Close Gallery
Innovate to the sky. Photo neftegaz.ru
Zoom Picture

Santo Domingo.- A report by the UN Council for Trade and Development (UNCTAD) recommends increased support for innovation in Dominican Republic’s private sector to achieve better performance of the economy, EFE reports.

The Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP) study released today stresses the Caribbean nation’s strong institutional framework to spur momentum in those areas to enhance current products, create new jobs and economic growth. It also highlights the emergence of a local innovation system, while suggesting stronger dynamism in business, an area in which “more can be done to enable local businesses to innovate."

Nonetheless the level of university research is now considered insufficient to ensure economic benefits from the fields of science and technology, states the report, and notes that most financial rewards "come when companies adopt new products and processes."

 It could also provide the benefits of increased collaboration and interaction between companies, depending on the job, committed to focusing efforts and resources in areas such as sustainable energy, health, agriculture and agribusiness.

The UNCTAD, based in Geneva, Also recommends increased investment to develop capacity among postgraduate researchers and highlights the importance of scholarships for graduates and the recovery of talented people working abroad, who may lead the search of the advanced knowledge which the country needs.

Share / Recommend this article: FacebookFacebook Digg thisDigg this del.icio.usdel.icio.us TechnoratiTechnorati YahooYahoo Facebook
COMMENTS
29 comment(s)
Written by: RobertoJose, 21 Jun 2012 4:04 PM
From: United States, FREEPORT, Long Island......blues, stripe bass and now doormats
Oh Yeah, we have a metro.
Written by: RobertoJose, 21 Jun 2012 4:04 PM
From: United States, FREEPORT, Long Island......blues, stripe bass and now doormats
The UN doesn't know what is priority here for the government , we have to get the prostitution business going first in the oldest settlement in the Americas before modernizing.....
Written by: ohhhvictor, 21 Jun 2012 4:13 PM
From: United States


If we wouldnt have a metro , tunnels, expressway and highways, we would be using the packed voladoras more than ever.. With half the bodies out of the bus in a horrible traffic jam..


And EVERYBODY would be complaining!

So the Metro and PLD is the BEST thing that happens to D.R. !
Written by: RobertoJose, 21 Jun 2012 4:18 PM
From: United States, FREEPORT, Long Island......blues, stripe bass and now doormats
A Transit Authority would have been more appropriate. Then again the T.A. would have knocked down the idea of a metro in the first place . I thought leo was a lawyer not a transit commissioner.

He didn't allow a new fleet of buses till the end of his term, I wonder why....
Written by: juanb, 21 Jun 2012 4:24 PM
From: Dominican Republic

These goals are impossible to achieve as long as those in charge continue to intentionally keep the masses ignorant.
Written by: bernies, 21 Jun 2012 4:42 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Juan Dolio
Sorry guys but this article refers only to the private sector what does Leonel has to do with that?

You can't keep on blaiming Leonel for everything that happens in this country. Like now the PRD are saying the Leonel is out to distroy them as party what a bunch of idiots. Stop F complaining and get a life or help the country get better.
Written by: BASTA, 21 Jun 2012 4:53 PM
From: Dominican Republic, =Ghetto/Legalize Drugs/Free abortions for all Never Confuse Education with Intelligence
So the Metro and PLD is the BEST thing that happens to D.R. !
WRONG! The Haytians did a far better job and so did Santanna!
Written by: josean, 21 Jun 2012 4:55 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

Written by: RobertoJose, 21 Jun 2012 4:04 PM

From: United States, FREEPORT, Long Island.... (Look, beyond the words)

"Oh Yeah, we have a metro."


Bobby Joe I am going to Sue you for Copyright Infringement!

Written by: Ricardolito, 21 Jun 2012 4:59 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Zona Colonial
some quite amazing responses here that have nothing to do with the efficiency and innovations of the private sector. I think the private sector has done very well in this country so I am surprised about the report .The main problem is always the lack of attention to detail and so , for example, we have shirts made here with size S marked as a size L . but the diversification in the industry here has been amazing with so many recording companies, and medicines and computer software and many many other things .
Written by: josean, 21 Jun 2012 5:16 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

I think this Lady Has a little more expertise than bernies, Ms. Vickey and the top know it all Little Ricky; and funny she mentions NOTING about METROS or Tunnels as being tools for DEVELOPMENT or COMPETIVENESS!

