23/02/2017

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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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 …

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 …

31/08/2016

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 …

15/07/2016

Talk about technology transfer by CORFO and organised by LES Chile, presents new strategies in this topic

2016-07-15The past 22 June was held in Santiago, talk "Strategy of transfer technology for Chile", organized by Licensing Executive Society Chile (LES Chile), Chilean subsidiary of Licensing Executives Society International (LESI). This was dictated by Marcia Varela, Deputy Manager of technological transfer of the management of technological capabilities of CORFO. The event was attended by members and guests of LES Chile, related to the area of intellectual property, mainly lawyers. Below we provide more details of this event, attended Jovanka Trebotich, Studies Manager; and Romina barrier, New business manager, of CREATECH.     Read more …

28/04/2016

Office of technology transfer and licensing: a link between the research and the industry to promote technological development in the world.

2016-04-28Bonding and/or technology transfer between industry and institutions conducting research, be they universities through its offices in transfer and licensing (OTLs) or research centres, It is necessary for the development of a country. Nila Bhakuni leading of the OTL from Rice University in Houston says in this regard:

“The industry needs technology and people with real expertise, that can come from universities or other entities […]. It is up to us at the universities say that we are the place to do it. For example, Rice University researchers have invented things like nanotubes and are making the world a better place."

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17/02/2016

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 …

30/04/2015

New OTL bring to the University-industry linkage

2015-04-30In Chile, there are at least 18 transfer and licensing offices (OTL, or Technology Licensing Office in English) in universities and State institutes. It is a breakthrough, It's been a 10 There are solo years 2 offices of this type in Chile. One of them was founded and directed by the general manager of CREATECH, Catherine Jelinek at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.

What does an office of this kind? According to AUTM, the professional association comprising offices of this kind in the world, the OTLs are involved in all aspects of protection, licensing and management of intellectual property belonging to their institutions.     Read more …

13/05/2014

Researchers at the University of Cambridge are exposed in conversation about science and business of FONDEF

Chris Lowe, Director of the Institute of biotechnology at the University of Cambridge, speaking of the master relationship. Sitting: Christopher Phillipi, General Secretary of SOFOFA, Jessica Ocampos, co-founder of the platform of technology transfer for Latin America of the Cluster of innovation of the University of Cambridge, and Gonzalo Jordan, Director of FONDEF

Chris Lowe, Director of the Institute of biotechnology at the University of Cambridge, speaking of the master relationship. Sitting: Christopher Phillipi, General Secretary of SOFOFA, Jessica Ocampos, co-founder of the platform of technology transfer for Latin America of the Cluster of innovation of the University of Cambridge, and Gonzalo Jordan, Director of FONDEF

The past 16 April in premises of the SOFOFA, was the talk "business from science: Promises and realities", organized by FONDEF, attended by entrepreneurs and researchers University and several centers. The appointment had the special participation of Jessica Ocampos, co-founder of the Platform for technology transfer for Latin America of the Cluster of innovation of the University of Cambridge (England), and Chris Lowe, expert in bioemprendimiento and Director of the Institute of biotechnology of the University of Cambridge. In addition to Christopher Phillipi, General Secretary of SOFOFA, and Gonzalo Jordan, Director of FONDEF. The presentations addressed issues related to the strengthening of applied research in the country and the necessary dialogue between ciencia-empresa to the development of both, taking as an example the case of Britain and the Cluster of innovation at the University of Cambridge.     Read more …

30/01/2014

International excellence centres supported by CORFO, an initiative for technology transfer in Chile

2012-05-17Continuing with initiatives to Chile to become a pole of innovation and entrepreneurship, in November of 2013, CORFO unveiled four new centers of excellence international (CIS), selected through the attraction of centres of excellence program international r & d, established in 2009.     Read more …