Support for those who want to license, among the novelties of the seminar of WIPO and INAPI international patenting systems

Seminar of international patenting. Photo courtesy of INAPI

The National Institute of intellectual property (INAPI) and the world intellectual property organization (WIPO for its acronym in English), with the cooperation of the European Patent Office (EPO for its acronym in English) and the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC), they organized the "International patenting strategies seminar". The event was held the 9 June in the center of innovation Anacleto Angelini of the PUC and attended the Samanta Elgueta and Susana Labra, CREATECH markets and technologies executives. The seminar was composed of four lectures that addressed different issues related to both international and national patents.     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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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 …


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 …


CREATECH cases: Wellness Technologies, patience and perseverance the keys of success to go from the idea to the market

logo1"Improving the quality of the nutrition of immunocompromised, preferably patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy to improve his condition and that allows them to deal better with treatment" is the goal to Loreto Ormeño, whom CREATECH advised some years ago, search with your project, now transformed into the company Wellness Technologies. It is nice to put us a day with this entrepreneurial, that told us in a brief conversation about your product that is ready to go to market, on the current situation of your company, the process move from idea to market and about their plans to future.

To contextualize Wellness Technologies, It offers a probiotic that helps the immune system stimulation, to counter the drop in weight, It reduces the discomfort caused by the chemotherapy and radiotherapy, It improves tolerance to food intake, improves levels of immunoglobulin A (IgA), It reduces inflammation of mucous membranes and eliminates nausea and vomiting. One of the main advantages of the developed formulation is the origin of the strain, isolated breast milk, whose characteristics stood out above other lactic acid bacteria. The bacterium can be conditioned to be incorporated into other foods. Additionally, characteristics of texture and taste of the food are not altered by addition of bacteria.     Read more …


Representatives of the ecosystem of the invention and innovation meet at the 1st Congress of inventors of Chile

Jaime Vergara and Patrick Ibarra, of SCIDesign, along with his invention light Piano, at the fair of inventors. Photo: CREATECH

Jaime Vergara and Patrick Ibarra, of SCIDesign, along with his invention light Piano, at the fair of inventors. Photo: CREATECH

The days 21 and 22 October was developed in Santiago de Chile, in units of SOFOFA the 1st Congress of inventors, organized by Foundation Inventaccion. The appointment, It brought together a large number of attendees, It was attended by governmental authorities, private institutions and persons linked to the ecosystem of the invention and innovation, as entrepreneurs, service providers, inventors and entrepreneurs.

The Congress was divided into five panels of conversation, three workshops, a Bank of minds and a small fair, in which entrepreneurs showed their innovations. Addressed issues related to patentability, technologies, prototypes and market, but especially, to innovation is, What was done at the time of obtaining an innovation so that it is not a good idea and what do the different agencies to help make a useful product for the people of innovation.     Read more …


Jovanka CREATECH Trebotich participates in Licensing Academy: Intellectual Property and Technology Commercialization at UC Davis

Jovanka Trebotich together with representatives of PIPRA and UC Davis School of Law, receiving his diploma of certification

Jovanka Trebotich together with representatives of PIPRA and UC Davis School of Law, receiving his diploma of certification

Between the 2 and 13 June, Davis, California (FEM UU), was held the Licensing Academy: Intellectual Property and Technology Commercialization, organized by UC Davis School of Law and PIPRA. The CREATECH project engineer, Jovanka Trebotich, It was one of the participants of this fourth edition of the course. Jovanka, who was awarded a scholarship granted by PIPRA, He talked with us to tell us about this experience.

In relation to the topics of the course, the engineer tells us that this encompassed issues of intellectual property, regarded from the point of view of universities and United States law. What for it is useful", thinking about the United States is the largest market in all areas". In addition themes of protection strategies were reviewed, Brand, Copyright, Trade Secrets and patents, In addition to other types of protection that exist such as for plant species. It also highlights the topics of valuation of patents, Entrepreneurship, Elevator Pitch and the experience of the University of California, especially UC Davis, in these areas. In addition to issues related to technology transfer offices, How to build them, How to handle them, pointing a little to, as says Jovanka, "Transfer offices in Latin America are in training or are more early than the United States". The course included visits to Silicon Valley, where as account Jovanka, participants had the opportunity of visiting a law firm, managers see issues related to the start-ups that there are. And a SRI International which has various links with Chile.     Read more …


With great interest among the attendees was the last meeting convened by CREATECH Connect: "Entrepreneurship in Science" with Stefan Koehler

With great acceptance and participation it was held last Tuesday 17 in January a new version of CREATECH Connect: "Entrepreneurship in Science", in the premises of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Chile in Santiago. The hearing on this occasion was formed mainly, by students of engineering in Molecular biotechnology, of the entity, with the presence of undergraduate students, postgraduate and professors of the same Faculty, who sincerely enjoyed the exhibitions prepared for this event.     Read more …


The AUTM survey 2010 reported an increase in the granting of licences to start-ups

The Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) He has published the results of its survey on the activity of licensing in the United States, for the year 2010. Despite the difficult conditions of the economy, in general, the results of the survey 2010 They show that the activities of technology transfer in universities and research institutes, have remained strong.     Read more …


CREATECH Connect series upcoming event is done with the talk "Entrepreneurship in Science" in January

Next Tuesday 17 January CREATECH, following his series CREATECH Connect® talk that title will be held "Entrepreneurship in Science".

In this opportunity CREATECH Connect® It will feature the presence and exposure of Stefan Koehler (BS microbiology, MS Molecular Biology with specialization in intellectual property at the University of Munich, MBA from University of Wisconsin-Madison), who will tell about the basic of stages, manage, capitalize in and out of a venture, based on examples of Epicentre Biotechnologies, company where he served by 8 years in office of IP and Technology Licensing Manager, which was sold to Illumina Corporation for USD 90 million in the U.S..     Read more …