27 de March de 2015 - 1:47 pm Tiempo de lectura: 2 minutos | No. de palabras: 331 | 576 visitas
In order to contribute to strengthening capacities in science and technology, through policy advice and exchange of experiences and best practices for the generation of technology entrepreneurs as actors in the knowledge economy.
Yachay Public Company and the International Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation for the South – South Cooperation under the auspices of UNESCO, opened this morning the “Workshop on Technological Entrepreneurship Training for Latin American Countries” in Quito, from 16 to 20 March 2015.
“The heart of knowledge and productive transformation of Ecuador lies in changing the productive matrix and the modernization of our industries, which has human talent as the main factor, not as capital but as an inexhaustible storage of ideas, of a strong will to change the conditions of our society, “said Hector Rodriguez, CEO of Yachay Public Company.
Participants in the workshop were national and international researchers from universities and research institutes that have developed inventions or patents. Representatives of the University of San Francisco, INIGEMM, Yachay Public Company, INER, Catholic University, UDLA, University of the Armed Forces, Autonomous University of Honduras, Universiti Sains, Malaysia, among others, participating in this workshop.
“The goal of this workshop is to provide tools for researchers to unleash their instinctive knowledge of science, engineering and technology. I hope that the experiences given in this space brings learning to program participants and enjoyment “said Dr Samsudin Tugiman, Director of ISTIC, who also gave recognition to Yachay Public Company for collaboration and work on such initiatives.
The workshop enables participants on issues of entrepreneurship in relation to the demand of the knowledge and innovation economy, in order to improve the knowledge of techno-entrepreneurship topics, using an innovative approach.
Exhibitors from Colombia, United States, Malaysia and other countries talked about: technology development, validation of ideas, assessment of opportunities, business models, business planning, financing and intellectual property.
A section on challenges and lessons learned about departments of commercialization and the active role played by technology transfer offices at universities or research institutions will also be developed (SA / YACHAY-EP)