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Educational Innovations created at UC

Every October 16th, Chile celebrates National Teacher’s Day in commemoration of the work performed daily by teachers nationwide, even in today’s complex circumstances, marked by social distancing and online education. Current events have posed a myriad of challenges to educators, demonstrating the importance of having tools to facilitate distance learning, inclusion and involvement of the […]

New Extra-Big Raspberries

Marina Gambardella, UC School of Agronomy and Forestry Engineering Chile is one of the leading raspberry producers in the world following Serbia and Poland. Even though the livelihoods of thousands of families from Chimbarongo down to Los Ángeles rely on this crop, they usually grow a single variety that was imported to Chile from the […]

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Vaccine

Dr. Alexis Kalergis, UC Biological Sciences Respiratory syncytial virus is a devastating public health problem responsible for 70% to 90% of infection-related hospitalizations in Chile. The United States faces similar statistics since the virus causes approximately 120,000 hospitalizations each year, most of which occur among children aged two and under.  After spending nearly a decade […]

SIRVE: Earthquake Resistant Technologies

SIRVE S.A. is a technology development firm providing comprehensive solutions in the areas of Engineering and Earthquake-Resistant Devices, Complex Consulting, R+D+i, Virtual Design and Construction, Medicine and Testing for housing, hospital, industry, energy, vital infrastructure and transport lines.

UC consolidates its leadership in patenting in Chile, with first place for the sixth consecutive year.

Amidst all the difficulties arising from the pandemic, last year the university filed 33 patent applications with the National Institute of Industrial Property, INAPI, (the Chilean Patent and Trademark Office) bringing the total count to more than 900 patent applications to date. These patents are used to transfer innovations from university researchers to organizations, companies […]

UC innovations impacting industry were recognized at the 2021 Intellectual Property and Tech Transfer Day

The awards ceremony was held on Thursday, May 6, in recognition of research findings that have successfully made their way to the market over the last year. Additionally, Alvaro Ossa, Director of Transfer and Development, presented an annual account of the office’s activities, highlighting its major milestones of the past year. 2020 Tech Transfer Milestones  […]