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Alliance between UC Davis Chile and STGO LabSpace: R2B Catalyst, first scientific Hub devoted for business development

October 26, 2015

The University of California, Davis in Chile ( UC Davis Chile) and STGO LabSpace joined forces to create "Research to Business Catalyst" ( R2B Catalyst ), the first Hub that aims to support the development of scientific and technological products that are "Made in Chile " and its effective position in the market. The company will have a number of centers in Santiago and the south of the country. Its headquarters, UC Davis LabSpace, will begin operations in early 2016 .

UC Davis is preparing to once again hosts the Chile-California Conference C3

September 08, 2015

On Saturday October 17th, UC Davis again welcomes the Chilean graduate students from UC Berkeley, Stanford and of course, their own representatives for the fourth version of the Chile-California Conference. Since 2012, these three schools take turns hosting the new generation of Chilean researchers being formed in California; first it was UC Davis, followed by UC Berkley and last year, Stanford. UC Davis itself has 60 Chileans who are either pursuing a masters, doctorate or post-doctorate degree or have positions as researchers or teachers in this university . 

A workshop on Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer at Concha y Toro´s Research and Innovation Center

August 21, 2015

How do we achieve that laboratory work impact on the productive sector? Two concepts are key: technology transfer and intellectual property. For that reason, Dr. Mónica Alandete-Sáez, Director of Analysis and Extension at PIPRA, led the workshop "Intellectual Property Management and Innovation" for 15 Concha y Toro workers. To the activity attended staff from the Center for Research and Innovation - led by its director, Gerard Casaubon- and from the legal team.

UC Davis Chile and UDD advance in the formation of intellectual property and technology transfer

August 20, 2015

On Wednesday, August 19th, Dr. Alan Bennett, Executive Director of University of California Davis in Chile (UC Davis Chile) -a program from UC Davis (USA) currently in Chile-, met with Federico Valdés, the Chancellor of Universidad del Desarrollo (UDD), to begin defining areas where the two institutions will work together. One of the main topics will be human capital training in intellectual property and technology transfer, areas in which both institutions have a long tradition and prestige.

Union of extra virgin olive oil producers visits UC Davis Chile

July 28, 2015

In Chile, the industry of extra virgin olive oil is young. Despite the history of Spaniards arriving in our country with olive trees, our country preferred to produce for domestic consumption. Only 400 years later, in 1952, the family Canepa -now TerraMater- incorporated technology for mass production of olive oil. The launch of the industry began in the late 90s, and given the timeless focus that has been on the production of extra virgin olive oil (of the best quality), this industry has grown in notable steps, receiving multiple awards internationally. 

Nursery Trade Association of Chile and UC Davis Chile meet to discuss ways to collaborate

July 23, 2015

In the 50 years of history between UC Davis and Chile, the educational institution of the State of California has made ties with many of the actors in the agricultural production and export chain of our country. Following the launch of UC Davis in Chile this 2015, one of the fundamental missions of this center of excellence is to reaffirm those ties and meet all the actors involved in this relevant and highly productive sector.

FONTAGRO Symposium: International experts discuss the best strategies for family farmers facing climate change.

July 10, 2015

"Cooperation is essential, Chile and UC Davis have had a very close relationship for many years. Now, the presence of UC Davis in Chile gives us another opportunity to further strengthen these ties," said Dr. Julio Kalazich, National Director of Agricultural Research Institute of Chile (INIA) in the symposium "Adapting to Climate Change Family Agriculture”. This event was organized by the Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology (FONTAGRO) and co-organized by INIA .

Strategic Food Program visits UC Davis Chile

July 10, 2015

Gonzalo Jordan, Chairman of CORFO´s Strategic Food Program (PEA); Graciela Urrutia, manager of PEA and Claudia Saavedra, executive of PEA, attended UC Davis Chile´s unit to present in detail the scope of this initiative. The PEA, like others Strategic Programs in mining, tourism, construction, creative industry, aquaculture and fishing, seek to generate a more productive and globally competitive industry through a more diversified and sophisticated economy. In the specific case of this food program, a modernized agricultural business with more added value.

UC Davis Chile holds meetings with The Blueberry Committee of Chile

July 09, 2015

Product of a collaboration among the Ministry of Agriculture, the Association of Chilean Fruit Exporters (Asoex) and ProChile, surged the trademark Fruits From Chile to unify in communicational terms the fruit exporters and strengthen its presence in international markets, building together one country brand. In addition, specific brands were created for each of the sectors (fruits), including Blueberries from Chile and its respective Chilean Blueberry Committee, to represent producers and exporters of national blueberries and strengthen this industry abroad.

California researcher leading the line of research at UC Davis Chile analyzed how genomics can improve viticulture

July 08, 2015

On Friday July 3, Dr. Dario Cantu, Professor of the department of Viticulture and Enology at the University of California Davis, starred in the first activity of "Encounters, Science and Industry". This series of talks organized by UC Davis Chile, seeks to create spaces where research with high potential or that is currently impacting the productive sector can meet. UC Davis Chile has three academic partners- the Universities of Tarapaca; Andrés Bello (UNAB); and Talca and two business: the Group VSPT Concha y Toro.

Expert in genetic tools for viticulture from UC Davis offers to give a talk in the Maule region.

June 30, 2015

Alan Bennett, Executive Director of UC Davis Chile, and Gerard Casaubon, Director of the Center for Research and Innovation of Concha y Toro, are pleased to invite you to the first event of the series of talks “Encounters Science and Company”.

On the occasion, Dr. Dario Cantu, Professor in the Department of Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis, will offer the lecture "Genomic Tools for Viticulture”.

Today executive director of UC Davis Chile inagurates an intensive course on technology transfer and intellectual property in California.

June 22, 2015

“Science-based innovation is built upon research and discovery. However, the technological discovery is not the innovation itself, but requires ' translation'," says Dr. Alan Bennett, Executive Director of the University of California-Davis in Chile (UC Davis Chile). Because of this, in 2011 PIPRA (Public Intellectual Property Resource for Agriculture), an institution co-founded by Dr. Bennett, in conjunction with the School of Law at UC Davis began to offer the “Licensing Academy: Intellectual Property and Technology Commercialization”™ , a tool to achieve this ‘translation’.

CBS features the work of UC Davis scientists

June 06, 2015

Did you know that to produce a gallon of wine, 46 gallons of water are needed? An objective of UC Davis researchers is to reduce this proportion while keeping the wine’s quality, a point especially important for California and its prolonged drought. CBS Sacramento broadcasted “UC Davis Researchers Work To Slash Water Usage By California Vineyards”.