On November 28, the Universidad Tecnológica de Querétaro (UTEQ) inaugurated the Creativity and Innovation Center 4.0, focused on the internet of things and intelligent manufacturing, which will act as a talent incubator for the technology and communications sectors.
Thanks to an agreement with FUMEC, this center of innovation also contemplates the creation of a space for the development of intelligent manufacturing projects that will allow trainings of instructors in digital manufacture.
The center, which had a total investment of 21 million 900 thousand pesos, was inaugurated by the governor of Querétaro, Francisco Domínguez Servién, who said that with this center the UTEQ and the state will be at the forefront in terms of Industrial revolution 4.0.
Guillermo Fernández de la Garza, Executive Director of FUMEC, stressed that this initiative, which is also carried out jointly with the University of Buffalo in New York and with support from the Ministry of Economy in Mexico, seeks to integrate six basic courses in design and manufacturing digital technologies developed by the US Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII).
Such courses, he said, are key to all the processes of intelligent manufacturing in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which will help lower costs and provide more specialized care in the sector.
"This initiative makes possible that universities and technological schools in Mexico have more elements to prepare students and help the training of engineers and technicians who are already in companies," added the FUMEC's CEO.
The development of design and manufacturing courses was supported by the Director of Business Development of the Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE) of the University of Buffalo, Gary Simon, and the academic Sriram Vilayanoor, who meet with the community of teachers and researchers of the UTEQ.
During the inauguration of the center, the director of the University of Queretaro, José Carlos Arredondo Velázquez, stressed that the UTEQ is the second with the highest enrollment in the state, and receives students from around 30 zones of marginalization throughout the municipality of Querétaro and Of other cities like Guanajuato.
"The UTEQ fulfills a very special social function for the development of our state, fundamentally affecting the lives of young people we receive from vulnerable areas and, in a transformative way, we deliver the productive sector with skills and knowledge of the highest level. Many of these students have held academic stays in France, Germany, China, England, the United States, Canada and some Latin American countries and their performance has always been world class", said the director.