Uruguayan entrepreneurial hub.
We support startups with a high degree of potential and innovation, in stages of commercialization or scalability, in order to turn them into consolidated, profitable and scalable companies.
Ingenio was founded on June 26, 2001, within the framework of the agreement signed by the Technological Laboratory del Uruguay (LATU) and IDB-MIF, which aims to create an icubator for technology-based companies. The project received the academic support of the ORT University (Uruguay). Since 2009, Ingenio has been an incubator sponsored by the National Agency for Research and Innovation (ANII.)
Thus, it is Uruguay’s first business incubator, where more than 170 projects have been incubated and more than 60 new companies have been created. These companies generate valuable solutions and stimulate the country’s economy in areas such as: information systems, electronics, tenecommunications, biotechnology, robotics, IOT, among others.
Being a part of LATU, Ingenio processes are certified by various international standards: ISO 9001 (Quality Management Systems), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management Systems) and 45001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management System.)
We are leaders regarding the development of Uruguay’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, working alongside the various actors that comprise it. Ever since our foundation, we foster the development of proposals, activities, instruments, methodologies, among other aspects; however, we mostly favor skills and bonds development between major national, regional and international ecosystem actors. Therefore, we contribute to the growth of different business sectors and the shaping of the country’s entrepreneurial network.
Together with local partners and through its connection with international entrepreneurials ecosystems, Ingenio has promoted the participation of renowed events that test the competitiveness of entrepreneurs and boost the country’s prioritized business sectors:
Ingenio actively participates in various boards and groups that promote innovation and sector development:
Ingenio is part of various national and international networks that promote, articulate and stimulate the technological entrepreneurial ecosystems of Latin America:
Ingenio maintains strong connections with international entrepreneurial ecosystems, which has alllowed us to incorporate high-value methodologies and knowledge into its practices:
The United States, Israel, England, Germany, France, Spain, Japan, Peru, Panama, Mexico, El Salvador, Brazil, Argentina, Denmark.
The projects incubated at Ingenio participate in various international financing programs that have allowed their companies to access funds and reach international markets:
We are located in LATU Technology Park, the country’s largest business and technology ecosystem. A 14-hectare innovation hub, where private companies, public development institutions, universities, business chambers and brand-new technology startups connect and interact. This business ecosystem favors the meeting of entrepreneurs with market and industry leaders; as it encourages knowledge exchange, open collaboration and innovation.