León: Spanish proposal to host the European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Competence Center

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The Spanish Government is convinced that the candidacy of the city of Leon is the best possible one to host the European Centre for Industrial, Technological and Research Competence in Cybersecurity (the Centre).

We are presenting this candidacy with the certainty that Leon meets all the requirements and has unbeatable competitive advantages to ensure that the European Union maintains and develops, through the Centre, the cybersecurity capabilities necessary for our single market.

The virtues of Leon's candidacy relate above all to its technical and professional suitability, but I would also like to highlight all its material and organic advantages: Leon is prepared to immediately house the headquarters of the Centre, in a privileged building located in the city centre, with excellent connections for its employees and only a few metres away from the largest high-speed train network in Europe.

Leon is the Spanish capital of cybersecurity, as it is the headquarters of the National Institute of Cybersecurity (INCIBE), and has demonstrated its ability to successfully host technology, business and research centres integrated into European networks. It is a safe bet for value.