The University of Alicante hosts the first meeting of the European Project BUILD to promote entrepreneurial culture in Central America
Alicante, March 7, 2012
The University of Alicante hosts for three days the first coordination meeting and study visit of the European Project BUILD. The project aims at contributing to the creation and consolidation of a entreprenurial system in Central American institutions of higher education to promote the links between the university and the business sector in a sustainable socio-economic environment..
BUILD is a project funded by the European Commission under the ALFA III Programme, on cooperation between higher education institutions of the European Union and Latin America. It will last for 3 years, and is coordinated by the Catholic University Santa Maria la Antigua (USMA, Panama).
The University of Alicante participates as a partner in this initiative through the Office of International Projects Management, under the Office of the University of Alicante's Vice President for Research, Development and Innovation along with 12 other Central American higher education institutions and 2 from Europe.
The objective of this first meeting is to present the plan of work to be done for 3 years, as well as the management, quality, communication and and information systems which will be implemented over the coordination and execution of the project, apart from the various European models of cooperation between the university and the business sector and actions to support entrepreneurship. Also, key content will be provided to create a strategic leadership on this issue at their institutions.
BUILD will involve the staff responsible for the actions of entrepreneurs within the university, technology transfer offices, researchers and students.
The meeting will start on Wednesday, 7 March and lasts until 9 March. The welcome ceremony will be chaired by Ignacio Jimenez Raneda, President of the University of Alicante and Professor María Eugenia Pérez de Alemán, Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies at the Universidad Santa Maria La Antigua (USMA).
Countries committed to this project are: the Catholic University Santa Maria la Antigua (USMA, Coordinator, Panama), the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala (UVG), the Specialized School of Engineering (ITCA-FEPADE, El Salvador), American University (UAM, Nicaragua), the Universidad Tecnológica de Honduras (UTH), the University of Science and Technology (ULACIT, Costa Rica), the Technological University of Panama (UTP), the University of San Carlos (USAC, Guatemala), the University of El Salvador (UES), the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua-Leon (UNAN-LEON), National University of Honduras (UNAH), the Technological Institute of Costa Rica (TEC), the University of Alicante (UA, Spain) The Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU, UK) and Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB (Chalmers University of Technology).
Ignacio Jiménez Randea, UA President, María Eugenia Pérez de Alemán, Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies at the Universidad Santa Maria La Antigua (USMA), Justiniano Montenegro, Coordinator of the International Relations Office, Universidad Católica Santa María La Antigua, USMA and Roberto Escarré, Director of the Office for International Projects Management at the UA
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