With a portfolio of more than 30 projects, our portfolio is the heart of HUBTEC. These initiatives, based on science and technology of university origin, seek to provide innovative solutions to industry problems. Learn about our successful projects, and how HUBTEC’s linkage strategy has driven its growth and accelerated market entry, and the multiplier effect of the private investment that this generates.


The technology developed consists of an online monitoring system, which provides the user with the insulation status of the insulator string where it is installed. With this system, the status of the string is known at all times (referring to electrical insulation and conductivity parameters), and therefore maintenance can be managed and planned based on the real state of the system.

Developed by: Universidad de la Frontera.

Researcher: Rodrigo Villalobos.


PPE disinfection system that allows the reuse of the elements, which uses ozone as a disinfecting agent and has a catalyst system to eliminate residual ozone, protecting the user and preventing its release into the environment.

Developed by: Universidad de la Frontera.

Researchers: Annesi Giacaman, Fernando Sarce.


Protein hydrolysate-based biostimulants from poultry and swine biological residues.

Developed by Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Researcher: José O’brien.


Chemical fungicides currently used as preventatives face serious legal restrictions due to their hazardous residues and the harmful effect they can have on the environment and consumers. In response, biological alternatives (biofungicides) have emerged, however, they show low efficacy (less than 60%) and lack consistency.

In this context, BIOSUPRA emerges as a new, highly effective (greater than 90%) photoactive biofungicide against Botrytis cinerea and Penicillium digitatum, the main fungal diseases in grapes and citrus.

This initiative aims to reduce the economic losses associated with fruit rot with high performance, being zero residue (low persistence), compatible with standard application technologies in the industry, and environmentally friendly and safer for the consumer.

Developed by Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Team: Denis Fuentealba Patiño, CEO, Luciano Dibona Villanueva, Francisco Gutiérrez, Héctor Valdés, Daniel Schwantes, and Camila Gutiérrez.


Bio-degradable and compostable packaging, made from polymers of natural origin and renewable raw materials. Every type of fresh meat will have its own customized Bolsolution packaging by optimizing its antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, significantly extending the shelf life of the meat, while preserving its quality.

Developed by Fundación COPEC UC.


It is a software that makes it possible to know in advance the impact on the environment, basic services, economy, and local culture of the increase in population, both in the summer period (floating population) and in the long
term (migration processes).

Developed by: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Team: Daniela Zaviezo, Roberto Moris.



Technology that facilitates individualized and customized design, prefabrication, and assembly of concrete pavements, which speeds up the start of projects and the opening of traffic to users. Prefabricated slabs with this technology have a longer service life, greater support for heavy loads and lower maintenance costs than traditional paving slabs..

Developed by: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile y Dictuc.

Team: Marcelo González, Alvaro González y Leonardo Brescia.


A disruptive technological solution that uses game theory to generate automated sociograms through a video game for children. This initiative provides a clear picture of the social interactions and relationships among students, essential for planning effective intervention to improve school coexistence and performance.

Capybara enables identifying cases of bullying that may arise at school while creating a playful space for learning, thus contributing to a healthy and productive school environment. Validated and proven to be effective in 14 schools, the current objective is to develop a scalable web version for implementation in a larger number of educational institutions.

Developed by Universidad del Desarrollo.
Researcher: Cristian Candia.


Implantable medical device with a long life span to treat severe erectile dysfunction. Its innovative and intuitive design allows for a better experience for the patient and the partner through instant and simple activation. Its pre-filled two-component design facilitates surgical implantation, shortens post-operative recovery, and allows the patient to learn to interact with their implant in a faster and more friendly way.

Developed by: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Team: Marcelo Marconi, MD, Alberto González, Iván Caro.


A wearable device that measures respiratory activity and the body’s reaction to exercise, thanks to a wireless biosensor connected to a mobile device that jointly allows measuring the ventilatory flow with a precision comparable to that of a sports clinic, supporting the design of training routines, as in high competition with the conventional technique of ergospirometry.

Developed by: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Team: Daniel Hurtado, Vader Johnson.


A solution with simultaneous anti-biofilm and debriding activity, a more efficient alternative. It is a simple non-conventional, penetrating and non-toxic liquid; it is stable at room temperature and scalable. Our industrial prototype in ampoules, produced in GMP classified production areas, is currently under clinical efficacy testing in patients with chronic wounds.

Developed by Universidad del Desarrollo.

Researcher: María Belén Olivares.


It is a platform that allows customers and energy suppliers to obtain economic benefits through the intelligent management of their electricity consumption. How does it work? It is a hardware and software innovation, mathematical models and economic diagrams that allow to take advantage of the flexibility available in electrical consumption, controlling and coordinating many flexible electricity consumptions.

Developed by: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Researchers: Matías Negrete Pincetic and Nicolás Lobos.


Edible and harmless sprayable coating platform based on salmon gelatin to extend the shelf life of fresh foods, especially meat products, allowing its characteristics to be maintained throughout the distribution and commercialization cycle.

Developed by Universidad de Los Andes.

Team: Javier Enrione, Paulo Díaz.


Bovine skin gelatin hydrolysates as possible substitutes for polyphosphates.

Developed by Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María.


Grön is a serviceable technology that extends the working life of asphalt pavements by applying electromagnetic waves from the road surface. Unlike current techniques, Grön does not use heavy machinery or construction materials, significantly reducing costs of upkeep, consumption of non-renewable resources and user impact, making road maintenance and the road infrastructure industry more sustainable.

Developed by Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Researcher: Álvaro González.


MicrobeSkin is a multi-diagnostic, precise, rapid, and non-invasive test for skin and soft tissue infections that identifies pathogens (including bacteria, viruses, and fungi), antimicrobial resistance genes, and infection biomarkers in less than 24 hours.

