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About the solution finder

The SOLUTION FINDER allows enterprises to search for specific information to find SOLUTIONS to their problems or OPPORTUNITIES for improvement in productivity and competitiveness.

In a single place, the enterprise will find:

  • The academia's provision of capabilities to solve problems or enhance improvements in the industrial sector.
  • Financial support (subsidies, tax benefits, soft loans, etc.) aimed at promoting enterprise competitiveness.
  • Public and private services for the industrial sector.
  • Sources of technological and commercial information of relevance to the enterprise.

History in a nutshell

In 2014, the Industrial Extension Center (CEI) in conjunction with the Sectoral Commission of Scientific Research (CSIC) of the University of the Republic (UdelaR) undertook a survey on R&D capabilities used in the industrial sector, available in the country.
This survey was conducted by means of a short form employing a non-standard approach: respondents were not enquired about lines of research, but about their capacity to solve problems in the industry.
Over 700 R&D capabilities, purveyed by 280 units from different schools and research centers, were surveyed showing through practical applications the types of problems and opportunities that their knowledge enables them to solve or grasp.
In addition to this effort, the CEI surveyed more than 70 currently available programs and instruments aimed at supporting enterprise competitiveness, such as subsidies for innovation projects, tax exemptions, soft loans, low-cost services and training for the industrial sector.
This information was supplemented with a survey of public services for the industry, knowledge-intensive services of private companies, and some of the sources of information that may be useful for industrial development.

Objectives:

  • To raise the visibility of the domestic supply of technological and scientific knowledge, support, services and sources of information, to increase use thereof by the productive sector.
  • To promote interaction between the production sector, the academia and the State.
  • To encourage the creation of joint projects and technology transfer.
How to use the solution finder?

This search engine can be used in two ways:

  • By using filters to help find the information needed by the user.
  • By entering key words to initiate the search.

Please click HERE, for further details on how it works.

All search results can be printed or saved in PDF format. You can also save the URL of your search, that is, the web address that was generated in your browser, to open it at another time or share it with another person.

Who should use the solution finder?

ENTERPRISES:

  • To learn about the capabilities in terms of technological analysis, research and development that exist in the country, which are used or could be used in enterprises.
  • To find an academic counterpart for the development of joint projects.
  • To identify financial support that may allow the enterprise to pursue new developments and improvement. *
  • To find services that support the industrial sector.
  • To learn about institutions that provide technological or commercial information of relevance to the enterprise.

* For financial and other types of support to business creation and entrepreneurship, go to http://www.uruguayemprendedor.uy/



RESEARCHERS:

  • To learn about the problems of the domestic productive sector.
  • To find colleagues who can bring knowledge from another discipline to carry out a project or research.
  • To learn about the financial support available to develop joint projects with enterprises.



INSTITUTIONS AND PUBLIC POLICYMAKERS:

  • To learn about national capabilities used in the industrial sector offered by academia.
  • To obtain information about experts in different fields who can bring knowledge to bear on the design of industrial programs and policies that support the industrial sector.



THE MEDIA:

  • To find experts who can contribute information and depth to the preparation of news articles and reports.

Frequently asked questions

Yes, the list of search results can be saved as a PDF file or printed. In the lower left corner, there is a button that reads: Download search results.

You can also save or print the information sheet for each result (print icon in the upper right corner of each information sheet).

Remember, you can also save the URL of your search, that is, the web address that was generated in your browser, to open it at another time or share it with another person.

Yes, the CEI updates the data on the results sheets on a regular basis. If you find any error, please do not hesitate to contact the Industrial Extension Center (CEI) at: cei@centrocei.org.uy

If you provide innovation-intensive services, financial support, studies, research or sources of information relevant to enterprises, please request the form from the CEI (cei@centrocei.org.uy). 

Do not hesitate to contact the CEI so that we can help you get in touch with the chosen solution provider.

E-mail: cei@centrocei.org.uy
Tel.: (+598) 2604 04 64 int. 175

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* By "innovation-intensive" we mean services that do not consist in only using a technique, but that use scientific and technological knowledge or knowledge constructed from experience, or a combination of both, to develop original and/or customized solutions.

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