Colaborative innovation LAC-EU in Biotechnology & Bioeconomy, ICT and Environmental Technologies - “Common problems, common solutions”

Location: Bogotá, Colombia
Date: 21-23, October 2015
Duration: 3 days
Organiser: ELAN Network
Price: Free. Seating is limited

ELAN Network organises this event in Colombia to foster the generation of T echnology B ased B usiness  O pportunities ( TBBO s), between EU (European Union) and LAC (Latin America and the Caribbean).

This event will be hosted back-to-back with Circuito Innova , and Connect Bogotá.

Circuito Innova seeks to find the most suitable technology solutions for the following 6 key challenges for Colombia:

  1. Battery recycling
  2. Waste tyres
  3. Recovery of pesticide packaging
  4. Sustainable agri-food
  5. Non-Hazardous waste management
  6. Re-desing of make-up packaging

The Circuito Innova is a collaborative innovation programme lead by ANDI  and Connect Bogotá . It seeks to align the needs (technology demand) of the industrial sector in Colombia with the technological solutions developed by universities, entrepreneurs, research centres and other companies. 

The Technological Innovation Conference organised by Connect Bogotá brings together international academic sector and companies to find collaborative technological solutions to solve the challenges identified for the city of Bogotá.

Focus sectors :

  • Biotechnology & Bioeconomy
  • ICT
  • Environmental Technologies


Remember our Hastag #ElanN_Colombia!

Attendees from LAC and EU:

  • SMEs, companies and joint ventures
  • Universities and Academia
  • R&D centers
  • Public sector actors


Registration has been Closed.

If you need any more information, please contact:

  More information about event - AGENDA 


The organization has reserved a number of rooms at Sheraton hotel in Bogotá , for attendees to the event. They have to pay the room, but they can benefit from a special price until 13th  October. Promotional code: ELAN-15  

Hotel Sheraton
Calle 25 B N°69C-80
Bogotá, Colombia


Global Agenda  


DAY 1: 21/10

DAY 2: 22/10

DAY 3: 23/10


Opening session

Circuito Innova*

Technological Innovation Conference**

Seminar on Technology


Seminar on Cluster strategies and economic development

Bilateral meetings

Identification of LAC challenges

Demand-driven brokerage session “Bogotá City Challenges”

Seminar on Open Innovation


Co-creation session for business opportunities generation

Seminar on Funding sources supporting LAC-UE technology business cooperation

Closing remarks



Networking social event


* Open registry. However, attendance will only be granted if the proposesed technological solution is pre-selected.  Please, register here for this session:

** Please, register here for this session: