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What is TechBridge?
The TechBridge is our Agreement with Chile’s CORFO agency to increase the amount and international projection of technology projects based on R & D results generated in universities, national research centers, and national technology-based companies, as well as, serve as a catalyst for the promotion of innovation and technological entrepreneurship through the strengthening of networks.
In particular, this phase will allow the installation of capacities in Massachusetts, which, in accordance with the mission and organizational scope of ChileMass, will be made available to public / private entities that need to be linked to the ecosystem of that State or of Chile, as well as to identify relevant actors of the ecosystem of Massachusetts and Chile, and encourage their linkage through specific projects that contribute to the ecosystem of innovation, entrepreneurship and technology and capacity transfer between that State and Chile.
The program’s goals
The joint work will be carried out, mainly, on the basis of the following axes of action:
Facilitate access to the Massachusetts network, allowing Chilean companies or projects to have access to a network of institutions, specialized agencies, universities, companies, venture capital and investments and others, in the innovation ecosystem of Massachusetts.
- Support Chilean companies generate a consistent relationship with partners in Massachusetts, in technology areas where the state has comparative advantages (Clean Technologies, Life Science & Biotechnology and Digital Technologies & Robotics).
- Connecting companies and projects in Massachusetts with the ecosystem of innovation and national entrepreneurship, to generate collaborations and strategic alliances that empower the local ecosystem.
What is the Embassy Project?
Our agreement with the Embassy of Chile in the United States is called “Chile-Massachusetts Plan” and all our projects with them fall within its scope.
In 2011, and considering the enormous potential for collaboration, the Governments of Chile and Massachusetts signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The document gave rise to the Chile-Massachusetts Plan, which aims to enhance knowledge exchange, promote opportunities, and strengthen scientific and technological development and economic activity in and between our peoples. The Chilean Embassy has similar plans with California and Washington State.
In June 2017, and with the purpose of strengthening that mutual collaboration, the non-profit organization Chile Massachusetts Alliance was created. The mission of the institution is to support and promote the Chile-Massachusetts Plan, fostering opportunities for innovation in economic development, education, technology, and energy.
ChileMass is responsible, in coordination with the Chilean Embassy and with the collaboration of the Massachusetts Office of Trade and Investment, to execute the Chile-Massachusetts Plan every year. This allows Chile to establish a dynamic and strategic relationship with Massachusetts.