Coordinator: DR. FERNANDO AMESTOY ROSSO
He has a PhD in Biological Sciences (UDELAR), has a postgraduate diploma in Information Systems (UAS) and postgraduate courses in Science, Technology and Innovation Management (UNGS). He specializes in innovation systems, scientific-technological management, and academia-government-industry articulation.
From 2012 to the present he is Director of the Pando Polo Technological Institute (www.polotecnologico.fq.edu.uy), Institute of the Faculty of Chemistry (FQ) (UDELAR), with platforms in the areas of biotechnology, nanotechnology, food technology , fine chemistry, pharmaceutical technology and renewable energy. Also from the same year, he presides over the Board of Directors of the Pando Scientific-Technological Park (Canelones, Uruguay) (www.pctp.org.uy), an organism integrated by the Chamber of Industries of Uruguay, the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining , the Municipality of Canelones and the CF. He also serves as an international consultant on topics of his specialty having developed work for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), World Bank (WB), United Nations (UNDP), OEI, and for various public and private organizations.
Since 2018 he is the President of the Latin American Division of the International Association of Technological Science Parks and Innovation Areas. (IASP) (www.iasp.ws), a global network of science parks and innovation areas that brings together 700 institutions from 70 countries linking 15,000 companies. Putting science and technology management professionals, research parks in contact, providing services that drive the growth and effectiveness of its members.
Since 2017 he is the Coordinator of the Research Infrastructures Work Team of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), which promotes cooperation with the H2020 program of the European Community in this field, asismimso is a member of the Committee of Industrial Development of the Ibero-American Program of Science and Technology for Development (CYTED) (www.cyted.org).
Between 2007 and 2012, he was Executive Secretary (CEO) of the National Agency for Research and Innovation (ANII) (www.anii.org.uy), an institution responsible for developing and executing Science, Technology and Innovation programs managing government funds, of Multilateral credit agencies and international cooperation (EC). Between 2002 and 2007 he worked as an associate coordinator of the Technological Development Program (IDB-MEC) (www.dicyt.gub.uy/pdt/pdt.html) and previously was the Technical Director of DINARA (www.dinara.gub.uy)Linkedin
Secretary: MEC CUBIST Uruguay
The Ministry of Education and Culture, through the Directorate of International Cooperation and Projects and the Directorate for the Development of Science and Knowledge, encourages the participation of universities, research institutes, researchers, and national companies, in the framework programs of research and innovation of the European Union (EU). In this sense, in 2008 the Office of Liaison with the European Union was created, called MEC CUBIST (Uruguayan Contact Bureau for Innovation, Science and Technology), with the following functions:
- • Disseminate calls launched by EU programs.
- • Collaborate in the search for international partners for the formation of project consortiums.
- • Facilitate the participation of researchers, experts and companies in strategic international spaces for the country.
- • Advise and technically support the presentation and management of projects, to the extent required by researchers, businessmen and / or groups.
- •Support the CELAC Research Infrastructure Working Group.
Sub Technical Committee Sub Working Groups: Brasil, Costa Rica, Chile y Mexico
In order to coordinate and facilitate the operational work in CELAC, a Technical Committee was established consisting of a coordinating representative from each of the sub-regions of Latin America and the Caribbean. The competences are to convene the referents of the other countries, define sub-regional priorities, and coordinate specific activities, among others.