The National Project for Innovation in Fisheries and Aquaculture of Peru (PNIPA) works to promote the country’s innovation system in the fishing and aquaculture sectors, through the finance of R&D projects and collaboration of all the stakeholders involved in the fishing and aquaculture value chain. Among the latest activities, there is the new platform COINNOVA, a collaborative forum of knowledge management services for innovation committed to technology monitoring and scouting. The launch of the platform is on the 21st of December.
COINNOVA: PNIPA technology scouting platform
The OVTT team spoke with PNIPA to find out all the details of this novel initiative in the government’s push for network monitoring and technology intelligence:
What is COINNOVA?
COINNOVA is an interactive platform with information interchange and tools that seek support for the innovation processes that are generated by public and private actors in the fishing and aquaculture sector.
How did the initiative come about?
In 2020, during macro-regional innovation meetings in the fishing and aquaculture sector in Peru, our actors identified barriers to access to technology, commercial, socio-environmental and institutional information. Not only that, but they also mentioned that they did not have digital spaces in order to collaborate and contribute to the decision-making process to innovate. After validating the problems and difficulties, the solution was to create a knowledge management service through a collaborative platform with information and knowledge products that would increase innovation capacity. This platform makes it possible to access technology monitoring and scouting information on R&D projects, market publications, prospective publications, among others; access to free courses; interaction with other actors in the value chains through learning communities, access to expert directories, among others.
Who is it for?
The platform is aimed at all actors of the national system of innovation in fisheries and aquaculture: fishermen, private sector, public sector, academia, cooperation agencies, multilateral organizations, among others.
How can they use it?
Access is open through its website: coinnova.pnipa.gob.pe. Here it is possible to share and generate new knowledge content that contributes to increasing capacity for innovation and in turn contributes to creating economic, social, environmental and public value in organizations.
What do your services consist of?
The platform offers knowledge management services, such as:
- Technology Scouting: provides information on news, technology products, technology monitoring reports, opportunities for financing projects at the national and international level; events, among others. In addition, the actors will be able to access technology monitoring search engines.
- R&D projects: makes available to the stakeholders technical files of the projects co-financed by PNIPA, located in the PNIPA – GEOSNIPA Geographic Information System, which contains spatial information of the more than 1,200 projects in Fisheries and Aquaculture.
- Publications: makes available publications generated by the PNIPA (market studies, prospective studies, pre-investment studies, tools to innovate, roadmaps, technology monitoring reports, among others), as well as publications generated by other institutions.
- PNIPA Classroom: e-learning platform that contains courses produced by PNIPA. It is expected to host courses produced by other institutions of the National System of Innovation in Fisheries and Aquaculture.
- Learning Communities: Tool that allows the creation of spaces for dialogue on key issues related to innovation in Fisheries and Aquaculture.
- Directories: makes available to SNIPA stakeholders the list of researchers, designers and consultants who have participated in projects financed by PNIPA.
What are your future challenges?
The platform is launched on December 21st at 10 am in Peru through zoom: videoconference access. It will have the participation of the Minister of Production of Peru, Mr Jorge Luis Prado Palomino, and the senior specialist of the World Bank, Ms Griselle Vega.
In addition, the governing institutions will participate in innovation issues in Peru, such as the Presidency of the Council of Ministers – PCM and the National Council of Science, Technology and Technological Innovation – CONCYTEC.
After the launch, COINNOVA will be tested by multiple institutions and the great challenge will be to add the largest number of users to the platform.
More information: COINNOVA-PNIPA