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CECIAC project

Construction and evaluation of innovative capacities of the academic sector

Type of activity: Competitive project

Acronym: CECIAC

Financing entity: Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) / Ibero-American Program of Science and Technology for Development (CYTED)

Amount: € 100,000.00

Start date: 2019-01-14

Final date: 2024-01-13



Objective: Strengthen innovation management capacities (technological, non-technological) with prosocial orientation in GESIT Consortium Universities through interaction in a dynamic platform with public, business and regional civil society actors to promote high productivity economy for inclusive and sustainable social development.

Summarized list of specific objectives: Map capacities, promote good practices, develop a dynamic regional platform, promote business innovation and entrepreneurship, with a prosocial orientation.

Justification: Few universities have been successful in transmitting knowledge to companies and society, and fewer in creating a system where knowledge flows in both directions. The development of new capacities for innovation and entrepreneurship in universities is vital for the development of countries. We no longer work only with a triple helix, we work with civil society, with a prosocial approach, which allows effective transfer of technology with and for the beneficiaries. It seeks to strengthen the culture of innovation in the academic community, which has already been initiated through the work carried out by the GESIT network, financed by CyTED. GESIT partners and new national networks (Peru and Guatemala) participate here.

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