ChileMass Innovation Day 2022

ChileMass Innovation Day 2022

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$40 – $60

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MIT- Kresge Auditorium

48 Massachusetts Avenue


Cambridge, MA 02139

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"ChileMass Innovation Day 2022: Emerging Ideas that will Transform the World"

About this event

"ChileMass Innovation Day: Emerging Ideas that will Transform the World" is our annual summit positioned as an open meeting space for actors from the United States and Chile's innovation ecosystems. The event is a great opportunity to promote fertile collaboration, exchange of skills and development of high-value business and technological ventures, focusing on strategic ideas that will affect the way we eat, live, and think.

ChileMass is a Massachusetts-based non-profit organization that catalyzes collaboration between Chile and Massachusetts in the areas of technology, energy, education, and economic development. ChileMass has the support of the Government of Chile, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Corfo and Prochile; and of the Government of Massachusetts, through the Massachusetts Office of Trade and Investment (MOITI).

ChileMass Innovation Day 2022 is the second of its kind in Massachusetts. The first was in 2019 at MIT and focused on Clean Technologies and Advanced Manufacturing. More than 280 people participated, both from USA and Latin America, generating several fruits that range from the creation of new startups to the development of major projects, such as the agreement between the MIT Media Lab and the Chilean Chamber of Construction to bring a City Science lab to Chile. The objective of this 2022 event is to strengthen our work in Massachusetts, through a conference that will address challenges in different areas, such as biotech, impact investment, cleantech and the cities of tomorrow, to show Chile as an ally and a natural laboratory to test new technologies. It also represents an opportunity to invite companies and universities in the United States to invest and collaborate with our country.

This event is possible thanks to the collaboration of MIT Sloan Latin America Office, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University, and the Embassy of Chile to the United States.

The first day will be on Thursday October 6th from 8am to 3pm at the Kresge Auditorium at MIT. There will be keynote speakers, discussion panels, live music during coffee break and lunch, and networking and matchmaking sessions. That same day, we will also have a "Pitch and Wine Chile Night," a pitch feedback Session and networking Event at the Venture Café Cambridge from 6-7:30pm, with Chilean wine, food and live music.

The event on the second day, Friday October 7th, will be at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University. Due to the limited space of 150 seats, it will be by invite only.

The two-day event will have a closing networking activity: a Boston Harbor Sunset Cruise. By invite only.

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Confirmed speakers:

Kent Larson - Architect, entrepreneur, and academic. Director of City Science at MIT Media Lab, MIT Media Lab City Science Group.

Manolis Kellis - Professor of Computer Science at MIT, a member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and Director of the MIT Computational Biology Group.

Katie Stebbins - Tech and innovation leader, Executive Director Food and Nutrition Innovation Lab- Tufts University.

Forest L. Reinhardt - Economist, John D. Black Professor at Harvard Business School, global expert on the relationships among climate change, business, and energy.

Juan Gabriel Valdés - Ambassador of Chile to the United States.

Brian Walsh- Head, WIND Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm of Copec in San Francisco.

José Ignacio Escobar - CEO of Colbún, Chilean electric utility company that generates and transmits electricity. It produces electricity from various sources including hydro, diesel, natural gas, coal, wind and biomass.

Francisca Barros- Partner & Chief Design Officer at The Engine, venture capital firm, Built by MIT.

Lorenzo Gazmuri - President of Icare (Chilean non profit industry association), member of the board of several companies in Chile, and former Executive Vice President of COPEC, Chilean holding company that operates in natural resources and energy.

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