Doing it Differently - Technology and Innovation in Latin America - Canning Paper Briefing

To boost productivity, Latin American economies need a new wave of high growth, innovative companies, many of which will also be hi-tech enterprises. The aim of this month's Canning Paper and briefing is to look at the existing Latin American business cultures, and the degree to which they support, encourage or restrict the emergence of the next generation of companies.

At the briefing we will address how key macro factors impact on technology and innovation in the region - such as general stability and financial health of the economy, quality of education systems, availability of high-speed internet connections, competitive logistics and energy costs. We will also look at the impact of key micro factors, 'close focus' country specific issues,such as the availability of venture capital and financial support, intellectual property and a range of legal, bureaucratic and tax requirements.

We will also look at some case studies of successful innovators from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, and Mexico to see whether common themes can be found in their stories.

This paper was written and will be presented by Andrew Thompson, Editor at LatinNews.

Canning House Briefings offer our Corporate Members the opportunity to join intimate roundtable discussions focusing on Latin American business, politics, and current affairs. To register to attend or for more information please email: [email protected]

Canning Circle (Patron) members are given priority to register for Canning Paper Briefings. However, if space is available, registration will be opened to all Canning House Corporate Members for a charge to cover the cost of the printed briefing paper and breakfast.

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