Our Allies

Our network of local and international allies allows us to connect people to create new knowledge and transform it into entrepreneurship by adding world-class scientific and technological value.

The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business leaders, politicians, academics, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas: www.weforum.org

We are an engine for the creation of new businesses with a culture of innovation to create an entrepreneurial ecosystem. We support promising high-impact Startups, providing them with physical space, mentors, advisors and follow-up for a soft landing in each of the countries in our network: www.startupmexico.com/soluciones/soluciones/soft-landing

University Research Park, affiliated with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is an internationally recognized research and technology park that supports early-stage and growth-oriented companies in a variety of sectors, including engineering, computing, and life sciences: www.universityresearchpark.org

The Creative University is a private higher education institution based in Costa Rica. The university is an institution specialized in training professionals in Design, Art and Architecture: www.ucreativa.com

The Sonar Company brings ultrasonic technology to sports, enabling fan engagement opportunities at your site or home with teams and broadcasters, creating coordinated second-screen experiences for fans, teams, sponsors and broadcasters: thesonarcompany.com

TECNALIA is the largest center for applied research and technological development in Spain, a benchmark in Europe and a member of the Basque Research and Technology Alliance. We collaborate with companies and institutions to improve their competitiveness, people's quality of life and achieve sustainable growth. We do it thanks to people passionate about technology and committed to building a better society: www.tecnalia.com

The Technological Institute of Costa Rica (TEC) is an autonomous national institution of university higher education, dedicated to teaching, research and the extension of technology and related sciences for the development of Costa Rica: www.tec.ac.cr

The Costa Rican Innovation and Research Promoter will be the executing entity of the public policy established by the Ministry of Science, Innovation, Technology and Telecommunications (MICITT), which recognizes the importance of promoting innovation and scientific and technological development, as well as the contribution that will give the productive and social development of the country the creation of this Promoter: https://micit.go.cr/noticias/se-oficializa-la-creacion-la-promotora-costarricense-innovacion-e-investigacion

Singularity was founded on the idea that exponential technology can give anyone, anywhere the ability to create a positive impact. Now more than ever, we need leaders who put the future of people and the planet first. Our mission is to help leaders navigate a world of accelerating change, fuse technology and impact, and build 10x business and a better tomorrow for all: www.su.org

PARKE is the network of science and technology parks in the Basque Country, Spain. It is an innovative ecosystem for the transfer of knowledge and talent in strategic areas for the industry, with 580 companies and research and development agencies distributed in three locations: parke.eus/es

At Penn Engineering, we are preparing the next generation of innovative engineers, entrepreneurs, and leaders. Our unique culture of cooperation and teamwork, emphasis on research, and dedicated faculty advisors who teach and guide, provide the ideal environment for intellectual growth and the development of well-rounded global citizens: www.seas.upenn.edu

The Barcelona Science Park is one of the leading ecosystems in Europe in research, technology transfer and innovation with more than 100,000 m2 built and some 3,000 professionals working mainly in the health sector: pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical technologies, food and cosmetics: www.pcb.ub.edu/es

Founded in 1985, the MIT Media Lab is one of the world's leading academic and research organizations. Unconstrained by traditional disciplines, Media Lab designers, engineers, artists, and scientists strive to create technologies and experiences that enable people to understand and transform their lives, communities, and environments. The MIT Media Lab promotes an interdisciplinary research culture that brings together diverse areas of interest and research. Unique among other MIT labs, the Media Lab comprises both a broad research agenda and a graduate program in Media Arts and Sciences: www.media.mit.edu

Established in 1997, One Nucleus is a healthcare and life sciences membership not-for-profit organization focused on the Greater London-Cambridge-East of England corridor. Headquartered in Cambridge, at the heart of Europe's largest healthcare and life sciences cluster, we support institutions, companies and individuals operating in or with the aforementioned region. By providing local, UK-wide and international connectivity, One Nucleus seeks to enable our members to maximize their performance: onenucleus.com

La Nave is the urban innovation space of the Madrid City Council. A meeting point for innovative citizens, companies and professionals who respond to the city's challenges. There are daily and training activities on new technologies and methodologies; a work space with 35 resident startups and more than 290 innovative people; and an entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem made up of more than 2,730 members, including large corporations, technology centers, universities: www.lanavemadrid.com

