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Nanotec will export gold nanoparticles made in Chile for the electronics industry

InvestChile - August,13,2019

They enhance the conductivity properties of sensors to make devices lighter and more flexible. Due to these advances, the Internet of Things is expected grow at an unprecedented rate.

Topics: Tech investment- Internet of Things- IoT- Nanoparticles- Electronics

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To Chile for business: 10% of tourists travel for professional reasons

InvestChile - August,1,2019

The country, which is already known as an adventure and leisure destination, is now moving towards the coveted world of corporate tourism, where spending is almost twice as much as a visitor on vacation. In 2018, this segment brought in more than US$551 million.

Topics: Tourism- Tourism Infrastructure- Business tourism

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EY: Chile is one of the most attractive countries for renewable energy

InvestChile - July,29,2019

EY report awards first place to China followed by the United States and France. Within the region, Chile takes second place after Argentina.

Topics: NCRE- photovoltaic solar energy- wind power- renewable energy

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Japan’s SoftBank prepares arrival in Chile

InvestChile - July,25,2019

With a fund of US$5,000 million to allocate to innovative projects in Latin America, it will prioritize FinTech companies in the country, linked to digital wallets, payment methods and international remittances, among other services.

Topics: Fintech- Japan- Softbank- Banking

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Google will invest US$200 million to develop new data center in Chile

InvestChile - July,19,2019

This will add to the assets it already has in the country and seeks to respond to growing demand for its services in Latin America.

Topics: Infrastructure- Google- 4IR- Tech investment- Digital Transformation- Digital Hub- Digital Infrastructure

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Chile’s four undertakings for managing plastics by 2025

InvestChile - July,11,2019

The country expects that, within six years, 25% of plastic containers and packaging will be made from recycled material and 100% will be designed in line with the circular economy concept. The announcement was made five months before COP25 takes place in Chile.

Topics: COP25- circular economy- recycling- packaging

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First autonomous vehicle for passengers to be tested in Chile

InvestChile - July,10,2019

The Transport Ministry is coordinating the arrival of the minibus with a capacity for 12 passengers. It will be used on a route in the capital, Santiago, before being taken to the regions.

Topics: Artificial Intelligence- Electromobility- Smart City- electric vehicles- Last-mile- autonomous vehicle- Transdev

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5 Chilean innovations that will impact agriculture

InvestChile - July,5,2019

Chile is the southern hemisphere’s principal fruit exporter. Each year, it produces 5 million tonnes of fresh fruit of which it exports 2.6 million tonnes, representing sales of US$4,000 million. Exports of vegetables are also growing and reached US$30 million in the first four months of this year, up by 23% on the same period in 2018.

Topics: Food Industry- R&D- Innovation- Agriculture- Foods

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Frog scooter brand to start regional expansion from Chile

InvestChile - July,4,2019

The aim is to cover eight Chilean cities in 2019 with 7,000 scooters and, over the next 24 months, to open in six markets, starting with Argentina, Peru and Uruguay.

Topics: technology- Tech investment- Scooter- GoFrog- Last-mile

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Chile obtains historically low interest rate in successful placement of its first green bond

InvestChile - June,28,2019

In the placement of Chile’s first sovereign green bond, international markets showed their confidence in the Chilean economy through a historically low interest rate (3.53%) and strong demand from institutional investors that specialize in green bonds.

Topics: Green Bond- Chilean Economy- sovereign green bond- International Markets

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Acciona announces million-dollar investment plan and bids to be the country’s largest renewable generator

InvestChile - June,25,2019

The Spanish company, which has had operations in Chile for a decade now, revealed that it will invest US$800 million by 2025.

Topics: NCRE- photovoltaic solar energy- Energy- Acciona- Energy Investment

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Chilean entrepreneur gets innovative app for emergencies into Samsung and Google devices

InvestChile - June,17,2019

The 2010 earthquake in Chile was the inspiration for an emergency information system that operates without an Internet connection.

Topics: Innovation- Start-Up- Entrepreneurship- App

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Huawei announces first regional data center in Chile

InvestChile - June,14,2019

The company indicated that it expects to invest US$100 million in a first stage, but this could eventually increase.

Topics: Tech investment- Digital Transformation- Digital Hub- Huawei- Digital Infrastructure

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Boom in electric vehicles calls for more  lithium investment

InvestChile - June,12,2019

Some US$9,000 million must be invested in the lithium mining sector to develop the 600,000 tonnes of new capacity required to satisfy demand. 

Topics: Mining- lithium- Lithium Call- electric vehicles

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Ascenty confirms construction of data center in Chile with investment of US$70 million

InvestChile - June,4,2019

The center, with an area of over 7,600 square meters, will be located in Santiago’s Quilicura district. The announcement demonstrates that Chile “is positioning itself as Latin America’s leading technological hub,” according to the director of InvestChile, Cristián Rodríguez.

Topics: success stories- Tech investment- Digital Infrastructure- Data Center- Ascenty

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China Three Gorges confirms interest in expanding business in Chile

InvestChile - June,3,2019

The company already has two projects in the hydroelectricity sector and expects to expand in clean energies.

Topics: Clean Energy- success stories- renewable energy- Energy- Chinese investment- China Three Gorges

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Science, Education & Business: The benefits of the Southern Optical Fiber project

InvestChile - May,31,2019

The international impact that the project may have, as well as the digital integration of the almost 300,000 inhabitants of Patagonia, includes the great potential of the far south of Chile for research and science.

Topics: Conectivity- Digital Transformation- Optical Fiber- Digital Hub- Southern Optical Fiber Project- Huawei- Digital Infrastructure

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Wilefko: the poetic brightness of water that generates energy thanks to the sea

InvestChile - May,29,2019

Entrepreneurship in Chile: Wilefko, or “Brightness of Water” in Mapudungun, is a Chilean start-up that has invented a motor able to turn the impacts of thousands of waves into a continuous movement in order to generate electricity. The technology can be used to pump water, supply compressed air, generate electricity and/or desalinate seawater.  

Topics: Clean Energy- renewable energy- Start-Up- Entrepreneurship- Energy- Wave Power

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With an investment of US$9,100 million, Chile bids to become a digital hub

InvestChile - May,24,2019

The Chile tech transformation initiative is based around three key pillars: international optical fiber interconnections, the development of local fiber optics and a 5G tender scheduled for early 2020.

Topics: Digital Economy- Digital Transformation- 5G- Optical Fiber- Digital Hub- Tender

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DiDi: The Chinese transport company that will compete with Uber in Chile

InvestChile - May,20,2019

Initially, it will operate outside the Chilean capital Santiago, specifically in the cities of Valparaíso, Viña del Mar, Concón, Quilpué and Villa Alemana.

Topics: global services- Tech investment- Chinese investment- Smart City- Mobility

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