20 July 2009 | EN
The collaboration will improve technology access in the country
[BOGOTA] Microsoft's research arm has signed an agreement with the Colombian government to boost the use of information technologies in science research in the hope of triggering new scientific activity.
Under the agreement, signed this month (1 July) by Microsoft Research and the Colombian Department of Science, Technology and Innovation (Colciencias), Colombian research centres will receive cheap licensing for Microsoft software and graduate students will be offered internships at any of the six Microsoft Research centres worldwide.
Microsoft Research will also get involved in the establishment of a bioinformatics research centre in Colombia, an initiative started by the government to classify information about the country's biodiversity with a view to becoming a global centre........