Current News


  • The MOOC "Technological transfer: From research to the market" is launched and promoted by the Directorate of Transfer and Development of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. It has the CORFO support and the main goal is that the research results can become products or services that impact on the quality of life.

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  • RICYT publishes "The State of Science in 2017" with the main science and technology indicators in Latin America updated. Discover the current state of the impact of research, technology, patents and the exploitation of research results in the Latin American region, together with Portugal and Spain.

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  • A new MOOC "Intrapreneurship - Make your Business great again" opens 1st of December for registration. The course starts on 26th of February 2018 and runs over a period of 6 weeks. Their content covers a clarification of the intrapreneurship concept, outlines its opportunities for companies and employees, and introduces different practical tools. It is promoted by bizMooc Project.

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  • Inodata is a search engine specialized in legal regulations on chemical and microbiological safety design for exportation in Chile. It is useful to consult current legislation in international markets and monitor their modifications in an easy, timely and efficient manner.

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  • The University of Alicante hosted the French-Spanish Cooperation Meeting to foster challenges and opportunities of collaboration related to processes of tourism clustering and European projects.

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  • The Banco Santander and forty universities launch Santander X, an initiative born with the vocation to become the largest university entrepreneurship ecosystem in the world. Its objective is to create a global collaboration network in which universities and entrepreneurs can collaborate, share ideas and knowledge, and attract investment. It will also enable universities to share best practices, monitor their entrepreneurship programs and measure their impact.

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  • Nowadays, the irruption of Data Science or Big Data emerges as a trend in strategic intelligence, in order to transform the way organizations of all kinds access data, manage information and make strategic decisions. Tarapacá Intelligence, is the first Chilean regional intelligence System developed by the Statistical Studies Unit DATA UC, of the Faculty of Mathematics of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. It was created to bring these innovation opportunities closer to companies, entrepreneurs, governments and citizens in Chile.

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  • One more year, the Knowledge and Development Foundation (CYD) publishes the CYD 2016 Report, dedicated to the contribution of Spanish universities to development. This is one of the most outstanding studies on Higher Education and its activity in research and knowledge transfer to the productive system.

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  • Many agencies and experts identify technological innovation as one of the economic growth and sustainable development engines. They also distinguish Patents as the main mean of protecting innovation from third parties and for commercialization. CAF publishes the fourth edition of Indicators of Technological Innovation 2017 in Latin America, based on indicators of industrial property.

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  • Peru launches Special Program for Strengthening Innovation for Competitiveness, promoted by CONCYTEC. This new Program proposes a public policy for innovation designed under the following objectives: To generate company capacities for technological innovation. To raise productivity and competitiveness levels of the productive sector of the country.

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