The District Secretariat for Economic Development (SDDE) and INNpulsa opened an ‘Environment’ call to promote innovation and the digital transformation of some 600 companies. Both entities are inviting companies from the fashion, bioeconomy, technology and services, creative industries, movement industries (bicycle and auto parts), furniture and wood, tourism, agribusiness and circular economy sectors to apply for the program.
The companies linked to the ‘Entorno’ program will receive a diagnosis of their particular needs in Science, Technology and Innovation (CTel). From there they will be able to identify their challenges in terms of innovation or digitization. To do this, entrepreneurs will participate in training sessions of up to 20 hours with experts where it will be possible to reach said diagnosis. The experts are dedicated to the sectors of technological extension, technological surveillance and competitive intelligence, design of new products or services, and structuring of science, technology and information projects, among others.
In addition to this, of the 600 participating companies, the 150 companies that present the best solutions to the problems raised will be chosen. These companies will receive innovation vouchers for up to $23.5 million pesos, access to the services required for the development of prototypes, and tests and financing mechanisms.
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How to participate and what are the requirements?
Companies that wish to participate can apply through the website of the Ministry of Economic Development.
“Innovation is one of the main tools that companies have to increase their market share and be more productive. We invite the city’s entrepreneurs to take the plunge and participate in a process that will promote innovation and the transformation of their businesses,” said Alfredo Bateman, Secretary of Economic Development.
- Be located and/or have headquarters in the city of Bogotá DC
- Have at least one (1) year of having been legally constituted at the time of the opening of the call.
- Have a current commercial registry.
- Be currently operating and have active sales.
- Not be involved in liquidation processes.