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  • The University of Alicante hosted the French-Spanish Cooperation Meeting to foster challenges and opportunities of collaboration related to processes of tourism clustering and European projects.

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  • The Banco Santander and forty universities launch Santander X, an initiative born with the vocation to become the largest university entrepreneurship ecosystem in the world. Its objective is to create a global collaboration network in which universities and entrepreneurs can collaborate, share ideas and knowledge, and attract investment. It will also enable universities to share best practices, monitor their entrepreneurship programs and measure their impact.

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  • Nowadays, the irruption of Data Science or Big Data emerges as a trend in strategic intelligence, in order to transform the way organizations of all kinds access data, manage information and make strategic decisions. Tarapacá Intelligence, is the first Chilean regional intelligence System developed by the Statistical Studies Unit DATA UC, of the Faculty of Mathematics of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. It was created to bring these innovation opportunities closer to companies, entrepreneurs, governments and citizens in Chile.

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  • One more year, the Knowledge and Development Foundation (CYD) publishes the CYD 2016 Report, dedicated to the contribution of Spanish universities to development. This is one of the most outstanding studies on Higher Education and its activity in research and knowledge transfer to the productive system.

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  • Many agencies and experts identify technological innovation as one of the economic growth and sustainable development engines. They also distinguish Patents as the main mean of protecting innovation from third parties and for commercialization. CAF publishes the fourth edition of Indicators of Technological Innovation 2017 in Latin America, based on indicators of industrial property.

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  • Peru launches Special Program for Strengthening Innovation for Competitiveness, promoted by CONCYTEC. This new Program proposes a public policy for innovation designed under the following objectives: To generate company capacities for technological innovation. To raise productivity and competitiveness levels of the productive sector of the country.

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  • The Ministry of Science,Technology and Productive Innovation (MINCYT) of Argentina launches #CienciaAbierta, the Science and Technology Open Data Portal of Argentina. A new platform that will allow all interested users to access value information about Argentine scientific-technological system The aim is to facilitate the social use, promotion, collaboration, transparency and innovation from open data. It will be presented at the International Seminar on Open Science in Latin America.

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  • The Observatorio Vitivinícola Argentino is committed to strategic surveillance and takes a step forward with its open services of technological information for the wine industry. ALERTAS is a free service for the users, which adds new functionalities and tools to support companies in specialized added value information for innovation.

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  • The University of Alicante opens the deadline for presentation of innovative and sustainable business projects. The Awards Impulso were created to foster entrepreneurship among the university community and promote the creation of technology-based companies. In this sixth edition these prizes have 32,000 euros.

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  • As usual, the Santander Group launches a new edition of the "Ibero-American Scholarships Santander Grado" program, with different support modalities aimed at promoting international student mobility.

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