Hopi saying: does this talk grow corn?
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Presentation Outline
16 Years of ISTEC
 The Next Challenge
 ISTEC Restructuring
 How we are doing it…
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16 Years of ISTEC
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ISTEC
Sharing the ISTEC experience: 16 years,
over 28 countries; strategic alliance among
academia, industry, government agencies,
and multilateral organizations
TRUST: transparency, efficiency, effectiveness,
professionalism, competitiveness, knowledge
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Process (1990)
Explored
Opportunities
Does R&D play a role in development?
Is S&T a priority?
Identified
Obstacles
Status of Education:
(graduate) programs
Developed
Recommendations
Status of S&T
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Reasons/Challenges for
Creating ISTEC
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Lack of current information for planning and developing
technology
Lack of expertise in the use of information
Lack of international cooperation in developing the critical
mass needed for projects and joint efforts
Lack of interaction among academia, productive sector,
governments and international agencies
Lack of availability of technology for social, cultural , and
economic development
ESTABLISH A GATEWAY FOR INFORMATION, RESEARCH,
EDUCATION, and ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE
IBEROAMERICAN REGION
Content, connectivity, software, policies, scalability, integration,
languages, culture, hardware, change
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Initiatives
Digital Library Linkages (DLL)
Response of ISTEC to
challenges: Initiatives
Advanced Continuing
Education (ACE)
Information
Technology
Los Libertadores (LL)
R&D Laboratories
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ISTEC Facts
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Over 130 active members both in the IEEE Section 8 and 9
Promote up-to-date curricula development through forums,
seminars, and independent consulting to standardize engineer and
science programs
Over 15 training events per year
10 IT Challenge forums to create awareness, analyze existing IT
models and develop an IT regional agenda
Development of five regional information networks (Brazil, Bolivia,
Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela, and Argentina)
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Over 60 libraries sharing information in real time within the ISTEC
Digital Library Linkage Initiative
 On average 12,000 documents are transferred annually within the DLL
network, with an annual average savings of over $500K for the region
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ISTEC Facts
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ISTEC has served as catalyzer to promote strategic alliances
between Academia, Industry, and Government to incentive
social, cultural, political and economic development
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Over 172 R&D labs in 17 countries (these facilities are mostly in
the area of digital signal processing, microcontrollers, and
embedded systems) and more than 600,000 undergraduate and
graduate students have been trained in the past 10 years
 Over 3000 equipment donations
 Past 5 years, over $2.5 million on equipment donations from
Motorola, Hewlett Packard, Nortel Networks, Microsoft, Sun
Microsystems, National Instruments, Xilinx, Intel.
Promoting development of technology in developing countries
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ISTEC Facts
ISTEC-MOTOROLA EQUIPMENT DONATIONS BY REGION
DONATIONS PER COUNTRY 1990-2004
1990-2004
Motorola Technolgy Includes DSP56*, DSP96*, M*CORE, M68*, *68HC11*,
Venezuela
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41
Costa Rica
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Panamá
*68HC12* based on Student Learning Kits, Ev aluation Modules/Boards,
El Salvador
Emulators, Softwares, Application Dev elopers Kits, among others.
1200
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82
100
Paraguay
Chile
1000
Country
Guatemala
800
600
400
1094
Perú
Ecuador
Uruguay
933
USA
Bolivia
530
418
200
120
122
134
166
179
Argentina
374
M exico
145
0
229
España
676
679
Brasil
ANDEAN
MCCA
MERCOSUR
NAFTA
Spain
Colombia
COMMUNITY
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100
200
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400
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600
700
Equipment
Promoting development of technology in developing countries
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RESULTS: In summary
ISTEC rose to the Challenge and accomplished many things
 Conferences, workshops, and forums were held with
participation of high-ranking government officials, academia,
industry, and international organizations to create
awareness; analyzed existing IT models in other global
regions
 Helped in the creation of OAS Educational Portal
 Began ISTEC-Salud ( TeleHealth ) Initiative with UNM
 Initiated ICTSD/C3 ( Information Communication
Technologies for Social Development )
 Initiated SEED/MoT ( Science & Technology Entrepreneurial
ship for Economic Development )
 And many others…
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The Next Challenge
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2005 RETROSPECTIVE
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Where is Latin America Today?
• Missed two Major Global Economic Development
Waves:
• Computer ( 1980’s )
• Telecommunications ( 1990’s )
• CANNOT Afford to miss the next new Waves!
