Transfer of new methodologies

José Garth Medina

URACCAN, promoting spaces of participation and empowerment to the university community and indigenous peoples, Afro-descendants and half-breeds of the Caribbean Coast, promotes spaces of innovation and entrepreneurship, in this sense, a total of 21 facilitators and facilitators, of URACCAN Las Minas enclosure, are ready for the seasons of open innovation, after receiving the workshop of transfer of the methodology that will be applied with these students in Siuna.

Ph.D Leonor Ruiz Calderón, vice-chancellor of the Las Minas university campus, welcomed everyone to the workshop, stressing that this workshop is of paramount importance to all as it comes to strengthen the knowledge of teachers and students with this new methodology.

For his part, Master Victor Zuñiga, Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at URACCAN, said that this is a strategy of the university, within the framework of telcor's CARCIP project, which will install, in this university campus, an open innovation center, which will be inaugurated between October and November of this year, explaining that this project will strengthen the ecosystem or the intercultural open innovation community in URACCAN.

On the methodology

The open innovation methodology transfer workshop, which involved student teachers who will be the facilitators of the open innovation season in Siuna, was facilitated by teacher Heidi Forbes, coordinator of the URACCAN Center for Innovation and Intercultural Community Entrepreneurship, Slilma, at the Bilwi venue.

Margot Morales, a URACCAN student and local entrepreneur from Siuna, said it is motivating to be in the workshop, because she believes that the knowledge she acquires will be of paramount importance to apply them also in the elaboration of her products.

For her part, teacher Ada Madrigal, said this process strengthens the URACCAN team, as she notes "That as a university we are all articulated with the theme of innovation," she said.

"... We are committed to appropriate this methodology, in order to be able to develop processes, in order to innovate, in solving social problems with our strategies, from the intercultural perspective of gender," she added.