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Cancer test developed by Chilean start-up to be distributed abroad

InvestChile - January,15,2021

GeneproDX has reached an agreement with Belgium’s Biocartis for the distribution of ThyroidPrint, a test that avoids unnecessary diagnostic surgeries and the permanent use of thyroid hormone supplements.

Topics: Innovation- Start-Up- Entrepreneurship- Science in Chile

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Chileans bring artificial intelligence closer to audiovisual production

InvestChile - January,12,2021

With Runway, hyper-realistic audiovisual content can be created, modified and edited automatically, using artificial intelligence algorithms and machine learning.

Topics: Innovation- Artificial Intelligence- Machine learning

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Entrepreneurship: The new face of Chile’s country image

InvestChile - January,8,2021

NotCo, Algramo, Wheel the World, Karün and Viña Emiliana are among the 12 companies to feature in the “Chile Creating Future” campaign as part of a new strategy to position the country in the eyes of the world and to promote trade and foreign investment to Chile.

Topics: Start-Up- Entrepreneurship- Imagen de Chile Foundation

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Prize for start-up that converts plastic into fuel

InvestChile - January,6,2021

Ariel Crespo, co-founder of EcoFuels, explains how he was able to produce a liquid fuel similar to kerosene that can be used in stoves, industrial boilers and electricity generators.

Topics: Innovation- Energy- Energy Investment- circular economy- recycling

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Pandemic accelerates growth of EdTech companies

InvestChile - January,4,2021

Start-ups devoted to the incorporation of technology in education have diversified their services and accelerated the digital transformation in Chile.

Topics: Start-Up- education- EdTech- COVID-19

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Oracle announces opening of its first Cloud Region in Chile

InvestChile - December,29,2020

The US company indicated that it selected Chile as a pioneer in the adoption of public cloud services and due to the large increase on customer demand.

Topics: Foreign Investment in Chile- Digital Hub- Oracle- Cloud Region

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Chilean start-up adapts seeds for irrigation with seawater

InvestChile - December,28,2020

Chilean entrepreneurs have successfully germinated grains like maize, wheat and barley at temperatures between -2°C and 50°C. They are now seeking to test the development in the field with a view to transforming it into an alternative in the face of water scarcity.

Topics: R&D- Innovation- Foods- Food Technology

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Chile maintains top regional place in Human Development Index

InvestChile - December,18,2020

The Human Development Report 2020 ranks Chile in 43rd place out of 189 countries while, in the Gender Development Index, it takes 62nd place.

Topics: Rankings- Gender Equality- World Ranking- Human Development Report- UNDP

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Chilean foodtech firm creates formula to reduce salt and expands abroad

InvestChile - December,17,2020

Done Properly produces umami naturally and is working on the pilot and scale-up phase for its expansion to Colombia, Mexico, the United States, Spain and Switzerland in 2021.

Topics: Food Industry- Innovation- Start-Up- Foods- Foodtech- Food Technology

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Microsoft announces its largest investment in Chile in 28 years: The company will install data centers in the country and implement a plan of digital reactivation

InvestChile - December,14,2020

The initiatives will generate US$11,300 million in income and create 51,000 jobs.

Topics: Foreign Investment in Chile- Digital Hub- Data Center- Microsoft

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Chile is the most attractive country for investment in renewable energies

InvestChile - December,10,2020

Climatescope 2020, which analyzed 137 countries, also highlighted the solidity of Chile’s energy policies and its ambitious goal of 70% clean power by 2030.

Topics: Clean Energy- Ranking- Energy Ministry- Climatescope 2020- Bloomberg

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Price of photovoltaic systems in Chile drops by almost a third in four years

InvestChile - December,9,2020

A study by the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) and Chile’s Energy Ministry shows how the price of infrastructure for solar energy has dropped in Chile.

Topics: Clean Energy- Energy- Energy Investment- Energy Ministry- Energy infrastructure

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Spain’s Nabiax to expand its data center in Paine

InvestChile - December,7,2020

The multinational plans to build two new IT rooms to expand the capacity of its data center to over 2 MW.

Topics: Foreign Investment in Chile- Digital Hub- Data Center- Nabiax

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Leading digital marketing firm highlights InvestChile as case of success

InvestChile - December,4,2020

HubSpot has drawn attention to the agency’s digital strategy, which was reinforced during the pandemic and has attracted investment of over US$200 million to the country.  

Topics: InvestChile- Digital Marketing- HubSpot

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Fintech and open banking in Chile: Legal framework fast-track

InvestChile - November,30,2020

The Ministry of Finance will work to draw up a legal proposal for an Open Banking Standard, promoting competition and innovation in the financial market and the incorporation of new fintech players. 

Topics: Fintech- Banks- Ministry of Finance

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Chile: Leader in AgTech and FoodTech innovation and development

InvestChile - November,26,2020

During InvestChile’s e-seminar, four businesspeople from the sector explained their vision of its development in Chile, highlighting the privileged position it has internationally.

Topics: Foreign Investment- The Live Green Co- Foodtech- AgTech- Done Properly- Kilimo- Protera

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Jeffrey Sachs: “Chile has an excellent opportunity to include sustainable development in its constitution.”

InvestChile - November,26,2020

The leading economist and academic, one of the most respected internationally, set out his vision of the post-pandemic economy during InvestChile’s e-seminar.

Topics: COVID-19- e-Seminar- Jeffrey Sachs- New Constitution in Chile

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The importance of digital talent for attracting new business

InvestChile - November,26,2020

The importance of digital skills for the labor market was at the center of debate during InvestChile’s e-seminar.  

Topics: ONU Mujeres Chile- Equifax Chile- Fundación Kodea- Talento Digital para Chile- Digital Talent- Labor market- Digital skills

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Green hydrogen, technology and foods: Companies announce investment plans in Chile

InvestChile - November,26,2020

During InvestChile’s e-seminar, Engie, Grupo Bimbo and Ascenty talked about their investment plans in Chile in sectors that have continued to grow despite the pandemic.

Topics: Food Industry- global services- Digital Hub- Data Center- Ascenty- Energy Investment- Green Hydrogen- Engie Chile- Grupo Bimbo

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Minister Lucas Palacios: “The scale of the economic measures has been crucial for the speed of the recovery of activity.”

InvestChile - November,26,2020

During InvestChile’s e-seminar, Minister Palacios talked in detail about the measures implemented to foster economic reactivation.

Topics: COVID-19- Lucas Palacios- Ministry of Economy- Minister of Economy- Activity´s recovery

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