23/01/2017

CES 2017: Anniversary no. 50 fair's most important technological innovation worldwide

How it is traditional, every year on this date we deliver the outstanding that leaves the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), annual event which takes place in Las Vegas, United States. This year the event, It is perhaps the most important worldwide related to everyday technology, held its 50 anniversary since its first version made in 1967 in New York City.

In a column of opinion for Forbes Mexico, Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association, before you give home to this version, gave some data interesting. For example the first version brought to something like 17.500 attendees with 117 exhibitors, to overcome the 165 thousand attendees in 2016 and the 3.800 exhibiting companies of 150 countries. Points out in addition that in these 50 years have launched more than 70 MIL products.     Read more …

29/12/2016

Venture Capital and Private Equity investment funds, current state of this industry in Chile

Risk Capital or Venture Capital (VC) and private financing or Private Equity (PE) they are forms of financing to start up companies that are at the early stage and have high growth potential but also a high risk, and that they have previously managed another type of FFF or seed Capital financing. This funding consists of the delivery of capital from investors in Exchange for a percentage of the company private.

Earlier this year we published the article "Brazil risk according to CAF and leader in Latin America in private investment", in which we conducted a review on the status of this type of investment in Latin America. This time we focus on the State of private investment to finance business in early stages in Chile.

According to the last "2015-2016 Scorecard The Private Equity and Venture Capital Environment in Latin America" by LAVCA, Chile leads the ranking of the Region with 74 points, Although it fell two points since the previous report, Brazil followed with 72 points and Mexico with 65 points.     Read more …

27/12/2016

Law of r & d implemented by CORFO, tax benefit that supports investment in innovation

A few years ago we conducted a review to different aspects to the "law of r & d", tax benefit that gives the State of Chile to those companies that certify investment for the development and implementation of research projects and development (R & d). TO 8 years of its implementation, and because time has passed since the review, We have decided to remember to summarize in the r & d law question, some results and how to access it.     Read more …

22/12/2016

Licensing Activity Survey FY2015: A look at the University technology transfer in United States

AUTM technology transfer cycle. Image made by AUTM.

AUTM technology transfer cycle. Image made by AUTM.

Year after year, from 1991, the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) performs the "Licensing Activity Survey", study through which data of the annual activity of technology transfer carried out by universities in the United States are delivered. This year, in its version number 25, We will review the highlights of the study.

To contextualize, notably, in the last 25 years, They reported more than 380 thousand innovations to the offices of technology transfer from universities in United States, they were more than 206 thousand patent applications, emitting more than 84 thousand patents in United States. The revenue by licensing exceed the USD 37 thousand million. These licensed innovations became more of 10 thousand new products introduced to the market. Is created near 11.000 start up companies.     Read more …

14/12/2016

CREATECH cases: Alvaro Lladser, patience and dedication is based on the keys in the advance of research on immunotherapies against cancer in Chile

Image, courtesy Alvaro Lladser of Foundation Science and life.

Image, courtesy Alvaro Lladser of Foundation Science and life.

In Chile, there are several entities that are dedicated to generate research and development, one of them is Foundation Science and life. Founded in 1996, This private entity without profit aims to "improve the economic and social development of Chile through scientific discovery, "the entrepreneurship and the education in Sciences biological". For the founders the sciences play a role essential in the development social and economic of the country. For this reason created the concept science 360 °, low which is working simultaneously on:

  • Promote the discoveries through scientific research
  • Prepare scientists for the future
  • Build networks international that allow the participation of Chile in the science global
  • Promote enterprises of base biological
  • Stimulate and strengthen science education in schools and the community

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29/11/2016

Possible output of United States of the TPP, What is the panorama?

2016-11-29The past 8 of November is celebrated the election Presidential in United States, being elected the candidate Republican and entrepreneur Donald Trump. With regard to its plan of Government in relation to entrepreneurship e innovation still not there is clarity of what will be his stance and them measures that this will boost. However, It has declared what measures are which will take during the first 100 days of his Government, among them is the not ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). What is what can occur if this Treaty not is ratified by United States in the Region of Pacific?? There are analysis that can help to give clarity on the panorama and you them we show below.     Read more …

18/11/2016

Exponents International presented its experiences in Conference on innovation and biotechnology

Exhibitors of Conference international organized by AmCham. Photo: CREATECH.

Exhibitors of Conference international organized by AmCham. Photo: CREATECH.

The day 14 November was held in Santiago de Chile, the "Conference international innovation and biotechnology: Connecting with the world". The meeting organized by image of Chile and the Camera Chileno-Norteamericana of Commerce AmCham Chile, gathered around of 200 Professional and students linked to the innovation and to the biotechnology and counted with the participation of important exhibitors foreign and national. Then we tell you what tried this activity, supported by CORFO and attended part of the team of CREATECH.

The Welcome to the Conference was to charge of William Carey, Director and President of the Innovation Committee of AmCham Chile, Myriam Gómez, Executive Director of image of Chile, and Marcela angle, Manager of technological capabilities of CORFO. The latter referred to the way in which innovation in Chile is financed, Stressing that 2/3 of the investment it made the State and the universities, While only 1/3 the investment done by the private. For what is necessary to generate initiatives to connect the talent, existing mainly in universities, with the needs specific of the sector private.     Read more …

28/10/2016

Office of transfer and licensing of the Catholic University of Temuco, working in the generation of a stable link between research and industry in Chile from the region of La Araucanía

2016-10-28In the previous article "office of technology transfer and licensing: a link between the research and the industry to promote technological development in the world", posted in our blog makes a time, talk about, on the importance of the work carried out by the offices of transfer and licensing (OTL) in terms of the bonding and/or technology transfer between university research and industry. You could see this relationship in countries such as the United States is consolidated, and how in Latin America little by little taking greater relevance.

In the case of Chile, currently there are 18 Transfer and licensing offices running. Among them is the The Catholic University of Temuco OTL (UCTemuco), with whom CREATECH collaborated recently and that it will have more then.     Read more …

25/10/2016

50Anniversary of Star Trek: influence technology inside and out of the world audiovisual

2016-10-25In September of 2016 is commemorated the 50 ° anniversary of the issuance of the first chapter of the series original of "Star Trek". By this reason is carried out several activities and ads regarding the saga to celebrate. One of those examples is that in February of this year, professionals of the National Air and Space Museum, of Washington D.C., began with the restoration of the single model to scale of the ship USS Enterprise, used in the production full of the series original, Another example is that this year it premiered the film "Star Trek": "Beyond", What's safe left happy and expectant to them "pinata", as is les calls to the fans of the saga.     Read more …

19/10/2016

Challenges technology in the enterprises: who resort to innovate?

2016-10-18Is common that in the enterprises will generate challenges technological, whether to implement new or improved processes that help the smooth functioning of this, either to bring to market new products or services. However sometimes they do not come to see the light, because you are not sure if it will work or not having the necessary capabilities it is not known who resort to be able to solve these challenges. Surely to you them has taken place this in several opportunities, and the same question has been who do contact for what I can support in the solution of the problem? We will then give you some solutions available.

Along the Chile is possible find a range of support through various entities that can contribute with its expertise in different requirements of the process of innovation.     Read more …