Tijuana’s interactive museum will take you outer space

Tijuana’s interactive museum will take you outer space

Jan 17, 2018

With the objective that children, youth and adults have a wider knowledge of Space, Tijuana’s El Trompo, Museo Interactivo will address this issue through various activities that will be conducted through workshops. The director of the Interactive Museum, Rosario Ruíz Camacho, said that the activities that will take place in the facilities of this museum’s entertainment center, will take children and adults closer to the stars and planets. “Through the Friday Museum topic, we will approach El Espacio (Space), as part of the first edition of this year, the space is vast and contains many mysteries, without a doubt, that is why it awakens our curiosity,” Ruiz Camacho said. She indicated that during the program, attendees from four to fourteen years of age will carry out different activities such as: “creation of constellations with chocolates”, “wooden sticks” and “elaboration of lunar stones using vinegar and other materials”. “Children, teenagers and adults will gain knowledge about the phases of the moon, about the planets and stars, and will experience a space adventure through games, dynamic activities and there will be a lot of learning for young and old,” Rosario Ruíz Camacho concluded. Source:...

20 Mexican projects are present at CES, the biggest tech show on Earth

20 Mexican projects are present at CES, the biggest tech show on Earth

Jan 14, 2018

For many technology entrepreneurs and startups, CES is where dreams are born. It’s the place where their concepts and products are showcased to the masses for the first time ever, all with the hope to make a dent in one of the most thriving industries at the moment. Over the past 12 years, that’s been the case for Manuel Gutiérrez Novelo, a 47-year-old Mexican entrepreneur and inventor who has been attending the show since the ’00s. Gutierrez has launched a number of products throughout the years at CES, including what he calls the world’s “first” virtual reality viewer connected to a computer in 2006.   But CES 2018 was slightly different for Gutiérrez-Novelo. This year, he took on the task of bringing 20 of Mexico’s best startups to the show, as part of a project created in cooperation with the country’s government dubbed Mexico 4.0. It all began at last year’s CES, where he came across a Mexican official at the event who was taken aback by the fact that Gutiérrez’ company, Angel Inventum, was the only one from Mexico with a presence at the show. That led officials to ask him how they could help more entrepreneurs from Mexico showcase their work at CES. The answer to that question was simple: They needed resources like money and, most importantly, a way to find the best talent in a country with almost 128 million people. Gutiérrez-Novelo said he worked with three government agencies, including INADEM (National Institute of Entrepreneurs of Mexico), which provides financial support to entrepreneurs and small-to-medium-sized businesses in the country. After months of conversations, what transpired was Mexico 4.0, a program designed to help inventors create companies, produce, market and export their technologies, as well as attract funding for them both in Mexico and internationally. Gutiérrez-Novelo said there were about 2,300 applications from startups and other “well-established” firms all across Mexico, but only 20 were selected to make the trip to Las Vegas for CES 2018. Click here for full article on Yahoo News Source: Yahoo...

Mexicali welcomes Furukawa Electric Group new facility

Mexicali welcomes Furukawa Electric Group new facility

Jan 10, 2018

MEXICALI, BC.- Furukawa Electric LatAm, with the guidance of Mexico manufacturing consultants IVEMSA, opened its new 6,000-square meter manufacturing facility in Mexicali last December. Furukawa LatAm, a Furukawa Electric Group company that produces products and equipment for indoor and outdoor network infrastructure solutions, worked closely with IVEMSA to select the facility and set up their business entity in Mexico. IVEMSA president Sergio Tagliapietra attended the new facility’s ribbon-cutting as an honored guest and joined mayor of Mexicali, Gustavo Sanchez, and Furukawa Electric executives at the presidium. Mayor Sanchez welcomed Furukawa Electric to Mexicali and thanked IVEMSA for their continuing efforts to bring more foreign businesses to Mexicali and Mexico. He also recognized IVEMSA’s long history of supporting foreign companies through shelter services and its benefits for Mexicali’s economic development. The new facility will have two operating units: one to produce fiber optic cables and cordages, and the other to connect and assemble optical equipment, cordages and accessories. Furukawa Electric expects to generate 150 direct and 30 indirect jobs through the new plant in just the first year. Furukawa selected IVEMSA to guide them throughout the project, a process that took about two years and included numerous visits to Mexicali. IVEMSA advised the company on site selection, helped them navigate the city and explained best-case scenarios for setting up in Mexico. IVEMSA also provided guidance on fiscal, trade compliance and environmental regulations. Roberto Durazo, Director of Business Development for IVEMSA said, “We are very proud to support the new Furukawa Electric operations with our hands-on management services. We are offering all our support for ongoing project management, recruiting, HR compliance, trade compliance, logistics coordination, accounting and finance services.” Founded in 1982, IVEMSA provides shelter and administrative services to foreign companies that want to move manufacturing operations to Mexico. Based in Mexicali and with six locations throughout Baja and Central Mexico, IVEMSA guides companies through the entire process of establishing and conducting operations in Mexico, including site selection, trade compliance, human resources, recruiting, accounting and environmental health and safety. For more information on IVEMSA, visit ivemsa.com. For more information on Furukawa Electric LatAm,...

