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INTAL and MIT Technology Review will recognize the best, technologically and culturally based project in the Americas

INTAL and MIT Technology Review will recognize the best, technologically and culturally based project in the Americas

Posted by PanamericanWorld on April 27, 2016

The competition forms part of INTAL´s initiatives aimed at promoting the Orange Economy, a branch based on creativity, culture and the arts. Anyone interested in participating can register through the online platform at www.intalentlatam.com.

INTALENT will award the winner with a $10,000 USD cash prize and a trip to attend EmTech, MIT Technology Review´s emerging technologies conference celebrated in Boston, Massachusetts (USA) where the winner will experience the innovative ecosystem of this city. The organization is looking for projects and ventures rooted in technology which generate a positive impact on regional commerce and integration by strengthening the exchange between the different markets that comprise the region.

The second prize consists in a travel to Washington to assist to “Demand Solutions”, a competition organized by IABD that gathers the best startups in Latin America and the Caribbean. The competition also includes a $2,000 USD cash prize for the winner of the Special Category: Photography of Climate Change.

All projects submitted will be evaluated by a jury panel of international experts that will consider the innovation and the impact on regional commerce and integration, and subsequently INTAL and MIT Technology Review will select the winners according to these evaluations.

INTALENT is open to any creators and entrepreneurs, citizens of one of the IABD´s borrowing countries, who have developed a technologically-based project with the potential to generate a positive impact on regional commerce and integration. This project must be associated with one or more of the areas comprised by the Orange Economy. 

The IADB

We work to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean. Through financial and technical support for countries working to reduce poverty and inequality, we help improve health and education, and advance infrastructure.

Our aim is to achieve development in a sustainable, climate-friendly way. With a history dating back to 1959, today we are the leading source of development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean. We provide loans, grants, and technical assistance; and we conduct extensive research. We maintain a strong commitment to achieving measurable results and the highest standards of increased integrity, transparency, and accountability.

INTAL

The Institute for the Integration of Latin America and the Caribbean (INTAL), a unit of the Integration and Trade Sector of the IDB founded in 1965, seeks to generate and disseminate knowledge on the benefits of integration processes, the trade dynamics of the region and the impact of new technologies on trade strategies. Every month, we publish the INTAL Connection, where we share the latest news on integration. The Integration & Trade Journal contains research carried out by world experts on topics that are key for the regional future. Together with Latinobarómetro, we measure what Latin Americans think of the integration strategies of their countries. With other initiatives, such as i+i Node, the joint training program with the WTO, and the contribution of publications such as the MERCOSUR Reportor the Trade Monitor, we keep the outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean updated. Moreover, since 2000 the INTAL is also the Secretariat of IIRSA Technical Coordination Committee (CCT), within the UNASUR, thus contributing to regional efforts towards a greater physical connectivity.

The INTAL-LAB drives innovative ideas and project co-creation to strengthen the ties between Latin Americans and Carribbeans. INTAL´s plan of work is focused on the following areas:

MIT Technology Review, Spanish Edition

The Spanish edition of MIT Technology Review is a digital magazine published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). MIT Technology Review was founded in 1899 and represents the oldest technological publication in the world, and the global authority on the future of technology in internet, telecommunications, energy, material science, biomedicine and business. Its mission is to promote awareness of emerging technologies and the analysis of their commercial, political and social impact through daily publication of news stories, 

 es una revista publicada por el el Instituto Tecnológico de Massachusetts (MIT). Fue fundada en 1899 y es la revista sobre tecnología más antigua del mundo y la autoridad global en el futuro de la tecnología en internet, telecomunicaciones, energía, informática, materiales, biomedicina y negocios. Su misión es promover el conocimiento de las tecnologías emergentes y analizar sus implicaciones comerciales, políticas y sociales a través de sus noticias diarias, analysis columns, editorials and a video channel.

MIT Technology Review, Spanish Edition´s perspective on innovation helps and guides the leaders of technology and business (entrepreneurs, business professionals, researchers, investors and finantial experts) in order to improve the global economy, especially through Special Reports like the “10 Most Disruptive Technologies” or the “50 Most Disruptive Companies” and through EmTech conferences in Spain, Colombia, Mexico and Ecuador and the Innovators Under 35 awards.

The Institute for the Integration of Latin America and the Caribbean (INTAL), a division of the Inter-American Development Bank (IABD) and MIT Technology Review, Spanish Edition launch the call, which will remain open for registration until May 16th, for participation in INTALENT, a competition for innovators in cultural industries with regional impact. The competition is looking for technologically-based ventures in the areas of architecture, art, audiovisual materials, new media, cultural heritage, and software.

 

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