How can we help?

Invest & set up an operation in Costa Rica »

Talk to the experts in each specific sector of interest, meet key service providers, request information and benchmarks and much more.

Write a message here
Feedback on CINDE services »

Help us become better every day. Share you suggestions or any complaints about CINDE´s services to our quality assurance department.

Keep in touch

  • Linkedin
  • YouTube
  • Email
CINDE New York

100 Park Avenue, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10017

CINDE Costa Rica

Plaza Roble Los Balcones, 4th Floor.
Escazu, San Jose, Costa Rica


Essential Info

  • Intro
  • Documents

Download key information tailored to your investment interest, at no cost.

  • Fast
  • Convenient
  • Reliable

The final essential INFO will include:

Key information on Costa Ricas education quality and trends, labor pool and regulations, free trade zone and investment incentives, economic indicators, suppliers and vendors, life in Costa Rica and much more.

Choose one of the following investment sectors:

Telling us your business’ sector allows us to prepare more accurate data based on your request.

Choose the documents you're interested in obtaining

This is a list of files generated based on your Investment Sector choice

You’re all set!

Your customised essential INFO is getting ready...

Check your email You will receive an email in a few moments with the files we have prepared for you!

Remember, you can run this wizard as many times as you want!


Reset your password

  • We will send you instructions to reset your password

  • Your email is not in our records

I want to register!


How do you want to create your account?

Register today and stay on top of the latest from Costa Rica.

  • Access and download key information on benchmarks, data and statistics from the country.
  • Receive newsletters from the latest economic and investment related initiatives.
  • Get news alerts on key country developments.
  • And much more.

Please fill the following information to create your account

Go Back

Please check the form is complete.

Thank you for registering with CINDE

Your account has been succesfully created.

If you have any problems, please:

Contact us

My Profile

Your health and safety is our top priority. We're operating 100% remotely.

LEARN MORE »Learn how CINDE is responding to COVID-19

Check out Costa Rica's Response Guidelines to Covid-19 and learn how to achieve business continuity in our country


News Room

Feel connected with

our essence

Get the latest updates from our
events, press releases and more!

Press Release

CINDE and AAMI Bring Medical Device Industry Training to Costa Rica

AUGUST 3rd 2020

Costa Rica is increasingly valuable to health technology manufacturers working on a global scale, with medical devices touted as the country’s top goods export since 2017. Recognizing this, the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) joined forces with the Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency (CINDE) to bring AAMI education to the country’s professional training and device manufacturing campuses.

“As an international organization, AAMI is constantly looking to where quality manufacturing is happening in the world,” said Brad Schoener, vice president  of innovation at AAMI. “We’ve recognized that many of our members have a footprint in Costa Rica, and naturally, we’d like to deliver the support they have requested.”

AAMI currently offers more than 18 courses in quality and regulatory assurance, human factors, software and cybersecurity, and sterilization. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) participates in the development of course content and the Association’s 48 instructors lead these courses either in person or through live, virtual training*.

“AAMI’s reputation for quality and thought leadership allows us to recruit the best instructors, and we have a thorough training process for developing new faculty,” explained Schoener.

“Twelve of the 30 top MedTech companies operate in Costa Rica in 14 different subsectors. Eight of these are some of the top 20 exporters, representing US$3.7 million in 2019’s medical devices exports,” added Vanessa Gibson, head of climate investment at CINDE. “AAMI’s courses will strengthen the knowledge of these companies to continue carrying out high value-added processes to Costa Rica and the world.”

Costa Rica is also the second-largest medical devices exporter in Latin America. Now, through CINDE, AAMI will be providing the education and professional training in standards utilization and product development necessary for manufacturing companies to bring new technologies and devices to market. The first course will start next September.

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all AAMI instruction will remain virtual-only through 2020.
AAMI ( is a nonprofit organization founded in 1967. It is a diverse community of more than 9,000 healthcare technology professionals united by one important mission—supporting the healthcare community in the development, management, and use of safe and effective health technology. AAMI is the primary source of consensus standards, both national and international, for the medical device industry, as well as practical information, support, and guidance for health technology and sterilization professionals.
CINDE ( is a private, nonprofit organization committed to Costa Rica's sustainable development and social progress for over 38 years, through the attraction of foreign direct investment in manufacturing industries and high value-added services that generate quality employment, knowledge transfer, and productive linkages.

CINDE also collaborates to strengthen the Costa Rican business climate in a way that fosters the growth of valuable activities throughout the country.