Utilizing advanced high-throughput multiplex qPCR technologies, MicrobeSkin aims to significantly enhance the accuracy and speed of skin infection diagnoses. By providing rapid, consolidated test results, it seeks to transform the clinical decision-making process, enabling effective and personalized treatment for each patient. This approach aims to reduce the indiscriminate use of broad-spectrum antibiotics and assist in combating the global rise of antimicrobial resistance.

Developed by Pontificia Universidad Católica.

Team: Dr. Carolina Cabalín, Dr. Arturo Borzutzky, EM Paula Fajuri, Dr. Nicole Le Corre, Dr. (c) Natasha Blanco, Francisca Cifuentes, Mg Natacha Marini, Dr. Tomás Reyes, Dr. Patricia García, Dr. Cristian Vera, Dr. M. Joao Yubero, Marisol Dibarrat, Valentina Javiera Toro Rojas.


This service provides early detection of pathogenic microorganisms and prediction of risks associated with outbreaks in salmon farming.

This unique service utilizes third-generation sequencing along with bioinformatics software that can be implemented as an in situ microbiological service at different stages of production.

It is portable, fast (results in 5 hours), and capable of detecting hundreds of pathogens in a single test with high reliability. Our service offers a technology kit that includes all the materials and equipment needed for field analysis. This technology kit can be transferred through leasing to industries that require the service.

Developed by Universidad de la Frontera.

Team: Andrés Santos Ñanculef, CEO; Evelyn Zirotti Vyhmeistern, and Rodrigo Salazar Celedón.


Increasing tenderness of chicken breast by incorporating nanobubbles and ultrasound.

Developed by Universidad Nacional Andrés Bello.


Sustainable shower device that allows to train the breast self-examination technique for the early detection of breast cancer.
EBCT is currently in the international expansion stage (USA and EU) to validate its commercial strategy.

Developed by: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
Researcher: Josefa Cortés.




Geo-referenced technological solution oriented to the transaction of industrial waste, waste, and by-products (RDS), which can be used as raw materials and materials (MPM), as well as products that already contain recycled or reused MPM.

Developed by: Universidad de Valparaíso.

Team: Patricia Martinez, José Tomás Videla.


Non-invasive medical device for the prevention of apnea episodes in extremely premature infants. It consists of a T-shirt with external stimulation that simulates the respiratory rate of the newborn.

Developed by: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Team: Paulina Toso, María Jesús Álvarez.


Valuation of pig hair as a source of keratin hydrolysate with antioxidant activity.

Developed by Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.


It is an information management software, directly coupled to the activities of Primary Health Care (PHC), contextualized in the management of socio-health and demographic information of the elderly people belonging to the Cardiovascular Health Program.

Developed by: Universidad de Valparaíso – Gerópolis Center.
Researchers: Pablo de los Reyes, Alessandra Olivi, Viviana García.


Social media listening platform to measure key aspects of reputation in digital social networks, such as influence, trust, and reputation risk.

Developed by Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

For mor information on this initiative see: https://socialcomlab.uc.cl/sol/


TAMI is a tangible user interface that facilitates learning mathematics. Unlike the traditional way of teaching, in which students are subjected to repetitive processes and cyclical evaluations, TAMI allows an intuitive, didactic, and collaborative approach to learning.

Developed by: Universidad del Desarrollo.

Team: Francisco Zamorano y Catalina Cortés.


Psychometric tests in digital format, which respond to the needs of the labor and educational markets; evaluating intelligence, initial reading competence, neuropsychological evaluation, executive functions, personality, and propensity to risk.

Developed by: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Team: Ricardo Rosas, Catalina Santa Cruz.

Equipo: Ricardo Rosas, Catalina Santa Cruz


Monitoring system to diagnose and predict structural damage in wind turbines.
Robust and reliable methodologies are currently lacking to diagnose and predict damage and failures in wind turbine structural components due to the wear and tear to which they are exposed by both operational loads and external factors.
Based on a prototype developed, we intend to scale up the monitoring system of these components, aiming towards productive application and commercialization. This study focuses on the blades and tower as these are expensive components and are susceptible to significant failure rates (with long periods of downtime).

Developed by Universidad de Los Andes.

Researcher: Rodrigo Astroza.


Learning platform that optimizes face-to-face courses/workshops with digital feedback tools, allowing training and transfer of practical skills remotely and asynchronously.

Developed by: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Researcher: Julián Varas.

Instagram: @c1do1


Natural coating to extend the useful life of poultry and pork meat.

Developed by Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.


The wine industry faces increasingly competitive markets, with one of the main challenges being to achieve a consistent product for each label produced. To do this, they need to find a balance between quality, production level, and standardization of their finished products. Astringency – the sensation of dryness perceived when tasting red wines – is a limiting quality parameter to achieve this balance.

Currently, there is no analytical method to quantify sensory astringency, with the winemaker’s tasting being the most used tool. However, it is a process with low objectivity (n=1), with great variability in the results (sensation that increases over time), and exhausting (loss of oral lubrication).

Based on this opportunity, Winetech offers an astringency measurement service, which is an objective method based on a physical measurement that mimics the sliding of the tongue against the palate «just as the winemaker does when tasting».

Developed by Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Team: Natalia Brossard Aravena, Edmundo Bordeu Schwarze, and Vladimir Olivares Moraga.


Innovative technology for the reuse of grey water that eliminates 97% of its pollutants and generates a new source of water suitable for irrigation and sanitary use, reducing up to 50% the consumption of drinking water and both the domestic and industrial water footprint.

Developed by: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
Researchers: Camila Cárdenas, Valentina Veloso.

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