We are the governing body of the Science, Innovation, Technology, Telecommunications and Digital Governance sector of the Government of the Republic of Costa Rica. Our mission is to generate and promote compliance with public policies on science, innovation, technology and telecommunications in the country through the exercise of sector stewardship and the effective execution of its substantive and management processes, to improve competitiveness for the benefit of the social welfare, equality and prosperity of Costa Rican society in the framework of digital transformation and the fourth industrial revolution: www.micit.go.cr

With the support of the Kyoto region and city as well as local industry, the Kyoto Research Park (KRP) was born as the first privately operated Research Park in Japan. Since its opening in 1989, KRP has grown to house more than 480 tenant companies and institutions in the field of ICT, biotechnology, electronics, machinery, etc. Its objective is to be the basis for the creation of new companies and the basis for collaboration between industry, academia and government in the Kyoto region: www.krp.co.jp/english

Since its inception in 2016, more than 300 people from 50 countries have participated in the Kyoto Startup Summer School, the most international program of its kind in Japan. Join our community of innovators in this intense program that brings together world-class entrepreneurs and educators: www.kyotostartupschool.org

Established under the Korea University Business School Startup Institute, KUBS Startup Station is a 'Platform to Inspire Innovation and Entrepreneurship'. It is a space where future entrepreneurs who have come together from diverse backgrounds with an interest in business incubation achieve innovation through exchange and cooperation. The KUBS Startup Station comprises the ?Iljin Center for Startup Incubation? and the ?Seung Myung-Ho Center for Entrepreneurship Education?. It is an incubation space where ideas and businesses come to life: www.startupstation.kr

Intel shapes the future of technology. We believe that data is dramatically shaping the future of all humanity. Intel is working tirelessly to unlock the potential of data, leading to more capable and efficient networks and pervasive Artificial Intelligence in all smart devices. Moore's Law set the pace for the digital revolution and continues to inspire us today: www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/homepage.html

Leading free zone in Costa Rica and in the Americas, with 31 global life sciences and advanced manufacturing companies installed in the park. In recent years, the Life Sciences industry has become a strategic sector for Costa Rica and continues to experience significant dynamism. Today, Medical Devices have become the most important manufacturing export sector in Costa Rica, and Coyol Free Zone represents 63% of them: coyolfz.com

We are the SPRI Group, the entity of the Department of Economic Development, Sustainability and the Environment of the Basque Government to promote Basque industry. We work together with companies like yours to facilitate access to digitization, cybersecurity or even to get started. We look with you for the best way to expand your business in other countries or to look for physical spaces, pavilions or offices, in which to settle. We have resources to face each challenge and a global vision that helps plan the path: www.spri.eus

The European Business and Innovation Center Network (EBN) is the leading pan-European association of business support organisations. EBN connects a global partner network of executives, industry leaders and top innovators of all kinds. Enabling you to achieve sustainable growth for your business support organization, strengthen your position in the region and beyond, and earn certified recognition as a valued contributor to the ever-evolving innovation ecosystem: https://ebn.eu/

Cornell Tech is a revolutionary model for graduate education that fuses technology with business and creative thinking. Cornell Tech brings together like-minded faculty, business leaders, tech entrepreneurs and students in a catalytic environment to produce visionary ideas based on important needs that will reinvent the way we live: www.tech.cornell.edu

Founded in 2003, the Center for Molecular Materials, Photonics and Electronics (CMMPE) is part of the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge. CMMPE is an optics and photonics research group with a focus on developing new materials to enable the next generation of photonics and electronic devices. Specific areas of interest currently include liquid crystal devices, nanophotonic devices, and holography: http://www-g.eng.cam.ac.uk/CMMPE/

Coopenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID) is an international center for creative minds. We share a passion for people and life-centered design that allows us to create impact through the design of innovative products, services and environments. The IDRC community reaches out everywhere with our proactive alumni, faculty, and supporters who live and work around the world: https://ciid.dk/

