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Universidad Católica releases a book entitled “From the Laboratory to the Market”


At noon on August 19, “From the Laboratory to the Market,” written by Alvaro Ossa, Director of UC’s Tech Transfer Office, and published by Ediciones UC, was officially launched.

How do you turn research findings into a high impact product? What role does the intellectual protection strategy play in the success of this process? How do you start science & technology-based ventures? These are some of the questions this new book tries to answer by drawing on the experience of Catholic University and national and international case studies.

“This book discusses tech transfer and the role of science and technology in the development of Latin American countries,” explains the author of the book, which will soon be available for sale in hardcopy and digital format.

With more than 15 years of professional experience, Alvaro Ossa is a Civil Industrial Engineer graduated from the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María and holds a master’s degree in Management of Technological Companies from the Escuela de Organización Industrial (EOI) Madrid, Spain.

“From the Laboratory to the Market” is geared towards innovation enthusiasts. It aims to provide support to anyone seeking to translate their research results into goods or services that have an impact on people’s lives, either by transferring them to companies or institutions or by creating technology-based enterprises,” said Ossa.

Book Release

The book was released online by Chilean journalist Daniel Matamala, followed by commentary by Carolina Torrealba, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Science, Technology, Knowledge and Innovation of Chile, and Patricia Mora, President of the Pacific Alliance Tech Transfer Network and Director of Global Innovations HUBS at the Tecnológico de Monterrey. The discussion was moderated by Pedro Bouchon, Vice Chancellor of UC Research.

The event, which was also attended by Ignacio Sanchez, Chancellor of the Catholic University, took place on Thursday, August 19 at 12:00 hrs. (Chile) via Zoom.