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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.

Chilean Wine Industry leads on Genetic Rescue Vines and Technology challenges

July 14, 2016

Although the Chilean wine industry is ranked at the 4th place worldwide and the first new world wine exporter, due to the agriculture movement to new production areas and continues climate challenges, the national leader industry began to concern about of the challenges that wine industry needs to face due to the extension of the wine frontier and the commercial gaps of the wineries.

International Centres of Excellence Telefónica R+D and UC Davis Chile sign agreement to generate integrative technological solutions that positively impact farmers

June 08, 2016

Facing the challenges of today's agriculture requires a multidisciplinary effort. For this reason, Hernán Orellana, executive director of Telefónica R+D, and Alan Bennett, executive director of University of California, Davis in Chile (UC Davis Chile) signed a cooperation agreement between the two institutions that form part of Corfo’s Program to Attract International Centers of Excellence.

First edition of UC Davis Chile's Newsletter

June 07, 2016

We invite you to read our first newsletter. On the first page, you will find an opinion column, in this case of our Executive Director, Alan Bennett. On page 2, the main news: The Board meeting UC Davis Chile with its Chilean and California members. Then, since our intention is to explain the research that we are developing, we start by discussing our experience with our business partners, vineyards Concha y Toro and VSPT. Finally, we have the "highlights” section with brief news to quickly catch up on the initiatives we are involved in.

INIA and UC Davis Chile sign agreement to strengthen the food sector

May 20, 2016

July Kalazich, National Director of the Institute of Agricultural Research (INIA) and Alan Bennett, Executive Director of UC Davis Chile, signed an agreement to jointly address the development of applied scientific research, technological solutions, extensionism and high impact innovation to respond to the requirements of the food and environmental sectors in Chile.

Arnold "Arnie" Bauer: the farewell of a UC Davis historian in love with Chile

April 22, 2016

In 1966 Arnold "Arnie" Bauer arrived in Chile for the first time. His goal was to conduct research related to his doctoral thesis at UC Berkeley on Latin American history. Even though he was the son of farmers from Kansas, and had lived in Casablanca (Morocco) performing his military service, San Francisco and Mexico, Chile was the "place he most loved”, as Dr.

Flooding in the building where UC Davis Chile offices are located

April 18, 2016

As known, the overflowing of the Mapocho river has significantly affected the coastal areas of Providencia. The building where the UC Davis Chile offices are found was particularly impacted: the underground levels flooded with consequent damage to the electrical systems, water pumps and elevators. Fortunately, our UC Davis Chile offices are in perfect condition because we operate on the 11th floor of the building.

We are waiting to receive information from administration to help us determine when we will be able to resume operations at our offices.

Experts from UC Davis give talk on irrigation at INIA La Platina and U. Talca

February 25, 2016

Doctors Daniele Zaccaria and Richard Snyder, UC Davis academics, will come to Chile for their line of work in Climate Change. On the occasion, they will offer the drought lecture "Towards next generation decision support for irrigation management" in two locations: on Tuesday, March 8th at INIA La Platina in Santiago and Friday, March 11th at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences at the University of Talca. 

13 UC Davis Discoveries That Changed Our World

January 28, 2016

Today, UC Davis is a powerhouse with almost $800 million in research funding. Since our earliest days — we opened our doors in 1908 — UC Davis scientists and engineers have been making breakthroughs that impact our lives, from expanding agricultural capabilities to understanding DNA and mental disorders. Check out what we’ve done to help the world eat and drink better, survive serious illnesses and live in a healthier environment.

Food, wine and agriculture

1. Blazing the way for chardonnay, 1950s-1960s

"Research to Business Catalyst" inaugurates scientific co-work "Patagonia LabSpace" in Puerto Montt

January 21, 2016

Puerto Montt, Thursday, January 21, 2016. - Leonardo de la Prida, Governor of the Los Lagos region; Adolfo Alvial, Director of Corfo Lakes region; Eduardo Zavala, CEO of Patagonia LabSpace; Dr. Alan Bennett, Executive Director of the University of California Davis-Chile and Felipe Jara, Deputy of Corfo´s Ecosystem Entrepreneurship, inagurated Patagonia LabSpace, the first center for scientific co-work and product scaling in Chile. Patagonia LabSpace will focus on  projects in areas relevant to the south, such as aquaculture, livestock and agriculture.

Research to Business Catalyst inaugurates base in Puerto Montt, its first location outside Santiago

January 14, 2016

Thursday of next week, we will inaugurate Patagonia LabSpace with the support of CORFO. A bit to understand the background, UC Davis and STGO LabSpace Chile generated an alliance and created Research to Business Catalyst (R2B Catalyst), the first scientific hub for the development of business, generating synergy between researchers, entrepreneurs, mentors and investors to materialize science-based businesses. In the case of Patagonia LabSpace, it is a 600 m2 laboratory enabling the scaling of products.

Bio-products: the way of synergy

January 04, 2016

Pablo Zamora, Chief Science Officer of UC Davis Chile, highlights Chile biodiversity of extreme environments. It indicates that among them, there is a high probability of existing functions and organisms that can be used in agriculture, that no one else in the world has.

UC Davis Chile participates in innovation and scientific enterprise fair, "Open Science"

November 12, 2015

On Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th of November, the Bustamante Park in Providencia Santiago was the stage of the first scientific innovation and entrepreneurship fair, "OpenScience." The initiative, which counted on the support of the Municipality of Providencia, was led by Santiago LabSpace, an entrepreneurship and innovation platform which, together with Chile UC Davis, is part of the "Research to Business Catalyst" (R2B Catalyst).