The initiative will have an item of 600 million pesos and will support the creation and strengthening of poles, clusters and technology parks throughout the country, so that they incorporate productive innovation schemes that improve the regional competitiveness of the sectors of the knowledge economy .
“Argentina has a decade of growth for incorporating the new technological tools of the 21st century,” Minister Matías Kulfas said Tuesday, at the head of the launching ceremony for the Knowledge Nodes program.
The nanotechnology, sustainable mobility, green development plan, medical cannabis and software were some of the activities mentioned by Kulfas as the initiatives of the new agenda of the country.
“We have the productive capacity, the knowledge, and this development agenda is a decade of serious federalization, which is already happening and which is going to multiply in the coming months and years,” the minister emphasized during a ceremony held. at the University of Quilmes, in which the local mayor, Mayra Mendoza, and the undersecretary of Knowledge Economy, María Apólito, also participated.
Kulfas said that productive investment in Argentina increased 14% and that so far in the current government administration, more than 900 announcements have been made for a total amount of US $ 34,000 million.
For his part, Apólito said that the initiative aims to “strengthen regional economies” and to create technological solutions for the different productive branches “that we can use instead of buying turnkey software and exporting.”
He also remarked that so far in the administration the undersecretary has generated 7 different programs that distribute non-reimbursable contributions, always with a federal objective.
He mentioned the case of the “Soluziona” program, which assists 160 knowledge economy projects with $ 1.8 billion and stressed that more than 520 companies throughout the country requested enrollment in the promotion regime established by the Knowledge Economy Law sanctioned on last year.
Mayra Mendoza, for her part, said that in the municipality progress was made in the creation of a “QuilmesTEc” pole in which Unqui and local companies participate.
“And we did it with the government’s political objective, which is to create jobs,” he added.
The governors of La Rioja, Ricardo Quintela, and of Catamarca, Raúl Jalil, also participated in the act by videoconference.
The Knowledge Nodes program was institutionalized last week through resolution 441 of the Ministry of Industry, Knowledge Economy and External Commercial Management.
There it was specified that the program will support the creation and strengthening of poles, clusters and technology parks throughout the country, so that they incorporate productive innovation schemes that improve the regional competitiveness of the sectors of the knowledge economy.