Since it was established by Trinity College in 1970, the Cambridge Science Park has played a pivotal role in the 'Cambridge Phenomenon' - Cambridge's transformation from a world-class university and market town to one of the world's leading technology hotspots. of the world. Today, the 152-acre park is home to more than 130 businesses ranging from Cambridge University start-ups to multinational companies seeking access to the brightest graduates and entrepreneurs from Cambridge's diverse pool of talent. Many are working on potentially life-changing technologies, from personalized medicines and non-invasive cancer diagnostics to artificial intelligence, IoT, defense, and connectivity, to name just a few: https://www.cambridgesciencepark.co.uk/

IDB Lab is the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank Group, the main source of financing to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean. Our purpose is to promote innovation for inclusion in the region, co-creating solutions that change the lives of vulnerable people affected by economic, social and environmental factors: https://bidlab.org/es

AURP's goal is to connect great people, share outrageous ideas, and create and grow communities. Representing more than 700 global universities, innovation districts, and more, these communities support more than 10,000 jobs in North America alone. AURP is the leading source of future-oriented learning, knowledge, and research for the greater innovation community and its practitioners, providing resources, education, ideas, and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of our global AURP membership and network: https://www.aurp.net/home

We lead a new era in data-driven precision medicine through innovative AI solutions that prevent and save lives around the world in a timely manner. Our purpose of massive transformation is to create innovative and accessible solutions for the early detection of diseases for all who need it: https://www.ainnovatech.com/

We are the University Agency for Entrepreneurship Management of the University of Costa Rica. We were born in November 2012 as a Unit specialized in the creation and acceleration of knowledge-intensive companies and entities, attached to the Vice-Rector for Research, operating with the financial and logistical support of the UCR Foundation. In our entrepreneurial community, we provide training, promote entrepreneurship within the University, and promote innovative projects and dynamic organizations to contribute to inclusive and sustainable development. We seek to be the dynamic element of the entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem of Costa Rica and the Region. We are committed to raising the chances of success of opportunity ventures that are creative, dynamic and sustainable and we do so through practical and innovative management, based on collaboration, support and alliances: https://www.augeucr.com/

We are a group of more than 30 companies with technological capabilities that complement each other to enable the development of aerospace solutions for a global and demanding market. We work with the support of government agencies and academic organizations on a joint mission to increase Costa Rica's participation in the global aerospace industry supply chain. Among other things, the Costa Rican aerospace cluster is responsible for supporting the development of companies in the sector and collaborates in attracting foreign direct investment to the country: https://costaricaaerospace.com/

Our purpose is to implement the promise of technology and human ingenuity. We embrace the power of change to create lasting value in every direction for our clients, people and communities: https://www.accenture.com/us-en

Switzerland is the best place for innovation. It offers a stable political, economic and financial environment combined with the highest standard of living. On behalf of the Swiss Confederation (State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, SECO) and the Swiss cantons, S-GE promotes investment by helping its clients tap new potential for their international business and thus strengthen Switzerland as an economic hub: https://www.s-ge.com/es/sbh

We are more than a virtual reality company. We combine technology, creativity and human quality. We were born in 2014 as the first company in the Central American region specialized in augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (MR). More than 300 successful projects carried out for important brands and companies in Latin America, Australia and the United States support our trajectory and expertise in the knowledge and implementation of these technologies: https://wowemotions.com/

We are Warwick, a large open innovation ecosystem. The District of Innovation powered by the University of Warwick, a melting pot of makers, technologists and humanitarians collaborating and colliding with energy, purpose and direction. We bring together academics, companies, founders and investors to start, scale and pivot businesses, while helping students gain the opportunity to experiment with creative and critical thinking: https://warwickinnovationdistrict.com/

VelocityTX helps early-stage bioscience companies launch innovative breakthroughs that can make a difference and save lives globally. VelocityTX is a nonprofit organization established as a subsidiary of the Texas Research & Technology Foundation (TRTF). VelocityTX's innovation model – CONNECT, SUPPORT, FUND – is designed to accelerate the path to commercialization for companies focused on medical devices, biotechnology and healthcare IT: https://www.velocitytx.org/

