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Canada and the OAS Announce Open Call for Applications for the 6th Americas Competitiveness Exchange (ACE)

June 13, 2016

Canada and the OAS Announce Open Call for Applications for the 6th Americas Competitiveness Exchange (ACE)
The Call for Applications for the 6th Americas Competitiveness Exchange (ACE) in Canada is open now through July 22, 2016. The week-long tour will receive host over 50 key business leaders and policy makers of the Americas and the world to share knowledge and exchange best practices; identify opportunities for collaboration and enhance trade at the regional, national, and local levels. The event will take place in Southern Ontario – part of Canada’s economic heartland – from September 25th through October 1st, 2016. It will include visits to the cities of Toronto, Kitchener-Waterloo, Hamilton, and the Niagara Region, and will focus on six different clusters: Advanced Manufacturing; ICT; Clean Tech; Life Sciences; Agri-food; and Financial Technologies.

SPECIALISTS OF THE WORLD BANK TELL US ABOUT THE DOING BUSINESS 2016

March 4, 2016

SPECIALISTS OF THE WORLD BANK TELL US ABOUT THE DOING BUSINESS 2016
The Doing Business report is one of the World Bank Group’s flagship publications. Since 2003 Doing Business has been publishing annual quantitative data on the main regulatory constraints affecting domestic small and medium-size enterprises throughout their life cycle across 189 economies.

The Third Edition of the Academy on Technology Transfer and Commercialization of the Americas is taking place in Mexico

March 3, 2016

The Third Edition of the Academy on Technology Transfer and Commercialization of the Americas is taking place in Mexico
Between March 1 and 11, 2016, 47 participants from 13 countries are taking part in the Third Edition of the Academy on Technology Transfer and Commercialization of the Americas, held in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico.

Representatives from 28 countries will work tomorrow on a joint Work Plan to raise the competitiveness of the Americas for 2016-2018

November 15, 2015

Representatives from 28 countries will work tomorrow on a joint Work Plan to raise the competitiveness of the Americas for 2016-2018
Tomorrow will begin one of the most anticipated Regional meetings of the Americas - the Annual Meeting of the Inter-American Competitiveness Network (RIAC) 2015 - during which Ministers and leaders of competitiveness, as well as High-level corporate authorities, representatives of multilateral organizations and academics will gather to agree on a joint work plan to promote economic developement in the region for 2016-2018. The Meeting will be held in Guatemala, which served as the Chair Pro Tempore of the RIAC throughout the year 2015.

Open Call for the 5th Americas Competitiveness Exchange on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

January 25, 2016

Open Call for the 5th Americas Competitiveness Exchange on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The 5th Americas Competitiveness Exchage on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ACE) will take place from April 10 to 16, 2016, in the U.S. States of Arizona and California.

More than 40 leaders in economic development of the Americas will visit centers of innovation, universities, tech companies, succesful projects based on public-private partnerships, and strategic investments in the Arizona cities of Phoenix, AZ; Chandler, AZ; Gilbert, AZ; Oracle, AZ; Tucson, AZ; San Luis, AZ; Yuma, AZ; Oceanside, CA; Carlsbad, CA; Vista Escondido, CA; San Marcos, CA; Imperial Valley, CA; and San Diego, CA.

Fourth Americas Competitiveness Exchange on Innovation and Entrepreneurship begins today in Argentina

October 26, 2015

Fourth Americas Competitiveness Exchange on Innovation and Entrepreneurship begins today in Argentina
More than 25 representatives from 16 countries of the Americas arrived today in Argentina to establish contacts with economic development leaders of other countries and to generate collaboration and business alliances with strategic partners in the Province of Cordoba, Argentina. The Americas Competitiveness Exchange in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ACE), is an activity of the Inter-American Competitiveness Network (RIAC), and will take place from today, Monday 26 until Friday, October 30, 2015.

More than one thousand regional leaders will meet this Monday in the Americas Competitiveness Forum in Guatemala

November 14, 2015

More than one thousand regional leaders will meet this Monday in the Americas Competitiveness Forum in Guatemala
Durante la novena edición del Foro de Competitividad de las Américas (FCA) “Instituciones fuertes = más Competitividad”, ministros de comercio e industria, altas autoridades empresariales, representantes de instituciones multilaterales y académicas de las Américas analizarán en conjunto los desafíos y estrategias sobre cómo se pueden fortalecer las instituciones de los países y sus regiones para potenciar mayores niveles de desarrollo, la creación y crecimiento de las empresas, mayor comercio, y ecosistemas de emprendimiento e innovación eficientes.

