Mechanisms for the Promotion of Science and Technology
Mechanisms for the promotion of Science and Technology
Ecopetrol, through the ICP, forms part of the institutions that support training in and the culture of research and development within the country, among which are: Colfuturo, the Corporation for Corrosion Research (CIC) and the Corporation for Research and Development in Transport and Industrial Sector Asphalts (Corasfaltos).
In addition, during 2011, Ecopetrol supported (with more than 5 billion pesos) corporate social responsibility projects related to Culture, Science and Technology.
Among the main contributions, are:
Promotion of training grants that benefit Colombians who participate in the scholarship programs from Fulbright (1,200 million), Colciencias (2,000 million) and Colfuturo (500 million). (Include links to these websites)
Sponsorship of events such as Expociencia-Expotecnología (science and technology expo), Expouniversidad (university expo), Regional Meetings on Science and Technology, and National and International Technical Conferences.
Support to Colciencias´ Ondas program that encourages research amongst children, and the Biofuels research node in the INEM School, Bucaramanga.
This process is intended to promote the generation of new knowledge through scientific research or technological development projects that meet the requirements set by Colciencias.