Sections

Unit of Management and Transference of Knowledge for the Innovation (PROINNOVA, for its acronym in Spanish)

Objectives

  • The University of Costa Rica is an institution at the service of the country and for this it keeps a close link with the problems and needs of the productive sectors, the public institutions, and the communities of our country. The University has the Unit of Management and Transference of Knowledge for the Innovation (PROINNOVA) appointed to the Vice Rector for Research with the objective of bringing new developed knowledge to be applied to our society. Its mission is “to manage, protect and transfer knowledge for innovation, the one generated by the UCR, as well as to promote, advice and train on creativity, innovation and intellectual property, to make an impact on the external sectors”.

Services

  • Attention of consultations regarding the intellectual property.
  • Attention of consultations about topics of protection and transference of new knowledge generated in the UCR.
  • Advice and guidance in the process of protection and transference of knowledge with innovating potential generated by the UCR.
  • Registration of the intellectual property of the UCR before the Registro Nacional or at an international level.
  • Trainings and talks about topics on creativity, competitive intelligence, intellectual property and managing of innovation.
  • Management of the cases of innovation of the UCR.

Personnel

Marianela Cortés Muñoz, PhD.

Position: Director
Phone: (506) 2511-1344

Bach. Andrea Montero Porras

Position: Administrative Assistant
Phone: (506) 2511-1359

Ing. Manuel Flores Morales

Position: Manager of Agri-Food Science and Health
Phone: (506) 2511-5834

Ing. Lilliana Rojas Guillén

Position: Manager of Innovation on Basic Sciences and Engineering
Phone: (506) 2511-1342

Licda. Génesis Durán Zúñiga

Position: Manager of Promotion of Innovation
Phone: (506) 2511-5773

M.A.P. Cynthia Céspedes Alfaro

Position: Manager of Innovation on Arts, Letters and Social Sciences:7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Phone: (506) 2511-1366

Bach. Yorleny Campos Flores

Position: Manager of Innovation on Arts, Letters and Social Sciences
Phone: (506) 2511-5835

Licda. Silvia Salazar Fallas

Position: Legal Counselor
Phone: (506) 2511-5834

Ing. Mauricio Villegas Rojas

Position: Manager of Innovation on Agri-food Sciences and Health: 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Phone: (506) 2511-3562