TTO Mission

The Colombian government agency INNpulsa has earmarked $3 million in funding to be awarded by mid-April to about 20 Colombian universities to build the capacity of their tech transfer offices.

In cooperation with INNpulsa and the US Commercial Service at the Embassy in Bogota, we are organizing a group visit to Bogota of US TTOs to meet with 20+ Colombian universities to discuss entering into  INNpulsa funded institution to institution relationships for up to 10 months. A typical award per university relationship is expected to be $10,000 per month for the US university, plus expenses.

The event is planned for February 27 to March 2, 2013.  The deadline to confirm participation is February 7, 2013.

Colombian university will have a pre-event meeting on January 29, 2013 to review each university's needs and the US universities that have submitted non-binding Expression of Interest forms.  If there are Colombian universities that want a particular US university to attend, the US university will be advised before the February 7 deadline. Advance introductions before that date with interested Colombian universities may be possible.