Slilma Innovation Center Opening V Open Innovation Season
The V Open Innovation Season will last 12 weeks.
Neylin Calderon

Two challenges that will contribute to the development of the region

The Center for Innovation and Intercultural Community Entrepreneurship Slilma, of URACCAN Bilwi enclosure, opened the V Open Innovation Season, involving students from this house of intercultural higher education and local instances that contribute with the development of the municipality of Puerto Cabezas.

The topics chosen for the two challenges that will be developed this fifth season with solution proposals are as follows: Business Administration students will look for ways to drive successful business models where the Ministry of the Family, Community, Cooperative and Association Economy (Mefcca) is maintained as partners, and a solution will also be sought to improve mental health in the context of COVID-19 , here you will work with students of the career of Psychology in Multicultural Contexts of the enclosure.

Luis Gutiérrez, a collaborator of the Innovation Center, said that seven business administration students will take on the challenge of seeking an innovative solution proposal in order to increase the demand of the product/service to local entrepreneurs.

While, for the second challenge, Gutierrez stated that novel alternatives that could be implemented to reduce mental health problems in the context of COVID-19 are sought. "We know that the global pandemic has brought many negative effects, including stress problems, anxiety, depression, and countless mental health problems, so that challenge was raised," he said.

Positive alternatives for strengthening teaching-learning

From the Slilma Center for Innovation and Intercultural Community Entrepreneurship, four seasons of open innovation have been positively fulfilled, where the student community of the Bilwi campus has been able to demonstrate that through solutions to problems involving the entire port population, teaching-learning from classrooms, has been on the way since the fulfillment of the Mission and Vision , in addition to the transverse axes of the URACCAN.

According to Gutierrez, to date there have been positive responses around 15 challenges "that have been formulated from the first season to the fourth season; at the end of the year (2019) 5 project proposals were presented, giving way to these challenges," the collaborator explained.

This season will last 12 weeks.