As the top manufacturing city of Ecuador, Guayaquil serves as an exciting opportunity for new ventures. Top sectors include food production, pharmaceuticals, medicinal substances, and botanical products.
The team is represented by stakeholders from all five stakeholder groups. The team is championed by the Center for Competitiveness and Innovation, with key stakeholders from the Municipality of Guayaquil, EPICO Municipal public company of innovation and competitiveness, Palamarti Investment Bank, Banco del Pacifico, the Graduate School of Management (ESPOL-ESPAE), Educate Foundation, Stratega BDS and Tía S.A.
Innovation Ecosystem Stakeholder Model
Champion President, Center for Competitiveness and Innovation
Champion Dean, ESPAE Graduate School of Management - ESPOL
Virginia Lasio Morello, PhD
Chair Professor, Graduate School of Management (ESPOL-ESPAE)
Director, Municipal Public Company for the Management of Innovation and Competitiveness, EPICO
Vice President, Stratega BDS
Project Director, Fundaciòn Edúcate
Iván Hernández Cely
Manager of Innovation, Banco del Pacífico
President, Palacios – Martínez
Regional coordinator, Stratega BDS
Core Regional Metrics
Region Size: 344.5 km²
TopIndustries: manufacturing,construction,commerce, professional services,ICT, andhealth.
Ability to develop new to the world innovations from inception through to the market.
Guayaquil has a population of 350,915. According to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, 1 out of 3 Ecuadorians are entrepreneurs.
Culture & Community
Top industries include manufacturing, construction, commerce, professional services, ITC, and health.
Ability to start and build new to the world businesses from inception to maturity.