Training on Nano and Biotechnology in Central America with special focus on Costa Rica

Registration period
Free of charge
Small and Medium-sized enterprises
Event Language
Event type: Training

Time: 9:00 to 10:30 (GMT - 06:00)

Location: San José, Costa Rica. 

Venue: Autopista General Cañas, San José, Costa Rica (Crown Plaza Corobicí Hotel)

Admission: Free of charge (registration required)

Language: English/Spanish (translation available)

Event description

The Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk is organizing together with ELAN NETWORK a training for developing technology-based business opportunities. EU and Latinamerican SMEs interested or devoted to nano or biotechnology can benefit from this event, that will take place in Costa Ricaa and will last 3 days (from 23th to 25th November 2015).

It is specially oriented to SMEs developing Technoloby-based businesses in the sector of nano biotechnology that can be applied in the health and new materials industries.

Additionally, experts from the academic community, the Government Innovation Sector, Chambers of Commerce and Clusters / networks / groups concerning sectors nano-bio will be welcome.

Further info can be found in the following link:


7:30 – 8:30

Registro de Participantes


8:30 – 9:00

Ceremonia de Apertura del Evento:

  • Marcelo Jenkins, Ministro de Ciencia y Tecnología (TBC)
  • Elena Schaeidt A., Directora General ELAN Network, Tecnalia
  • Eduardo Sibaja Arias, Director General CONARE & CeNAT
  • Pelayo Castro Z. Embajador de la Unión Europea en Costa Rica (TBC)


9:00 - 10:30

Taller Temático:

- Protección de la Propiedad Intelectual en la nano y biotecnología en Centro América con especial énfasis en Costa Rica.

Manuel Gerrero, Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk

- Retos para ingresar en elmercado latinoamericanoCaso Costa Rica.

Alejandra Castro – Arias & Muñoz / CONARE – Costa Rica

Desarrollo comercial LAC en la nueva situación global. Retos EU-LAC de cara al impresionante desarrollo de las naciones asiáticas y los mercados emergentes.

Taller Temático: Nuevos emprendimientos

- José Luis Fernández – ICARO– Costa Rica

- Sergio Bandinelli – Tecnalia - España

Cómo encontrar socios, adquirir tecnología, financiamiento y otros aspectos esenciales de interés para el emprendedor.


10:30 – 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 -12:15

Taller Temático: ELANbiz – Servicios de

información para facilitar el acceso a los

mercados en Costa Rica.

MBA Gabriela Couto – ELAN Biz - Costa Rica.

Cómo optimizar la logística, impuestos y medidas

regulatorias en nano y bio tecnologías.


Taller Temático: Nuevos emprendimientos


12:15 – 13:15



13:15 -15:00

Sesión de Co-creación: Estrategias para vinculaciones efectivas entre PYMEs de LAC y EU.

- Sergio Bandinelli – Tecnalia – España.

Intereses de PYMEs y otros sectores participantes, con relación a los retos identificados en la sesión 1


15:00 – 15:30

Coffee Break


15:30 – 17: 00

Sesión de Co-creación: Estrategias para vinculaciones efectivas entre PYMEs de LAC y EU (cont.)


Networking Coctail

(*) Agenda may be subject to minor changes


About the speaker:

Mr. Manuel Guerrero Ph.D. has a law degree by Alicante University. Masters in Intellectual property law and information law society by Alicante University. Bachelor in Law by University Externado Colombia. He has worked as attorney in Colombia and Spain where he was the Director of Technology transfer Department Asia Latin-American (senior lawyer) at J. ISERN PATENTES Y MARCAS BARCELONA, junior lawyer at Community trademark Department at CLARKE MODET & CO. Alicante. Currently he is lecturer on technology transfer and intellectual property at University Externado Colombia, author of several books among them “International Technology transfer agreements, EU, USA and Latin America” and is Senior partner and Director of the innovation department at DSH Abogados.

About the trainings

The Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk's trainings are business-oriented which could be attended by any EU SME. These free-of-charge events are conducted by top professionals that know exactly what an SME needs to know to improve its business strategy regarding IP registration and enforcement in the Latin America region. 

Additionally, if you would like to have a training on a specific topic that may be of help for your business, do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail. Your opinion and suggestions are very important to us!

About the Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk

The Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk offers free of charge, first-line support and assistance on IP and IP rights matters to facilitate the expansion of European SMEs (EU SMEs and SMEs from the Associated countries) already established at, or working with entities in Latin America, as well as those potentially interested in establishing commercial and R&D activities and ventures in these countries.