Interface Company will start its operations at the UCLV

Interface Company will start its operations at the UCLV

At a macroeconomic level, the company will offer several advantages to the Universidad Central “Marta Abreu” de Las Villas (UCLV), an institution that will handle 95% of the shares, while the remaining 5% will go to the Technological University of Havana “Jose Antonio Echevarria”(CUJAE).

In the first quarter of this year, the Science and Technology Interface Society of the Universidad Central “Marta Abreu” de Las Villas (SICTE.SA) will begin its operations. For both the professors and the researchers who have contributed to the socioeconomic development of the country for decades, the company, as is known at the university campus, represents the yearning for the economic remuneration after the products and services offered by the UCLV without receiving any sort of compensation.

The benefits will not go only to the professors, the researchers, and the project members; but they will also reach those students whose research results are marketable. At a macroeconomic level, the company will offer several advantages to the Universidad Central “Marta Abreu” de Las Villas (UCLV), an institution that will handle 95% of the shares, while the remaining 5% will go to the Technological University of Havana “Jose Antonio Echevarria”(CUJAE).

At the center of the road traveled by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA), the Ministry of Higher Education (MES), and the Ministry of Labor and Social Security (MTSS) until January 17th, 2020; when the Ministry of Economy and Planning (MEP) issued the constitutive resolution of the SICTE.SA; has been its director, Dr. Gilberto Quevedo Sotolongo.

It is a company that will connect the academic and the research spheres of the university with the productive and the services sectors. Today, the university has a hard time transferring its technologies to the companies and for that reason, also on receiving money because it is a budgeted system, the new company has the possibility to interact with the university and with the business and services systems because it will work with the economic bases of a company.

What are the main products and services of the university that will be marketed through the company?

Everything that is done at the university linked to research and postgraduate training, the research projects as a fundamental entity of research development, projects at all scales, from one included in a national program to one directly gestated with a company for the solution of a specific problem.

Also included in the package are the academic services abroad, everything we offer in Master´s Degrees and PhDs will be marketed through the SICTE.SA. It also includes the commercialization of events, for example, the International Scientific Convention of the UCLV from its third edition and henceforth all others.

Today we have many products waiting, the university has worked on some problems in advance even without having the complete legal basis, the projects were paid from a very elementary payment system without becoming a remuneration of importance for teachers. We have many products and we will continue to work at each faculty to identify the marketable products and services.

Any student included in any project can be paid for his contributions without any difficulty, as stipulated in all the resolutions. The same happens with retirees, it is even established that if we need products or services from a self-employed actor at any time, it can be hired without problems, as well as offering services to the non-state sector of the economy.

Right now we are immersed in the process of registering the company and opening the relevant accounts, we believe that it has been a fairly rapid process, in about two months and ten days we managed to have the company approved, in the first quarter of the year we must enter into operations.