INDICASAT - Scientific Investigation Institute and High End Technology Services
Panama is recognized for having one of the fastest growing economies in Latin America, but this growth mainly rest in services and very little in production. Countries relying on economies strongly based in knowledge become competitive in the global market and are capable of creating high-technology jobs. Panamanian universities and research centers need to be prompted to engage in activities of technology transfer through their association and collaboration with national and international business partners and investors.
Even though, high impact scientific research is been developed at academic and research centers in Panama, very few of these institutions have a modern and effective strategy to manage intellectual property, do market analysis, and promote the commercialization of the results of their scientific activities.
In order to effectively exploit academic and business collaboration opportunities at the international level, countries not only require financial resources, but also a sound market intelligence gathering strategy.
National Workshop in “Technology Commercialization from Universities/Research Institutes in Panama”.
February 22 – 24, 2017.
Location: City of Knowledge Convention Center
Dr. Steve Kubisen (Managing Director of the Technology Commercialization Office at The George Washington University, USA)
Dr. Steve Ferguson (Bethesda, Maryland ,USA)
Mrs. Marina Lamm (United States Patent Office).
Doctor Thomas P. Richardson (Bio-pharma)
The ICITT´s mission is to facilitate the interaction between research (academic and research centers) and production (industry) in order to allow knowledge and high-tech discoveries to reach society in a fast and effective manner. This interaction will facilitate the transformation of science and technology in strategic variables of development. This center aims at enhancing competitiveness of local manufactures and emerging companies through training, licensing of new technologies, promoting the scientific and research potential of academia, and through matching business partners.
Promotion of intellectual property;
Applied research and technology development.
The ICITT supports scientists through continued training, seminars, conferences and consulting services