The Center for the Development of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (CEDENNA) and the Center for Innovation and Technology Transfer (INNOVA), both of the Universidad de Santiago de Chile, call on researchers, academics and students to create enterprises in different areas of nanotechnology to strengthen capacities the promote the economic-social and scientific-technological development of our country.
The two institutions have united to support technological entrepreneurship, taking into account the modalities that value the results of research, among them the incorporation of nanotechnology in new products or services that will allow the creation of new technology-based spin-off companies which in turn have factors for success such as new and competitive products or processes, innovative markets, knowledge of business models to be incorporated into markets and the development of new business models for emerging markets.
Requisites for the applicants
Winners of the competition will be granted $2,500,000 pesos, which should be used in operational activities of the project in accordance with the application guidelines.
Hatchery service: Strengthening technological business (definition, formulation of a business plan and encouraging entrepreneurial spirit). This process involves training workshops and coaching by professionals and advisors from the business hatchery of the INNOVA Center USACH. The entrepreneur and the complete team in the case of team projects should participate in workshops planned for this process.
Presentation to public and/or private funding sources: Presentation of the business proposal to public funding sources (Innova Chile of CORFO, Conicyt, FIA, among others) and networks of angel investors associated with the INNOVA-USACH hatchery (provided the project meets the presentation criteria and the business plan is sufficiently developed).