About

We are the first space for sustainable development in the Colombian Caribbean created ´to integrate and strengthen the ecosystem of the region, through the transformation of knowledge into innovation. In this space, the perfect conditions exist for a fluid interaction between the academy, the private sector and the public sector, generating innovative results that contribute to increasing the region’s competitiveness and economic and social benefit.

Its purpose is to stimulate the transfer of knowledge and the creation of national and international networks between academia, the State, companies and society. Its privileged location facilitates an agile connection with the companies, industrial parks, free zones and ports of the Caribbean Region, through 4th Generation expressways.

A journey through our history

2019 - First phase

Execution of the first phase: Studies and Capacities for the implementation of the Technology Park

2014 - Positioning

Positioning of the Project before different actors of the Regional System of Science and Technology of the Caribbean Region and identification and approach to strategic allies

2013 - Financing

Project financed with resources from the National Fund for Science, Technology and Innovation of the General Royalties System and a contribution of land by the Universidad del Atlántico of 2 hectares, located in its northern headquarters extension area, university corridor

2012 - Social commitment

Inclusion in the Government Program of Dr. José Antonio Segebre: “Social Commitment on the Fundamental”, in its research component.

2012 - Project Presentation

Presentation of the Project before the General System of Royalties

2011 - Pre-Investment Studies

Development and financing of pre-investment and strategic studies: Cartagena de Indias Technological Development Center (CEDETEC), Promotora de Proyectos S.A., INGEVIÑAS Ltda. And Dugand Arquitectos (INTEK contribution).

2011 - Structuring Study

The Caribbean Technology Park project is included in the Strategic Plan 2009-2019 of the Universidad del Atlántico extended to 2021.

2009 - Pharmacy & Health Cluster

To enhance the Caribbean Technology Park, the foundations of the Pharmacy & Health Cluster are strategically developed.

2008 - Strategic Plan 2009

The Caribbean Technology Park project is included in the Strategic Plan 2009-2019 of the Universidad del Atlántico extended to 2021.

2001 - Viability study

Park feasibility study and unification of the constitution agreement with some institutions and companies of the national and regional order.

2000 - Mindesarrollo

The Ministry of Economic Development includes within its policies the project of the Caribbean Technology Park. The U of the North and the U of the Atlantic carried out the feasibility study, defined the strategic technologies and the industrial “Clusters” that could belong to the Park. The strategic areas were defined in preliminary studies, the Stanford Research Institute for the Atlantic Department (Atlantic 21st Century) stands out. Suggesting its location in the university corridor for its strategic position for the city.

1999 - PTC creation

Regional Commission for Science and Technology proposes the creation of a Caribbean Technology Park

Ptc

2019

Primera fase

Ejecución de la primera fase : Estudios y Capacidades para la puesta en marcha del Parque Tecnológico

2014

Posicionamiento

Posicionamiento del Proyecto ante diferentes actores del Sistema Regional de Ciencia y Tecnología de la Región Caribe e identificación y acercamiento a aliados estratégicos

2013

Financiación

Proyecto financiado con recursos del Fondo Nacional de Ciencia Tecnología e Innovación del Sistema General de Regalías y un aporte de terreno por parte de la Universidad del Atlántico de 2 hectáreas, ubicado en su área de extensión sede norte, corredor universitario.

2012

Compromiso Social

Inclusión en el Programa de Gobierno del Dr. José Antonio Segebre: “Compromiso Social Sobre Lo Fundamental”, en su componente investigativo.

2012

Presentación del Proyecto

Presentación del Proyecto ante el Sistema General de Regalías

2011

Estudios de pre-inversión

Desarrollo y Financiación de estudios de pre-inversión y estratégico: Centro de Desarrollo tecnológico Cartagena de Indias (CEDETEC), Promotora de Proyectos S.A., INGEVIÑAS Ltda. y Dugand Arquitectos (aporte INTEK).

2011

Estudio de estructuración

Contratación para el Estudio de estructuración y elaboración de un modelo jurídico y financiero que permita establecer la estructura de inversiones, ingresos, costos y gastos del Parque Tecnológico del Caribe.

2009

Clúster de Farmacia & Salud

Para potenciar el Parque Tecnológico del Caribe se desarrolla estratégicamente las bases del Clúster de Farmacia & Salud.

2008

Plan Estratégico 2009

El proyecto del Parque Tecnológico del Caribe es incluido en el Plan Estratégico 2009 – 2019 de la Universidad del Atlántico extendido al 2021.

2001

Estudio de viabilidad

Estudio de viabilidad del Parque y unificación del acuerdo de constitución con algunas instituciones y empresas del orden nacional y regional.

2000

Mindesarrollo

El Ministerio de Desarrollo Económico, incluye al interior de sus políticas el proyecto del Parque Tecnológico del Caribe. La U del Norte y la U del Atlántico realizaron el estudio de viabilidad, definieron las tecnologías estratégicas y los “Clústers” industriales que podrían pertenecer al Parque. Las áreas estratégicas se definieron en estudios preliminares, se destaca el de Stanford Research Institute para el Departamento del Atlántico (Atlántico Siglo XXI). Sugiriendo su ubicación en el corredor universitario por su posición estratégica para la ciudad.

1999

Creación PTC

Comisión Regional de Ciencia y Tecnología propone la creación de un Parque Tecnológico del Caribe

Our strategy

Boost innovation and specialized technological development through the transfer of knowledge and technologies between companies, universities and institutions that generate knowledge, in order to promote the social, scientific and economic development of the Atlantic Department and the Caribbean Region; facilitating access to human talent, scientific-technological capacities, spaces and ideal infrastructure for the co-creation of high-impact solutions and the growth of innovative companies.

