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Parallel thematic panel: Policies and incentives to stimulate new business models and new productive capacities in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the digital age

The digital transformation process refers to possible changes in the production processes and business models of existing companies, generation of new business capabilities, and especially development of new sectors. Because the universe of SMEs is characterized by heterogeneity, their responses to these challenges are very varied. Therefore, policies to support these agents of production must interlink various development proposals and tools that are aligned with the different stakeholders’ potential, needs and interests. The panel will discuss, based on specific experiences in Latin America and the Caribbean, how to develop support strategies for smaller companies, with a systemic approach and multiple levels of action that link different measures to drive digital transformation.
Session |
Tue, 14/12/2021 - 15:00 to 16:30

Moderator: Álvaro Calderón, Chief of the Innovation and New Technologies Unit of ECLAC

  • Benjamín Germany Morrison, Manager of the Centre for Industry 4.0 of Chile
  • Juan Heguiabehere, Director of the ICT Security Programme of the Sadosky Foundation of Argentina
  • Marcelo Marzocchini, Operational Director of the National Institute of Industrial Technology (INTI) of Argentina
  • Marcos Pinto, Director of the Department of Innovative Entrepreneurship (DEEMI) of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) of Brazil
  • Clelia Hernández Orta, Director of the Nuevo León 4.0 Initiative of Mexico
  • Sandra Gisella Acero Walteros, Director of Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism of Colombia
  • Guillermo Timote, representative of the Centre for Industrial Automation and Mechatronics (CAIME) of Uruguay