Prospective and Future Studies


The LACCEI Standing Committee on Prospective and Future Studies aims to generate prospective learning spaces and lead applications for future studies on the various fields of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in order to serve as input for new research topics, areas, cycles, innovative curricula and projects that influence Engineering programs, academics and researchers. As a starting point in this committee, new studies are being promoted in other areas of Engineering such as: nanotechnology, aerospace, textile, electronics, electrical, mechanical, converging technologies, key enabling technologies – KETs and agroindustrial engineering in sectors such as: Cocoa, Avocado, Banana, Blackberry, Specialty coffee, Citrus, Leather, Cold climate fruit, Dairy, Banana, forestry, vegetables, pork and meat, among others.

The LACCEI Standing Committee on Prospective and Future Studies has the purpose of generating international collaboration initiatives among researchers that are part of LACCEI member institutions, generating studies that impact the teaching of Engineering in all its areas and can inspire related stakeholders with engineering for new challenges, research bets, ventures and projects, as well as for its transfer activities.

Prospective studies become an important input for both Engineering and all fields of Science, Technology and Innovation, there are numerous applications at the level of countries, regions, sectors and organizations; Engineering faculties and programs have not been aliened to prospective studies.

The Standing Committee supported the development of sessions and workshops, as well as the management of a line of research on issues in the International Conference on Engineering, Education and Technology.

Founding Members

Jhon Wilder Zartha Sossa, Ph.D.Universidad Pontificia BolivarianaCO
María Larrondo Petrie, Ph.D.Florida Atlantic UniversityUS
Carlos Peralta Delgado, Ph.D. (QEPD)Asesor CientíficoPE
Lina María Suarez Guzmán, Ph.D. (c) Universidad Tecnológica de PereiraCO
Marcelo Chacana, Ph.D.Universidad Santo TomásCL
Juan Manuel Montes, Ph.D.Asesor científicoCO

Within the framework of the SGR General Royalty System project “MEJORAMIENTO DE CAPACIDADES DE CTeI EN LAS CADENAS AGROINDUSTRIALES DE PLÁTANO, LÁCTEOS, CAFÉS ESPECIALES, FRUTALES DE CLIMA FRÍO, CÍTRICOS Y CUERO, MEDIANTE PROSPECTIVA TECNOLÓGICA, TECNOLOGÍAS CONVERGENTES Y MODELOS DE INNOVACIÓN EN EL QUINDÍO” project led by the Alexander Von Humboldt Business University Corporation (Corporación Universitaria Empresarial Alexander Von Humboldt – CUE) and the Chamber of Commerce for Armenia and Quindío, we are carrying out the first Delphi round in order to identify issues/technologies/innovations/new business models in the 6 agro-industrial chains:

Delphi studies are currently underway through 2036 on “future jobs”, “Innovative Curricula”, “Converging Technologies and Key Enabling Technologies KET’s”

Important documents

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Coordinator / Contact

Coordinator: Jhon Wilder Zartha Sossa, Ph.D.
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