MANY JOINT PROJECTS SPRING FROM THE LINKS TO UC DAVIS

THE MOST IMPORTANT EFFECTS OF THE TIES BETWEEN THE TWO INSTITUTIONS WERE ADDRESSED IN A DISSEMINATION DAY HELD AT THE TALCA CAMPUS.



May 19, 2016

How to increase the competitiveness in the Chilean agrifood sector and to advance in technology transfer and support to science-based entrepreneurship, were part of the topics discussed in the dissemination conference on the UC Davis-Chile project. The activity, organized by the Vice Presidency for Innovation and Technology Transfer, sought to demonstrate the capacities of this agreement, as well as to create new workspaces for joint projects.

The Vice President for Innovation and Technology Transfer, Gonzalo Herrera, talked about the advances of the project in the agricultural area. "The most relevant interests of the University in the collaboration with UC Davis are to transform the research results carried out in the agricultural and wine-growing area, into concrete and specific results to benefit our productive sector, both at regional and national levels," he said.

On the occasion, the general scope of the strategic union between UC Davis Chile and our Academic Institution in this program, which is applied in Chile together with other institutions, were given. "The experience of UC Davis in the areas of agriculture and environmental development, especially concerning the transfer function of research results, constitute an invaluable contribution to the Universidad de Talca", said Herrera.

Javier Ramírez, Director of New Businesses, from UC Davis Chile, and specialized in innovation and technology transfer issues, stressed that "the Universidad de Talca is one of the fundamental pillars of the work of UC Davis Chile in our country, so we are very grateful for the support in the areas of Science and intellectual property.

The contributions from the North American University will join with the experience of the UTALCA in areas such as viticulture, plant pathology, irrigation and agricultural adaptation technologies to climate change. Samuel Ortega, Director of the Irrigation and Agroclimatology Research and Transfer Center (Citra), said that it is important to pay attention to UC Davis’ trajectory in agricultural research, since "it has high level researchers in this field and especially in the area of irrigation, where we are in contact to work on issues such as water management with use of high-tech instruments, as well as increasing the exchanges between students and academics".



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