We are committed to the generation and transfer of knowledge, with applied scientific research as a vehicle to respond to the challenges we face as a society. As our areas of action have evolved, so has our focus on science: in addition to research, we also promote technology development, training and consulting.


    Since 2008 we have developed projects to strengthen the water sector. One of our strategies is the Water Center for Latin America and the Caribbean, in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank and the Tecnológico de Monterrey. Our mission is to contribute to water sustainability through research, innovation and knowledge transfer, human capital formation and decision-making support.

    • Research, development, and innovation. We promote research and consultancy programs on topics such as environmental geological processes; analysis, quality, and treatment, as well as water management.
    • Training. We strengthen the capacities of water professionals with programs focused on areas such as energy and water efficiency, water sustainability, wastewater treatment and decision-making modeling.
    • Postgraduate. We offer doctoral and masters programs to train new professionals in the sector.
    • Diffusion. We share our knowledge in different forums and events.

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  • NED

    To manage water, as well as other natural resources, we need to involve all sectors and consider multiple factors that affect it. In 2016, we launched NED (Strategic Decisions Hub), a methodological and technological tool that supports the process of collaborative decision-making in highly complex issues for the region.

    With the Inter-American Development Bank and Tecnológico de Monterrey, through the Water Center for Latin America and the Caribbean, we develop NED, based on four pillars:
    To be an integrating bridge, with a structured methodology for decision-making, promoting dialogue and collaboration among the public, private, academic and civil society sectors. To bring together multidisciplinary experts focused on the creation and execution of mathematical models, incorporating social, economic, and physical and public policy factors. Develop cutting-edge technology for collaborative modeling, integrating the various factors to simulate multiple scenarios and forecast effects and trends. Create an immersive environment with infrastructure that allows visualizing and comparing the possible scenarios.

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    According to the International Diabetes Federation, about 12 million Mexicans are unaware that they have this disease. One of our most recent projects seeks to improve this situation, allowing early detection with only a saliva sample.

    The enzyme 1.5 AHG has been used regularly as an indicator in the blood to detect diabetes. Using a device, we will be able to detect the presence of this enzyme in saliva. In this way, we expedite the collection and analysis of samples, with a non-invasive and easy to handle the procedure.

    This device is part of our collaboration with the FEMSA Biotechnology Center of Tecnológico de Monterrey and the University of Houston. During eight years working together, we have been promoted the development of technology and products to improve people's health, including disease prevention, with a focus on nutrigenomics research.

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