LIMA, 30 October 2019 – The Government of Peru has decided to implement a national programme to boost the development of Science and Technology Parks (STPs) in the country, which will strengthen innovation ecosystems in several regions and, in accordance with their sectoral competitive advantages, the linkages with markets.
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is thus collaborating with the Government and the National Council of Science, Technology and Technological innovation (CONCYTEC) to design the national technical guidelines for the establishment of STPs. In addition, partnerships with high tech and multinational companies (MNC) are to be developed to enable innovation and training centres specialized in the application of new technologies stemming from the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).
UNIDO thus participated in the international symposium „Technological Scientific Parks as an Instrument of Innovation and Regional Competitiveness“ organized by CONCYTEC, which brought together university rectors, policymakers, businessmen and chambers of commerce, investors, governors and mayors, scientific researchers, students, incubators and accelerators.
UNIDO outlined key factors for the establishment of STPs, shared the experiences of parks in other countries and presented the general approach followed by UNIDO for the establishment of STPs and technical areas that will be addressed in the cooperation.
UNIDO’s intervention took place within the framework of the Programme for Country Partnership for the Republic of Peru (PCP Peru) and is intended to assist Peru in leveraging the potential of STPs to promote the generation and transfer of new knowledge; increase the flows of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI); support technological, social and institutional change; contribute to sustained national economic development; generate a culture of collaboration and partnership between various stakeholders in innovation; and to be better prepared to take advantage of the opportunities arising from the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR).
For more information on the symposium, please see here.
Videos of the International Symposium presentations:
For more information on the programme, please contact:
Alejandro Rivera Rojas
Industrial Development Officer
UNIDO Business Environment, Cluster and Innovation Division