Innovation and Extension Specialist
Agronomist from the University of Chile and Master in Agriculture in Rural Economies from the University of Alberta (Canada) with extensive knowledge of the national innovation ecosystem and the national agricultural reality with its various actors: universities, research centers, companies and organizations of farmers from different Chilean regions. Given his 21-year career at the Foundation for Agrarian Innovation (FIA, Ministry of Agronomy), he also knows in detail how the public support system for innovation and entrepreneurship works. Prior to FIA, he worked as an agronomist in the field in hybrid vegetable nurseries and in corn nurseries. He also has experience in project formulation and has been an external evaluator of projects of the National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (Conicyt) and Corfo, an agency of the Ministry of Economy.