UC Davis Chile Life Sciences Innovation Center was born in 2015 to be a strategic partner of companies and institutions in the agri-food and environmental sectors. The Center acts in partnership with prestigious universities and local companies.
Our academic partners are institutions that possess expert and complementary technical capabilities to carry out applied research activities and develop innovation initiatives.
Our business partners are companies that have their own requirements for improvements or technological developments, but also want to support the existence of UC Davis Chile to accelerate effective processes of technology transfer to the national industry, from developments currently available in California (licenses and patents, start-ups); generating Research and Development (R+D) results or facilitating access to knowledge, information and technologies available at UC Davis through technology Extension activities.
Universidad Andrés Bello
Largest university in Chile with 42,000 students and the only private university accredited in research. Centers of excellence aligned with UC Davis Chile priorities, as Molecular Physical Chemistry, Biotechnology, Biomedicine, Aquaculture and Health Management, including research infrastructure in genomics. UNAB was the UC Davis Chile implementation partner.
Universidad de Talca
The University of Talca is one of 25 state institutions associated with the Council of Rectors of Chilean Universities. In 2018, the University of Talca was among the seven best in the country. Located in the center of the grape and wine region, its agricultural programs research infrastructure in viticulture and enology are aligned with UC Davis-Chile priorities. Provides presence for UC Davis-Chile in the south of Chile and sees UC Davis-Chile as a strategic partner to strengthen its linkages to the wine industry.
Universidad de Tarapacá
A Chilean state university, member of the Council of Chancellors of Chilean Universities (CRUCH), with its headquarters in Arica and branches in Iquique and Santiago. Recognized worldwide for agricultural research in arid terrain, human anthropological and archeological studies in the Desert of Atacama, it has infrastructure for research on crops in extremely dry conditions and provides UC Davis Chile with presence in the extreme north of the country.
Universidad del Desarrollo
The mission of the University of Development is to serve Chile by training professionals and generating useful knowledge to help the country in its needs and challenges of the 21st century. Therefore, the university deploys its complete academic work in close collaboration with the public and private sector, promoting its values of freedom, diversity and by enhancing concern for public issues.
Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María
Traditional Chilean private university, member of the Council of Chancellors of Chilean Universities (CRUCH). USM is a leader in Chile and Latin America in Engineering and Technology. One of its facilities is the Biotechnology Center "Dr. Daniel Alkalay Lowitt "(CB-DAL), which seeks to contribute to the development of biotechnology by making unpublished contributions in research, extension and training. USM’s headquarters are located in Valparaíso.
Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias (INIA)
Founded in 1964, the Institute of Agricultural Research (INIA) is a private nonprofit corporation linked to the Chilean Ministry of Agriculture. It is financed mainly through public funds, through an agreement with the Undersecretariat of Agriculture, as well as competitive funds of research projects, technology transfer and extension, both public and private, as well as agreements and sale of technological products.
VSPT Wine Group
The VSPT Wine Group is the second largest Chilean wine exporter and stands among the most important winemaking-groups in the domestic market.
VSPT has a strong involvement in R&D, in private (with CORFO instruments) and associative (with participation in Wine Consortiums) terms.
With the establishment of the UC Davis Life Sciences Innovation Center, VSPT will contribute to the wine and vine industry, enhancing the R&D capacities and developing the industry with new improvements, increasing the competitiveness of the sector.
VSPT Wine Group is strongly committed to a more natural and eco-friendly production of wines.
Inchalam S.A. es la empresa líder en la fabricación de alambres y productos de alambres en Chile, además de la principal proveedora de soluciones en base a alambre, tanto para estructuras frutales y como para labores agrícolas en el país. Dentro de sus objetivos, está satisfacer los requerimientos del mercado del alambre de acero con productos y servicios de calidad, en forma confiable y rentable, promoviendo el crecimiento de la empresa y el mejoramiento continuo de la gestión de calidad, a través de la integración y diversificación de las alternativas del alambre, desarrollando relaciones de largo plazo y trabajando en conjunto con los líderes de cada ámbito