19 de January de 2015 - 4:40 pm Tiempo de lectura: 2 minutos | No. de palabras: 416 | 1614 visitas
Yachay City closed the first edition of Innopolis, Knowledge is freedom, after having received 16,000 attendees during the four-day fair. This morning, hundreds of families, friends and clubs participated in various entertainment, interactive and recreational activities.
At the closing ceremony, Yachay CEO, Hector Rodriguez, thanked the work of more than 160 participating institutions, who invested their skills and talent to show the public the latest innovations in their research and development projects in order to contribute to the progress of the country.
“Creativity, science, and technology change the country and can change your lives,” said Rodriguez, to the audience at the moment when he announced the organization of Innopolis 2016, an event that will bring many more good things for the Ecuadorian human talent.
Tania Alarcón, from Guayaquil, visited the fair, “I thought that innovation was only in technology, but in this event I learned that innovation goes through all levels of our lives, relating to our homes and the, little things you do every day, “she said.
Science and technology in various areas
During these four days INNOPOLIS also awarded ADOBE, Rest Web Service and Cisco courses and certifications. It also received hundreds of visitors who participated in the science and technological development stands of the five clusters of research, in which the public, private and entrepreneurial sectors showed their projects.
The Life Sciences cluster exhibited 68 R+D+i projects related to biodiversity, exploitation of natural resources and ecosystem functionality, innovations in agriculture, health, nutrition, and others.
The Earth Sciences cluster exhibited 44 projects related to space science, geophysics, climatology, geochemistry, and other projects. The Energy and Transport cluster presented 23 projects related to renewable energy, energy efficiency, alternative energy, and others.
The Heritage and Territory cluster presented 22 projects related to archeology, paleoethnobotany, history, humanities, art and design, and the Information Technology and Communication cluster presented 42 projects related to information technology, telecommunications, mathematical simulation, robotics, learning technologies and virtual training.
Another attraction for visitors were guided tours in the Yachay Botanical Garden, where you can appreciate the diversity of the Urcuquí botanical area. In addition, children and adults were informed interactively in the Yachay City of Knowledge stand.
The City of Knowledge is a reality that is constructed with the commitment of the Yachay Public Company and strategic partners from academia and the public and private sectors. The infrastructure and its inhabitants confirm that: (in 2015 there will be 5 000 students, teachers, entrepreneurs and innovators, and by 2017, the city is expected to have not less than 15 000 inhabitants). (SA-VE / YACHAY-EP)