Consejo Andino de Ciencia y Tecnologia (CACYT)

Andean Council for Science and Technology
Conseil andin de science et de technologie

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History

July 1983, by Decisions 179 and 213 of the Commission of Andean Community, also known as 'Andean Group'. Ceased to exist.

Aims

Coordinate science and technology activities among Member countries of the Cartagena Agreement.

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Activities

Major projects and programmes carried out by the Board of Cartagena Agreement and the Andean countries, under CACYT coordination: (1) Use of tropical woods for housing and construction, under four subprojects: industrial promotion; training at all levels; rural constructions; urban housing. (2) Minerals and metallurgy, under three subprojects: biotechnology applied to mineral recovery; development of technical-economic data bases; international negotiations of investment and transfer of technology. (3) Technology for rural development, composed of 34 microprojects at national level, on topics ranging from appropriate technologies to methodology aspects. (4) Andean Technological Information System (SAIT), which has built formal information networks on industrial property, foreign investment, transfer of technology and international prices. Also, it is building up sectoral data bases (rural, energy, high quality fibres, coal). Likewise, it is producing information on supply/demand of technology in the Andean Group. (5) Road security, which has developed methodologies for the programming and evaluation of productive sectors, particularly linking through modelling techniques supply/demand and micro-economic policy aspects by product line. (6) High quality fibres, meant to improve the production, transformation and exports of wool fibres of native origin in the Andean highlands. (7) Science and technology policy studies, meant to improve policy formulation by the member states, through, among others, studies on specific topics such as industrial property, policy responses to new technological advancements, and foreign investments. (8) Coal technology assessment, meant to substitute petroleum products by coal. (9) Energy planning, by means of the introduction of modelling techniques to explore for the medium-term future the penetration and substitution of new and renewable energy sources. (10) Impact studies of new technologies (biotechnology and microelectronics) over selected productive sectors in the Andean countries. (11) Improvement of university curricula in and around the field of new technologies. Studies are being carried out to improve training and education in selected sectors other than new technologies. (12) Financial mechanisms, meant to improve the operative mechanisms of financial institutions in order to promote technological innovation.

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Languages

Spanish.

Staff

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Publications

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Members

Members in 5 countries
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Subjects *

  • Technology
    • Technology
  • Science
    • Science

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

UIA Org ID

E8450

Last News Received

1996
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