From may CORFO has new Executive Vice President and new Innovation Manager

Sebastian Sichel, Executive Director of CORFO, and Rocio Fonseca, Innovation Manager of CORFO.

In March of this year was appointed for four years Sebastián Piñera President of Chile. This brings with it some modifications, as for example change of authorities in some State entities. One of those entities is CORFO, Since early May has new Executive Vice President and new Innovation Manager.

The new Executive Vice President, that it replaces the outgoing Eduardo Bitrán, ES Sebastian Sichel, who was presented in April by the Minister of economy, Development and tourism, José Ramón Valente. Sichel is lawyer and master in law public of the Pontifical University Catholic of Chile, He has developed a career in the public and private sectors. Before assuming served as Director of the school of Government of the Universidad San Sebastián and Director of the Department of public law of the same House of study, and as Professor of Catholic University Executive Development Center. Also was coordinator of advisers of the Ministry of economy between 2008 and 2010, and previously Deputy National Director of tourism and in charge of the Area of the development of the institution.     Read more …


CREATECH Cares: Two new talks give continuity to cooperation with Fondo Esperanza

Romina barrier next to microentrepreneurs of Fondo Esperanza, Office La Cisterna. Photography CREATECH.

CREATECH Cares is the program of corporate volunteering through which our company participates or carries out activities of contribution to the community. In this context during January this year two talks were conducted in La Cisterna, Santiago de Chile, specifically in the office of Fondo Esperanza, organization dedicated to support microentrepreneurs.

The day 10 January was the first talk"Digital Marketing: Digital tools to enhance a venture", by Paula Escudero. In this Marketing Digital basics surrendered, In addition to the various digital tools available that may be useful for entrepreneurs who are just starting. This time the talk focused on three tools: email and social networks Facebook and Instragram, and how to use them to enhance business, According to what each one of these tools enables and offers.     Read more …


Event organized by municipality of Talca for entrepreneurs is carried out with participation of CREATECH

Romina barrier, New business manager for CREATECH, event "Undertaking with value" in Talca, Maule region. Photo courtesy of city of Talca.

The day 5 last December was held in Talca, Maule region, the event "Undertaking with value", organized by the municipality of Talca and State Bank. The event was supported by Sercotec and SERNAM Business Center, and the participation of CREATECH. The activity was attended by around 300 women entrepreneurs in the Region, with businesses from various sectors such as agricultural, wine, beekeeping, tourism and services.

The event which featured welcoming remarks by the Mayor of Talca, divided into three lectures, the first was performed by Juan Fernando Abarca of State Bank, with regard to the program grows women. The second exhibition "E-commerce for entrepreneurs of the commune", It was created by Claudio Reyes, Director of Center of development of business of Sercotec. While the third presentation "Business innovation and financing" was conducted by Romina barrier, New business manager for CREATECH.     Read more …


Sebastián Piñera's new Government proposals for science and technology, Innovation and entrepreneurship in Chile

In December of 2017 were conducted presidential elections in Chile, being elected, for the second time, businessman Sebastián Piñera. This implies, as in any change in Government, especially if the political side is changed, have new goals and approaches for the development of public policies in different areas. Some of them are the area of science and technology, Entrepreneurship and innovation what are the guidelines that will govern the development of this field? The answer is not at all clear, But if you can have some lights according to presented in the Government programme. Some of the measures which appear in the document Government program 2018-2022 We mention them here.     Read more …


University of the Andes developed 2nd technology fair where CREATECH was again invited to participate

Jovanka Trebotich, of CREATECH, together the jury analyzing one of the projects submitted. Photo courtesy of Juan Pablo Oyarzún.

The past 10 November 2nd technology fair was held in the Hall North of the library of the Universidad de los Andes. It is activity, just like the first version, It was the closing of the course "Design workshop, product" of the Faculty of engineering and applied sciences. However, Unlike the previous version, participants are mostly studying 2nd year of electrical engineering, Engineering in computer science and Civil Engineering.     Read more …


Case of CREATECH: Wellness Technologies launches the innovative probiotic Lacte 5 to the market

Image courtesy of Wellness Technologies

From 2005 CREATECH has focused on guiding and supporting entrepreneurs and researchers to go the long way of bringing their ideas to market. This is why we are happy to know that our clients meet their goals. It is the case of María Loreto Ormeño, who with his company investor. Wellness Technologies Ltda., It is ready to launch its first product on the market. Loreto wanted to share this success with us and encourage others who are beginning or are in the process to realize their ideas.

Lacte 5 is the first supplement containing the strain Chilean Lactobacillus Salivarius LPM01, isolated from breast milk healthy women in the Bio Bio Region by the Universidad de Concepción human year 2006 and functionally developed by the company Inversiones Wellness Technologies Ltda. for the development of food and functional supplements.     Read more …


Success stories of researchers and entrepreneurs supported by CREATECH reflects diversity of industries and areas

CREATECH, with more than 10 years of existence, has supported in the transfer of the idea to the market to more than 500 projects from a variety of industries and areas of science and technology which can be classified in:

  • Biotechnology and health
  • The information and communication technologies (ICT)
  • Food, Agricultural, Forestry and aquaculture
  • Renewable energy, Climate, Water and environment
  • Manufacturing, Mining and infrastructure
  • Education and social sciences

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Salmon farming innovations allow the constant challenges of the industry

2016-08-31The aquaculture industry is constantly facing challenges related to production, the relationship with the communities and the environment. Two clear examples of this are the Bloom algae affecting the Chilean Salmon industry, that earlier this year resulted in the loss of, some 40 thousand tons of salmon; and sea lice epidemic (Caligus rogercresseyi) or caligus affecting mainly Scottish and Norwegian producers. The losses, due to this epidemic resulted in an increase of the 16% in the price of Salmon in Britain, also affecting the sector of restaurants; While in Norway it was estimated that the costs for this cause were around USD 600 million. Is therefore that the advances that may exist in the field of innovations in this sector are quite relevant. We will show some of them below.     Read more …


Global Entrepreneurship Monitor: review the State of entrepreneurship worldwide

2016-08-24Since ago 17 years the Global Entrepreneurship Research Association, founded by Babson College and London Business School and sponsored by organizations from around the world, among them is the University for the development of Chile; oversees the preparation of the report Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM). Annual report, to check the State of entrepreneurship in different economies of the world, including Chile. Then you give some of those indicators more relevant of the more recent report.     Read more …


Increase considerable in projects awarded and high presence of regions in results of stage 2 of V FONDEF VIU

2016-07-27In moments that are being evaluated the projects submitted to Stage 1 the VI contest of valorisation of the research at the University (VIU), whose call closed at the beginning of June, It gave to know them Stage results 2 the V contest of valorization of research at the University.

The National Commission of science and technology in Chile (CONICYT), through its program FONDEF, It seeks to promote a culture of innovative entrepreneurship in the Chilean universities, so is characterized by support and provide funding to projects of students of undergraduate and graduate thesis, whose research can be transformed into enterprises.     Read more …