Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs of the Department of State
of the United States, Scott Nathan; the President of the National Institute of
the Entrepreneur (INADEM, by its initials in Spanish), Enrique Jacob Rocha; and
the Undersecretary for North America of the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs,
Carlos Pérez Verdía, attended the Fourth Meeting of the Mexico-United States Entrepreneurship
and Innovation Council (MUSEIC, for its acronym in English) held at the
Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.
During the meeting,
the seven subcommittees that comprise the Council submitted its progress
report, highlighting certain activities designed to strengthen the binational
ecosystem of entrepreneurship and innovation.
Representative for Commercial Affairs and Business of the Department of State
of USA, highlighted the work of the subcommittees of MUSEIC as "they have
made projects that not only promote the bilateral cooperation but also boost
the competitiveness and the economic growth of both countries".
Among the major
developments presented at the Fourth Meeting of MUSEIC, which was attended by
Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator of the Federal Agency for Development of
Small Business (Small Business Administration) are:
The organization of conferences, workshops, training initiatives and
events aimed at women, including the Trilateral Meeting of Women Entrepreneurs
held on last June in Austin, Texas, where attendees from the US, Canada and
Mexico analyzed and discussed new and innovative ways to boost the trilateral
efforts to promote the entrepreneurship of women.
The consolidation of the Binational Initiative of Intelligent
Manufacturing, launched in 2013, to increase the manufacturing capacity by
adding capacities of Information Technology (IT) to the main elements of the
The publication of several research studies related to the development
of the energy sector and the clean technology.
The completion of the first pilot in Mexico of the I-Corps program, in
which 15 teams led by Mexican researchers will develop practical skills to
generate technology-based companies.
The expansion of the Binational Business Development Program of High
Impact (TrepCamp) for 250 students in six different cities, in the remainder of
The President of
INADEM, Enrique Jacob Rocha, said that "the MUSEIC is a unique binational
project, linking public and private actors and has served as a platform to give
visibility to the efforts of the binational ecosystem as well as develop a
strategy to the promotion of entrepreneurship and innovation. Today, it is a
strategic issue that is given timely monitoring by both governments within the
High Level Economic Dialogue".
The Mexico - United
States for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Council (MUSEIC) was created in May
2013 by the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, and the
President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, under the Economic Dialogue High level
(DEAN, by its initials in Spanish). The objective of the MUSEIC is to
strengthen the binational development of entrepreneurship and innovation in
order to make the region highly competitive and productive.
The MUSEIC is
coordinated by the Secretariat of Economy (SE, by its initials in Spanish)
through INADEM, and the Department of State of the USA. It consists of seven
subcommittees, composed of representatives of the governments of Mexico and the
United States, organizations supporting entrepreneurship and innovation,
venture capital funds and members of the academy.