Javier Ramirez

Javier Ramírez / Executive Director

With an original academic training in Law (PUC lawyer), Javier specialized in the field of intellectual property and, particularly, in invention patents (Master in Intellectual Property, University of Alicante, Spain). Subsequently, he decides to improve his studies in Management (MBA at University of Chile)

Previously, he collaborated with the establishment in Chile of the University of California Davis Innovation Centre, as its Chief Business Development Officer, and led the creation of the Innovation Department at University of Chile, and the Technology Transfer Department at Andrés Bello University (being first Director in both), among other positions.

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Fernando Venegas / Technology Transfer Manager

Lawyer and Master’s in law and New Technologies (University of Chile), and an MBA (Adolfo Ibáñez University). With 10 years’ experience in the private (Estudio Villaseca associated lawyer)as well as in the public area (Head of Legal Unit & Intellectual Property for the Innovation Department of University of Chile) where he had a leading role in the process of protection and defence of the intellectual and industrial property rights, the development of technologically based companies, the negotiation of I+D contracts and license.

He has developed innovation policies for universities and companies. In 2015, he participated in the Subcommitte of University Standards for the Innovation, from the Science Presidential Committee for the Development of Chile.


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Oscar Astudillo

Oscar Astudillo / Technology Transfer Coordinator

Agricultural Engineer, Master’s in technology management, with an emphasis in Biotechnology, and graduate in technified irrigation from University of Talca.

Previously, he was the Head of the Technological Marketing Department, of the University of Talca. Oscar began his career as a researcher on fruit growing at the Agricultural Research Institute (INIA) Raihuen, in the Maule Region, where he became Regional Deputy Director of Research and Development


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Jovanka Trebotich

Jovanka Trebotich / Technology Transfer Coordinator

With initial training in Science (Biochemist at University of Santiago), she moved on specializing in management (MBA at University of Talca), and specifically in technology management (Master from University of Talca)

With full knowledge about the technology management cycle, she was first an academy researcher in a project which gave way to a new technology and to the spin-off Ambiotek. Then, as an external consultant, she carried out market surveys for University researches and technology-based ventures (Manager at Createch Studies area). She also worked directly in a Health Care start-up (Intellectual Property Expert at uBiome).


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Marcelo González

Marcelo González / Strategic Relations Coordinator

Commercial engineer and Master’s in public policies management at University of Chile. Between 2010 and 2014, Marcelo became part of the teamwork which gave rise to the University of Chile Innovation Department, becoming business executive for the licensing of technologies. Between 2014 and 2018, he was Coordinator of Technological Transfer Programmes at Corfo, participating in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of public policies concerning this field.


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Kritsye Leiva

Kritsye Leiva / Technology Transfer Analyst

Molecular Biotechnology Engineer (University of Chile) and Master’s in engineering sciences (PUC Chile), and she has a degree in Business Creation (Andrés Bello University). She’s been trained in a variety of courses on intellectual property and technology transfer (Lab to market-Stanford Research Institute, Building University- Industry Relationships – Oxentia, Intellectual Property Management – WIPO).

Previously, she served as Technology manager at Andres Bello University (2017-2019), and as a consultant of UC Executive Class, supporting the creation of Industrial Engineering graduates (2016-2017).


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Alonso Ureta / Technology Transfer Analyst

Biochemist holding a Master’s in Technology Management with mention in Biotechnology from University of Santiago of Chile. He started working at Mapocho-Trebal wastewater treatment plant, to subsequently take over as R&D Project Manager at Virbac-Centrovet, researching and developing immunobiological products to fight Salmon Rickettsial Septicaemia (SRS) for the aquaculture industry. Specialist in Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) regulations, in vaccine development and quality control methodologies and implementation.


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Nicole Pino / Technology Transfer Analyst Trainee

Civil Industrial Engineer and Civil Engineer in Bioengineering at Adolfo Ibáñez University.

Nicole has research experience in biomaterials (Adolfo Ibáñez University Bioengineering Centre) and in industrial bioprocesses (Neobiotec biotechnology company), specifically in the production of lytic bacteriophages against Salmonella bacteria. Besides, she has completed the course “Technology Transfer: From Research to Market”, at Catholic University of Chile.


Gloria Jara

Gloria Jara / Operations Analyst

With a degree in Biological Sciences and Master’s in Sciences at Austral University of Chile (UACH).

Formerly, Gloria served as a Coordinator of the Administrative and Financial Management, and the Project Management of the Technology Transfer Department, Universidad del Desarrollo icon.

Researcher on Plant Biotechnology for 20 years at UACH, specialist in plant tissue culture. Entrepreneur in her area of expertise. Currently, Gloria counsels plant nurseries and agro-exporters on berry crops and ornamental plants.


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Elizabeth Illanes

Elizabeth Illanes / Financial Analyst

Business Administration Engineer, specialized in financial management and the creation of control systems and monitoring of national competitive funding (Corfo, Conicyt and Health Ministry and Superintendence) and International ones (World Health Organisation, the George Institute for International Health; Rhode Island Hospital and  the Pharmaceutical Industry).

Previously, Elizabeth worked as a Research Administrative Coordinator at Universidad del Desarrollo Medicine Faculty


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Eliette Angel / Communications

Master’s in Science Communication at Imperial College (World top ten University) and a journalist from Catholic University of Chile. Eliette collaborated for eight years in “Life Science and Technology” from El Mercurio, and was Communications Coordinator at the University of California Davis Centre in Chile. Scientific Journalism Professor at UDLA. She was also a journalist at the National Research and Development Agency (current ANID, ex CONICYT), and at various research and development centres. Eliette completed an internship at the Science Museum in London.
Between 2010-2012, she was director of the Chilean Association of Science Journalists for the central zone (Achipec) and got a Chilean Scholarship (Beca Chile) to study her Master’s in England.


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