On September 8th, 2000,

  • the Municipality of the City of Rosario,
  • the government of the Santa Fe Province,
  • the City Council of Rosario,
  • the National University of Rosario,
  • the Austral University,
  • the Libertad Foundation,

along with the following companies

  • BLC SA
  • Grupo Consultar
  • Grupo Tesis

… took the first step.

Together, with the signing of a document aimed to foster development, they created the POLO TECNOLÓGICO ROSARIO, the first in the segment with an imprint on Information Technologies.

During the very first years of its institutional development, efforts were focused on formally establishing the Polo as a civil society, with a specific vision and mission that materialized a distinctive quality of the institution, namely the public-private consensus.

Afterwards, progress was made on developing associative projects as a distinguishing value of the institution, marked with the creation of the first group of software companies for the certification on the CMMI Quality Standards.

This experience opened the possibilities of generating a project of a wider scope: the IT Quality Lab, aimed to provide to new groups of companies focused on becoming certified on quality standards. The Lab has been operating actively since the end of 2005.

Likewise, the Polo played an important role in the debates given at different levels, as well as in the National Competitiveness Forum, regarding the acknowledgment of the software sector as an industry and the passing of the Act for the Promotion of the Software Industry.

In 2005, a strategic decision was made to incorporate new technology sectors with a synergistic potential on software, such as Telecommunications and Bio (Bioengineering and Biotechnology), which were integrated gradually, giving a multisectoral technological profile to the institution.

2006 was a year of strategic reassessment of the institutional goals focused on this new configuration and on the new challenges posed by the regional context, with the idea of further advancing the local innovative positioning, thus creating a new functional structure with a greater operational capacity while generating involvement opportunities for the partners in specific working committees.

These initiatives made it possible to continue increasing the institutional activity level, both qualitatively and quantitatively.

In this way, the PTR continues working to feed a model of innovation and development, of a high-value added production and specialization, which is sustainable in the long term and independent of the political and economic changing scenarios, fostering, in this way, the technological development and positioning of the City of Rosario both at the local and international levels.