FOSTERING INNOVATION BETWEEN CHILE AND MASSACHUSETTS

FOSTERING INNOVATION BETWEEN CHILE AND MASSACHUSETTS

FOSTERING INNOVATION BETWEEN CHILE AND MASSACHUSETTS

FOSTERING INNOVATION BETWEEN CHILE AND MASSACHUSETTS

FOSTERING INNOVATION BETWEEN CHILE AND MASSACHUSETTS

FOSTERING INNOVATION BETWEEN CHILE AND MASSACHUSETTS

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ChileMass Innovation Day

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ChileMass Innovation Day

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ChileMass Hub

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ChileMass Hub

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What is ChileMass?

Chile Massachusetts Alliance Inc. is a non-profit organization(501c3) incorporated in the United States whose mission is to build a bridge of technology and knowledge transfer between Chile and Massachusetts, to promote sustainable development and improve the quality of life of people in both territories.

ChileMass emerged as a result of one of the main pillars of Chile’s foreign policy, which seeks to foster innovation in technology, energy, education, and economic development, to successfully insert the country into the Fourth Industrial Revolution. To date, the Chilean government has created three strategic plans with the States of California and Washington, and with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

ChileMass office is located in Kendall Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts, at the Cambridge Innovation Center.

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Areas

Energy

We are actively identifying collaborative renewable energy projects from sustainable sources like wind, solar, and geothermal power with little or no pollution or global warming emissions.

Technology

We are excited to help develop –through collaboration- R&D that is not at mass market commercial adoption stage yet, in the areas of Robotics, Data Science, Machine Intelligence, and Digital Manufacturing.

Education

We are constantly looking for opportunities to amplify and enrich each geography’s educational ecosystem through creative and innovative collaborations.

Economic Development

We strongly believe in fostering innovation as a way to help our country grow and become a strong and developed country. One of the ways is promoting the best practices of the venture capital world to be shared from one geography to the other.

Our Services

Matchmaking

As a bridge between the two territories, one of our biggest tasks is to facilitate connections. Thanks to all our vast network both in Chile and Massachusetts, we help organizations connect to relevant actors. Depending on the client this might take form physically or electronically.

Innovation Tours

We connect, plan and fully organize innovation trips to Massachusetts and Chile, customized to our clients’ needs and interests. These visits allow their participants to familiarize with the industry’s ecosystem in the other part of the globe.

Events

We organize many events to raise awareness on the potential for collaboration between Chile and Massachusetts throughout the year. We invite you to our recurring events, ChileMass Ignite, at the CIC Cambridge, and to our most important event of the year, our annual conference, ChileMass Innovation Day, which will be held on April 3rd, 2020, in Harvard.

ChileMass Hub

ChileMass Hub is a center for creative transformation, a physical space located in a unique location in the world’s most innovative environment, Boston. ChileMass Hub’s members will have the time, the space, and the connections to work in their projects, and will receive the support of ChileMass’ team to develop them and make them thrive.

Why work with us?

  • Because we understand Chile and Massachusetts: our team has vast networks and experience working in both territories.

 

  • Because we have a big strategic advantage: we have the support of both governments.

 

  • Because we are a nonprofit that aims to create social impact by improving the quality of life of the people in both territories.

Our Impact

8

MOU

115

Strategic Advising

23

Projects & Letters of Intent

11

Events

1000+

Participants

Why Massachusetts?

  • 114 Universities in a state of 7 million inhabitants.
  • More than 50 universities in the Boston metropolitan area.
  • The largest concentration of research universities.
  • 10 universities ranked among the best in the world, including Harvard and MIT.
  • High concentration of young talent.
  • The best public school education system in the United States.

The Internet, GPS, email, and the Human genome were invented a few blocks from our office. Boston has border development in:

  • Robotics, IA, Machine learning.
  • Advanced manufacturing, hardware and software
    Clean Tech.
  • The largest concentration of pharma industry in the world.
    The greatest development in synthetic biology, medical devices and digital health.
  • The best hospitals in the world.

Massachusetts has an environment that fosters public and private collaboration. An example of this are the 42 quasi-Governmental Agencies that collaborate with private corporations to provide public services. The most important ones are:

  • Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
  • Massachusetts Life Sciences Center
  • Mass Technology Collaborative

Why Chile?

Best Country to enter the Latin American Market

  • The 2018 Global Entrepreneurship Index named Chile as the best country in Latin America to start a business, and the 19th best in the world.
  • The most stable economy.
  • Has clear rules and government support for foreign investment.
  • The highest GDP per capita in the region.
  • The lowest crime rate in the South America.

Chile is the perfect natural laboratory for new materials and technologies. We are inviting companies and institutions from the US to consider a future in Chile because:

  • Chile has the highest solar potential, and the largest lithium and copper reserves worldwide.
  • Chile was recently ranked by Climatescope 2018 as the most attractive market for clean technologies investment.
  • 30 of the region’s 150 +best universities (THE 2019).
  • Universidad Católica de Chile has recently ranked number one in Latin America, according to the 2018 QS ranking.
  • 200,000 highly specialized workers.
  • +1,262, 000 university students & +202,000 annual graduates.

Our Team

Fernanda Soza

Executive Director

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Ximena Ramos

Operations Lead

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Javier Estay

Digital Ecosystem Program Manager

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Fernanda Awad

Program Manager

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Beatriz Valdivia 

Program Manager

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Nicolás Vicencio

Intern

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Our Board of Directors

Yuly Fuentes

President of the Board

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Brittany McDonough

Secretary of the Board

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Ramón Salinas

Treasurer of the Board

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Warren Adams

Board Member

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Marcelo Larraguibel

Board Member

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