Innovation, South of the Border
The Mexican state of Jalisco hosts several events aimed at boosting innovation. Photo: Jalisco Campus Party/Flickr

The Mexican state of Jalisco hosts several events aimed at boosting innovation. Photo: Jalisco Campus Party/Flickr

19th April 2016

By Arturo Franco, Nonresident Senior Fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
 
Silicon Valley may no longer be a phenomenon unique to the United States. Some 1,500 miles south of San Francisco, creative minds, entrepreneurs and investors have found another oasis. Guadalajara, —in the state of Jalisco— is quickly becoming a hub for innovation.
 
Guadalajara has positioned itself as a center of investment in technology and innovation, through a combination of government action, corporate involvement, academic excellence, and vibrant technological communities. Almost two decades ago, electronics companies including Motorola, Kodak, Intel, and IBM began to settle in Jalisco, creating the basis for  the region’s technological development. The state is also home to some of the country’s most advanced research centers, particularly in the fields of electronics, biotechnology, and genetics.
 
Every year, 6,000 new engineers, designers, and developers join the labor force. Jalisco’s top 20 universities attract an enormous pool of talent —including 7,000 international students— making it one of Mexico’s top educational destinations.
With more than 200 investors, eight innovation centers, and several technology and software parks, more than 2,000 startups have been launched in the last decade. The state government’s Ministry of Innovation, Science, and Technology—so far, the only one in Mexico— has adopted an “ecosystem” approach, laying the …

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