Authorities discuss legal framework for technology parks

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Paraguayan legislator Héctor David Ocampos, head of the lower house's science and technology committee, has met with local engineer Diego Ocampos and Brazilian physicist Diego Spolidoro to discuss the feasibility of a legal framework to create a technology park in Ciudad del Este, the lower house reported.

The three also analyzed other issues related to product innovation and links with universities.

The technology park would shelter innovative and environmentally friendly SMEs and large enterprises dedicated to production, advanced services and research projects, development and innovation.

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In related news, the Fundación Parque Tecnológico Itaipú Paraguay and Universidad Nacional de Asunción are holding an international technology parks forum June 14-15.

With 16 foreign speakers participating, the forum will analyze and determine the requirements for installing and operating technology parks in the country.

Itaipú technological park's executive director, María del Rocío Robledo, said Itaipú might be used as a model, although it has only been operating for 1.5 years.

Robledo stressed that there is a strong link between technological development and innovation and economic growth in developing countries.