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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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  • On April 6 and 7 in Lima (Peru), the Special Program for Foresight and Technology Watch (2017-2021) promoted by CONCYTEC, with the support of different institutions of science and technology such as Universities, State and companies.

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  • Peru finalizes the preparations for launching the National Program of Foresight and Technology Watch promoted by CONCYTEC, with the support of different science and technology institutions, such as Academy, State and Companies. Until 21st March 2017, the public consultation process is open, where all interested citizens can contribute with their suggestions.

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  • Spin Way is an international program that combines Camino de Santiago's tradition with talent, helping young university entrepreneurs to create their companies through a unique experience that tests resistance, knowledge and cooperation capacity. Registration for the program is open until 2:00 pm on May 12th.

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  • Exploitation and Dissemination Results: Guide Horizon 2020 is launched for the drafting of international proposals for the Horizon 2020 Program. It is a practical and open document for researchers, with the aim to improve their proposals through helpful recommendations and examples. The initiative was developed by the Institute of Health Carlos III, through the European Projects Office and the Foundation Botin.

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