Panama has a long history of scientific cooperation and collaboration with many countries in the world. Strong scientific organizations were established in Panama with their roots in the construction of the Panama Canal and survive today in the form of the Gorgas Memorial Institute of Health Studies and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. There are also some research programs funded by international cooperation and several international universities have extensive links with Panamanian organizations facilitating the internationalization of education. 

According to the World Economic Forum, Panama is one of the ten most competitive nations in Latin America. Our country is eager to improve its innovation system by benchmarking against other systems developed by more advanced countries by participating in international events and engaging in international efforts to promote science, technology and innovation.

Panama is a center of education, technology and innovation. We are honored to host the Sustainability Research & Innovation (SRI) Congress, the world’s largest transdisciplinary gathering for the global sustainability community.