Eptisa will support local economic development in the north of Argentina

The program will strengthen INTI's capacities in their support for less-favoured regions in Argentina

March 05, 2012

Eptisa has been appointed successful tenderer for the "Technical Assistance for the Project to Improve Regional Economies and Local Development" services that will begin in December 2011 and will run for 39 months.

The general aim of the project is to contribute to improving the life quality of the community and the local development of less-favoured areas of the Republic of Argentina by strengthening local technical capacities.

The national counterpart of this intervention is the National Industrial Technology Institute (INTI), whose aim is to accompany the institutional strategy related to bringing technology closer to the SMEs and MSMEs of the most underdeveloped regions of the country by increasing INTI's presence and implementing lines of action to help solve technological problems in those communities, contributing to a fair social transformation.

The intervention areas of the project will be the Northwest (NOA) and Northeast Regions of Argentina (NEA). The NOA will cover the following provinces: Catamarca, Jujuy, Santiago del Estero, Salta, La Rioja, and Tucumán. The NEA will cover the following ones: Chaco, Formosa, Misiones, and Corrientes. With all 10 provinces put together, the project's target population will amount to almost 8 million people (approx. 22% of the entire country's population).

Eptisa will act as the leader of the consortium supported by internationally recognized institutions such as AENOR (the Spanish standardization and certification association), Madrid's Universidad Politécnica and Córdoba's Asociación Tecnológica on behalf of Córdoba's Regional Faculty of the Universidad Tecnológica Nacional (a leading university in Latin America in technical education).

 Eptisa will support local economic development in the north of Argentina