CIPE participates in regional discussion spaces on innovation public policies

The workshop-course was organized by Ernesto Andrade-Sastoque, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Twente (Netherlands), conducting a doctoral stay at the Externado University.

On July 18 and 19, 2018, researchers from the Center for Research and Special Projects – CIPE, participated in the workshop-course on projects, programs, and transformative innovation policies, in the city of Barrancabermeja, Santander.  The workshop-course was organized by Ernesto Andrade-Sastoque, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Twente (Netherlands), who is conducting a doctoral stay at the Externado University.

The event was held within the framework of the research Andrade-Sastoque is currently conducting on how policies that use hydrocarbons and mining royalties’ resources for science, technology, and innovation activities can generate transformative socially inclusive changes in extractive economies such as the Colombian.

The researcher has counted with the support of Laura Stegemann and Samuel Steinhorst, Masters’ students at the same University in the Netherlands, who are carrying out their research in Colombia, through an academic exchange at the Externado University. It is worth noting the Externado University and the University of Twente have a memorandum of understanding providing for these types of exchanges and are now exploring other collaboration venues relating to research and training.

The workshop, held at the Instituto Universitario de la Paz, in Barrancabermeja, featured participation by Gonzalo Ordoñez-Matamoros and Juan Pablo Centeno, CIPE director, and assistant researcher, respectively. They were invited to present and discuss the analysis and design of innovation public policies and how the Science, Technology, and Innovation Fund of the General Royalties System can contribute to the implementation of transformative innovation policy in Colombia.

Also worth noting is that Andrade-Sastoque‘s research is of great national relevance, considering the recent launching of the book “Libro Verde de Política Pública de Innovación Transformativa” by Colciencias, which aims to draw the roadmap for the country’s public policy on science, technology, and innovation in the coming years.