MADISON REGION ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN FOURTH AMERICAS COMPETITIVENESS EXCHANGE TOUR IN ARGENTINA

MADISON REGION ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN FOURTH AMERICAS COMPETITIVENESS EXCHANGE TOUR IN ARGENTINA
Madison, WI – Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP) has been selected to participate in the Fourth Americas Competitiveness Exchange on Innovation & Entrepreneurship (ACE), a high-level visit taking place from October 26 to 30, 2015, in the Province of Córdoba, Argentina.

Vice President of Guatemala presents IX Americas Competitiveness Forum

September 22, 2015

Vice President of Guatemala presents IX Americas Competitiveness Forum
On Tuesday September 22, 2015, Guatemala officially launched the IX Americas Competitiveness Forum, to be held on November 16 to 18, 2015 in Guatemala City, under the theme "Stronger Institutions = More Competitiveness". The launch took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Guatemala and counted on the participation of the Vice President of Guatemala, Mr. Juan Alfonso Fuentes Soria; the Presidential Commissioner for Competitiveness and Investment of Guatemala and Chair Pro Tempore of the RIAC, Mr. Acisclo Valladares Urruela; the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guatemala, Mr. Carlos Raul Morales; the President of the Chamber of Industry of Guatemala, Mr. Oscar Emilio Castillo; and the representative of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Guatemala, Mrs. Milagro Martinez.

RIAC Announces Fourth Americas Competitiveness Exchange on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Córdoba, Argentina

September 2, 2015

RIAC Announces Fourth Americas Competitiveness Exchange on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Córdoba, Argentina
The Fourth Edition of the “Americas Competitiveness Exchange on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ACE)” will take place from October 26 to 30, 2015, in the Province of Córdoba, Argentina. The Exchange will visit business incubators, local tech-based companies, rural production sites, local branches of international corporations, research centers and public-private initiatives. Decision makers are invited to apply by Friday, September 18, 2015.

ProMexico and the OAS Join Forces to Promote Competitiveness in the Americas

August 27, 2015

ProMexico and the OAS Join Forces to Promote Competitiveness in the Americas
ProMéxico and the OAS, as Technical Secretariat of the Inter-American Competitiveness Network (RIAC ) signed an Agreement to establish a framework for cooperation to support initiatives that promote competitiveness, innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems in the Americas, as well as to convene, organize and monitor partnership opportunities in the context of the RIAC and the Americas Competitiveness Exchange (ACE).

SEGIB PRESENT REPORT ON SOUTH-SOUTH COOPERATION IN IBERO-AMERICA 2015

July 28, 2015

SEGIB PRESENT REPORT ON SOUTH-SOUTH COOPERATION IN IBERO-AMERICA 2015
The Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB) is pleased to present the Report on South-South Cooperation in Ibero-America 2015. The Report systematizes all the South-South Cooperation initiatives involving Ibero-American countries and it also includes a political reflection of the Ibero-American Cooperation Officers about the possible role of Triangular Cooperation in the new post-2015 scenario. This Report, which is the eighth edition, provides an international benchmark for understanding the role of our region in the future of South-South Cooperation. The Report is available in Spanish, English and Portuguese.

Holland opened bike path that generates solar energy

July 24, 2015

 Holland opened bike path that generates solar energy
On Wednesday November 12 the first bike path capable of producing solar energy opened in the Netherlands and its expected that in the near future this project will feed energy to electric vehicles and bicycles throughout the road network in the country.

What’s New in Nicaragua

July 1, 2015

What’s New in Nicaragua
The June bulletin informs of the World of Coffee Event, the agro industry, peanuts as a main export product, seafood exports, and the summer internships in Washington, D.C. offices, among other things.

Which policies are best at boosting innovation?

June 25, 2015

Which policies are best at boosting innovation?
Policymakers have used a variety of measures to promote the innovation ability of regional economies in recent years. However, the impact of these measures on firm innovation still merits further research attention, in particular in terms of the interaction between firm collaboration activities and the regional context in which this takes place.

RIAC Steering Committee advance preparations toward the IX ACF

June 23, 20

RIAC Steering Committee advance preparations toward the IX ACF
The RIAC Steering Committee Members have shared ideas to strengthen institutions in preparation for the IX Américas Competitiveness Forum to be held from November 16 to 18, 2015 in Guatemala City

Members of RIAC Steering Committee will meet in Guatemala

June 17, 2015

Members of RIAC Steering Committee will meet in Guatemala
The Steering Committee Meeting of the Inter-American Competitiveness Network (RIAC) will take place on June 22 - 23, 2015 in Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala, to advance in the preparatory process of the IX Americas Competitiveness Network (ACF) & the Annual Meeting of the RIAC of Ministers, High Level Authorities and Competitiveness Councils to be held in Guatemala City November 16 - 18, 2015.

