Guadalajara, Mexico. April 28, 2022. In order to learn about the advantages of Jalisco’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) ecosystem and detect business opportunities with local companies and organizations, a business meeting was held today between a trade mission from Utah, United States, and a group of members and partners of the Jalisco Institute of Information Technology (IJALTI).
The Utah delegation included government officials representing Utah’s Business Opportunities Office (“Go Utah”), Utah’s House of Representatives, Ogden Local Government, and Mexico’s Consulate in Salt Lake City.
Representing business organizations, the group also included Utah’s World Trade Center and executives from companies such as Downeast Home and Clothing, BioHive, Teton Sports/MENA Group, Reading Horizons, OTW Safety, Romaric, and Harris Bricken.
Of these companies, three belong to the technology sector: Romaric, specialized in software development for factory automation; Reading Horizons, focused on education technology; and BioHive, in health innovation.
On the other hand, IJALTI was represented by member companies Amdocs, Balero Ventures, HR Smart Institute, Africa High Tech, and Avidos, as well as partners such as the University of Guadalajara (through the Innovation Center for Smart Cities), the Jalisco’s Cluster of Biomedical Engineering, and the Industrial Cluster 4.0.
In this session, Benjamin Huerta, President of IJALTI, explained the history and strengths of Jalisco’s ICT ecosystem, highlighting the great work between industry, government, and universities, and the existence of IJALTI itself as an organization entirely dedicated to promoting the growth of this sector.
Subsequently, some of the visitors shared the potential of Utah in terms of business and specific areas in which they seek business relationships, followed by a networking session.
It´s worth mentioning that this meeting follows a first exploratory visit held in august, 2021 by officials of World Trade Center Utah, interested in understanding the nature of Jalisco’s ICT sector and its technology industry.