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The Wilson Center's Latin American Program has launched several new research initiatives on innovation in the region, including an upcoming report on five Latin American ecosystems of digital innovation written by Diego Molano, former Colombian Minister of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).

In partnership with the Vidanta Foundation, the Latin American Program launched a residential Fellowship on Fostering Innovation in the Americas, hosting CEO and Executive Editor of Latin Trade, Santiago Gutiérrez, for six months in 2017-2018. Dr. Gutiérrez, whose final report is forthcoming, produced numerous articles for Latin Trade during his period of residence. They are available below in English as well as Spanish.

On June 12, 2018, the Vidanta Foundation, Latin American Program, and World Bank hosted leading private and public sector leaders to explore the role of large Latin American companies in fostering innovation and improving productivity. Two business executives who participated in the conference, Claudio Muruzábal of SAP and Iván Chávez of Grupo Vidanta, agreed to an interview with Wilson Center NOW.

WATCH THE INTERVIEW
Innovation in Latin America - Opportunities and Challenges

WATCH THE EVENT
Fostering Innovation in Latin America - The Power of Large Companies

LATIN TRADE ARTICLES

LATIN TRADE - "INNOVATION:  A CONVERSATION WITH HANS VESTBERG"
June 3, 2018

LATIN TRADE - "MILLENIALS ARE THE LEAST ENTREPRENEURIAL GENERATION EVER"
May 23, 2018

LATIN TRADE - "FIRMS AND ACADEMIA:  A BAD MARRIAGE?"
May 23, 2018

LATIN TRADE - "INNOVATION:  LESSONS FROM A HISTORIAN"
May 23, 2017

LATIN TRADE - "WHAT TO DO WITH PATENTS"
April 17, 2018

LATIN TRADE - "A NOTE ON UNPRODUCTIVE ACTIVITIES"
March 27, 2018

LATIN TRADE - "HOW TO MAKE NOBEL LAUREATES"
March 15, 2018

LATIN TRADE - "SERIOUS BUSINESS"
March 14, 2018

LATIN TRADE - "HOW INNOVATORS BEHAVE"
February 13, 2018

LATIN TRADE - "TECH ICONS TALK INNOVATION"
January 22, 2018

LATIN TRADE - "INNOVATION:  LESSONS FROM GRUPO ALFA"
January 21, 2018

LATIN TRADE - "A RECIPE TO DIGITALLY TRANFORMING A COMPANY"
January 8, 2018

LATIN TRADE - "INNOVATION EDITOR'S CHOICE:  AES"
December 18, 2017

LATIN TRADE - "THE LOYALTY-CREATING STRATEGIES OF PERU'S PACASMAYO"
December 11, 2017

LATIN TRADE - "THE KEYS TO LOGGI'S SUCCESS"
December 5, 2017

LATIN TRADE - "CLIENTS RESIST TECHNOLOGY, BECAUSE IT IS COSTLY"
November 27, 2017

LATIN TRADE - "MULTI-SPEED INNOVATION"
October 5, 2017

LATIN TRADE - "DIGITAL INNOVATION IN WALMART"
September 15, 2017

en Español:

LATIN TRADE - "INNOVACIÓN Y TECNOLOGÍA:  UNA CONVERSACIÓN CON MAURICIO RAMOS"
May 29, 2018

LATIN TRADE - "LA INNOVACIÓN NECESITA MEJORES ADMINISTRADORES"
May 23, 2018

LATIN TRADE - "CÓMO INNOVAN EN DHL"
April 29, 2018

LATIN TRADE - "LA INNOVACIÓN NO ES UN MOMENTO 'EUREKA'"
April 14, 2018

LATIN TRADE - "LA INNOVACIÓN EN NESTLÉ MÉXICO"
February 21, 2018

LATIN TRADE - "GIGANTES DE LA TECNOLOGIA HABLAN DE INNOVACIÓN"
January 22, 2018

LATIN TRADE - "INNOVACIÓN:  LECCIONES DEL GRUPO ALFA"
January 21, 2018

LATIN TRADE - "PROMOCIÓN ESTATAL DE LA INNOVACIÓN EN TRES PRINCIPIOS'"
November 27, 2017

LATIN TRADE - "INNOVACIÓN DE VELOCIDADES MÚLTIPLES"
October 5, 2017

LATIN TRADE - "INNOVACIÓN DIGITAL EN WALMART"
September 15, 2017

 
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