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Electronic Product design using wood as principal material
In recent years, globalization has been the central element of change in the world economy, marked by the tendency to form commercial blocks where free competition stands out. This reality confronts the industrialists from developing countries throughout the productive chain, with those of other countries that have greater technological development, adequate supply of inputs, and commercial strategies that win the markets. The Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara has distinguished itself in recent decades as the Mexican Silicon Valley in view of the growing concentration of transnational companies, related to the electronic industry, particularly computing, information technology and, more recently, telecommunications. On the other hand, the Mexican businessman suffers fundamentally from lag in processes of innovation of new products, becoming assembly or production plants for foreign companies, both in the electronics industry and in the furniture industry. Thus, it is important to implement policies that encourage strategic alliances so that industries increase their competitiveness through innovation strategies. Therefore, we have developed a challenging project with young Mexicans students from innovation and engineering careers, so that together with experts in the field of wood and design, seek to unite two sectors that would typically be considered as separate, the wood and the electronics industry. This paper will talk about the results obtained in a year of work from a project developed by Innovation and Design Engineering students from Universidad Panamericana, Campus Guadalajara as well as academics of the Cellulose and Paper Center of the University of Guadalajara.