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Connectivity aids successful surgery to separate craniopagus twins

ICT shortened the distance across the Atlantic Ocean between Rio de Janeiro and London, allowing the exchange of information and surgery rehearsals in real time in a virtual environment.

Brazil assists Cape Verde in building its network

An initiative called RENaaS– Education and Research Network as a Service – offers all the functionalities of a virtual network as a service, and helps developing countries implement or even expand their academic networks at low cost.

Chile builds a connectivity hub to support Antarctic research

Researchers can look forward to improved connectivity at a popular gateways to the Antarctic continent. 

Internet for 700,000 students in Brazil

Students of socioeconomic vulnerability in Brazil will be provided internet access, while many other students will have their existing connections upgraded.

Optical cable is laid in the bed of the Amazon River

A new project sees 705 km of optical cable laid in the bed of the Amazon River, passing through five cities that together have a population of 1 million inhabitants.

Scientific collaboration for Africa and Latin America

Regional research and education networks in Africa and Latin America join forces to address United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and other common challenges.

Meeting the demand for virtual education in Ecuador

Usage of the advanced distributed learning platform for facilitating virtual education increased exponentially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

From academia to innovation: improving the teaching of entrepreneurship in Ecuador

Working collaboratively across academic and industry in order to improve the conditions under which entrepreneurs operate, which is one of the main challenges faced by countries for their development in the future.

Digital assistance for Brazil’s COVID vaccinations

Severely hit by the global pandemic, passing 250,000 deaths in February 2021, and combating new virus variants, Brazil is urgently pursuing vaccinations.

Chilean astronomical broker allows real-time studies of the dynamic universe

The job of the brokers is to create tools and algorithms that allow the automated analysis of data from large scanning telescopes, in order to identify the most interesting astronomical objects.

Fostering the transfer of innovation and technology from academia to society

Linking researchers, teachers and students through projects, technological services, and scientific development initiatives to enable a cycle of constant growth

Telehealth in COVID19 times: providing free health services to the community in Ecuador

The CEDIA team stepped up to quickly develop a web platform and partner with health professionals to provide Ecuador's citizens with medical advice during lockdown.