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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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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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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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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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Eight years of Start-Up Chile: projects achieve market value of US$1,400 million

InvestChile - November,20,2018

The start-ups supported by the local accelerator have a survival rate of 54.4% while retention in Chile is led by Argentine companies (18%). The accelerator is embarking on a new stage focusing on enterprises’ economic impact.

Topics: Start-Up- StartUp-Chile- Entrepreneurship- Venture Capital

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