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Chile promotes digital talent with 1,000 specialization scholarships

InvestChile - September,8,2022

Talento Digital para Chile, InvestChile and CORFO will work alongside leading companies in the export of information technology services to expand access to quality jobs and position Chile as an exporter of technological services.  

Topics: Technology- Digital Economy- Education- Talent

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WTA 2022: Chile is South America’s best adventure tourism destination

InvestChile - September,2,2022

The 29th World Travel Awards (WTA) for South America 2022 named Chile the Most Romantic Destination and the Leading Adventure Tourism Destination. These honors also demonstrate the business and investment opportunities that exist in Chile. 

Topics: Tourism- Ranking- world travel awards

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Google provides 500 technology training scholarships in Chile

InvestChile - August,26,2022

The initiative aims to expand job opportunities in high-demand fields such as project management, IT support, data analysis and user experience design. 

Topics: Global services- Technology- Education- Talent

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Enel begins operations at Chile's first hybrid renewable power plant

InvestChile - August,22,2022

It is known as the Azabache solar power project (60.9 MW) which, thanks to its location on the same site, operates in conjunction with the Valle de los Vientos wind power park (90 MW) to generate renewable energy from solar radiation and the wind.

Topics: Renewable energy- Energy

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Unicorns from Austria, Egypt and Mexico arrive in Chile

InvestChile - August,19,2022

Ecosystem stakeholders comment on the potential that high-value startups see in the country, and the protagonists describe the advantages of investing in Chile within their specific area.  

Topics: Global services- Startup- Unicorn

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Ranking: Four Chilean universities among the best in the world

InvestChile - August,17,2022

Universidad de Chile and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile stood out in the Academic Ranking of World Universities, among other Chilean institutions.

Topics: Ranking- Education- Talent

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Chile: 10 facts about the first IKEA store in South America

InvestChile - August,8,2022

The Santiago de Chile store is IKEA’s first in Latin America. It is a 15,000-meter space that includes more than 8,000 meters of sales area. The store will also employ some 700 people in Chile.  

Topics: Retail

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Amazon begins environmental permit process for a data center in Chile

InvestChile - July,29,2022

The project from Amazon Web Services is valued at US$205 million. The 43-acre site will include two buildings to house electronic and technological equipment, host servers and store data, as well as an electricity substation. 

Topics: Global services- Data Center- US investment in Chile

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AB InBev brewing firm aims for sustainable production in Chile

InvestChile - July,26,2022

The Belgian company has pledged to become carbon neutral throughout its value chain by 2040 and is taking concrete steps toward that target in our country.

Topics: Food Industry- Belgian investment in Chile- Best practices

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Globant’s formula for attracting Chilean digital talent

InvestChile - July,20,2022

The unicorn that emerged from Argentina and is now present in 19 countries worldwide sees Chile as a major motor for digital innovation in Latin America and is offering first-rate opportunities to professionals interested in joining the firm.

Topics: Global services

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Venture Capital in Chile grows 34% in the first half of 2022

InvestChile - July,18,2022

During this period, Chile's venture capital industry raised US$550 million in investment compared to US$411 million a year ago, according to the Chilean Venture Capital Association (ACVC). This half-yearly total is a record and contrasts with the global trend.  

Topics: Venture Capital

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Chilean cherries take on climate change

InvestChile - July,15,2022

Chile is the southern hemisphere’s foremost producer and exporter of cherries, accounting for over 95% of counter-seasonal supply, whose main destination in China.

Topics: International trade- Environment- Food Industry

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Start-Up Chile case study arrives at Harvard

InvestChile - July,12,2022

The prestigious American university’s business school is set to include in its classes details of the origin, evolution and success of this public program for high-impact start-ups.

Topics: StartUp-Chile- Education- Startup

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Five key questions to understand the tax reform in Chile

InvestChile - July,8,2022

The first structural reform to be implemented by the President Gabriel Boric’s government aims to make progress on tax fairness for all taxpayers, and to finance initiatives to expand social security and promote productive and regional development.

Topics: Chilean Economy- Tax reform

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EIG chooses Chile for a new renewable energy platform

InvestChile - July,5,2022

The firm has announced the creation of Grupo Cerro, which includes Latin America’s largest solar power plant and 11 other hydroelectric power plants bought from ANPAC Energy.

Topics: Energy

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Geolith brings to Chile technology for sustainable lithium extraction

InvestChile - July,4,2022

The French start-up has inaugurated a pilot field trial for their direct lithium extraction filter with its more eco-friendly technology at the Universidad de Antofagasta in northern Chile. 

Topics: Lithium- French investment in Chile

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Chile among OECD leaders for gender equality in patent applications

InvestChile - July,1,2022

Gender Report: A National Institute of Industrial Property (INAPI) analysis has revealed that the proportion of invention patent applications made by Chilean women inventors rose by 5.4% compared to 2020. Ventures such as MOV are examples of women who dared to take the lead and create new things. 

Topics: Intellectual Property

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Index places Chile among regional leaders in digital maturity

InvestChile - June,23,2022

Chile stands out as one of the most advanced countries in Latin America, and is above the global average in the index produced by EY based on surveys in 15 of the region’s economies.  

Topics: Digital Economy

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Enel Green Power begins construction of five solar parks in Chile

InvestChile - June,21,2022

Enel Green Power, alongside the company IM2 Energía Solar, is constructing eleven solar parks. Once they are all operational, they will be able to power more than 72,000 homes a year, to the benefit of around 312,000 people and saving more than 1,760 tons of CO2 emissions. 

Topics: Renewable energy

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2022 Ranking: Chile leads Latin America in global competitiveness

InvestChile - June,16,2022

Chile has fallen to 45th place out of 63 economies surveyed around the world in the 2022 edition of the analysis carried out by the World Competitiveness Center, in alliance with the Faculty of Economics and Business at the Universidad de Chile.  

Topics: Ranking

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