The Science, Technology, Engineering & Enterprise Nexus in LAC: An Innovation for Sustainable Development Strategy

ISTIC-UNESCO Workshop on Science, Engineering and Industry: Innovation for Sustainable Development, pp.17-29, 2011

Science Policy Studies and Documents in LAC, Vol. 3, 2011

13 Pages Posted: 5 Apr 2012

See all articles by Guillermo Lemarchand

Guillermo Lemarchand

United Nations - Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) - Division of Science Policy and Capacity Building

Date Written: September 5, 2011

Abstract

A description of the Basic and Engineering Sciences (SC BES) and Science Policy and Sustainable Development (SC PSD) programmes at UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science in Latin America and the Caribbean is made. An account of the innovation patterns and the relation between science, engineering and industry in LAC, based on a recent study performed at UNESCO Montevideo and the results obtained with the SPIN Platform are presented. The need for a regional STI strategic framework to focus on regional opportunities and threats is analysed.

Se realiza una descripción de los programas de Ciencias Básicas e Ingeniería (SC BES) y de Política Científica y Desarrollo Sostenible (SC PSD) de la Oficina Regional de Ciencia de la UNESCO para América Latina y el Caribe. Basados en un reciente estudio de la Oficina de la UNESCO en Montevideo y de los resultados obtenidos con la plataforma SPIN, se presenta una descripción de los patrones de innovación y de la relación entre la ciencia, la ingeniería y la industria en ALC. Se analiza la necesidad de introducir un marco regional estratégico en CTI focalizado en las oportunidades y amenazas regionales.

Keywords: science, engineering, technology, innovation, indicators, sustainable development, Latin America and the Caribbean

JEL Classification: O10, O21, O31, O32, O33, O34, O38, N86, C42, I28, I30, L16, N36, Q16

Suggested Citation

Lemarchand, Guillermo, The Science, Technology, Engineering & Enterprise Nexus in LAC: An Innovation for Sustainable Development Strategy (September 5, 2011). ISTIC-UNESCO Workshop on Science, Engineering and Industry: Innovation for Sustainable Development, pp.17-29, 2011, Science Policy Studies and Documents in LAC, Vol. 3, 2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2035046

Guillermo Lemarchand (Contact Author)

United Nations - Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) - Division of Science Policy and Capacity Building ( email )

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