Towards a technology and agglomeration platform of the colombian caribbean shipyard sector


  • Jesús Alberto Villamil Professor of Universidad Nacional of Colombia. Colombia.



shipyards, cluster, agglomeration, technological platform


The need to create the conditions to improve the productivity and competitiveness of the shipyard sector in the Caribbean Region, is framed in the greatest challenges and technological advances, especially in the adoption of technologies in the naval industry, which implies the making of investment decisions Based on the development of research and development activities. Agglomeration (clusterization) tend to define articulating and animating agents that allow the establishment of a technological and competitiveness agenda (technological platform) for the adoption of a new model based on innovation and technological development. The world-wide experiences of the role of the generation of technologies are varied, not only from the private but also public scope for the competitive improvement in the shipyard sector. In the Caribbean region, thanks to COTECMAR's trajectory, some of its capabilities could be oriented to define, on the one hand, the medium- and long-term strategy for the shipyard sector, on the other, to establish a market and technology intelligence center and finally to define itself as An animator between the different public and private actors that lead to the development of important technology projects based on innovative processes of transfer and commercialization, without losing its mission of being a guarantor of National Security and Defense.


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How to Cite

Villamil, J. A. (2018). Towards a technology and agglomeration platform of the colombian caribbean shipyard sector. Ciencia Y tecnología De Buques, 12(23), 9–20.



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