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The startup using AI and blockchain to trace plastic recycling

InvestChile - June,29,2021

Chilean company StatKnows is the creator of Recyclame (Recycle Me), a platform that uses artificial intelligence and blockchain technology to cross check bar code information from plastic bottles so that the passage of bottles through the entire value chain can be managed.

Topics: global services- technology- Innovation- Start-Up- Tech investment- AI- App- Artificial Intelligence- Blockchain

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7 Chilean enterprises find new ways to use copper to fight COVID-19

InvestChile - June,1,2021

Mining isn’t the only copper industry in Chile. Copper has now found its way into textiles, cosmetics, paints and medicines, as an innovative way to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Topics: Mining- copper- Innovation- Mining Industry- Coronavirus- COVID-19- covid- Talent

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Alpacas’ superpower against COVID-19

InvestChile - May,10,2021

Chilean scientists have discovered that an alpaca antibody blocks the Brazilian, British and South African variants of COVID-19. This is the same team of researchers that identified and produced neutralizing agents against SARS-CoV-2 from alpacas last year.

Topics: Human Capital- Innovation- Coronavirus- COVID-19- covid- STEM- Science in Chile- Talent

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Chile to have a National Artificial Intelligence Policy

InvestChile - February,1,2021

Faced with the challenge of the technological revolution, the policy on artificial intelligence in Chile addresses the need to react and act proactively in the face of changes produced by society’s mass use of technologies.

Topics: Innovation- Tech investment- Internet of Things- AI- Artificial Intelligence

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Tech Investment: EdgeConneX announces Edge Data Center in Chile

InvestChile - January,22,2021

The availability of Oracle FastConnect coincides with the opening of the Edge Data Center, with plans to develop a second facility to meet growing demand for technological infrastructure in Chile and in the region.

Topics: success stories- Innovation- Tech investment- Technological Infrastructure

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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 AI 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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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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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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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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Chile ranks as Latin America’s most innovative economy

InvestChile - September,22,2020

In an index prepared by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). 

Topics: Chile- WEF- Innovation- WIPO

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Do you need new glasses? Now you can try them on using Instagram

InvestChile - April,22,2020

Chilean opticians developed a way of trying on glasses virtually and sales rocketed. Will Bloom’s online sales increased by 600% in March, due to the spread of coronavirus.

Topics: Innovation- Entrepreneurship- App- Coronavirus- COVID-19- Instagram

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Chileans share open code for printing 3D face masks

InvestChile - March,23,2020

The model developed is similar to a standard N95 mask, but has some special features. It is antiviral, reusable, modular, washable, recyclable and inexpensive.  

Topics: global services- Innovation- Coronavirus- COVID-19- 3D- 3D printer

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Chilean company develops a digital solution for detecting coronavirus

InvestChile - March,23,2020

The company has used artificial intelligence to create a chatbot that carries out a rapid test via WhatsApp and refers the patient for remote medical attention. The next step is to transform it into an app.

Topics: global services- Innovation- AI- Artificial Intelligence- Coronavirus- COVID-19

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Made in Chile face masks with copper to reduce coronavirus transmission

InvestChile - March,12,2020

The incorporation of pure copper into the fabric of the face mask acts as a barrier to the transmission of bacteria, fungi and viruses.

Topics: copper- Innovation- Coronavirus- PDAC

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Grupo Bimbo chooses Chile for its business accelerator

InvestChile - February,4,2020

BakeLab will accelerate entrepreneurs’ solutions that are related to food and the supply chain.

Topics: Food Industry- Innovation- Start-Up- Entrepreneurship- Foods- Bimbo- business accelerator

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The keys to innovating in companies to detect opportunities

InvestChile - January,28,2020

Research suggests that the selection of better projects, the integration of external stakeholders and the implementation of policies of incentive for risk, among other measures, may be good practices for opening new doors.

Topics: R+D Law- Innovation- Investment Opportunities- Research

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Sima: the Chilean company that wants to sell robots in Japan

InvestChile - January,23,2020

Sima, the only Chilean company present at CES, the most important technological event in the United States, talks about the projections of the prodigal child of robotics and education.

Topics: technology- Innovation- StartUp-Chile- education- EdTech- SIMA- Robotics

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5 Chilean innovations that will impact agriculture

InvestChile - July,5,2019

Chile is the southern hemisphere’s principal fruit exporter. Each year, it produces 5 million tonnes of fresh fruit of which it exports 2.6 million tonnes, representing sales of US$4,000 million. Exports of vegetables are also growing and reached US$30 million in the first four months of this year, up by 23% on the same period in 2018.

Topics: Food Industry- R&D- Innovation- Agriculture- Foods

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Entrepreneur gets 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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