• When it comes to technology development,
innovations come from USA, Japan, Europe, and
ASIA ( PRC, Taiwan, S. Korea, India )
• IS THERE A STRATEGY TO CATCH THE
NEW WAVE?
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OPPORTUNITIES
WITH EACH NEW TECHNOLOGY WAVE
COMES CHANGE
And OPPORTUNITIES
Coming Waves: Bio-technology; Energy;
Environment Engineering
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OPPORTUNITIES
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HOW DOES LATIN AMERICA RESPOND?
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Leadership…for the Long Term!
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Strategies:
. A sound, aggressive, long-term, and flexible national policy
in Science and Technology (S&T). Asian Countries have 25
to 100 year plans
• Long Term strategic investments in Science, Technology,
and Information and Communication infrastructures
• International CO-OPERATION, ALLIANCES and
PARTNERSHIP
• TRUST (Culture of Quality, Ethics, Sustainability)
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Benefits (Why do it?)
Political, Social & Economic
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Creation of NEW WEALTH
Opportunities for SOCIAL CHANGES
Better ECONOMIC and POLITICAL
STABILITIES
More INFLUENCE in International
Forums
A STRONGER Global Partner
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ISTEC Restructuring
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RESTRUCTURING (2005)
ISTEC’S 10-year VISION
ISTEC will be a vehicle to advance socio-economic and
educational change for the creation of new wealth and
improvement of the quality of life in Iberoamerica.
ISTEC será un medio que promueva el desarrollo
socioeconómico y educativo, para crear bienestar social,
generar riqueza y mejorar la calidad de vida en
Iberoamérica.
ISTEC será um veículo para promover o avanco sócioeconômico e educacional, para criar o bem estar social,
gerar riqueza e melhorar a qualidade de vida na
Iberoamérica.
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RESTRUCTURING (2005)
ISTEC’S NEW MISSION:
ISTEC’s members and stakeholders (academia, industry,
governments, and non-governmental organizations) will:
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Advance the state of higher education
Promote integration between local and international accreditation
and certification initiatives in academia and industry
Create a forum to encourage joint international research and
development
Provide tools, knowledge and environment for entrepreneurship
Provide a cost-effective vehicle for technology transfer.
To accomplish this, ISTEC will create an organization that is
flexible, self-sustaining, transparent and effective, and will
be responsible for carrying out the mission.
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ISTEC NEW 2005 VISION
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SUPPORT University Education: Undergraduate, Graduate,
and Professional
DEVELOP New Entrepreneurs: Business and IP Education
and Practices
CREATE New Business Opportunities: Identification of New
Markets and Technologies
START New Businesses: Alliances, Partnerships, and
Funding
INTEGRATE University R&D: Collaborative Partnerships
CATYLST for Social Changes: Create TRUST in Government,
Business, and International Partners
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Value
ISTEC Value is based on TRUST
that has been obtained by
 Knowledge
 Transparency
 Efficiency
 Effectiveness
 Professionalism
 Competitiveness
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How we are doing it…
DD … to … DO IT!
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ISTEC Four New Programs
 ISTEC promotes scientific development by being
sensitive to the region’s own cultural and social
differences
 Four Initiatives and Four new interdisciplinary
programs:
 Information Communication Technologies for
Social Development (ICTSD)
 Science and Technology Entrepreneurship for
Economic Development (SEED)
 ISTEC-Salud
 GRANA
Bringing the benefits of technology to people everywhere…
Promoting development of technology in developing countries
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ISTEC Four New Programs
 Information Communication Technologies for
Social Development (ICTSD):
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Bridge the Digital Divide and build Partnerships for
Sustainable Community Development and Empowerment
through the use of Information Communication
Technologies to promote social development.
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It focuses on the development of Human Indigenous Networks and
the use of ICT to support organizing efforts from the bottomup. The objective of this program is to create strategic alliances
between Indigenous Peoples, Multilateral organization, industry, and
academia to promote social, economic, cultural, and political
entrepreneurship to generate economic opportunities in
marginalized communities.
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ISTEC Four New Programs
 Information Communication Technologies for Social
Development (ICTSD):
In New Mexico: La Plazita Institute is a community-based effort concerned
with the economic development of the Albuquerque South Valley Area by and
for community members.
Network with Indigenous Peoples in the Region: Promote authentic
sustainable opportunities for economic, educational, health and cultural
practices for community development.
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(1) to rebuild our community by maintaining and promoting social and cultural values through
education
(2) to strengthen the local economy by providing business opportunities and encouraging
entrepreneurship
(3) to nurture homegrown leadership and youth education for community empowerment
(4) to create a sense of ownership in the community by promoting civic engagement and public
service
(5) to strengthen agricultural practices based on an Earth Centered Business Practices to
maintain the rural character of local NM communities.
