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ALTEC Conference 2013

Former Conferences: an overview from 1985 to 2011


ALTEC Conference 2013



The purpose of organizing a well-renowned, bi-annual ALTEC Conference in Portugal is to contribute to the reinforcement of the research objectives and diffusion of knowledge in the field of management of technology in the Latin Ibero-American region, but also to explore its impact on Portuguese communities in Europe and Africa. This Conference also seeks to strengthen international cooperation and networking within the Latin Ibero-American region with a positive impact on internationalization on a global scale. The specific objectives of 2013 ALTEC Conference are as follows:
  • To reflect and discuss the relatively novel tendencies in the policy and management of science, technology and industry, with a focused emphasis on strategic impingements for socioeconomic development, including oil, gas and other natural resources, aeronautics and aerospace engineering, automotive, agricultural and livestock-related industries, traditional industrial manufacturing (for example, footwear, textile industry) among others.

  • To promote cooperation networks and links between institutions and individuals, and to discuss different business strategies, training policies and ways of managing science, technology and innovation, emphasizing international perspectives focused on the potential of cities and regions of Latin America and Africa.

  • To encourage new forms of international cooperation in science and technology oriented towards economic and social development in Latin America, but also in Africa.

  • To encourage new forms of industrialization, deepening the knowledge about the risks of de-industrialization and framing new scientific and technological perspectives in a way to attract, qualify and enable mobility of human resources.

  • To highlight the role of science and technology in relation to higher education, encouraging projects and strategies for advanced training, transfer and dissemination of knowledge to foster progress in the Latin Ibero-American regions in a manner that suits the emerging challenges in increasingly globally integrated societies and economies.

  • To discuss and reflect on the latest trends on the governance of emerging risks, highlighting the role of policy, science, technology and industry management for the development of socio-economic resilience and systematic progress of our societies.



Former Conferences: an overview from 1985 to 2011

The XV Conference on Latin Ibero-American Management of Technology - ALTEC 2013 represents an unprecedented event in Portugal which will take place in the city of Porto at the end of October in 2013.

The Conference on Latin Ibero-American Management of Technology was already held in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Cuba, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Spain and Peru. The events allowed for a regionally-centered discussion and reflection about themes among specialists in entrepreneurship, policy, management of science and technology, and innovation. A number of these events hosted more than 400 technicians and academics in relevant fields of expertise.

Year when the Conference was held   Country   City   Number of presentations
1985   Brasil   São Paulo   26
1987   México   Mexico City   76
1989   Argentina   Buenos Aires   92
1991   Venezuela   Caracas   84
1993   Colombia   Bogota   53
1995   Chile   Concepción   102
1997   Cuba   Havana   193
1999   Espanha   Valencia   256
2001   Costa Rica   San José   197
2003   México   México D.F.   277
2005   Brasil   Salvador   379
2007   Argentina   Buenos Aires   345
2009   Colombia   Cartagena   389
2011   Peru   Lima   516