Gaia welcomes Reverse Trade Mission from Colombia

A Colombian delegation composed of Leonardo Rodríguez Urrego, Research and Transfer Manager at EAN University (Bogotá); Juan Camilo López Bermúdez, Peace Project Advisor and Technical Director of the Secretariat of Nonviolence of different Development Support Agencies, Mayor’s Office of Medellín;  and Hugo Alberto Buitrago Montoya, Director of the Special Peace Unit at  the University of Antioquia in  Medellín, visit the Basque Country these days in a Reverse Trade Mission organized by GAIA with the support of the Basque Government (SPRI Group).

The objective of this visit is for Colombian agents to know and experience the model and experiences in the process of digital transformation towards the industrial and service sectors, administration and Basque universities, in terms of public-private collaboration models, in order to adapt and implement some of these practices in their country. Likewise, the opportunities for collaboration with Basque companies that support the digital transformation in public and private agents in Colombia are analyzed.

To this end, the programme of the visit has integrated an intense agenda on November 9t – 10th in which they had their first contact and meetings with heads of Mondragon University and University of Deusto.

During the second day of their visit, they met with Iñaki Suárez, head of the Digital Transformation area of SPRI and Javier Múgica, program manager of SPRI and, in the afternoon, at the headquarters of Lehendakaritza with the Director of Social Innovation, Asier Arambarri.   From there, traveled to the Basque Cibersecurity Centre in Miñano where they met with Raquel Ballesteros, responsible for Market Development and Governance.

This Reverse Trade Mission of Colombia visited the Basque Country as part of the close collaboration that the GAIA Cluster and the Basque Government have maintained for years with entities in Colombia.