UC Davis Chile

UC Davis Chile UC Davis Chile Life Sciences Innovation Center, is the Center of International Excellence that the University of California, Davis launched in Chile during the first half of 2015, with the support of CORFO (an agency from the Ministry of Economy). The Center carries out applied research and executes innovative initiatives focused on the agri-food sector and on environmental challenges, with the purpose of transferring top-level technical knowledge and good practices to producers and businesses. In addition, UC Davis Chile has expert capabilities to support technology transfer and intellectual property issues.

UC Davis Chile is a private non-profit foundation created by the Office of Regents of the University
of California and administratively housed within Global Affairs. Its Board of Directors include the highest authorities of the Davis campus, as well as representatives of Chilean universities that work directly with the center.


Main Objectives

  • Create a platform for collaborative research between UC Davis and Chilean researchers, to support life science innovation in Chile and California.
  • Effectively transfer life sciences technologies from UC Davis and from the collaborative programs of the UC Davis Chile center, to the Chilean industry.
  • Link UC Davis’ educational programs and creation capacity with Chile.



Provide the market and society with technological solutions based on science, through collaborative research, development and transfer of technologies to generate economic impact and social development.



To be a leader in life science applied research, technological solution transfer and extension in Latin America.



  • Excellence. We work to make the ordinary extraordinary.

  • Respect. We value and care for the individual in his or her environment.

  • Environmental Awareness. We respect the environment, because we recognize ourselves as part of it and are committed to sustainable development. 

  • Collaboration. We help and serve others, spontaneously, even in the smallest details.