre of ElevenPaths, the global cybersecurity unit of the Telefónica Group; Ana Rumbeu Daviu, Training Director. Fundación Valenciaport; Francesc Pons, General Manager at Innsomnia; Esther Gómez, Vice-rector of Students and Entrepreneurship at the Universitat Politècnica de València; Valery Naranjo, Professor at the UPV and Director of the Institute for Research and Innovation in Bioengineering; Antonio Torregrosa Maicas, General Director of Fundación Valenciaport; Borja Torres, innovation senior Project manager at Innsomnia; Salvador Furió Puñonosa, Director of Innovation and Development of the Cluster of Fundación Valenciaport; Carlos Palau, UPV Professor of the Department of Communications; Joan Messeger Llopis, Technical Innovation team of Fundación Valenciaport; Pablo Giménez, IT project manager of Fundación Valenciaport; Francesc Sánchez Sánchez, Director General of the Port Authority of Valencia; Juan Manuel Diez Orejas, Head of Strategic Planning and Innovation of the Port Authority of Valencia; Federico Torres Monfort, Head of Ecological Transition of the Port Authority of Valencia; Xavier Mulet i Baixauli, Head of Electronic Administration and Document Management of the Port Authority of Valencia; Victor Giner, Head of Information Technology of the Port Authority of Valencia; José Fernández Zapata, Compliance Officer and CISO of the Port Authority of Valencia and Óscar Pernia, Director of Digitalization and Automation at Terminal Investment Limited TIL, among other lecturers.

The Expert is scheduled to begin in mid-November with a duration of 5 months. The subjects will be taught 100% online and will take place on Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings. Two face-to-face sessions have been organised to strengthen networking among students.

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