Agriculture, Food and ingredients

Chile seeks to position itself among the 10 world leaders in healthy eating, which requires incorporating technologies, expanding the export network, ensuring compliance with international rules and regulations, always taking into account the preservation of natural resources.

The objective is to advance towards processes framed in a circular economy, exploiting to the maximum the resources in each productive process.

Products

New food grade products based on essential oils, functional lipids and proteins, among others.

Development of Extracts with specific characteristics of nutritional interest, through sustainable processes.

Services

  • Obtaining ingredients and additives through innovative techniques such as supercritical extraction and microencapsulation.
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  • New prototypes and products, with a focus on waste recovery from the agri-food industry.
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  • Pest control monitoring and management service.
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  • Beehive monitoring service.

Research lines

  • Agro:
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  • Application of scientific, technological and management innovations aimed at sustainable agriculture.
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  • Applied ecology for sustainable crop management.
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  • Pollination research.
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  • Beekeeping focused on bee health.
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  • Implementation of intelligent crops with photovoltaic energy and use of sensors.
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  • Urban farm projects development.
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  • Food:
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  •  Functional Food development.
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  •  Piloting of new products for the industry.
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  •  Application of technologies aimed at food safety.
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  • Ingredients:
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  • Valorisation of bioactive compounds from vegetable raw materials and waste from the agri-food sector.
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  • Formulation of ingredients and their incorporation in high value applications, such as functional foods for human and animal consumption, cosmetics and nutraceuticals.