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Since its inception, LINCOS was weaving a network of partners. Our project was a project of great importance for the development of marginal communities in developing countries by offering them technology as an instrument that allowed them to improve people's quality of life and opportunities.

Throughout this process, the Costa Rica Foundation for Sustainable Development and its LINCOS Project were weaving a network of partners, with whom agreements signed around the world, both in academic and commercial institutions. Thanks to these agreements, it was possible for LINCOS to develop its model.

Academic alliances

Proudly, the program was sharing a series of precious experiences from a technical and commercial point of view. For LINCOS, where the community and the institution contributed to transforming the realities, each project was a laboratory. Within the academic project alliances, the following stood out:

  •  Massachusetts Institute of Technology at the Media Lab, Media LAB at MIT, Founding Partner
  •  Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT Digital Nations Consortium
  •  Technological Institute of Costa Rica, "TEC", Founding Partner
  •  The University of Costa Rica, "UCR"
  •  The National University of Costa Rica, "UNA"
  •  National Distance State University, "UNED"
  •  Harvard University, Center for International Development
  •  The University of Rochester and the "Center for Future Health"
  •  The University of West Florida, "Institute for Human and Machine Cognition"
  •  Tulane University, the Payson Center
  •  INCAE
  •  Design school, Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd (Germany)
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Commercial alliances

Many private companies know that most technologies designed for rich countries and that this market represents 20% of all the inhabitants of the planet. With projects like LINCOS, the search for technological alternatives opened to new and new markets, which could transform the world economy. Undoubtedly, computers alone will not solve all our problems; The tools for the future will be new technologies with different characteristics, approaches, and uses. We are especially grateful for the support of the following companies that recognized their global responsibility.

  •  Hewlett Packard
  •  Microsoft Corporation
  •  Intel Corporation
  •  Logo Computer System Inc. LCSI
  •  National Bank of Costa Rica
  •  Inter-American Development Bank
  •  Motorola
  •  CISCO Systems

Foundations

The following organizations contributed to the success and vision of LINCOS.

  •  The Discovery Channel Global Education Fund
  •  AVINA Foundation
  •  Rockefeller Foundation
  •  Flora Family Foundation
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