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ISTEC Four New Programs
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Science and Technology Entrepreneurship for
Economic Development (SEED)
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The goal is to leverage ISTEC’s solid relationships and
focus the program on a two-way exchange of S&T,
human capabilities, capital, entrepreneurship, and
product/service development
To generate economic development that helps all parties
(WIN – WIN).
Incubation, start-ups, spin-offs
Inclusion, Information Society, Knowledge, Diversity,
Multidisciplinary
Gridline – Gateway of the Americas
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ISTEC Four New Programs
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ISTEC-Salud:
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Was conceived in 2002/2003 by an international group of
medical doctors, health workers, and engineers interested in
developing a collaborative program to share common
experiences in the biomedical field.
 The objectives are not only medical in nature; rather, the
program aims at developing a new interdisciplinary space that
integrates biomedicine, engineering, computer science, and
other disciplines.
 The Project seeks sustainable technological solutions to
improve medical/health care access for underserved
communities in the region, and to provide innovative ways to
facilitate access to knowledge and services in these fields.
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ISTEC Four New Programs
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GRANA:
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Was conceived as a program to aid
ISTEC members and non-members in
their process of
accreditation/certification of
undergraduate, graduate, and elearning educational programs
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How we are doing it
ESTABLISHING GATEWAY(S) FOR
INFORMATION, RESEARCH,
EDUCATION, and
ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE
AMERICAS AND THE IBERIAN
PENINSULA
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The Gateway
Services
Capital
($$)
IP
R&D
Development:
Economic,
Social,
Cultural,
Political
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New Mexico
(ISTEC Inc.)
Gateway for S&T
Special
Tools
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Ibero-America
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The Gateway 2006….and Beyond
CREATING A NETWORK FOR ECONOMIC, SOCIAL, POLITICAL & CULTURAL
DEVELOPMENT USING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES (IT)
e-services
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R&D
DL
Capital/Funding
Special Tools
Technology
IP
Los Libertadores Gateway
UNIV.
IND
UNIV 2
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GOV
MULT
IND
UNIV 3
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GOV
IND
COMM
MULT
GOV
MULT
References
Univ. = University
Gov = Government
Mult = Multilateral Organizations
Ind = Industries
O = Others
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DE = Distance Education
DL = Digital Library
IP = Intellectual Propriety
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New Models - ISTEC
University-Industry Relations. Why?
 Access to pre-competitive research
 Early warning of potential technology breakthroughs
 Pursue industry-relevant research
 Access to high-skill resources
 Conduit for intellectual creativity
 Branding and market development
 Long-term partnerships
 Curricula development
 Accreditation
 Internationalization
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Strategic Alliances
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Intranets/WEBX
Sun Microsystems
Hewlett-Packard
Intel
Microsoft
Khoral Research
IEEE-ABET-DL
Nortel Networks
Motorola
National Instruments
CEOexpress
Xilinx
I2/NLR
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AMD, Freescale
Texas Instruments
CEITEC (Brazil)
LNNE (Mexico)
COE-UDEM
CAF, OAS, IDB
Gridline Comm.
Brightstar
Thomson - Gale
Los Alamos
Mobiletec
YIP, FONE (VoIP)
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Hewlett-Packard
Bright Star
Citibank
Skype
YIP
Google
WebEx
CEOexpress
Gridline
Clipmarks
ASI Group / Flycom
LENC
Interedge
Piramide (Bolivia/Germany)
Echostar
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Franklin Mining Corp
DCC
MobileTec
Integrated Architectures
Stratum Broadband
Global IP Clearinghouse
Native American Television
Network
Latin American Television
Parquesoft
FON
American Broadband Group
Hostopia
CapeCodVentures
Catholic Church
CNRI
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Strengthened Partnership
With ISTEC
Not For Profit
• Licensing
• Technology
ISTEC
• IP
• R&D
• Business
Development
• Foundation
• Consulting
• Marketing
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For Profit
Entity XXX
• Money/Stock/Inv.
• Entrepreneurship
• Education
Network
• Economic, Social,
Cultural, and
Political Development
• Services
• EcoSystem
• Funding
Approach
• Speed/Acceleration
• Incubation/Spin-offs
It’s not just an idea anymore!
Generation of wealth!!!!!
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www.istec.org
DD … to … DO IT!!!!
Digital Divide to Digital Opportunities with IT!!!
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