BELIEVE IN
SCIENCE

Science and technology are an opportunity for chilean development.

BELIEVE
IN
SCIENCE

Science and technology are an opportunity for chilean development.

We are a science and technology transfer centre, a non-profit corporation that articulates and manages its networks to transform projects into solutions that can have a positive impact on economy and society.

WHAT WE DO


We create opportunities to promote collaborative work and to make science a key piece in the wealth and diversification of Chilean economy.

OUR VALUE


All scientific investigation requires the management of multiple factors for its development and implementation in the market. At HubTec we articulate all the dimensions that a technology requires to reach people.

WE ARE INSPIRED BY AND WE SUPPORT


Science

It is a protagonist in our lives, from the most everyday, like the remote control of a TV, to something as sophisticated as an MRI that allows the detection of cancer cells. Science is indispensable for humanity.

Diversity

Different talents and viewpoints allow us to approach each project from its multiple dimensions. Interacting with each of them enables us to conduct an effective and high-standard process.

Flexibility

To manage all the dimensions implied in technology transfer is a highly dynamic process that encompasses unexpected changes of context. To adapt to them and navigate them successfully is vital for the subsistence of a project.

CURIOSITY

Motivation, the engine of knowledge, gives us experience and allows us to find new alternatives and possibilities, sometimes different from the ones envisioned when a technology first originated.

CREATIVITY

Each project requires different paths for its development. To create diverse strategies that allow the overcoming of obstacles and the implementation of a technology in a manner that is beneficial for all involved, is fundamental.

COLLABORATION

To work alongside other people who put their resources at the disposal of a common interest in a co-responsible way. Circumventing this century’s complex contexts is only possible through a collaborative spirit, which is the structural base of development in the 21st century.

FOUNDING PARTNERS


TEAM


Bernardita Araya

Executive Director

Doctor in Biotechnology and Master in Sciences from the University of Cambridge, Bernardita has over 10 years of experience working in technology management, ranging from lab to market contexts, being an expert in the development of products for the biomedical industry. She has 3 invention patents and 2 proprietary technologies that have been transferred to the market. She is the founder of a nanotechnology company based in England.

She is addicted to skiing and karaoke.

Luis Merino

MANAGER OF INNOVATION AND DEVELOPMENT

Electrical Engineer with over 10 years of experience in innovation and entrepreneurship, Luis has co-founded companies in the fields of information technology, investment, renewable energies, biotechnology, and human nutrition.

He is addicted to Spirulina and boiled eggs.

Francisca Rioseco

DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE RELATIONS

Communicator with over 15 years of experience in corporate relations and strategic management of projects. Francisca has linked multiple entities, both national and international, which have achieved important collaboration agreements between private corporations and scientific research centres.

She is addicted to Netflix and Doris (her dog)

Paula Cereceda

HEAD OF TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT

BA in Sciences and Licentiate in Veterinarian Medicine, Paula has over 10 years of experience connecting Universities and pharmaceutical companies. She is in charge of technical analysis and monitoring of research projects. She has evaluated over 100 projects of which 20 have been implemented. Paula has directly supervised 40 Bioequivalence studies.

She is addicted to chocolate and to baby Alberto (her son).

Darwin Guzmán

FINANCIAL MANAGER

Bioinformatic Engineer with experience as head of administration and finance management, budget direction, budget analysis, and management of financial statements in projects with public funding.

He is addicted to asking us for budgets and to football.

María Jesús Torres

Executive Assistant

Business Administrator with 15 years of experience as an executive assistant in Academic Vice Rectories.

She is addicted to not leaving her purse on the floor, and to her dogs and cats.

Carolina Cortés

INNOVATION MANAGER

Molecular Biotechnology Engineer with over 10 years of experience in innovation and entrepreneurship. Carolina is co-founder of technology management services companies, and technology-based start-ups in the areas of animal health and food diagnostics.

She is addicted to losing her bank cards and to chocolate ice cream.

Gonzalo Briones

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SPECIALIST

Civil Engineer in biotechnology with over 7 years of experience in intellectual property, more specifically in drafting, processing, researching, and advising on patent applications for inventions in Chile and abroad.

He is (seriously) addicted to any tennis, football, and baseball (yes, baseball) match.

Directory


Miguel Sifri

President

Business director, president of Proteus P.L.C

Pelayo Covarrubias

Vice-president

Director of Institutional Relations, Universidad del Desarrollo.

Rolando Carmona

Business director, partner and president of Drillco.

GONZALO GUZMÁN

Economist from Universidad de Chile, Provost at Universidad Andrés Bello.

Alvaro Fischer

Business director and academic. Founding partner and head of Resiter.

Ivan Díaz- Molina

Business director, Professor at ESE Business School, Universidad de los Andes.

Alex Paz

General Director of Economic and Administrative Matters at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaiso.

Adrián Palacios

Doctor in Neuroscience, co-founder of the Centro Interdisciplinario de Neurociencia at Universidad de Valparaíso.

Manuel Pardo

Financial Advisor at Universidad de la Frontera.

Katia Trusich

Lawyer from Universidad de Chile, President of the Cámara de Centros Comerciales.

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