2 October 2020

Chile, a foreign investment hub for technology

Despite being located at the far end of the planet, Chile has developed numerous ways of staying connected with the world. Perhaps this is due to that spirit of exploration that inspired Magellan on his epic journey, kick-starting globalization through our territory 500 years ago; a spirit that today beats in us stronger than ever.

What is certain is that in this difficult year, in which the economy and global trade have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Chile has been able to attract significant foreign investment, and that it even experienced a 14% increase in its FDI (foreign direct investment) during the first 7 months of the year, compared to the same period in 2019. 

That’s why we want to share with you three news items from Invest Chile that are significant to Chile’s technological environment. 

Chile gets ready for the technological challenges of the future with the announcement of a second data center from tech giant Huawei

Huawei is set to become the only company in Chile with two data centers, which is aligned with its commitment to support technological development and promote Chile as a digital hub in Latin America. 

The data center will be located in the Metropolitan Region and could be operational by the end of this year. 

Find out more about this large project here.

Revolutionary Chilean foodtech company NotCo sets its sights on the US market after receiving US $85 million in foreign investment

Jeff Bezos from Amazon and Biz Stones, co-founder of Twitter, have invested in the finance package that will also be used to expand the company’s product range. 

This innovative company is a licensee of the Brand Chile Usage Program, and already operates in Chile, Brazil and Argentina. It plans to expand into the Peruvian, Colombian, Mexican and US markets in 2021. 

Learn more about their history and plans here

French geoinformation technology company TerraNIS arrives in Chile

The company uses geoinformation, particularly satellite images, to provide services related to agriculture and the environment. This technology can improve process efficiency while protecting the environment. 

In Chile, Terranis provides services to agriculture using Pixagri, CropEO, Fertisat and Wago and to viticulture using Oenoview, and it has also diversified into forestry, land use, urban green spaces using Greencity, urban heat islands, urban and agricultural land planning and management. 

Further details regarding this news item can be found here

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Chile’s enormous potential for developing green hydrogen

 Production of what is being called the “fuel of the future” will be key to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.

Richness and diversity in traditional Chilean architecture

The first Monday in October is World Architecture Day, created by the International Union of Architects (UIA) to highlight the responsibility of architects in the development of cities.

6 playlists to celebrate Chilean Music Day

Chile comes across loud and clear through its music and that’s why every October 5th we celebrate “Chilean Music and Musicians Day”. Today we invite you to mark this date with a selection of Chile’s best songs and performers. 

La Cueca: A Reflection of Our Great Cultural Diversity

With its multicultural and diverse origins, the cueca became Chile’s national dance on September 18, 1979 because it was the dance that had the greatest national presence and historical meaning.  Cueca is danced in different corners of the country, and each geographic area has its own choreographic and musical variations and adaptations. Our cultural wealth and diversity is expressed in the different types of cueca that exist throughout Chile.

In a mining country like Chile, become a Mining Engineer

With the richness of our subsoil, the large investment in mining projects and universities of academic excellence, Chile is the perfect place to study majors related to mining.

International Day Of Clean Air: Electromobility takes to the streets of Santiago

At present, Chile has a bigger fleet of electric buses than any other American or European city.

Chile’s booming video game industry

Not even the pandemic has been able to halt the progress of video games in Chile, a creative industry that is gaining more fans every year both at home and abroad.

Eclipse 2020: venha se conectar com o poder da natureza

Em julho do ano passado, o mundo todo voltou o olhar para o Chile. Um eclipse solar total pôde ser vivenciado no norte do país. Um espetáculo impressionante no céu mais limpo do planeta.

Este ano, a natureza nos surpreenderá novamente. No dia 14 de dezembro, a região de La Araucanía, no sul do país, vai se transformar em um observatório natural: sobre as montanhas imponentes e os verdes infinitos da região, envolvido na sabedoria e na magia dos povos originários, haverá um novo eclipse solar total.

Convidamos você para esta experiência sem igual, para se conectar com o poder da natureza.

Mais informação: www.marcachile.cl/eclipse2020/en/