With the attendance of Geraldo Feitoza, CEO at IndT; José Martínez, Director of Government Relations for Latin America at Nokia and Marcos Kulka, General Manager/CEO at Fundación Chile, MobileLab was released, the first Mobile Apps Laboratory of its kind in South America.
This project will train over 100 young developers during 2013, through INdT and local teachers; and will also create 150 value-added applications for Nokia mobile phones, destined to solve social problems linked to education, sustainability and transportation subjects.
As an important part of the initiative, we will work with the website Educarchile that belongs to our Foundation, where developers will have access to the website’s content to create applications that facilitate access to information from mobile devices.
“We consider that INdT is one of the most technologically advanced laboratories in Latin America and we are proud to be working with Fundación Chile in creating mobile applications for Nokia phones,” said Geraldo Feitoza, CEO at INdT.
Meanwhile, Andrés Pesce, manager of Business and Enterprises at Fundación Chile, said “MobileLab represents the heart of our work: supporting the development of innovation ecosystem, working together with partners such as Nokia on initiatives that are an innovation and entrepreneurship catalyst in our country“.
This program will provide business incubation services to entrepreneurs and mobile application developers through the testing of the applications for Nokia Store and the Windows Marketplace, as well as, open a space for training to develop on these platforms.
“It’s really a unique opportunity for us to collaborate with the Chilean government in this project that clearly represents the leadership and the vision that Chile has regarding the development of the digital economy in the region”, stated José Martínez, Director of Government Relations for Nokia Latin America.
Visit the site at mobilelabchile.cl