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Unido industrial knowledge bank

  • UNIDOIndustrial Knowledge Bank

The economics of knowledge
The Economics of Knowledge

  • Knowledge (human capital) has become the most important factor in economic life.

  • It is the chief ingredient of what we buy and sell, the raw material with which we work. Intellectual capital- not natural resources, machinery or even financial capital

  • It has become the major asset of organizations for competitiveness ”

  • It is the major capital of MIC countries

The industrial knowledge bank ikb
The Industrial Knowledge Bank (IKB)

is a platform of tripartite cooperation for discovering, managing and exchanging the most precious asset of MICs

the strategic knowledge and expertise on industrial and productive development

the main currency are NEUROS (Neurons + Euros) not EUROS

The value of the ikb knowledge
The value of the IKB Knowledge

A giant ship engine failed. The ship’s brought in an old man carried a large bag of tools with him, and when he arrived, he immediately went to work. He inspected the engine very carefully, top to bottom.

Two of the ship’s owners were there, watching this man. After looking things over, the old man reached into his bag and pulled out a small hammer. He gently tapped something.

Instantly, the engine lurched into life. He carefully put his hammer away. The engine was fixed! A week later, the owners received a bill from the old man for ten thousand dollars.

“What?!” the owners exclaimed. “He hardly did anything!” So they wrote the old man a note saying, “Please send us an itemized bill.”

The man sent a bill that read:

Tapping with a hammer…… …… ……… $ 2.00Knowing where to tap……… …… ……… $ 9,998.00

The knowledge industrial bank key highlights
The Knowledge Industrial Bank Key Highlights

  • since 2009 for LAC

  • three – four times reductions in Experts and knowledge transfers costs

  • Enchanged contextualised knowledge to MICs from MICs

  • shortenen the learning curve

  • Knowledeg assets by june 2013 : 590 men month from 43 associated donor organisations

Ikb operating mechanism
IKB - Operating Mechanism

  • Knowledge Donor Partners

    Donate experts time, knowledge and expertise to the bank.

  • Knowledge Recipient Partners The recipients reimburse the local costs of the mission experts.

  • UNIDO Knowledge Manager

    Manages knowledge demands and offers plus travel cost

Unido industrial knowledge bank

Operating Mechanism
















Unido industrial knowledge bank

  • Agro-industries

  • Entrenamiento en buenas practicas agrícolas en (BPA) y estándares internacionales de exportación

  • sector floricultura

  • Asesoría en estrategias de apoyo productivo rural

  • Bio-combustible y alimentos

  • Asesoría dirigida a mujeres en transferencia de mejores practicas en el sector de secado solar de frutas y hortalizas

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Unido industrial knowledge bank

  • Cleaner technologies

  • Asesoramiento en normas para la cuantificación y remoción de sus gases de efecto invernadero

  • Asesoría en tratamiento de residuos

  • Diseño de un sistema integral de residuos sólidos

  • 10

Unido industrial knowledge bank

  • Best Industrial Practices

  • Asesoría para la creación de la oficina de normalización y control de la calidad industrial

  • Formulación de un plan de desarrollo para la Región Autónoma del Atlántico Sur (RAAS) y apoyo estratégico al sector productivo, industrial y comercial

  • Sector Manufacturero

  • Asesoría para la estandarización de medidas y diseños, cadena productiva (sombreros y muebles artesanales)

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Unido industrial knowledge bank

  • Renovable Energy

  • Asesoría para el aprovechamiento de los residuos con nuevas innovaciones tecnológicas

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Focal points in lac
Focal Points in LAC

  • Cuba

  • Ecuador

  • El Salvador

  • Guatemala

  • Nicaragua

  • Panamá

  • Paraguay

  • Perú

  • Uruguay

  • Venezuela

  • Suriname






Costa Rica


Thank you

Thank you makes all the difference

Carlos Chanduvi Suarez


Latin America and the Caribbean Programme