The Cambridge Judge Business School Entrepreneurship Center aims to inspire, enable and research entrepreneurship. The Center covers the entire entrepreneurial journey, beginning with empowering aspiring entrepreneurs, through early-stage business creation and development, to growing small and medium-sized businesses. The mission of the Entrepreneurship Center is to support the development of Cambridge University's entrepreneurial talent and the commercialization of new ideas; enhance management capacity development within the Cambridge business ecosystem and beyond; and developing and sharing the thought leadership that establishes the University of Cambridge as a global knowledge location for entrepreneurship: https://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/entrepreneurship/

TLO-KYOTO contributes to society through technology transfer and various supports for research collaboration and business start-ups, all of which use intellectual properties of our university partners, including Kyoto University. Our goal is to create new value that stimulates society by returning the benefits of university innovations to the world through our technology transfer activities. To achieve our goal, we support the presentation and use of intellectual properties in our university partners, serving as a mediator between academia and industry that spread valuable innovations around the world: https://www.tlo-kyoto.co.jp/english/

The student body is the raison d'être of the University of Costa Rica, an institution financed by the State that has the widest academic offer in the country and that houses more than 40,000 students in all its locations. As an autonomous institution of higher culture, UCR is made up of a community of professors, students, and administrators, all dedicated to teaching, research, and social action. The efforts of the UCR are aimed at promoting the advancement of knowledge in its maximum expression and responding, effectively, to the needs generated by the integral development of society; offering excellence in the training of professionals who, in turn, act as disseminators and agents of change: https://www.ucr.ac.cr/

The incubator of the Tecnológico de Costa Rica believes in an entrepreneurial culture. The TEC Emprende Lab is a meeting and experimentation space where the entrepreneurial culture is fostered, business training is provided and incubation processes are developed to generate companies with special emphasis on science and technology: https://www.tec.ac.cr/tec-emprende-lab

Campus Tec is an innovative concept in Guatemala City, which seeks to recreate the platform for innovation and success that Silicon Valley invented in California. The TEC, located in zone 4, which is the area of innovation in the City, offers entrepreneurs, engineers, programmers, students, mentors, investors and anyone who is interested in technology, a platform where they can reach either the business success or your dreams of innovation: https://tec.gt/

Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions, from military defense in all domains to civil security. Saab's market offering is extensive and consists of complex systems involving extensive research and development, as well as services with a high degree of repetition. With operations on all continents, Saab continuously develops, adapts and improves new technologies to meet changing customer needs. Saab accelerated its growth in Finland in 2017 with the establishment of the SAAB Technology Center in Tampere: https://www.saab.com/

At Business Tampere we link your business with growth opportunities and partnerships in the Tampere region, Finland and globally. We offer you our experience in the development of commercial services, investments and internationalization opportunities. Your business. Our passion: https://businesstampere.com/

We are the innovation and business center of Medellín, Colombia; Our purpose is to contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of the inhabitants of the city through Science, Technology and innovation. Our mission is to articulate the CTi ecosystem to transform Medellín into a knowledge economy, in which, by 2021, innovation will be its main driver. To achieve this, we have outlined three strategic priorities: attract talent, capital and global companies to the city; develop and strengthen the innovative and entrepreneurial business fabric; and generate CTi solutions for city challenges: https://www.rutanmedellin.org/es/

The Costa Rican Foreign Trade Promoter (PROCOMER) is a non-state public entity, which is in charge of promoting Costa Rican exports. We are an inclusive institution that generates businesses with a purpose. We are the #1 foreign trade promoter in the world, the pillar of support for Costa Rican companies, especially for micro, small and medium-sized ones, throughout their internationalization process to conquer international markets: https://www.procomer.com/

We accelerate creativity in your organization through the most effective methodologies for executing innovation. We are certified in the best agile innovation methodologies by leading global companies. We offer consulting services in innovation strategy, in Design Sprint and Lean Startup, and in corporate training programs: https://rocketinnovationhub.net/

The State of the Nation Program (PEN) is a participatory research and innovation center for the promotion of sustainable human development, which belongs to the National Council of Rectors in Costa Rica. To carry out its work, it builds alliances with public and private organizations and international cooperation agencies, in order to execute projects and activities that ensure methodological precision and adequate conditions in the selection, measurement and evaluation of national and regional performance, or of specific topics. of a relevant and sufficient set of issues related to sustainable human development, in its economic, political, environmental and social dimensions: https://estadonacion.or.cr/

