Improve the competitiveness of companies in the tourism and technology sectors of the collaboration space through the definition, development, and execution of a Strategy based on Big Data
Grant Agreement: MAC2/2.3d/323
Type: INTERREG MAC 2014-2020 | 2nd Call
Duration: 36 months (01/12/2019 – 01/11/2022)
Status: Ongoing
Coordinator: Sociedad de Promoción Económica de Gran Canaria, SAU, Canarias, Spain


SPEGC– Sociedad de Promoción Económica de Gran Canaria, SAL, (Canary Islands – Spain)
FRCT – Fundo Regional para a Ciência e Tecnologia (Azores – Portugal)
ITC – Instituto Tecnológico de Canarias (Canary Islands – Spain)
Ayuntamiento de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria – Concejalía Delegada de Ciudad del Mar (Canary Islands – Spain)
ACIF-CCIM – Associação Comercial e Industrial do Funchal – Câmara de Comércio e Indústria da Madeira (Madeira – Portugal)

Third-Parties Participants:

NOSI – Núcleo Operacional para a Sociedade de Informação. (Cape Verde)
Direção Geral do Turismo e Transportes de Cabo Verde (Cape Verde)

Aim of the Project:

The main objective of DATALAB is to improve the competitiveness of companies in the tourism and technological sector in the Macaronesian collaboration space by defining, developing and executing a strategy based on Big Data and analyzing data related to tourism trends and behaviors.

The project aims to develop a digital tourism information management platform that promotes the creation, use, and enjoyment of data from the tourism sector, based on the strategy proposal previously developed under the SMARTDEST project. For this, it will identify sources of information to feed a Big Data Platform, articulated with technological solutions, which allow a better knowledge of the profile of visitors including their consumption habits and behavior at the destination. Technological cooperation between different pilots in the MAC space will also be promoted, based on the principle of open innovation, improving the transfer of knowledge and competitiveness of companies in the tourist destinations involved in the consortium (Azores, Madeira, Canarias and Cabo Verde), projecting the international level SMEs in the collaboration space.

FRCT Involvement:
FRCT integrates DATALAB as a beneficiary, being responsible for the implementation of the project in the Azores.

Impact on Azores Region:
The DATALAB Project aims to accompany the European Agenda in the field of digitization in tourism, promoting the transfer of knowledge between the participating regions, accompanying the growth of tourism and providing technological and innovative tools.
DATALAB has a strong impact on establishing networks and partnerships with SCTA.

Regional Stakeholders Involved: SCTA actors, companies, and others with skills and/or activities in the field of tourism, one of the priority areas of RIS3 Azores.
Financial Overview
Consortium Budget
Partners Contribuition EU Contribuition Total
197.171,66 €1.117.306,02 €1.314.477,68 €
FRCT Budget
10.588,24 €60.000,00 €70.588,24 €