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Research and Exchange Opportunities in Mexico

Dr. Martha Silvia Leal-González
Planning, Graduate, Outreach and International Cooperation Director
Institute for Innovation and Technology Transfer of Nuevo Leon, Mexico

The state of Nuevo Leon is immersed in developing a Knowledge Economy and Society. For this purpose it has allocated programs and funds for the strategic areas in science, technology and innovation that are defined in the State Program in Science, Technology and Innovation 2012-2015. The funds are directed mainly to the establishment of new centers at the Research and Technology Innovation Park (PIIT), to promote high-tech businesses, and for master and doctorate scholarships abroad.

Biographical Information

Dr. Martha Silvia Leal-Gonzalez has over 30 years experience working for private industry and for Federal and State Government at directive levels, with experience in public policies and regulations, as well as for designing and implementing science and technology strategies and new programs and funds. She has specialized in the role of functional leader in strategic analysis, and in topics regarding knowledge and technology management. She has also worked as consultant for the private sector in the fields of competitive intelligence and intellectual property. She currently coordinates the work on the State’s strategic plan for S&T and manages the programs of the Institute regarding scholarships, international cooperation and the promotion of science and technology.