In order to celebrate 20 years of binational collaboration, members of the Governing Board of the US-Mexico Foundation for Science (FUMEC, in spanish) met with the Ambassador of Mexico in the United States, Arturo Sarukhan, the science and technology adviser from the White House, John Holdren, and Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Mario Molina.
FUMEC programs based on innovation, for two decades have led to small and medium enterprises in Mexico in 13 strategic niches such as medical devices, clinical trials, health information technologies, food technology, pharmaceuticals, mobile devices applications, advanced manufacturing, plastics, migration of aerospace products and services.
Francisco Barnes de Castro, president of the Governing Board of FUMEC, said that in 20 years international links have been built and acknowledged the work of Mario Molina, who, along with Congressman George E. Brown, managed between both countries a Support Fund for Financial Stability.
In the last two years FUMEC expanded its relationship with the Ministry of Economy (SE), which has supported health care programs for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Mexican technology by building services for looking-to-grow-business in Mexico and by International acceleration TechBA program.
The Foundation currently works with various U.S. universities and local programs to build alliances with Mexican counterparts who are giving direct support to enterprises, cluster development and innovation networks, sectoral networks at national and international networks of eight Accelerator Business, five in the U.S., two in Canada and one in Europe.
FUMEC has also facilitated collaboration between the Departments and Agencies of the U.S. government with their counterparts in the Mexican government in the areas of health, environment and energy.
Source: LA JORNADA