Applied research to solve industry needs and accelerate technologies in Chile and Latin America.
Center for Systems Biotechnology
What we do
We do applied research to solve the needs of the Chilean and Latin American industry, from large companies to medium, small and start-ups. We co-create solutions with our clients, accelerate technologies and turn patents into products.
How to diagnose and control Varroa destructor in the hive
The mite can cause losses of 20% to 80% of honey production. Experts, including Leslie Vallejos, from Salud Apícola Latinoamérica, provide recommendations to detect their presence and treat the affected hives at El Mercurio Campo.
"The industry must participate in the solutions of the country's greatest challenges"
The Minister of Science, Andrés Couve, says in Diario Financiero that "Chile has an excellent scientific capacity, but its links with the private sector are limited." He adds that by investing in R&D, companies "demonstrate their competitiveness."
Lessons from the pandemic for centers of excellence
Adaptation, innovation, internal proactivity, and multilateral cooperation are some of the formulas that the 70 Chilean centers of excellence, including Fraunhofer Chile, had to apply in 2020. The DF highlights these and other challenges.
Pilar Parada, general manager of Fraunhofer Chile, elected one of 100 Women Leaders
The recognition, granted by newspaper El Mercurio and the organization Businesswomen, highlighted the contribution of the also director of our Center for Biotechnology Systems for the high presence of female researchers on its staff and the work to detect SARS-CoV-2 in the field.
Fraunhofer Chile holds its second 2019 Board of Directors
The Board Director, Johann Feckl, highlighted the optimism with which he sees the achievements made, while the interventions included the role of the foundation in the reality that the country lives today.
Seminar on technologies for Industry 4.0 was successfully held in Santiago
With more than a hundred attendees, the international seminar Industry 4.0: Revolutionize your business and productivity, organized by Fraunhofer Chile and Fraunhofer IIS in Santiago, was held in Santiago on October 23th.
Fraunhofer showed its research projects applied to the agriculture of the future
Experts from different lines of research presented their projects in the fields of bee health, pollination, solar energy for agriculture, use of waste from agroindustry to produce biomass and biogas, recovery of maize and wheat waste, and development of high-value products from honey and propolis.
Fraunhofer researchers to the rescue of pollinating bees!
A team of national and foreign researchers from Fraunhofer Chile are working on two projects that seek to promote the activity of native bees - in Chile more than 450 species - as potential wild pollinators in orchards. Learn more about their work and the progress of both projects, funded by Bayer Germany and Syngenta, in the following articles in RedAgricola magazine:
Imagining the future with one step in the industry
Co-creating innovative solutions for large companies, SMEs and startups is the seal that will stamp to Fraunhofer Chile its new general manager, Pilar Parada. Desalinizing water with 60% energy savings, a food for salmon that reduces the use of antibiotics and a technology to tackle pollution in aquaculture are examples she discusses in an interview with Diario Financiero.