Laboratorio de Cocreación en Salud

Health Co-Creation Laboratory

Sebastián Torres Montoya Less than 1% of health care institutions (PHIs) in Colombia, specifically hospitals and clinics, report some type of information on innovation processes and...
Speratum Innovando contra el cáncer de páncreas

Speratum: Combining Biotechnology and Nanotechnology to Innovate Against Pancreatic Cancer

Christian Marin-Müller Pancreatic cancer is one of the worst diseases that plague humanity - more than 94% of patients diagnosed will lose their fight in...
Canasta de Productos y Servicios de la Reserva de la Biósfera Sierra Gorda

Basket of Products and Services of the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve

Martha Isabel Ruiz Corzo The project operates with the central axis of reconciling the economic development of local communities in the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve, in...



Icons & Legends

Dr. Franklin Chang

Until he retired in July 2005, Franklin Chang-Diaz was an astronaut and physicist born in San Jose, Costa Rica, in 1950, becoming an American citizen in 1977. His last name is reminiscent of martial arts because Chang is of Chinese ascendants. When he was about to finish high school, his parents sent him to the United States with only $50 in his pocket. His film, far from martial arts, could have been titled A Costa Rican lost in America. But Chang did not allow fate to choose for him, he graduated and later attended the University of Connecticut, where he obtained a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1973. Later he obtained a PhD in...