Today, Medellin, Colombia is becoming a powerhouse for innovation in South America. Medellin, the second largest city in Colombia, was named the most innovative city in the world in 2013 by the Wall Street Journal and Citibank. The city was also host to the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Congress, an international entrepreneurship gathering of entrepreneurs, policymakers and ecosystem leaders.
About Ruta N
"We are the center of innovation and business in Medellín."
Ruta N develops different programs and services to facilitate the economic evolution of Medellin, Colombia, towards intensive business in science, technology and innovation, in an inclusive and sustainable way. In this way, Ruta N seeks to articulate and energize Medellin's innovation ecosystem, emphasizing four key ingredients:
- The formation of talent
- Access to capital
- The generation of the necessary infrastructure
- The development of innovative businesses.
Through these four key ingredients, Ruta N promotes an innovative culture, the generation of employment, the strengthening of institutions, the training of talent and access to markets.
To learn more about Ruta N, click here.
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