Fraunhofer Chile Research was created on October 4, 2010. Its aim is to promote German-Chilean cooperation in applied research by:
- Setting up and operating research centers and similar agencies in cooperation with Chilean and German organizations and other research-related institutions.
- Promoting the work of scientific discoveries and their practical applications, for allow advanced industrial uses through applied research.
- Promoting local industries by transferring knowledge, know-how and research results.
- The formation and development of personnel and the exchange of investigators and technical staff between Chilean and German research institutions.