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ICTs in environment, health and high performance computing as key for technological business opportunities

Location: San Jose (Costa Rica)
Date: 19-21 September
Duration: 3 days
Organiser: CeNAT in collaboration with CONICIT, EARTH University and TECNALIA
Price: Free. Seating is limited
Hashtag: #ELANnetworkCR
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ICT is one of the most dynamic technological areas in Costa Rica. It includes more than 900 companies, 95% of which are SMEs, becoming a n interesting sector which important challenges related to international collaboration and partnership .

Joining this strategic sector with national priorities and international demands,   ELAN Network Costa Rica 2016 will be focused on ICT solutions for Health, Environment and High Performance Computing.

This   event is a unique opportunity for European and Latin American SMEs, governments and academia, focused on these specific issues, where they can interact and generate concrete business opportunities based on technology.

During the event, a ttendees will find both new international partners to create strong networks and durable relationships   and business opportunities characterized by being technology and innovation related.

This event will run in parallel to the 7th Workshop on Green Chemistry and Nanotechnologies in Polymer Chemistry, focused on environment high technologies.

Given the proximity between countries, a large number of organisations from Panama are expected to attend.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Identify, within the state of the art of selected topics, business opportunities and technological challenges.
  • Consolidate areas of collaboration in the development of business opportunities based on technology.
  • Create a space where participants seek the right partners to address market challenges in generating new jobs, diversification of existing businesses or to address new markets.
  • Provide a forum for the government, academia and business sectors to discuss the challenges and opportunities of bringing innovations to the market and the most suitable strategies to overcome them.

 

ATTENDEES FROM LATIN AMERICA AND EUROPE:

  • Companies, especially SMEs.
  • Technological development centres.
  • Entrepreneurs.
  • Government entities.
  • Business associations and clusters of Europe and Latin America.

Please, register as soon as possible to access to the matchmaking service so that you have ample time to organise high quality B2B meetings.

ACTIVITIES:

  • Presentation of ICT trends, key players and the new international initiatives between the EU and Costa Rica.
  • Identification of challenges to enter the LAC ICT market for EU companies and how to overcome them. Including sessions on relevant aspects of technology transfer to other countries: Business Services for EU companies - ELAN Biz and IP protection in Costa Rica - Latin American IPR Helpdesk.
  • Elevator pitches to showcase ICT challenges in Costa Rica and technological capacities.
  • B2B meetings.
  • Business opportunity co-creation sessions to generate business opportunities, identifying synergies based on the strengths of the participating companies (in principle from various sectors).

REGISTRATION:

Registration is now closed. If you have special interest to attend the event, please contact costarica@elannetwork.org or acampos@cenat.ac.cr