Development of programs with components of culture innovation

Key objectives of the measure:
Innovation is one of the most important elements of added value in recent years. There are currently a number of programs, projects and strategies of civil society with potential for inclusion in the cultural industries market. The most prominent is the multimedia industry, highlighted by the development of applications for mobile, tablets and other accessories. The program “Banco de Ideas”(Bank of Ideas), promoted by the National Secretary of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (Senescyt), seeks to articulate projects with enough potential and aimed at solving needs and demands of society and the productive sector. It works with a seed capital that is assigned to each entrepreneur, who goes through an incubation process, ensuring an effective management model and business in the market (See Annex 7) Additionally, Senescyt has been conducting the Student University Research Recognition Contest: Third Level National Awards, where the discipline of arts is considered as one out of ten areas of knowledge. In 2014, 9 students participated and in 2015, it was 21 students who participated in the area of arts research. Another measure launched is the project "Cine al Cubo", which aims to promote circulation and development of independent audiovisual works created by Ecuadorian teachers, researchers, students and filmmakers, strengthening their creative capabilities and carrying out knowledge transfer exercise. Of the three editions that have been developed from 2014 to 2016, the second edition promoted the dialogue of knowledge in films and the promotion of scientific culture, bringing the sciences and arts closer to the citizens. In 2014, the year of the first launch of the Cine al Cubo Festival, 23 audiovisual works participated, of which 10 products were selected for the projection cycle. About 1,920 people attended to different activities: screening, forums and keynote speeches (See Annex 8).
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)