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4 February, 2011 - 01:37 By Staff Reporter

IfM hosts Mexican delegation in Cambridge

(From left to right) Carlos Lopez (IfM), Dr Jose Rosas (Programme coordinator Mexico-Cambridge project in technology transfer), HE Ambassador Medina Mora, Mrs Alexandra Hass, Director Promexico UK, Secretary of Economy Bruno Ferrari, David Probert, Finbarr Livesey, Victor Ortiz (IfM) Gustavo Hernandez, Technical Secretary, Secretary of Economy

A delegation of Mexican government officials paid a visit to the IfM in Cambridge to find out more about the Institute’s research on industrial policy and its role in assisting small businesses.

The delegation, led by Bruno Ferrari, Mexico’s Secretary of Economy, stopped off in Cambridge en route to Davos for the World Economic Forum meeting.The delegation also included the Mexican Ambassador to the UK, His Excellency Eduardo Medina Mora, and Alexandra Hass, Director of ProMexico UK.During the visit the Secretary met with David Probert, Head of the Centre for Technology Management (CTM) and his colleague Dr Rob Phaal, and Finbarr Livesey, Head of the Centre for Industry and Government.The group heard how CTM’s research was helping businesses make informed choices in the selection and use of technologies to assist growth and the value of techniques such as roadmapping in helping to plan long-term strategy.Finbarr Livesey explained how his research in industrial policy was shedding light on how regulatory frameworks can influence economic development.• PHOTOGRAPH SHOWS: (From left to right) Carlos Lopez (IfM), Dr Jose Rosas (Programme coordinator Mexico-Cambridge project in technology transfer), HE Ambassador Medina Mora, Mrs Alexandra Hass, Director Promexico UK, Secretary of Economy Bruno Ferrari, David Probert, Finbarr Livesey, Victor Ortiz (IfM) Gustavo Hernandez, Technical Secretary, Secretary of Economy

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