Center for Biotechnology Systems

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

Biotechnology Center

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.

Business Areas


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 Ecosystems

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


Industrial Bio-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.


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.


Pilar Parada assumes as General Manager of Fraunhofer Chile Research

Pilar is a biochemist from the University of Chile, Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and has a Diploma in Innovation Strategy from MIT. In addition, she has been Director of Fraunhofer Chile's Biotechnology Center for the past two years.


Massive seminar on intelligent agriculture for Arica

The successful meeting exhibited the opportunities the region has for its agricultural development.


Fraunhofer Chile Research opens modern facilities to strengthen biotechnology in Chile

The inauguration marks a new stage in the research work of the institution, bringing German expertise to innovation processes in Chile and Latin America.

This is how our researchers work

The Center for Biotechnology Systems team focuses every day on finding innovative solutions to meet the industry's needs. 

For more videos visit our youtube channel Fraunhofer Chile Research.