Ladies and Gentlemen,
On behalf of the Technological Institute of Santo Domingo, I have the pleasure of formally welcoming you to INTECnología, the largest exhibition of creativity and work of a technological nature in the university environment of our country. My welcome is accompanied by an expression of gratitude to the personalities, both from the public and private spheres, who have granted us the honor of being with us on this day, especially the Ambassador of the Republic of India.
INTECNOLOGÍA is essentially an expression of INTEC's commitment to defining a new pattern of growth and development in the Dominican Republic, in which science, technology and innovation should play an increasingly relevant role.
In that regard, I would like to remind you of the approach of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), according to which "you can not think about long-term policies without taking into account the role that science, technology and innovation ".
The role of innovation and technology as part of an economic and social strategy is of special relevance for Dominican society, which faces the challenge of expanding its capacity for insertion into world trade.
INTECNOLOGÍA also represents the image of a modern university, which seeks to combine teaching activity with research activity in equal measure, not only by teachers but also by each of its students.
And, of course, technological activity can not be separated from a specific cultural framework. Therefore, the technological exhibitions that we will have in these three days will be combined with different cultural and artistic expressions, with a particular emphasis on our guest country, India.
In order not to prolong my words, I would like to thank finally the companies that have contributed in different ways to the realization of the event, whose names will be highlighted later, and congratulate our students and teachers for the fruits of the intense work of the last months. And having said this, it only remains for me to wish that you enjoy the diverse exhibitions and activities, and that INTECnología serves to renew our faith in the capacities of a youth that, as indicated in our Hymn, "knows itself destined to create a new society".