Catholic University of Uruguay in the Third Exchange

May 18, 2015

Catholic University of Uruguay in the Third Exchange
Professor Catherine Krauss, director of NEXO – Center for Entrepreneurial Development of the Faculty of Business Science, talks about her participation during the Third Americas Competitiveness Exchange on Innovation and Entrepreneurship that took place from April 19 – 24 in the States of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois. The article content is available in Spanish.

Third Americas Competitiveness Exchange on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Concludes in Chicago

April 24, 2015

Third Americas Competitiveness Exchange on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Concludes in Chicago
The Third Americas Competitiveness Exchange on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ACE), co-organized by the Organization of American States (OAS), concluded today in the city of Chicago, after a week-long tour of economic development sites and innovation centers in the midwestern United States. Participants included 47 ministers, deputy ministers and senior economic officials, private sector leaders, and academics from 27 countries of the Americas.

Learn more about what went on during the 2014 RIAC Annual Meeting: Mexico is Moving

November 10, 2014

Learn more about what went on during the 2014 RIAC Annual Meeting: Mexico is Moving
The National Entrepreneur Institute (INADEM) presented Mexico’s experience “MEXICO IS MOVING. Entrepreneurs: Key Players to Transform the Country.” Adrian Carabias lead the presentation during the 2014 RIAC Annual Meeting in the framework of the VIII Americas Competitiveness Forum.

THE THIRD AMERICAS COMPETITIVENESS EXCHANGE ON INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP STARTED

April 19, 2015

THE THIRD AMERICAS COMPETITIVENESS EXCHANGE ON INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP STARTED
47 participants from 27 countries of the Americas are visiting advanced technology centers, innovation hubs, public-private partnerships, and strategic investments in the cities of Minneapolis and Rochester, Minnesota; LaCrosse, Viroqua, Gays Mills, Westby, Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Chicago, Illinois.

COMING SOON: THE THIRD AMERICAS COMPETITIVENESS EXCHANGE ON INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

February 9, 2015

COMING SOON: THE THIRD AMERICAS COMPETITIVENESS EXCHANGE ON INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
The six-day tour in the U.S. States of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois will showcase advanced technology and innovation centers, public-private partnerships, and strategic investments in the following clusters: manufacturing, medical devices, water, agriculture, energy, and information and communication technology.

Discover the New Publication by Oxford Economics

December 11, 2014

Discover the New Publication by Oxford Economics
The publication was produced by Oxford Economics with the financial contribution from the International Road Transport Union (IRU), Associate Member of the CIP, and the support of the Ministry of Communications and Transport of Mexico.

Learn more about what went on during the 2014 RIAC Annual Meeting: Clusters in the Caribbean

November 10, 2014

Learn more about what went on during the 2014 RIAC Annual Meeting: Clusters in the Caribbean
Dr. Roberta Rabellotti gave a presentation on “CLUSTERS IN THE CARIBBEAN: Understanding their Characteristics, Defining Policies for their Development.” She spoke representing the Università di Pavia in Italy.

SUMMARY RESULTS OF RIAC MEETINGS ARE AVAILABLE HERE

February 4, 2015

SUMMARY RESULTS OF RIAC MEETINGS ARE AVAILABLE HERE
The Report includes the 2014 RIAC Annual Meeting key results, the list of participants, summary of the meetings, the video, photos, press releases and social media posts.

Boosting Competitiveness in the Americas- VIII ACF

October 20, 2014

Boosting Competitiveness in the Americas- VIII ACF
The VIII Americas Competitiveness Forum was held on October 8-10 in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. The annual event brought together leaders from government, academia and business to share best practices for enhancing competitiveness, innovation and prosperity in the Caribbean and the Americas.

2014 Signs of the Competitiveness in the Americas Report- Available for download

October 13, 2014

2014 Signs of the Competitiveness in the Americas Report- Available for download
Download the Third Edition of the Signs of Competitiveness in the Americas Report focused on the VIII Americas Competitiveness Forum’s main theme: “The Human Imagination at Work: Driving Competitiveness, Powering Innovation.”

How can young people boost competitiveness?

September 29, 2014

How can young people boost competitiveness?
While the issue of youth unemployment features highly on national and international policy agendas, young people are not involved enough in the decision-making process. What must be done to address this and increase their overall economic opportunity?

Launch of the Global Competitiveness Report 2014-2015

September 15, 2014

Launch of the Global Competitiveness Report 2014-2015
Read online the new Global Competitiveness Report which assesses the competitiveness landscape of 144 economies, thus providing insight into the drivers of their productivity and prosperity. This report remains the most comprehensive assessment of national competitiveness worldwide, providing a platform for dialogue between government, business and civil society about the actions required to improve economic prosperity.

