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Innovation Nights UKMX by Newton Fund launch in Mexico

Part of the Innovation UKMX campaign, this Newton Fund event served as a bridge for key stakeholders in the field of Science and Innovation.

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Innovation Nights UKMX, an innovation-focused campaign that will bring together key actors in the field of Science and Innovation and boost innovation in Mexico has been officially launched. This genuine effort is led by Newton Fund Mexico.

The opening ceremony was led by the British Ambassador to Mexico, Duncan Taylor. Shortly after, the Director for Innovation at the Secretary of Economy, Dr. Raúl Rendón, honored the audience with a brief address on the societal relevance of innovation and their collaboration with Newton Fund. Dr. Mireya McKee, a proud and successful Mexican national from Oxford University Innovation (Oxentia), also shared her thoughts on innovation through a keynote talk.

Through discussion panel integrated by key Science and Innovation stakeholders in the President’s Office, CONACYT (Mexican Science &Technology Council), World Resources Institute and Google Mexico, major challenges and topics related to the field science and innovation were addressed, from a variety of perspectives. During the event, more than 200 world renowned minds in the field of Science and Innovation in Mexico and abroad gathered for an exclusive networking session, in what will be an annual project of outstanding and unique events aligned with the Innovation & Science agenda of UK in Mexico.

State secretaries, entrepreneurs, academics, members of the industrial sector and opinion leaders celebrated the inauguration of this British-led campaign and bonded with each other. Moreover, they interacted with innovative experience through a Virtual Reality room and a technology section.

This effort will certainly have a positive effect in the advancement of Mexico’s agenda in terms of innovation in the field of Future Cities, Energy & Climate Change, Health, Agri-Tech, Biodiversity, among others. For further information, please send an email to ukinmexico@fco.gov.uk

Published 25 August 2017