Introducing the Guyana Innovation Village by the Guyana Innovation Group | New
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Sept. 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Innovation Village hopes to prepare citizens for a knowledge-based economy, foster a new tech startup scene, welcome innovative organizations from around the world, and offer the country a “sandbox” of the oil economy which will provide local and global solutions.
In recent times, Guyana has discovered one of the largest oil and gas reserves in the world. This discovery is a turning point for the beautiful country, rich with a warm people and countless resources as the gaze of the world has gradually turned to them with the hope of better opportunities looming on the horizon.
The Guyana Innovation Group is poised to be the nexus connecting capabilities, cutting-edge technologies, incredible talent and networks to visionary Guyanese public and private partners, forming the backbone for the growth of the non-profit economy. petroleum. The Innovation Village in the heart of Silica City is a crucial step for the country. Renowned organizations like MIT Boston, design and engineering firm DAR, Formula E ecosystem including Brands Partner Group (BPG), Baptist Health, Florida International University (FIU), NV2A Group, OEC , DHL Global, Universal Music and Hotels, Alder Fuels, among others, are showing great interest in participating in the Innovation Village initiative.
Silica City, located south of Georgetown, is the brainchild and legacy of visionary leader, His Excellency President Irfaan Ali. The city is set to be a pioneer in all its offshoots, starting with utilizing the Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS) which is in line with Guyana’s commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The Innovation Village will be the heart of Silica City and pave the way to becoming a global laboratory.
The Innovation Village represents a new complementary urban model, giving rise to what are called “innovation districts”. These neighborhoods, by definition, are geographic areas where cutting-edge anchor institutions and companies cluster and connect with start-ups, incubators and business accelerators. Key technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence and big data are used to develop unique innovative solutions.
Guyana Innovation Group co-founder Rodrigo Arboleda could not hide his excitement to be part of this laudable feat. In his words, “The Innovation Village is a nation-building project that connects science, technology and innovation to the well-being of society. Our goal is to bring Guyana the right allies that will help the country to evolve into a leading nation.”
Luis Videgaray, MIT’s Artificial Intelligence Policy Lead for the Global Project, spoke about the immense potential of the Innovation Village. He said: “We are very proud to contribute to the thinking and ideas that could lead to a transformational project for the company. MIT is moving towards creating the right mechanisms to participate around artificial intelligence that will bring welfare to society. Business leaders, governments, investors, innovators and the general public keen to uncover untapped opportunities are invited to witness a turning point in Guyana’s history.
Company name: Guyane Innovation Group
Contact Person: Rachel Green
Email: [email protected]
Image 1: Guyanese Innovation Village
Guyana Innovation Village Delegation with HE President Irfaan Ali and members of the Government of Guyana
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