INNOVO Center of Universidad de Santiago was invited to participate in a new anniversary of the Faculty of Engineering.Lions Up, one of the main promoters of entrepreneurship and innovation, by generating learning spaces for students, which is also part of the project Ingeniería 2030, was responsible for organizing the conference “Promoting Scientific and Technological Entrepreneurship.” This opportunity is intended for the USACH students themselves. During the university entrepreneurship activity, Luis Lino, Director of the INNOVO Center, participated with a lecture before a full audience of USACH students interested in creating entrepreneurship ventures from within Universidad de Santiago.An information booth was also made available to personally address questions of the attendees.The inauguration was presided by the CORFO Deputy Manager of Early Financing, Rodrigo Frías, who explained the opportunities made available by the Economic Development Corporation to fund projects at an early stage.
In the second round, the Director of the INNOVO Center gave the floor to the entrepreneur and industrial engineer, Matias Stäger, who is also CEO of Queplan, who in turn, taught the participants how to survive the feared “death valley.”
Luis Lino unveiled the various services offered by the business incubator, the thematic areas of the ecosystem that is are being encouraged, not only in project financing, but in promoting “innovation and entrepreneurship culture.” This is done in several spheres in which entrepreneurs are given access to these fields of knowledge.
He also delved into the relationship that the INNOVO Center has forged with students of Universidad de Santiago de Chile, through their participation in the Despega USACH competition. This program finances and guides science and technology based entrepreneurship ideas with scientific or technological base, so that participating students can grow their own businesses.
The activities on the anniversary of the Faculty of Engineering continued until November 9, when the authority inaugurated its Innovation Center, a place that promises to foster technology based entrepreneurship in engineering and the other faculties.