Ministry of Planning and Development announces launch of VIII Americas Competitiveness Forum

September 3, 2014

Ministry of Planning and Development announces launch of VIII Americas Competitiveness Forum
Over 40 International Speakers to attend Americas Competitiveness Forum in Trinidad. T&T will be the first English-speaking Caribbean country to host the preeminent economic and commercial event in the Americas focused on competitiveness and innovation.

Subnational Competitiveness Experts will meet in Uruguay

July 29 – 31, 2014

Subnational Competitiveness Experts will meet in Uruguay
Montevideo, Uruguay will host the meeting of the Working Group / Subnational Competitiveness Experts (GTECS) of the RIAC to be held from the 29th-31st of July, 2014. An event organized by the OAS as RIAC Technical Secretariat, in collaboration with the Catholic University of Uruguay and the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF).

JOIN THE DISCUSSION OF THE RIAC- ACF COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE

July 10, 2014

JOIN THE DISCUSSION OF THE RIAC- ACF COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE
Join the Virtual Discussion on the Human Imagination, Innovation and Competitiveness in the Caribbean with Dr. Keith Nurse, starting on July 15th, 2014. Please click on the link to join. 

INVITATION TO THE 2nd AMERICAS COMPETITIVENESS EXCHANGE ON INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

August 11-15, 2014

INVITATION TO THE 2nd AMERICAS COMPETITIVENESS EXCHANGE ON INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
The 2nd ACE will showcase Mexico’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, starting with the National Entrepreneurship Week, a high-level Ibero-American forum on high-impact entrepreneurship, advanced technology centers, universities, innovation hubs and public-private partnerships in three States of Mexico.

GET TO KNOW THE RESULTS OF RIAC’S EXCHANGE ON INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

June 6, 2014

GET TO KNOW THE RESULTS OF RIAC’S EXCHANGE ON INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
The First Americas Competitiveness Exchange on Innovation and Entrepreneurship was organized by the RIAC from March 31st and April 4th 2014 through research and development centers of Atlanta, Greenville, Conover, Kannapolis and Charlotte in the United States.

HOW WILL DIGITAL CHANGE YOUR WORKING WORLD?

May 30, 2014

HOW WILL DIGITAL CHANGE YOUR WORKING WORLD?
Digital technologies are once again transforming global value chains and, with them, the structure of the global economy. What do businesses, citizens, and policy-makers need to know as they scramble to keep up?

MEGA-CITIES & INFRASTRUCTURE IN LATIN AMERICA: WHAT ITS PEOPLE THINK

May 25, 2014

MEGA-CITIES & INFRASTRUCTURE IN LATIN AMERICA: WHAT ITS PEOPLE THINK
Multisectoral public opinion survey in five Latin American cities to better understand the way citizens perceive the quality of life, the need of infrastructure and the standards of public service.

REPORT OF ECONOMY AND DEVELOPMENT 2013

May 15, 2014

REPORT OF ECONOMY AND DEVELOPMENT 2013
This Report available in Spanish emphasizes the role of entrepreneurship as a central factor in the development of Latin America.

ECLAC - ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL PANORAMA OF THE COMMUNITY OF LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN STATES 2013

5 Feb 2014

ECLAC - ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL PANORAMA OF THE COMMUNITY OF LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN STATES 2013
The Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, presented a report today with the main statistics on the region's countries to CELAC's foreign affairs ministers, gathered in Cuba.

GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS REPORT 2012-2013

19 Sep 2013

GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS REPORT 2012-2013
The Global Competitiveness Report 2012-2013 assesses the competitiveness landscape of 144 economies.

Cloud Computing is Fundamental for Reducing Inequality

5 Feb 2014

Cloud Computing is Fundamental for Reducing Inequality
Continue advancing in reducing poverty and inequality requires attention to markets for goods and services of modern technology, particularly those related to information and communications

READ THE GLOBAL INNOVATION INDEX 2014

January 20, 2015

READ THE GLOBAL INNOVATION INDEX 2014
The Global Innovation Index ranks the innovation performance of 143 countries and economies around the world, based on 81 indicators.

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ACADEMIC STUDIES

15 Ago 2013

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ACADEMIC STUDIES
Numerous scholarship opportunities, courses, interest-free loans are on the scholarship page of the OAS.

ASPIRANTES A PRESIDENTE DE HONDURAS EXPONEN EN COMPETITIVIDAD

15 Ago 2013

ASPIRANTES A PRESIDENTE DE HONDURAS EXPONEN EN COMPETITIVIDAD
Los ocho candidatos presidenciales que competirán en las próximas elecciones generales participaron este miércoles en el Foro Honduras 2030: Experiencias Internacionales de Competitividad

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