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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: Fourth Industrial Revolution- 4IR- 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: Food Industry- blueberries- China- Chile- Fruits- Exports

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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: Innovation- Innovación y Desarrollo- education- technology

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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: Internet of Things- AI- Mining- technology

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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- technology- Innovation- development- growth hub- Food Industry

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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: development- Innovation- Retail- América Latina- Chile

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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: blueflag- SUSTAINABILITY- Environment- Chile

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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: development- Entrepreneurship- Chile- Ranking- Innovation

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Is Chile a model for Latin America on how to attract tech investments?

InvestChile - January,23,2019

The southern country’s good reputation, backed by the trade policies and macroeconomic figures of recent years, has positioned it as a leading player in the region. Learn about the keys to this process.

Topics: Tech investment- Visa Tech- technology- International Investment Forum- global services- Digital Economy

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Chile seeks to develop a healthy food industry

InvestChile - January,22,2019

The food industry is Chile’s second most important economic sector, accounting for 18% of GDP.

Topics: Food Industry- Chile

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E-commerce: Chile has Latin America’s highest transactions per capita in 2018

InvestChile - January,21,2019

Online purchases in Latin America topped US$71,000 million in 2018, up by 15% on 2017, while, in Chile, they reached over US$5,000 million.  

Topics: e-commerce- Latin America

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A cheery tale of Chilean cherries

InvestChile - January,18,2019

Government help and market forces create a new industry. Thanks mainly to Chinese demand, Chile exported $1.1bn-worth of cherries in 2018, double the value of 2017 and two-thirds that of its much better-known wine exports.

Topics: Food Industry- Cherries- Chinese demand- Exports

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Mining: Use of sea water in Chile’s copper production to triple in 10 years

InvestChile - January,9,2019

The report from the Chilean Copper Commission (Cochilco) estimates a consumption of seawater of 10.82 cubic meters (m3) per second for the year 2029, compared to a current use of 3.28 m3/second

Topics: Mining- Desalination plants- copper

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Foreign Investment: InvestChile's project portfolio grows 82% in 2018

InvestChile - January,7,2019

The inflows reached US$14.1 billion for 277 projects, which will generate 15,408 jobs. Among all sectors, mining stood out with US$4.8 billion of the total investment, which in turn explains Canada's leadership in the analysis by country.

Topics: Foreign Investment in Chile- Foreign Investment- InvestChile- FDI

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Digital economy: The 30 most used applications in Chile

InvestChile - December,31,2018

According to Movistar Chile, Facebook, Google and YouTube head the list of the most used apps, indicating the high penetration of digital platforms in the South American country.

Topics: Ranking- Digital Economy- technology

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Foreign companies stand out for their contribution to gender equity in Chile

InvestChile - December,28,2018

Recruiting and retaining women, as well as people from diverse backgrounds, can make firms more productive and efficient, creating a healthier operating environment. Companies from different sectors have realized this and are promoting policies to encourage female participation.

Topics: InvestChile Mujeres- Gender Equality- Diversity

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Chile to be home to world’s largest gamma-ray observatory

InvestChile - December,27,2018

Europe's intergovernmental astronomy organization is expected to operate by 2025 the research complex in Paranal, which will be 20 times larger and 10 times more sensitive than the structures currently studying this type of radiation.

Topics: ESO- Astronomy- Paranal- ALMA- Observatory

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OECD Investment Chief: "Digital economy will affect investment patterns"

InvestChile - December,21,2018

As part of the InvestChile Talks series, Ana Novik explained the role played today by investment promotion agencies. "Chile plays an important role in our network of investment agencies," she said.

Topics: InvestChile Talks- Foreign Investment- OCDE

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Chile-driven trend: Electric vehicles prepare for launch

InvestChile - December,17,2018

They take three and a half hours to recharge, they have 250 kilometers of autonomy and their batteries have a useful life of 4,000 charges. These are the 100 electric buses that the Metbus company will deploy in the streets of Santiago in the coming days.

Topics: Energy- electric buses- development- Chile

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2020 Forecasts: Tech professionals in greatest demand

InvestChile - December,11,2018

Big data, blockchain, robotics or cybersecurity? These are just some of the areas of specialization in greatest demand at the moment in the technology sector.  

Topics: Visa Tech- StartUp-Chile

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