15 de November de 2014 - 12:30 pm Tiempo de lectura: 2 minutos | No. de palabras: 381 | 754 visitas
This morning, Yachay Public Company in conjunction with the International Association of Science Parks, IASP, kicked off the workshop of the IASP Latin American Division: MANAGEMENT OF TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION PARKS AND PROGRAMS IN LATIN AMERICA: CHALLENGES AND ISSUES.
The event was held at the Heritage Campus of Yachay Tech where delegations from Russia, Spain, Colombia, Peru, Panama, Bolivia and Ecuador, as well as representatives from academia and the public and private business sector, who shared their personal experiences in managing technology parks.
In his opening remarks, Yachay CEO Hector Rodriguez spoke: “This event is a true example of an entrepreneurial state, with extensive service platform where companies can develop their productive activities.”
The workshop was attended by important figures such as Josep Piqué, recently appointed Vice President of IASP, who is also president of the Network of Science and Technology Parks of Catalonia and Vice President of the Spanish Network of Science Parks; Luis Sanz, General Director of the IASP, advisor and expert consultant in several science parks in the world; Jorge Audy, President of the American Association of IASP and Anna Kinina, representative of Skolkovo Technology Park; Fernando Albericio, Rector of Yachay Tech.
“The approach of Yachay Technology Park results in an innovative and bold model. It is part of a modern dynamic, which modern technological parks in the world should follow,” said Sanz.
Then he spoke about the changes that must occur in the concept of science and technology park, ie, the park must no longer be content with being a mere business space but become an open space and complementary areas for living, is migrating towards a concept of habitat. For Sanz, Yachay faces new future trends.
Meanwhile Josep Pique said: “Yachay represents one of the best expressions of what you want to be a green field, to artificially build an ecology of innovation.”
In this space of exchanging ideas, Anna Kinina of the Skolkovo Foundation stressed that both technology parks (Yachay and Skolkovo) have much closeness for their similarities, in that regard, she said, “the two organizations have advantages and challenges as we received the support of both local and central governments. We make connections between new ventures with industry and state. A common challenge is finding how to give results when we are generating infrastructure to carry out our projects. “(SA / YACHAY-EP)