ENGINEERING WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE CREATION OF A LIGHT RAIL FOR THE REGIONS

IT PARTICIPATES IN AGREEMENT WITH THE ENTITY THAT LEADS THE CREATION OF THE PROTOTYPE, WHICH WILL COLLABORATE WITH METAL-MECHANIC COMPANIES OF THE AREA.



September 4, 2017

An agreement signed between the Department of Engineering and the Center for Innovation and Development for the Industry (CIDI) will enable the development of the Aldo project, an initiative to build a prototype of a light train that will run starting in 2020. The project has the support of Corfo and will be the first that runs under the agreement that involves, in addition, the creation of a cluster of advanced manufacturing to integrate companies of the area. 

"We want to generate a cluster based on knowledge and that can complete this first challenge considering that one of the trains would be located in the Maule Region. From that project we will generate a value chain, which goes from the presentation of the problem to the solution of transport for people," said the director of CIDI, Daniel Pavez.

The agreement will encourage, in companies inserted in the cluster, their abilities with the aim to generate products of high standard developing what today is called Industry 4.0 as an approach to intelligent and computerized manufacturing.

"This link seeks to create the synergy and entrepreneurship necessary to create innovative solutions and break paradigms. It is essential that those elements be transferred to our students so that they think about a new engineering with different proposals," said Dean Claudio Tenreiro.

The Seramet SPA manager, Jorge Villegas, said that each time is more evident the link between companies and universities. "Today there is concern to know the needs and give appropriate solutions, supporting innovation," he said.



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