Mexico City’s Head of Government, Claudia Sheinbaum, announced a MX$12 billion (US$571.7 million) investment for the Technological Development and Innovation Center (CDIT) Vallejo-i for 2022 that will support its design, innovation and simulation capabilities.
“We have just had a very large meeting of industrial entrepreneurs, mainly from the aerospace industry that has been developing in Mexico for several years… Entrepreneurs from Russia, China, and India were present at this meeting. They are going to get acquainted with the Innovation Center; From here, they will have different visits to Pantaco and other places in Vallejo,” said Sheinbaum in a press release. “This is a first meeting, the first of many more, for the development and connection between Baja California, Mexico City and their entrepreneurs.”
Sheinbaum also indicated that Vallejo has major growth opportunities in the clean industry and aerospace. Some of Mexico’s most important universities are also involved in the project, including Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and Instituto Politécnico Nacional (Poli) already offer careers in aeronautics and clean energy. Sheinbaum seeks to create an important link with Mexico’s academia for the development of this new project.
The Technological Development and Innovation Center in Vallejo-i currently holds an essential set of tools and infrastructure. It is the only data center managed by a local government in Latin America that has been awarded the International Computer Rooms Expert Association (ICREA) Level III certification. Vallejo-i also has laboratories for high performance computing, Industry 4.0, materials and prototypes, national intelligence and space.
“Here, we are delighted to be able to seek that link; we are already doing [a similar exercise] with Southern California, and why not doing it with the center of our country? Which is, as was well discussed, the most important nerve center, not only for our country, but for Latin America and for other international references,” said Sheinbaum.