Apparently she doesn’t Drink PURPLE KOOL-AID by the gallon or in Little Ricky's case intravenously!


"RD must take "urgent" and "emergency" actions to improve EDUCATION "

Viyella called on also paying special interest in improving the quality of teachers, "before anything else, you have to invest and improve the educational levels of those who will be guides for students"

21 June 2012

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic-The former Chairperson of the National Council of the private enterprise (Conep), Elena beating Viyella, stated that the country should take "urgency" and "emergency" actions to solve the problems of the Dominican education sector.

continued:

Written by: josean, 21 Jun 2012 5:17 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

The BUSINESSWOMAN argued that EDUCATION is a PREREQUISITE for COMPETITIVENESS "and if it is a prerequisite we have to achieve a much more educated, more skilled population and we have to work to improve it."

The entrepreneur delivered her recommendations as a panelist in the ninth Congress of the Latin American Institute of Educational Leadership 2012 under the theme "Education for competitiveness: From the Proposals to Action".

The activity was held at the Hilton hotel and counted with the presence of several educators and Dominican entrepreneurs.

acento.com.do/index.php/news/18297/56/RD-debe-tomar-acciones-de-urgencia-y-emergencia-para-mejorar-la-educacion.html


Written by: danny00, 21 Jun 2012 5:31 PM
From: United States, blue mall santo domingo
oh yeah, we have a metro.
please its a choo choo train please......

all aboard leos choo choo train....

dammmn!!!
Written by: danny00, 21 Jun 2012 5:45 PM
From: United States, blue mall santo domingo
400 YEARS AGO THEY INVENTED THE TELESCOPE THATS 400 YEARS... 1610 ITS NOW 2012.
MR GENIUS.

Sidereus Nuncius (usually translated into English as Sidereal Messenger, although Starry Messenger and Sidereal Message are also seen) is a short treatise published in New Latin by Galileo Galilei in March 1610. It was the first scientific treatise based on observations made through a telescope. It contains the results of Galileo's early observations of the Moon, the stars, and the moons of Jupiter.

Galileo improved the construction of a telescope, which he used to observe the night sky and the moon. In his observations of the Moon, Galileo observed that the line separating lunar day from night (the terminator) was smooth where it crossed the darker regions of the moon, but quite irregular where it crossed the brighter areas. From this observation, he deduced that the darker regions are flat, low-lying areas, while the brighter regions are rough and covered with mountains. Based o
Written by: danny00, 21 Jun 2012 5:51 PM
From: United States, blue mall santo domingo
this genius change the thoughts people in these days.
had about the bible {religion}
and science
{ the church at that time was very upset with his writings and thoughts}

over 400 years ago and today the dr is still looking for tech,
not one invention to the cridit of the dr. not one...
but we have the choo choo train dont we? and the malls
all aboard
Written by: dreadlocks, 21 Jun 2012 6:53 PM
From: United States
says Ricardolito

, and medicines and computer software and many many other things .

we are creating computer software? from an innovation standpoint? where? as for medicine, what is the export volume, and what are the target markets?
Written by: Ricardolito, 21 Jun 2012 7:56 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Zona Colonial
I was referring to the diversification of industry here rather than innovation ..and as I take different medicines from time to time I have noticed that nearly all are now produced here and not in India or Venezuela as before ...target markets ??..well obviously sick people
Written by: Ricardolito, 21 Jun 2012 7:59 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Zona Colonial
and on a more interesting note I have just finished reading an interesting biography about Ian Fleming of James Bond fame ..whom I actually met several times when I was 21 about ....it is suggested he received all his inspiration while living in his home in Jamaica and not while he was in England ..something to boast about
Written by: dreadlocks, 21 Jun 2012 8:20 PM
From: United States
Ricardolito, what do you think is going to be the effect of the running out on the statute of limitations regarding intellectual property, delineated in DRCAFTA? what do you think is going to happen on the pharmaceuticals front?
Written by: anthonyC, 21 Jun 2012 8:51 PM
From: United States
"the UN Council for Trade and Development (UNCTAD) recommends increased support for innovation in Dominican Republic’s private sector "

Does anyone else get the incredible stupidity of that statement?

