Center for Systems Biotechnology

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.

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 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.

News and Press Releases


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.



Authorities from O'Higgins Region visit Agro PV project facilities

Representatives of the public sector and agricultural business met the pilot farm in Lampa where vegetables are grown and photovoltaic energy is generated on the same surface of soil.



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:




CeTA Pilot Plant getting Closer to Construction in Carén Park

The Board of Directors presented to the rector of the University of Chile a vision of the facilities where new healthy foods can be climbed and formulated.




Bee Health 2020 shares project progress with RM Agricultural Regional Ministerial Secretary (seremi)

José Pedro Guilisasti visited Fraunhofer Chile's offices and laboratories to learn about the work of its researchers with beekeepers in the Metropolitan Region.


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.

This is how our researchers work

Our team at the Center for Systems Biotechnology focuses on finding innovative solutions to meet the industry's needs. 

For more videos visit our YouTube channel Fraunhofer Chile Research.