Bogotá will have a new Science, Technology and Innovation District

Bogotá will have a new Science, Technology and Innovation District

In order to strengthen initiatives in science, technology and innovation, the National Government and key players in the entrepreneurial ecosystem today signed an agreement of intent to officially link to the District of Science Technology and Innovation of Bogotá – Region (DCTIB), led by the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce and its subsidiary: Corferias; the Mayor’s Office of Bogotá and the Governor’s Office of Cundinamarca.

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This is how this project will focus on promoting and facilitating the interaction of talent, knowledge and resources between the private sector, the public sector, academia and citizens to promote science, technology and innovation in Bogotá and the Region.

Those in charge of signing this agreement were: the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Arturo Luis Luna Tapia; the general director of SENA, Jorge Eduardo Londoño Ulloa; the Vice President of Science, Technology and Innovation of Ecopetrol, Ernesto José Gutiérrez de Piñeres; the rector of the National University of Colombia, Dolly Montoya Castaño; and the president of ETB, Alex Javier Blanco Riveira.

The new allies committed to actively participate in the conceptualization, design, structuring and development of the DCTIB, articulate their initiatives on science, technology and innovation issues with those of the project; promote the project to involve more allies, and explore mechanisms to contribute resources for the development of the District.

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Nicolás Uribe Rueda, executive president of the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce, stated that for the development of the DCTIB, the best practices of 58 success stories in the world were analyzed and incorporated, where projects have allowed economic renewal and have transformed cities.

These cities and regions have become important scientific, technological and cultural platforms, leading them to be more competitive, dynamic and innovative in the international arena. In addition, it has fostered urban and social renewal, by favoring interrelation and collaborative work between businessmen, entrepreneurs, students, citizens in general.”, remarked Uribe Rueda.

In As regards urban renewal, districts transform areas of cities into high-quality environments in which to work, live and learnr, creating diverse and balanced ecosystems, where protected housing, facilities and green areas coexist to live and work better. In the case of the DCTIB, it will be 247 hectares that will benefit. Likewise, it is expected that in 10 years the DCTIB will generate 25,000 qualified jobs, through 4,000 companies installed and connected as nodes.

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