Technological cooperation in Latin America

IBEROEKA projects are an instrument of support to technological cooperation in Latin America. This initiative is included in the Ibero-American program of science and technology for development (CYTED) involving 19 countries of Latin America, Portugal and Spain.

IBEROEKA is based on the fundamental principle of down upwards, under which participants are free to use its own discretion to formulate, develop and finance projects according to their needs.

CDTI, as Agency Manager Spanish Iberoeka projects, promotes the participation of Spanish companies in this initiative, providing advice on the presentation of new proposals, partner search and access to sources of funding.

There are no closed spaces that framed the initiatives of companies and research centres in Iberoeka. On the other hand, participants can undertake projects adapted to their specific needs, provided that they meet some basic requirements.

A simple set of criteria of evaluation of Iberoeka projects guarantees participants a minimum bureaucracy, with maximum control and flexibility. Is necessary that the project:

Count with the participation of member countries at least two independent partners.

Be innovative, understood as that which obtained products, processes or services new or substantially improved.

Generate a product, process or service to market.

This openness allows you to submit projects related to the development of advanced technologies, to projects with a certain component of transfer and adaptation of technology, through initiatives of improving processes and traditional products through the application of new technologies.

The Iberoeka network is made up of the same 21 countries participating in the CYTED program: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile, Ecuador, El Salvador, Spain, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Call open Spain – Argentina: until 14 October 2015.

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