With the participation of under graduate and graduate Computer Science Engineering students, and Engineering professors (Academic) we want to develop an interface office that create the conditions to solve problems of Industry, supported by Government who creates the conditions to develop research (Basic and Applied research, in the future we can develop experimental research) mainly to SMEs. The under graduate students will make the research to create the operational manuals; the graduate students will develop a state of the art of the compromises, laws, politics, university rules, ICT national Plan, R+D+I National Plan etc; Professors will give their time to develop a road map with their vision of the project and the work of students. We plan to create the office outside of the Universities that because we believe that we can get more results without bureaucracy, proper of the big institutions. One part of the project is to identify the things related with Intellectual Property one of the main concerns of the researchers and industry.
We started with interviews to the institutions and professionals of the ICT sector (most of them from the ICT cluster), to know their point of view of the project, identifying problems, solutions strategies and actors related with the project also we have the partial results of the state of the art.
This project was presented to the Guatemalan ICT cluster June 2008, ICT European Commission (EC) Workshop held in April 2008 Guatemala, we also had talks with organizations from Latin America and we get a partial Network for the future relations (7FP EC Workshop held in November 2007, Antigua Guatemala). We will present this project in ESOF 2008 workshop that will take place in Barcelona (July 2008), we actually have interview with Brussels EC officials, the ICT-EC give us partial support to travel and participate (LAC-ACCESS program).
Financial support of national and international organizations, Experts support of countries that develop their national strategies based on ICT sectors.