Latin America lead consultant:
Carlos Hinojosa
T: +571 3217441

Technopolis Group Colombia SAS
Carrera 5 No. 71-45 Oficina 304

NIT 900928373 0


Amérique latine et Caraïbes

Technopolis Group has developed a strong presence in Latin American and the Caribbean over the last 10 years. We offer expertise and advisory services to our clients in the region, through our network of EU and locally-based consultants. This combination allows us to deliver top notch knowledge and advisory services which are suited to local institutional contexts; while drawing from international best practices.

Technopolis Group offers its Latin American clients access to a 120+ strong team of consultants with a wealth of expertise and a diverse range of professional specialties, geographical insights and academic backgrounds from innovation management, economics, political science to the hard sciences, such as engineering, chemistry, physics or biology. We pride ourselves on being innovation thinkers, movers and shakers, who are successfully operating at the forefront of the development of public policy. We have:

  • Extensive expertise in programme and policy evaluation, as well as on local and national organisations that are focused on supporting the innovation chain and private sector development such as research councils, technology transfer centres, clusters, regional innovation agencies.
  • Extensive experience in management and measurement innovation systems and research organisations, and scientific and technological innovation at national and regional level.
  • The expertise to develop regional innovation strategies and development (e.g. regional smart specialisation strategies and regional cross-border strategies).
  • A global view of the different systems and programmes supporting science, technology and innovation that exist in the world.
  • Experience and state of art insight in a wide range of economic, scientific and technological sectors, including digitalisation of services and industries, green economy (resource efficiency, circular economy, renewable energy), ICT, life sciences and health, and higher education.

Our clients in the region include national governments and public agencies (e.g. Corporación de Fomento CORFO and the Consejo Nacional de Innovación para el Desarrollo in Chile, the Instituto Nacional de Ecología y Cambio Climático in Mexico, and the Departamento Administrativo de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación COLCIENCIAS in Colombia; bilateral and multilateral donors (e.g. Inter-American Development Bank, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom – FCO, and the European Union); and local agencies and innovations stakeholders (Ruta N Medellín in Colombia, Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral in Ecuador).

Examples of recent projects include the evaluation the Compete Caribbean Programme (Inter-American Devleopment Bank), the evaluation of INNPULSA’s (Colombia) innovation support programme portfolio, and a study on the Integration of Environmental Technologies into National Innovation Systems in Latin America (INECC México). Technopolis is also currently managing the European Union – Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) Policy Advisory Initiative on Innovation and Research policies for the European Commission, Directorate General for Research, Science and Innovation (DG RTD).

Our business unit for Latin America and the Caribbean is based in Bogotá, Colombia