Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (the National Council of Science and Technology) (abbreviated CONACYT) is Mexico's entity in charge of the promotion of scientific and technological activities, setting government policies for these matters, and granting scholarships for postgraduate studies. It is the equivalent of USA's National Science Foundation or Argentina's CONICET. It is officially designated as a decentralized public agency of Mexico's federal government.
I-Choose: Building Information Sharing Networks to Support Consumer Choice Project (I-Choose)
The Building Information Sharing Networks to Support Consumer Choice Project (I-Choose Project) is a four-year research activity funded by the National Science Foundation. The research team consists of a network of researchers and practitioners from Canada, Mexico, and the United States. The project aims to develop a data interoperability framework to provide consumers with a wide range of certification information about how, where, and by whom products are manufactured and brought to market. The project focuses on development of interoperability among stakeholder communities for the single case of coffee grown in Mexico, and distributed and consumed in Canada and the United States. The lessons learned from this specific case will then be generalized across other product domains.