RFCD 2011: Andrew Crawford: Cluster Development Costa Rica

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RFCD 2011: Andrew Crawford: Cluster Development Costa Rica

  1. 1. COSTA RICACluster Development
  2. 2. Topics• Cluster Development Background• Trade & Economics• Costa Rica Animation Holding•Questions & Answers
  3. 3. Background-1990´s Increase Foreign Trade Participation FDI Incentives Linking Multinationals with Small & Medium Enterprises
  4. 4. Background• Latin American Industries started to source ICT solutions among different countries• Y2K panic demanded a great amount of new applications of software and technologies• The internet and .com applications derived a new set of products and solutions in cross industries
  5. 5. Consensus The right equation… g qPROCOMER ICT Private & CAMTIC Academia Sector Multinationals Source: BCCR
  6. 6. FDI Evolution FDI Evolution (millions of US$) 2500 2016 2000 1885 llones de US$ 1411 1450 1500 1323 861 1000 794Mil 659 575 500 0 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source: BCCR Source: PROCOMER and BCCR.
  7. 7. An opened and diversified economy Main Exports Activities (2008) Goods and Services GDP by industry Tourism Other products 16% 19% Software and IT Services 5% Business Services 5%Agriculture products Other Services 15% 4% Electrical and electronic Foodstuff products 7% Medical devices 7% 22% Source: PROCOMER and BCCR.
  8. 8. Costa Rica Animation Holding Costa Ri C t Rica: E Exports of Services t fS i 4.500 4.096 4.180 4.000 3.551 3.593 3.500 2.972 3.000millions of US$ $ 2.621 2 621 2.242 2.500 2.021 1.868 2.000 1.500 1.000 500 0 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  9. 9. Costa Rica Animation Holding WHY?• Government Assesment• Sharing of human resources, equipment,expertise and backgrounds• Animation Studios had a different set ofcapabilities•Positive past experiences (synergies) andno issues with intellectual property
  10. 10. Costa RicaAnimation Holding
  11. 11. Costa Rica Animation Holding Achievements• International Business Plan• Scoutings & Trade Shows• Consolidated Catalogs (all in )• Recent deliveries for Canada surpassedlocal production capacity in 4 times(measured by number of scenes)•US, Portugal, Canada, Japan & Finland
  12. 12. Costa RicaAnimation Holding
  13. 13. Costa Rica Animation Holding Challenges• Consolidate international positioning• Existence of a comprehensive VentureCapital structure• Availability of international pre-productionprojects if 20% of capital is obtained in CostaRica• Accelerate the number of grads from arts &design universities. universities•Expand the network of Public AdiovisualTechnical Centers
  14. 14. Costa RicaAnimation Holding
  15. 15. Costa Rica Animation Holding Threats• Broadband availability & governmentpolicies to address the issue• A Digital Animation national policy relatedto incentives & benefits• New taxation discussions
  16. 16. THANK YOU! Andrew Crawfordacrawford@procomer.com www.procomer.com Tel:809.566.6390

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