Let me explain it to those who went to Public School.

If the government lends support to the private sector it then ceases to be the Private Sector and instead becomes Corporate Cronyism!
Written by: Ricardolito, 22 Jun 2012 7:10 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Zona Colonial
Dreadlocks ..how could I possibly know ..that is far too difficult for me
Written by: dreadlocks, 22 Jun 2012 10:46 AM
From: United States
says anthonyc


Does anyone else get the incredible stupidity of that statement?

Let me explain it to those who went to Public School.

If the government lends support to the private sector it then ceases to be the Private Sector and instead becomes Corporate Cronyism!

let me explain this for people like anthonyc, who , as we all know, did not go to any kind of school. NOWHERE in the passage is there reference to any suggestion that the support for innovation should come from government. besides, since when is government assistance for innovation a fascist idea? the US government funded over 70% of all scientific R and D activities in the USA between 1950 and the mid 1990s, under the guise of defense spending. it is the developer of satellites, the space program, computers, the internet, and even velcro. i do not hear anyone calling that corporate cronysim, and it is corporate America that has benefited the most, financially, from these activities. ah, ignorance...
Written by: dreadlocks, 22 Jun 2012 10:48 AM
From: United States
says Ricardolito

Written by: Ricardolito, 22 Jun 2012 7:10 AM
From: Dominican Republic, vieja Santo Domingo
Dreadlocks ..how could I possibly know ..that is far too difficult for me

no, it is not. you are just feeling too lazy to answer, today.
Written by: abc200, 22 Jun 2012 11:07 AM
From: United Kingdom, Dominican Republic
A lot of nonsense here. I worked for a large international company and nearly always a rich government subsidized their innovation heavily.
Japan and China got their growth by copying and producing cheaper. Now of course their governments are rich enough to support innovation for example the Chinese manned space station.
Copying and import substitution with minor improvements are the way forward for poorer countries with limited markets. Also like Pakistan insisting on local content in goods sold.

S.

S.
Written by: Ricardolito, 22 Jun 2012 12:13 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Zona Colonial
dreadlocks ...I once became involved very heavily with intellectual property rights and it was a nightmare .I can tell you . It involved the filming of thoroughbred races direct to betting parlours and to clubs and to homes and this was done in most countries by one channel that had bought the rights normally from a national racing association ...but the clubs who staged the races believed they had the intellectual property rights as they staged the races, the owners of the horses also believed they had the property rights and then some clubs negotiated direct with other TV channels to broadcast the races .There were court cases after court cases all around the world and even today it has not been properly resolved . My involvement was as president of one of the major international bodies in racing ,,that is why I continued travelling so much after I finished up running around the world with my prime minister ...the DR retirement was a welcome relief
Written by: dreadlocks, 22 Jun 2012 12:17 PM
From: United States
says anthonyc

If the government lends support to the private sector it then ceases to be the Private Sector and instead becomes Corporate Cronyism!

actually, this is what happens when you do not go to school, and , therefore , miss out on reading comprehension classes. the article actually says that THE PRIVATE SECTOR has to start innovating. ladies and gents, let this be an example to you why you should be at pains to send your kids to schhol, and make sure they stay, otherwise they could end up to be anthonyc.
Written by: Trujillo, 23 Jun 2012 9:54 PM
From: Dominican Republic
It's "school", not "schhol".
Written by: dreadlocks, 24 Jun 2012 10:59 AM
From: United States
thanks, Trujillo, for the edification. in the world in which i live, some more perceptive souls figure it to be a typographical error. i already answered your asinine musings about liberals and prostitution. keep the humor coming. i need good laughs, every day. you seem to be a fountainhead of nonsense.
Written by: josean, 24 Jun 2012 12:46 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016


"Fountainhead of Nonsense"

Wow and Atabey was bucking for that Title!




Written by: dreadlocks, 24 Jun 2012 1:44 PM
From: United States
Atabey has the title, and will not be defeated without a fight. this guy is, however, a worthy challenger.
Post Your Comment | Not a member? Create your account | Lost your password?
Write your opinion here. Please keep your comment relevant to this article. Please note that any comments which contain offensive language or discriminatory expressions may be edited/removed.
You must log in to post a comment:
Username Password