About us

The Center for Systems Biotechnology Fraunhofer Chile Research (FCR-CSB) was the first research center established by the Fraunhofer Chile Research Foundation. This is the first Center for Systems Biotechnology in Latin America, based on Fraunhofer's innovation model of developing applied science and technology to solve industry needs. We are the second largest subsidiary of Fraunhofer outside Germany.

FCR-CSB was installed, in response to the call of the Ministry of Economy of Chile, through the CORFO economic development agency, to establish Centers of International Excellence. The operations of the Center for Systems Biotechnology (CSB) began in 2011, and the operations of the Center for Solar Energy Technologies (CSET) in 2015. Both centers have the support of sponsoring German Centers; IME (Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology) for CSB and ISE (Institute for Solar Energy Systems) for CSET.


MISSION: To develop applied research as to connect excellence in science and technology in Chile and Germany with the needs of Chilean and Latin American industry, promoting technology transfer to increase competitiveness and facilitate innovation.

VISION: To be the preferred organization in Chile and Latin America to incorporate innovative biotechnologies in priority production areas for the region.