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Global UC 2019: Researchers presented their technologies to an industry panel

 In order to present the two winning technologies of Global UC 2019 to an expert’s committee, the Technology Transfer Directorate organized a meeting with representatives of the industry, who gave their feedback to the research teams before their trip to Boston.



This year, the winning teams of program Global UC are: Bone Packing by UC Medicine Professor Alex Vargas, consisting of a material made of calcium phosphate to repair bone and vascular tissue in the mandible area; and Earthquake Resistance Devices by UC Engineering Professor José Luis Almazán, which are flexible brackets installed on the base of containers for liquids, thus protecting the storage structures in case of large earthquakes.

Alvaro Ossa, Technology Transfer Director of Universidad Católica said: “One of the challenges in the University is to connect with the industry and know their needs in early stages. These meetings are aimed at showing technologies so that the industry certifies their interest in boosting future developments”.

The ceremony was held at the Rector’s Dining Room of Casa Central UC and consisted in two moments: during the presentation of the Bone Packing representatives of Estudio Carey, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Pharma Care, Zimmer Dental, the Asociación de Cirugía Maxilofacial de Chile [Chilean Association of Maxillofacial Surgeons] and renowned maxillofacial surgeons. In turn, in the session of the Earthquake Resistant Devices, representatives of ENAP, Codelco, Golden Omega and Antofagasta Minerals were present.

Global UC is a program focused on boosting the capacities of research teams by giving them the opportunity to spread the results of their research on an international level. A two-week training is included in this program; one of them is the Encuentro con la Industria [Meeting with the Industry], and then a 2-week internship in Boston, USA.

The next version of Global UC program will be launched in October 2019 and all the information will be available at http://transferenciaydesarrollo.uc.cl

UC and the University of Cambridge launched the 4th edition of From University to Industry Summer School

 This course, organized by the Universidad Católica de Chile together with the University of Cambridge, with the support of Estudio Carey, will be given between 12 and 17 June 2020.


The 4th Edition of this program was launched on Thursday 4 July, during the First Alumni Meeting of program From University to Industry, Summer School.

The Summer School was launched in 2017 by the Universidad Católica de Chile together with the University of Cambridge with the support of Estudio Carey. This course is aimed at facilitating the connection between the academic world and the manufacture sector by training people in charge of fostering the bond between the university and companies.

So far, more than 80 people from Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Guatemala, Colombia and Chile have been trained with this program.

Experts from the University of Cambridge and the Pontificia Universidad Católica are some of the speakers, apart from specialist in intellectual property, business owners, entrepreneurs, investors and representatives of public agencies, among others.

For more information about registration, prices and grants for 50% of the cost of the course are at https://universityindustrycamp.cl

The UC Technology Transfer Office presented its Annual Report 2019 with an appeal to increase private investment in R&D

The ceremony was held at Centro de Innovación UC Anacleto Angelini, confirming the commitment of the University with the generation of innovation and technology transfer to cause actual impact on society and the industry.

How to boost impact investing: UC and Acafi created a free download guideline for entrepreneurs and investors

The Asociación Chilena Administradoras de Fondos de Inversión (ACAFI) [Chilean Association of Investment Funds], together with the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, prepared a reference guideline to introduce to the basic concepts about the industry and to report on the situation in Chile from the impact investing point of view. This is a key element to create relevant public policies and to provide investors with guidance. 

Seminario con expertos internacionales, celebra los 10 años del PCT: "Patentes e innovaciones con impacto global

Con gran concurrencia se celebró el Seminario Internacional por los 10 años de PCT: Patentes e Innovación con Impacto Global, un evento organizado por la Organización Mundial de la Propiedad Intelectual (OMPI), el Instituto Nacional de la Propiedad Industrial (INAPI) de Chile y la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, con el apoyo de la Oficina Española de Patentes y Marcas.