UAI academics win category at Technology Transfer Awards

The Final Round Pitch of the competition was held at the Chile Summit: Science, Technology and Business, and also included presentations of creations from the Universidad de Concepción and the Universidad de la Frontera.


A group of academics from the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, a member of Hub APTA, was the winner of the category “Research Teams” at the Technology Transfer Awards organized by Corfo and the Technology Management Network (Red GT).


In the format of a 7-minute pitch, the participants presented before a panel chaired by Álvaro Acevedo, Innovation and Entrepreneurship manager at the business association Sofofa. Other experts on the panel were Bernardita Araya, Senior Associate at Aurus Bios; Pablo Fernández, Manager of the Alerce VC Fund at Endurance Investment and María José García, Deputy Director for Knowledge Transfer at INAPI.


The winning technology was Open Mine Planner, a mine planning software already under a license agreement between the UAI and Deskwik, a global market leader in software systems for mine planning. This system has been tested and validated by Barrick and Newmont, two major global producers of gold.  


Other innovations presented were Smart Fes, an electronic device that supports rehabilitation in people with foot drop (an after-effect of a stroke) and Ulmo Plus, a natural healing lotion made from Ulmo honey. These technologies were developed by the Universidad de Concepción and the Universidad de la Frontera, respectively.


The winning software will receive the award at a ceremony to be held in December, at which the awards for each of the categories will be handed out.