Vivelabs – Puntos Vive Digital Lab

Details of the organization
Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies of Colombia
  • The organization has a strategy for coordinating WSIS Implementation at the national level: Yes
  • The organization has a national e-strategy: Yes

Information about the project
Vivelabs – Puntos Vive Digital Lab
The "Vive Lab" and "Puntos Vive Digital Lab (PVD Lab)" are the national lab network for the production of digital media, where technical tools such as commercial and specialized software, hardware and technical training are pointed out, to carry out activities of entrepreneurship, business development and professional growth. These seek to continue with the National Government's strategy for the strengthening and promotion of information and communication technologies in the development of digital contents. Through this strategy, 37 laboratories distributed throughout the national territory have been consolidated. In these spaces more than 30,000 citizens have been trained in topics such as graphic design, video game development, programming, web development, robotics, digital business, entrepreneurship, among others, focused on the digital content industry. Likewise, more than 230 digital content and more than 220 projects based on ICT have been generated, which undoubtedly has set a precedent in the effort that means that the digital content industry in Colombia will grow significantly and the reference sea in Latin America. Due to this, this project contributes to the achievement of the following Sustainable Development Goals: number 4: education of quality, due to it provides equal access to affordable technical training< number 9> infrastructure and innovation by Investmenting in infrastructure and innovation which are fundamental drivers of growth and economic development.
National implementation: Colombia
Planned for future from 01/01/2018 to 31/12/2018
Governmental and educational entities of the country at the regional level such as governorates, mayorships, universities and chambers of commerce. These organizations have been in charge of giving scope and support to the PVD Lab and Vive Lab. The above because they mean a great opportunity for inclusion for the regions and for the inclusion of them in the list of cities that promote their sustainability and the dynamism of its economy, since it guarantees that they remain in the constant search for the generation of new opportunities for their inhabitants.

WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
  • Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
  • Project
  • Training initiative
  • Tool-kit
  • infraestructure