Madrid City Council is the most important municipality in Spain, capital of the Nation and seat of Government, and is part of the Community of Madrid, which leads economic activity at a national level: https://www.madrid.es/portal/site/munimadrid

Parque Tec is an incubator and accelerator for technology-based companies based in Costa Rica, which accompanies and adds value to their startups so that they can grow and scale towards global markets. It works hand in hand with InvertUP, a seed capital fund that brings together successful startups that graduate from ParqueTec and other accelerators in Latin America: https://www.parquetec.org/es

We want to build a smart future. To achieve this, we are building a unique ecosystem that connects change makers and leading organizations. Our network consists of more than 30,000 startups, more than 500 world-leading corporations, and hundreds of venture capital firms, universities, and government agencies across multiple industries. Together with our partners, we are creating a unique ecosystem designed to develop and implement the technologies of tomorrow: https://www.plugandplaytechcenter.com/

Kista Science City is the leading ICT cluster in Europe. The cluster is home to some of the world's most famous ICT companies, such as Ericsson and IBM, as well as a variety of exciting startups and Stockholm's leading universities. Kista is also a stage for the technology of the future: our Urban ICT Arena testbed is located here, where 5G and IoT technologies are being tested. Kista Science City is based on the Triple Helix model, an innovation collaboration between companies, the public sector and academia: https://kista.com/english/

La Lima is a free zone in the central canton of Cartago, in Costa Rica, which is tailor-made for its corporate clients, most of them multinational companies in the life sciences sector. It has a technological infrastructure business center with international standards that will have five highly energy-efficient buildings, in addition to abundant green areas and complementary services: https://es.lalimafreezone.com/

The NASA Research Park (NRP) at the NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley is a world-class shared-use R&D and educational campus for industry, academia, nonprofits, and government . NRP provides a physical venue for innovation and entrepreneurship and serves as a technology accelerator by fostering formal and informal collaborations. Today, the NRP is home to more than 70 industry and university partners, under commercial-standard leases, collaborating on-site with NASA in a variety of technologies and disciplines: https://www.nasa.gov/researchpark

HIPATIA is the interactive portal of the State of the Nation Program that meets the needs of Costa Rica in Science, Technology and Innovation (CTI). Provides an X-ray of the country's STI capabilities to support public-private decision-making. Connect investment opportunities, by bringing together the supply and demand for technology and qualified human resources: https://hipatia.cr/

Inspired by the Heroic Imagination in each of us, HIP devises innovative strategies combining psychological research, intervention education, and social activism to create everyday heroes equipped to solve local and global problems: https://www.heroicimagination.org/

Establishment Labs Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: ESTA) is a global high-tech aesthetic and medical device company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets an innovative product portfolio consisting of advanced silicone-filled silicone implants and body shapers. THIS is the first company incubated in Costa Rica that is listed on NASDAQ: https://establishmentlabs.com/

BIC Euronova, the European Business and Innovation Center (CEEI) of Malaga, is a company formed by public and private capital, founded in 1991 at the initiative of the Commission of the European Communities, to support the creation of innovative SMEs, promote the start-up of new innovative activities in existing SMEs and Public Administrations. Since its inception, the European Commission conceived the CEEIS as an international network that would allow the exchange of information and experiences between them and favor technological, commercial and financial cooperation between them and their clients. All the CEEIS are approved by the European Commission, and are integrated into a network, the European Business and Innovation Center Network (EBN), an international scientific and technical association, which brings together more than 250 CEEIS distributed throughout Europe: https://www.bic.es/

At FCS Capital we exist because we are convinced that transparency is good business. We are a team with extensive and recognized experience in analysis and strategy, wealth management and corporate finance. We work together to design financial solutions that meet the needs of our clients: https://www.fcscapital.cr/

