Fraunhofer Chile Research

Fraunhofer Chile Research

Applied research to solve industry needs and accelerate technologies in Chile and Latin America.

Center for Systems Biotechnology

Innovation to solve industry challenges in circular economy, functional foods, aquaculture and sustainable agriculture.

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Center for Solar Energy Technologies

Innovation for the development of a world-class solar industry.

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70 años de Fraunhofer

Nuestro aniversario número 70 es una ocasión para celebrar a la Fundación Fraunhofer junto a sus socios, colegas y todos quienes quieran dar forma al futuro.

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Fraunhofer Gesellschaft

72 institutes in Germany, worldwide leaders in research and development to serve the industry.

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During the COVID-19 pandemics, Fraunhofer Chile's collaborators are working from home and the laboratory is working short shifts, just to support critical tasks. Our contact channels are open through email and social networks.

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Business areas of the Biotechonology Center


Agri-foods and ingredients

We add value to agro-industrial waste with a focus on a circular economy, create functional foods, work on sustainable pollination and bee health, and devise Smart Agro solutions.


Aquaculture and Marine Systems

We formulate products to improve productivity and disease control of aquaculture species, innovate in diagnostic methods and support aquaculture diversification programs.


Industrial Sustainability

We design sustainable solutions in bioprocesses, evaluate agricultural and aquaculture residues to generate energy and investigate sustainable uses of water.


R+D Services Platform

We execute laboratory procedures with high quality standards in biology, chemistry and bioinformatics.

Business areas of the Solar Energy Center


Solar thermal systems

We focus our research on the use of engineering for the development of innovative technology in the installation and management of solar thermal pilot plants.


Photovoltaics systems

In order to anticipate problems at an early stage, we provide services for the photovoltaic industry with certified state-of-the-art technology and specialized professionals.


Testing and analysis

We have experience in testing and analysis, to evaluate the operation and condition of photovoltaic plants.

News and Press Releases


Solar Energy Technology Center defines its strategic guidelines for 2020

 A day of participatory work culminated in the preparation of strategic definitions for 2020, with which this center of excellence of CORFO and Fraunhofer Chile Research Foundation seeks to advance its goal of promoting sustainable development in Chile and Latin America.


Actors in the agro-industry know solar technological solutions to improve the sustainability of the sector

The conference was organized by the Fraunhofer Chile Center for Solar Energy Technologies and DMC Consultants, with the participation and support of the Minister of Agriculture, Antonio Walker, who stressed that "agriculture must be sustainable" and announced a working group to advance in public-private collaboration on this issue.


New area leaders have been appointed at the Fraunhofer Solar Energy Center Chile

As leader of the Solar Thermal Systems Group, the researcher María Teresa Cerda took over, while in the Photovoltaic Systems Group, the engineer and expert in solar resources and renewable energies, Aloïs Salmon, was appointed. Both professionals are part of the Center's research team, and have a vast and successful professional career.



Dandelion rubber would help comply with recycling law for tires

Chilean mining could benefit from a Fraunhofer Chile project to install a 100% recyclable rubber factory in the country. This can be obtained from the root of the plant. See details in Diario Financiero.

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