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Edtech and the educational challenges of the technological revolution

InvestChile - April,15,2019

A study by Endeavor has concluded that educational technology firms have a great opportunity to lead the sector’s transformation and teach the skills of the twenty-first century.

Topics: technology- 4IR- Tech investment- education- Fourth Industrial Revolution- EdTech- Endeavor

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Chilean companies incorporating artificial intelligence at twice the global rate

InvestChile - April,12,2019

Ways of personalizing the manufacture of products and the need to train employees are acquiring importance, says a report by Accenture.

Topics: R&D- 4IR- AI- Accenture- Artificial Intelligence

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Renewable energies can satisfy 86% of global demand for electricity

InvestChile - April,11,2019

A study by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) forecasts that, if the correct measures are taken, CO2 emissions could be reduced by almost 30% in a decade and by more than 70% by the middle of the century. The good news for Chile is that, a natural resource, photovoltaic solar technology is key.

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

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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 to gather data from the heavens to solve problems on Earth

InvestChile - March,27,2019

The aim is to add value to astronomy’s main asset by bringing together its stock of data, which is currently dispersed around the world, and the algorithms used to obtain it. 

Topics: data- Astronomy- Astrodata- science

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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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Chile’s reasons for promoting the Women’s Agenda at APEC during 2019

InvestChile - March,21,2019

The measures that the country will be promoting seek to increase women’s participation in non-traditional economic sectors, create indicators to identify gender gaps and draw up strategies to improve women’s access to technology.

Topics: Gender Equality- APEC- Women

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Astronomy: China to install megaproject in Chile

InvestChile - March,18,2019

The two centers to be developed could require an investment of more than US$320 million and are being watched with attention by InvestChile. This would, moreover, be China’s first investment in Chile in the field of science and astronomical exploration.

Topics: Astronomy- Astrodata- Chinese investment- science

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Starbucks and Burger King to strengthen focus on delivery in Chile

InvestChile - March,15,2019

The emblematic coffee chain plans to remodel 20 stores in line with the new concept which will make its debut with an application to create customer loyalty through rewards.

Topics: Digital Transformation- App- Starbucks- Burguer King

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Femsa includes Chile in plan to double Oxxo stores in the region

InvestChile - March,11,2019

The Mexican group says that, in 2019, it will open 120 new stores in three markets as part of a strategy to reach 280 stores in South America by the end of the year.

Topics: OXXO- Femsa- Business Platform- Convenience Stores

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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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Mobike expands to regions after completing one year of operations in Chile

InvestChile - March,5,2019

During the first half, 250 bikes belonging to the company are expected to make their debut in Valdivia in southern Chile. In Santiago, the company has 330,000 registered users.

Topics: Digital Economy- Mobike- App

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Finnish mining technology multinational arrives in Chile

InvestChile - February,25,2019

Zyfra, an artificial intelligence and IoT company, already has operations in Peru and plans to scale up to other countries in the region in 2022.

Topics: Mining- technology- Digital Economy- Tech investment- Internet of Things- IoT

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7 keys to transforming organizational culture in the digital era

InvestChile - February,19,2019

With the arrival of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the idea that organizations must change is all-pervasive. However, the challenges of digital transformation are, first and foremost, a matter of people. According to PwC Chile, they are the key to cultural transformation in times of new technologies.

Topics: 4IR- Fourth Industrial Revolution- Digital Transformation

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Chilean blueberries aim to replace popcorn in Chinese cinemas

InvestChile - February,7,2019

Following record exports, Chile will begin to sell the little blue fruit, packaged in small rectangular boxes, to Chinese moviegoers as “Blue Pop”.  

Topics: China- Chile- Food Industry- Exports- Fruits- blueberries

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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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How Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things are Revolutionizing Mining

InvestChile - January,31,2019

The application of these technologies allows for improved productivity, increased efficiency, and contribution to sustainability and workers’ safety in the sector. However, there are still obstacles to overcome, such as the preparation of human capital to consider these innovations and improving telecommunications infrastructure.

Topics: Mining- technology- Internet of Things- AI

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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 joins sustainable beach initiative

InvestChile - January,25,2019

The international Blue Flag eco-label for sustainable beaches has intervened over 4,000 beaches in 50 countries and Chile is the third South American country to join the initiative.  

Topics: Chile- Environment- blueflag- SUSTAINABILITY

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