|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | Uruguay

Uruguay Issues Call for Innovation Projects

MONTEVIDEO – Uruguay’s Industry, Energy and Mining Ministry (MIEM) and the National Cooperative Institute (Inacoop) issued on Tuesday a call for cooperatives to present projects focusing on innovation.

In issuing the call, Inacoop president Gustavo Bernini and Industry and Labor Ministers Carolina Cosse and Ernesto Murro, respectively, emphasized the growth of the Development Fund and assorted cooperatives.

Murro said that Uruguay “stands out” in Latin America and the world not only for its institutions and its guidelines but also for cooperativism, since recently the number of cooperatives in the country has tripled.

“I think we have to continue working, learning, improving, correcting mistakes, but without a doubt these things are being done and this call is part of the process that we’re developing,” Murro said.

Bernini emphasized that in 2017 the Fund, for the first time since 2015, managed to reverse a “loss trend” and create a “small gain.”

“Some of the undertakings that we had criticized for losses ... were rescued, and they began to produce and ... pay off. This is an important trend,” he said.

Meanwhile, Cosse said that this second call for projects is aimed at pushing projects in areas like bio- and nanotechnology, electronics, software, agroindustry and creative industries, among others, and is an example of how the state is working toward more equitable socieconomic development.

“The state, as a shield for the weakest, can and must also act as a launching pad for innovation and for the most daring, those who want to pursue disruptive projects to keep advancing. So, it’s important to support the social economy and begin moving along these roads,” Cosse said.

This second call for projects by Inacoop and MIEM is aimed at agrarian and labor cooperatives, rural development societies and self-managed undertakings that produce goods or provide services related to industry aimed at the local or foreign market.

The most innovative projects will be provided with refundable funding of up to 5.8 million pesos (about $18,500) and nonrefundable funding of 300,000 pesos (about $9,600).

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2018 © All rights reserved