INDICASAT AIP celebrates its XV anniversary

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The City of Knowledge Foundation congratulates INDICASAT AIP for its XV anniversary. We are proud that they have been part of our community since its inception, and we look forward to a future where they continue to make valuable contributions to research and innovation, from our country and for the service of humanity.

INDICASAT AIP was founded in the City of Knowledge on October 31, 2002 on the initiative of the National Secretariat of Science and Technology and Innovation (SENACYT) and the Panamanian Association for the Advancement of Science (APANAC), recognizing the promotion of science as key factor for the development of the country and identifying the need for a national institute for research. In 2007 it was established as a legal entity of Public Interest Association (AIP).

Since then, INDICASAT AIP has gained a national and international reputation in scientific research and technological services associated with biomedicine, biotechnology, and biodiversity. In addition, it has received the recognition and support of charitable foundations and other organizations at a global level, which look with interest to Panama's investment in science and technology - in human and technological resources - as one of the safest means in the short, medium and long term. long term to improve the socioeconomic level and reduce the social gap of the country. INDICASAT AIP is committed to contributing to the training of highly qualified human resources in areas of science, technology and innovation. It is also committed to supporting the competitiveness of the productive sector, facilitating interaction between the scientific-academic sector and private enterprise through innovation.

"Having a reduced physical space (in the City of Knowledge) with the presence of companies and research institutes is important for the advancement of science in Panama and should be promoted even more. Institutes such as the Smithsonian and the ICGES could add much value to the interaction that currently exists, and would facilitate the acquisition of expensive research infrastructure. Additionally, we need to attract more private companies interested in collaborating with scientific researchers to the City of Knowledge (CdS), and thus get involved in research and development efforts that result in innovations and make them more competitive. The services offered by CdS to connect internal communities, facilitate and support research initiatives give sustainability to the efforts of each institution. "

- Rolando A. Gittens, doctor in bioengineering of the Institute of Scientific Research and High Technology Services (INDICASAT AIP).