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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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Protera: The start-up that modifies foods and sparks interest in Silicon Valley

InvestChile - May,13,2019

Leonardo and Francia started to experiment in the laboratory at university, coming up with an idea for the global food industry. Today, they sell their developments to multinationals around the world and expect to bill US$3 million this year.

Topics: Food Industry- R&D- biotechnology- Innovation- Start-Up- Artificial Intelligence

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Chile among the countries with the most mining start-ups

InvestChile - April,5,2019

The data shows that Chile accounts for 12% of this type of high-impact start-ups, after Australia, the United States and Canada. 

Topics: Mining- Innovation- Start-Up- METS

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5 innovations that will change the Chilean wine industry

InvestChile - March,25,2019

Chile is the fourth largest exporter of bottled wine after Italy, France and Spain. Although it is a key player internationally, producers face the challenge of incorporating R&D in order to be more competitive in an ever more demanding industry.

Topics: Food Industry- R+D Law- Innovation- Wine

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Seawater emerges as key for the future of copper in Chile

InvestChile - March,6,2019

Los Pelambres, Quebrada Blanca, Spence, Radomiro Tomic, El Abra and NuevaUnión have initiatives at different stages of development for the use of seawater at their operations.

Topics: Mining- Innovation- Desalination plants

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Chilean children study with robots

InvestChile - February,1,2019

While at first they were a tool to teach programming, nowadays their uses have expanded to work with curriculum-related content. With them, children learn abstract subjects that were previously taught on the blackboard.

Topics: technology- Innovación y Desarrollo- Innovation- education

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Chile to play key role in Telepizza global expansion plan

InvestChile - January,30,2019

The classic Spanish pizza chain will have a new factory in Chile to meet future demand in the region. Over the next few years, it also expects to open 50 new stores and remodel others.

Topics: Chile- Food Industry- technology- Innovation- development- growth hub

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Walmart opens 100% self-service supermarket in Chile the first in Latin America and the US

InvestChile - January,29,2019

The company says it is undergoing the biggest transformation in its history, with a central focus on incorporating technology and innovation.

Topics: Chile- América Latina- Retail- Innovation- development

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Chile climbs to third place in world entrepreneurship ranking

InvestChile - January,24,2019

The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) revealed that the South American country is one of the economies where entrepreneurship has increased most, giving it an index of 25.1%, up by 12 percentage points from 13% in 2008.

Topics: Chile- Innovation- Entrepreneurship- Ranking- development

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Chile signs technology transfer agreement with Pacific Alliance

InvestChile - December,5,2018

Representatives of Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru have signed an agreement to establish a network of technology transfer offices in a bid to facilitate coordination and cooperation on innovation and entrepreneurship. 

Topics: technology- Innovation- Start-Up- development

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The digital economy accounts for 22.2% of Chile’s GDP

InvestChile - November,30,2018

According to estimates by Accenture, this is equivalent to some US$55,000 million. Chile scored 33.1 points in the Digital Economic Value Index in which it led the region, thanks to its high adoption of digital technologies, accelerators and digital talent.

Topics: Innovation- Start-Up- Digital Economy

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These are Chile’s most innovative companies in 2018

InvestChile - November,28,2018

The companies were evaluated for their capacity to innovate and act in pursuit of their business objectives, transforming innovation into a practice that forms part of their DNA. The list includes companies of different sizes, some of them from overseas.

Topics: R&D- Innovation- Start-Up

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R&D: the investments of Cargill in Chile

InvestChile - November,6,2018

The company was one of the pioneers of the successful use of Chile’s Research and Development Law, a tax incentive that seeks to improve firms’ ability to compete. 

Topics: Food Industry- biotechnology- R+D Law- Innovation

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