17.07.2014

Barañao and Capitanich opened Tecnópolis 2014

This is the fourth edition of the mega exhibition of science, technology and art that will be presented this year under the theme "A world to discover". The park will open tomorrow at 12 am with free admission.

Barañao and Capitanich opened Tecnópolis 2014

Minister Barañao during the inauguration.

The Minister of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation, Lino Barañao, together with the Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers, Jorge Capitanich inaugurated today Tecnopolis 2014, the largest exhibition of science, technology and art in Latin America. In the event participated the general secretary of the Presidency, Oscar Parrilli; the Culture Minister, Teresa Parodi; the Industry Minister, Debora Giorgi; the Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Carlos Casamiquela; the Education Minister, Alberto Sileoni; the Defense Minister Agustin Rossi; and the Minister of Tourism, Enrique Meyer.

"This exhibition renewed enthusiasm and surprise us all. We are facing a paradigm shift in developing countries: Time ago the economy relied only on natural resources, but now it is also based on knowledge society”, said Barañao.

In its fourth year under the slogan "A world to discover", the park will open from tomorrow until August 3, Monday to Sunday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. with free admission. From August Wednesday, 6 to November, the site will open from Wednesday to Sunday at the same schedule.

This year, the fair located in Vicente Lopez, will feature more than 105 spaces with multiple proposals to enjoy art, science and technology. Also over 200 private companies will participate in Tecnopolis.

During the ceremony, Barañao said: "This exhibition renewed enthusiasm and surprise us all. We are facing a paradigm shift in developing countries: Time ago the economy relied only on natural resources, but now it is also based on knowledge society”. He also reminded that one of the objectives of the fair is "bringing youngsters to science, which ensures social advancement.We need more engineers, more students of scientific-technological careers”. In conclusion, the minister of Science said that Tecnólopolis "embodies a project of national policy that I hope to transcend and be consolidates as a benefit to Argentine society.

Capitanich said: “Tecnólopolis is extraordinary to show and be proud. This space is a combination of science, art, technology, knowledge and innovation It is a place that allows us to get closer to knowledge through entertainment. " In turn, he reminded that "here the Argentine President launched the Strategic Plan for Engineering Education". The chief of Cabinet also referred to the Ministry of Science and asserted that its creation "shows an active policy which has over 1,000 repatriated researchers". In conclusion, he noted that in Tecnopolis "the public will enjoy the Argentina identity of science and technology. For children and youngsters will be an unforgettable experience."

During the opening of the park officials were accompanied by the Globant director of human resources, Guillermo Willi.

In this edition, Tecnopolis proposes a world of science to everyone". "A world to discover" is an invitation to know technological advances that open the door to the future and allow us to build a sustainable world, using Argentine talents.

Tecnopolis is organized by the Executing Bicentennial Unit of the General Secretariat of the Presidency and was visited by over 12,500,000 people in the previous editions.

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