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18 de julio de 2017

The R & D Innovation Program starts the application process

  • Companies with solar innovation projects can apply for reciving cofinancing up to 200 million Chilean pesos

The R & D Innovation Program for high impact strategic sectors, including the solar industry, opened its applications. This initiative will allow to finance solar technological innovation projects with three challenges of innovation.

These challenges seek to find solutions that give respond to the concerns  of the industry with foucus, for example, in reducing the costs in investment, operation and / or maintenance of large-scale solar systems (PV, CSP, CST) using technological innovation that considers the chilean climate conditions. In addition to projects that contribute to improve the performance of these same large-scale solar systems using innovation  and the efficiency and sustainability of companies with high energy demand incorporating solar energy.

In the line of Innovation Prototypes, companies can apply for cofinancing up to 60 million Chilean pesos and the objective is to support projects that will develop new products or processes or improve the existing ones.

In the case of the Validation and Packaging line, companies can apply for cofinancing up to 200 million Chilean pesos. They can test and validate activities that aim to bring a prototype to its final stage for its market exit.

While the third instrument, Technological Contracts for Innovation, allows financing up to 200 million Chilean pesos and seeks to promote the link and collaboration between companies and entities providing knowledge to solve a challenge or opportunity with a high research component and development that generates transfer of knowledge and technologies.

The application process closes the call on September 5th. A series of talks have been organized so that those interested can learn more about this program:

Wednesday, July 26. Salon Enrique Froemel. Las Sophoras 175, Estación Central USACH. Todos los sectores. 10 AM

Thursday, July 27. Salón Rojo de CORFO, Moneda 921. Empresas Solares. 3 PM

Tuesday, August 1st. Auditorio CORFO, Moneda 921. Todos los sectores. 10 AM

Thursday 03 August. Auditorio CORFO, Moneda 921. Todos los sectores. 10 AM


More information and start of the application (in Spanish): Prototypes of Innovation; Validation and Packaging; Technological Contracts for Innovation