Our projection

In 2025, the Caribbean Technology Park will be recognized as a decentralized Park, which integrates the most attractive region of Colombia, supports private initiative, and the public sector, full of diversity, knowledge, environmental quality, exuberant scenarios. Dynamizer of the transformation of knowledge and technology into sustainable economic and social value.

The entire Caribbean thinking about technological development and innovation, within the best conditions of business attraction and habitability.

The Caribbean Technology Park is a benchmark in the Colombian Caribbean!

Advantages of the Caribbean Technology Park

The advantages offered by the Technology Park as it is located in the Barranquilla metropolitan area include:

  • Tax incentives, ranging from exemptions for up to 10 years to industry and commerce tax and property tax for new companies, as well as investments exceeding US $ 1.66 million, in Colombia, signing of legal stability contracts with the Status and achievement of continuity in initial conditions, in case of any adverse change, for a period of 3 to 20 years.
  • The dynamics of the expansion of the Barranquilla metropolitan area has positively impacted the growth of the municipality of Puerto Colombia, integrating the potential of the municipality with the AMB, which are reflected in the clear policies set forth in its PBOT – Basic Plan for Land Use Planning.
  • Barranquilla has a large workforce concentrating more than 60% of industrial employment in the Colombian Caribbean Region with more than 1,375,000 people in the age range determined to work and more than 760,000 are economically active.
  • Access to the sea and river port with conditions for multimodal transport just 100 km from the country’s railway network. Access Point to the Andean NAP (Network Access Point Andino) (World Network via submarine fiber optic cables) INTEK Datacenter
  • The dynamics of the expansion of the Barranquilla metropolitan area has positively impacted the growth of the municipality of Puerto Colombia, integrating the potential of the municipality with the AMB, which are reflected in the clear policies set forth in its PBOT – Basic Plan for Land Use Planning.
  • It constitutes and integrates mechanisms for the application of scientific knowledge, innovation, development, research, attraction of foreign investment, the articulation of technological supply and demand, the improvement of the quality of life and the creation of new basic companies. technology, which improve the competitiveness of the region and the country.
  • Access to the sea and river port with conditions for multimodal transport just 100 km from the country’s railway network. Access Point to the Andean NAP (Network Access Point Andino) (World Network via submarine fiber optic cables) INTEK Datacenter
  • Proximity to Universities, Technological Development Centers, Research Centers, which provides companies and established entities with a strong and fluid relationship with these institutions.
    The development in the construction of the industrial sector, with large warehouses, industrial parks and free zones, goes hand in hand with the development of commerce and tourism that the city is experiencing, which makes it an increasingly competitive center for the installation of new companies.

The Caribbean Technology Park will offer allied entities access to:

  • Sustainable Architecture and Leed Certification
  • Electric self-generation, recycling plant
  • Water treatment plant and rainwater harvesting
  • Reduction of electronic consumption by capturing sunlight and East-West orientation to reduce sunlight
  • Decentralized
  • Technology-based companies
  • Technological Free Zone
  • Physical spaces designed and conditioned for carrying out R + D + i and entrepreneurship processes.
  • Highly specialized technological and laboratory services in the areas of Health, Sustainable Energy, Biodiversity,
  • Water Resources, ICTs, Industry and Technological
  • Development, Biotechnology, Agricultural Sciences, Agroindustry; and Territory, Economy and Development.
  • Researchers categorized by Sciences, research projects in alliances and development of interest for companies and universities.
  • Platforms and services to accelerate technologies, innovations and entrepreneurship
  • Platforms that facilitate technology transfer
  • High physical connectivity (people, equipment, services) and data
  • A leading ecosystem for innovation and technological entrepreneurship in the Colombian Caribbean, with the availability of human, technological and economic resources for investment in R + D + i

Strategic areas developed

Components

Legal and regulatory development

Updating and legal and regulatory advances
Creation of the legal component associated with the PTC (Design of association agreements, alliances, leasing, intellectual property, application of tax incentives, international incentive
Characterization of the Constitution of the Corporation
Urban and Architectural
Park design and organization
Public services
Regional Inventory and Cluster

Mission of Wise Review, Competitiveness Agenda, Science Technology Agendas, Departmental Development Plans, Sector Guide for Programs and Projects in CTeI, Departmental Strategic Plans in Science, Technology and Innovation (PEDCTI); Departmental Strategic Plans and Agreements (PAED)

Innovation

Business needs resolved by research groups categorized by Sciences
Research offers, licenses, patents, intellectual property, Spin Off, Call Center Creation.
International Positioning
Comparative analysis of the different models of technology parks
Technology mission visits to them

Know our challenges

Technological

  • Dynamization and strengthening of the Regional Innovation System.
  • Generation of knowledge networks.
  • Development of high technology and knowledge poles.

Economic

  • Establishment of technology-based companies.
  • Contribution to strengthening the competitiveness of the Caribbean Region and the Atlantic Department.
  • Use of clean production.
    Protection of the environment and promotion of social responsibility.
  • Generation of a critical mass of advanced companies and highly qualified human talent.
  • Increased relationships, synergies between companies and R&D centers.

Social

  • Generation of jobs in specialized areas.
  • Improvement of the quality of life and socioeconomic conditions of the population of influence.
  • Generation of strategies to raise awareness among the government, communities, and policy managers of the need to strengthen the Caribbean Technology Park as part of strategies to strengthen regional and departmental competitiveness, and a platform for the development of scientific and technological capacities.