Red Nacional de Investigacion y Educacion del Ecuador (CEDIA) Adopts Robust Wolfram Technology System
QUITO, Ecuador, March 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Red Nacional de Investigacion y Educacion del Ecuador (CEDIA) has adopted a Wolfram Technology System that will be available to all CEDIA-member universities. By making Wolfram technologies available as part of the universities’ curricula, CEDIA is providing further support to aid in the modernization of higher education and professional opportunity throughout the country.
This new initiative supports CEDIA’s overall goals to foster and strengthen advanced information networks in the Ecuadoran academic and research sectors in order to boost the development of science, technology, and innovation. The system includes unlimited site licenses of Wolfram Mathematica, Wolfram Mathematica Online, Wolfram SystemModeler, and Wolfram|Alpha Pro, as well as a comprehensive site of Mathematica Enterprise Edition.
“Throughout history, societies that have fostered ecosystems for education, research, and technology have become global leaders in development and innovation”, said Roy Alvarez, Wolfram’s International Development Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean. “Decision and policymakers in Ecuador are keenly aware of this, and they have embarked on an ambitious project: to transform their country into a hub of research and innovation, introducing Ecuador as a global reference in the international network of knowledge development. And they trust us to be part of this journey.”
CEDIA is a leading organization that clearly embodies the new path for technology, education, and research in Ecuador. Wolfram, for more than 25 years, has defined the state of the art in technical computing—and developed Mathematica, the principal computation environment for millions of innovators, educators, students, and others around the world. Driven by a clear vision for STEM education, CEDIA leadership chose Wolfram as a key technology partner to collaborate in advancing their vision and goals.
Wolfram and CEDIA are working to bring training courses, skills-transfer seminars, and project accelerators to the academic and scientific communities in Ecuador, with a focus on fostering the new generation of talent that will help propel the efforts toward building a knowledge-based economy in the country.