Technological cooperation



Technological cooperation constitutes a determinant to achieve competitive business results, based on r & d and technological innovation. Allows you to connect technological capabilities and research results with the achievement of competitive advantages with international reach, through collaboration and networking of different organizations.

In the case of countries in Europe and Latin America technological cooperation becomes transnational, establishing cooperation agreements which may be of different tipo:

Bilateral cooperation

Bilateral cooperation agreements are international conventions designed to develop and strengthen the co-operation between the two countries in the field of scientific and technological research through joint actions among their respective national programmes, centres and research teams. In many cases, they are specialized by industry and combine a variety of actions, from international mobility to carry out projects for collaborative research, Exchange and joint training of researchers, organisation of Workshops and specialized scientific meetings or other actions of mutual interest. Some examples of these bilateral agreements are: Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Spain, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay.

Multilateral cooperation

Multilateral cooperation agreements are international conventions with the same role that the agreements bilateral, but provided by International agencies to States and involving a set of countries. These include: the programs of the European Union cooperation, United Nations, OEI, SEGIB, MERCOSUR, UNASUR or IDB.

Multilateral technology cooperation programmes

Between the programs of technological cooperation international more relevant to Latin America stand out:

The Tomillo Economic Studies Center offers a simple Guide for technological cooperation, with the basic steps that required a company to establish technological cooperation agreements with other organizations, such as: agreements for research and development (r & d), transfer of licenses, trademarks, technical assistance contracts, subcontracting, spin-off, concerted quality joint venture.