Tijuana Develops Tech Startup Scene

Tijuana Develops Tech Startup Scene

Dec 11, 2017

Tijuana has a few important things going for it; things like affordable housing, a skilled technology workforce and close proximity to the world’s busiest border crossing. All of these ingredients are key for cities trying to become hot tech startup scenes, but Tijuana is missing the most important ingredient: tech startups. “The border’s tech startup scene is still stuck in its infancy,” Kinsee Morlan reports. There have been a couple of near misses; companies that moved to Tijuana or started up there, but so far they’ve failed to generate any significant products. “What we need is an Angry Birds to come out of our binational region,” one tech entrepreneur told Morlan. In the meantime, local groups are working on networking and connecting tech companies with customers, and small software companies are focused on showing customers the benefits of hiring Mexican software engineers....

Ford Plans to Build New Electric Vehicle in Mexico

Ford Plans to Build New Electric Vehicle in Mexico

Dec 10, 2017

Detroit, Michigan – Ford Motor Company plans to build a new electric vehicle in Mexico rather than in Michigan, choosing instead to build a future self-driving vehicle at the Detroit-area plant. The Flat Rock, Mich. factory had been designated for production of an unidentified electric car. That vehicle will now be made at an existing Mexico facility. The pivot comes several months after Ford made a big splash by announcing plans to cancel a new factory in Mexico in a move widely viewed as a concession to President Trump, who has criticized automakers over foreign manufacturing. The decision to place production of an autonomous vehicle at the Michigan plant is good news for the region, Ford spokesman Alan Hall said. The net effect is hundreds of additional American jobs there, he said. Still, AutoPacific analyst Dave Sullivan said the change suggests Ford is “a bit chaotic” following the appointment of a new CEO, Jim Hackett, to replace the ousted Mark Fields. “Ford’s plans seem to be a bit scattered these days,” he said. “It wasn’t too long ago Ford canceled plans to build a plant in Mexico. This is like plant musical chairs. I mean, they broke ground in Mexico and had to pay money to get out of contracts. So now we’re back to making cars in Mexico? It’s just a bit disconcerting from the outside looking in to see how many planned and unplanned announcements there are coming out of Ford this week.” The vehicle to be built in Michigan is said to be an entirely new model for Ford, a hybrid-electric autonomous vehicle. Source: USA...

Volkswagen Combi goes electric

Volkswagen Combi goes electric

Dec 8, 2017

The new electric Volkswagen Mini-bus has a range of 300 kilometers and its battery can be charged at 80% in 30 minutes. Moia, the mobility services company of Volkswagen has presented the electric van that will be used for its ride-pooling project. The company plans to provide the Uber Pool style service with its new vans in the German city of Hamburg in 2018. “Passengers mark their starting point and desired destination in our app. An algorithm identifies passengers with similar destinations, calculates the best possible route, ensures the greatest use of the vehicle and avoids diversions. The result is a lower number of vehicles on the streets of the city, less pollution, noise and stress, “said Moia. The van has six leather seats for passengers, luggage space, LED reading light, USB charger and wifi. The vehicle was developed in 10 months by Moia and two divisions of Volkswagen. It has a range of 300 kilometres and its battery can be charged 80% in 30 minutes, said the firm. Moia was launched by VW in December 2016 with the aim of reducing traffic in cities and solving urban transport problems. Throughout this year, it has undertaken projects with partners in Finland and completed a test service with 30,000 trips in Hannover, Germany. “We have set ourselves the goal of taking more than one million cars off the roads in Europe and the United States by 2025,” explained Ole Harms, CEO of Moia. Source:...