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Young innovators distinguished themselves in “I Believe in Chile”

June 20, 2017

The Foundation for Agricultural Innovation (FIA), together with the Center of Research and Innovation (CII) of the vineyard Concha & Toro and the University of California, Davis in Chile (UC Davis Chile) implemented the young Agri-Food Panel in the context of the fair “I Believe in Chile”. The aim was to start up a dialogue amongst entrepreneurs, research centers and companies about the challenges of innovation connected to the agri-food world with different strategies and realities.

UC Davis Chile’s Associate Director will participate in “I Believe in Chile”

May 31, 2017

Pablo Zamora, UC Davis Chile’s Associated Director and co-founder of The Not Company, the Food Tech Company -that uses artificial intelligence to create delicious, sustainable and accessible food, all originating from plants-, will participate in “I Believe in Chile” (Creo en Chile) in order to relate his revolutionary entrepreneurship in the food sector and about his experience in UC Davis Chile conducting research industry-driven.

U.S. Ambassador visits UC Davis Chile

April 03, 2017

Friday, March 31st, Carol Pérez, U.S. Ambassador to Chile, came to UC Davis Chile’s offices to meet its team, led by Alan Bennett.

UC Davis expert in groundwater will give a talk in UC Davis Chile

March 28, 2017

We are very pleased to invite you to participate in the talk "Sustainable Groundwater Management", by doctor Graham Fogg, Land, Air and Water Resources Department's professor and researcher at the Center for Watershed Sciences, UC Davis. The talk will be Thursday, March 30th at 11:00 am in UC Davis Chile, Andrés Bello 2299, office 1102. Providencia (metro Los Leones). If you want to participate, please send an e-mail to

UC Davis Chile sponsors IFT Agro’s conferences

March 23, 2017

There is little time to go before the International Fair of Technologies (IFT) AGRO 2017, the Chile’s National Farm Technologies Exhibition and Conference, begins. Talca will host the event whose will take place between Wednesday, 5th and Friday, 7th April.

IFT Agro 2017 is the time and place where Chile’s farm producers can meet face-to-face with global farm equipment manufacturers and service suppliers to learn about the latest technologies designed to help them increase yields, reduce costs, and improve their bottom line results.

UC Davis Chile’s Associate Director obtain new appointment in UC Davis

March 17, 2017

Pablo Zamora, UC Davis Chile’s Associate Director and Chief Science Officer, was named UC Davis Global Affairs’ Senior Fellow.

Global Affairs is a university division led by Joanna Regulska, Vice Provost and Associate Chancellor, whose mission is to inspire global curiosity, understanding and engagement among the UC Davis’ community.

We hope you enjoy reading the fourth edition of our newsletter!

February 01, 2017

We include an opinion column by Soroush Parsa, Program Coordinator Agronomy and Environment and Scientific Director of the Climate Smart Agro platform. Precisely,  the main news is about the first activity of this platform. In every edition we explain a research line, in this case its “Agroclimate Technologies” and the installation of four Surface Renewal stations in VSPT Wine Group’s vineyards. The end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017 have been very busy for UC Davis Chile, leading and supporting semminars.

We just released the third edition of our newsletter!

November 30, 2016

We hope you enjoy reading the third edition of our newsletter. As the previous numbers, the cover includes an opinion column, in this case of our Chief Business Development Officer, Javier Ramirez. The main news is about R2B Catalyst’s inauguration, a program inspired by the model of UC Davis’ Venture Catalyst. As this initiative was created by Dushyant Pathak, Associate Vice-Chancellor of UC Davis, he came to the event.

The green side of the future

November 24, 2016

What are the agricultural bioproduct trends worldwide. Article written by doctor Freddy Boehmwald, Bioproduct Development Coordinator of UC Davis Chile, for November edition of Mundoagro magazine (text in Spanish).

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The first version of the Climate Smart Agro seminar was held with great success

November 17, 2016

Climate Smart Agro Chile is an annual platform that exhibits science, technology and ventures with an impact on agro-climatic adaptation in Chile. It responds to the necessity of reducing the gap of know-how between supply and demand for solutions to the growing climate vulnerability of agricultural production. Its mission is to promote a technologically advanced, versatile and efficient agriculture facing the range of environments.

President Janet Napolitano and the Chancellors of the University of California today (Nov. 9) issued the following statement:

November 09, 2016

In light of yesterday's election results, we know there is understandable consternation and uncertainty among members of the University of California community.  The University of California is proud of being a diverse and welcoming place for students, faculty, and staff with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.  Diversity is central to our mission.  We remain absolutely committed to supporting all members of our community and adhering to UC’s Principles Against Intolerance.  As the Principles make clear, the University “strives to foster an environment in which all ar

R2B Catalyst: The first scientific center for business development opens in Chile

October 25, 2016

OCTOBER 2016 - Research to Business Catalyst (R2B Catalyst), the first scientific HUB for business development in Chile was inaugurated in the heart of Providencia. The event was attended by Dushyant Pathak, Associate Vice Chancellor of Technology Management and Corporate Relations of the University of California, Davis (UC Davis); Ignacio Brescia, CEO of R2B Catalyst; Alan Bennett, Executive Director of UC Davis Chile and Marcela Angulo, Manager of Technological Capabilities of Corfo.

UC Davis Chile holds first Scientific and Industry Advisory Board meeting

July 21, 2016

On Monday July 18, Alan Bennett, Executive Director of the University of California Davis in Chile-UC Davis Chile Life Sciences Innovation Center- led the first Scientific and Industry Advisory Board meeting of the innovation center. The board has outstanding representatives from companies and associations in the agriculture and biotechnology industry and from some of the Chilean universities.