At GAIKER, a member of the Basque Research & Technology Alliance, BRTA, we are a Technological Center, a private non-profit entity, dedicated to Research and the provision of Technological and Innovative Services for companies. Since our creation in 1985, we have contributed to the technological development and competitiveness of the business fabric through learning, specialization and subsequent transfer to the members of our Foundation and our clients of technologies related to our Knowledge Areas: Biotechnology and Functional Composites and Polymers Sustainable: http://www.gaiker.es/default.aspx

Gold Ventures Incubator is more than an acceleration program for Startups. The unique concept we created offers a fresh take on entrepreneurship and a broad understanding of what it really takes for an early-stage business to be successful. So from Israel GVI became the home of visionaries, dreamers and even serial entrepreneurs. Our motto is, even if you have the trunk tied down, it doesn't mean you can't have it all: https://www.gold-ventures.com/

For almost 40 years, the Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency, CINDE, a private, non-political, non-profit organization, has advised and guided more than 330 high-tech companies to establish themselves in the country. Becoming the strategic partner to achieve sustainable productivity and drive investment with purpose. Since its creation in 1982, CINDE has promoted FDI in strategic sectors such as smart manufacturing, knowledge-intensive services, and health and wellness, to generate employment and greater opportunities for its most valuable resource: its people; with the aim of contributing to the social and economic development of Costa Rica: https://www.cinde.org/es

The Ministry of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica COMEX is the governing body that defines, designs and implements public policies for foreign trade and foreign investment so that more and more Costa Ricans benefit from insertion in the global economy. COMEX directs foreign trade and foreign investment to generate welfare and sustainable development: https://www.comex.go.cr/

The Costa Rica United States Foundation for Cooperation (CRUSA) is a Costa Rican private, independent and non-profit foundation, oriented to support projects framed in its strategic approach, and the management and promotion of far-reaching initiatives, alliances and networks. of cooperation. Since 1996, CRUSA has consolidated its role as an organization that actively contributes to improving the quality of life of Costa Ricans and to the sustainable development of Costa Rica. In addition, it has strengthened collaborative relationships between the peoples and governments of Costa Rica and the United States, honoring its origins and its philanthropic spirit: https://crusa.cr/

After three decades of direct interaction with diplomats from around the world, we learned that, in addition to cocktails, most of you face professional and personal challenges that have not been addressed until now. Therefore, we established the Diplomatic Institute, headquartered in Israel, serving you and your family, from your smooth landing to your safe departure. Its vision is to improve the quality of life and work of diplomats, facilitating providers of information, knowledge and services: https://www.diplomaticinstitute.org/

The CeNAT National Center for High Technology is an inter-university space in Costa Rica dedicated to networking, research and innovation that has distinguished itself by maintaining a commitment to quality, contributing to the construction of a production system based on knowledge, from the excellence of its researchers and collaboration with the business fabric, government sector and academia. His scientific research focuses on materials science and engineering, biotechnology, advanced computing, environmental management and in the area of science, culture and society: https://www.cenat.ac.cr/es/

The Costa Rican Chamber of Industries, CICR, is the business organization that promotes the sustainable development of the productive sector. We work every day to strengthen the Costa Rican industry, promote its successful performance in the context of globalization and ensure the continuity of its valuable contribution to national development. In order for companies to have a better business climate, from the ICRC we represent the sector by channeling its proposals to the Government, Legislative Power, or corresponding authorities to promote a productive sector that generates employment, investment, exports and development opportunities for the inhabitants: https://cicr.com/

Cendana Capital is a fund of funds that invests globally in Venture Capital funds at very early stages. It is based in San Francisco, California: https://www.cendanacapital.com/

The Association of Free Zones of Costa Rica AZOFRAS is the representative of free zone companies in the protection, defense and development of their business activity before government authorities and other private sector organizations. Since its inception, it has constantly sought to improve the competitive conditions of these companies, and works to find solutions to the obstacles they face in operational, legal, and fiscal matters, among other matters: https://www.azofras.com/

Breyer Capital is a leading global venture capital and private equity investor focused on catalyzing high-impact entrepreneurs in the United States and China. Our team frames strategic investments based on the passion of the founders, the insights of our world-class investor network, and the belief that artificial intelligence and machine learning will transform technology and investment opportunities globally. Technology is an enabler, not a substitute: https://breyercapital.com/


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