The University of California Davis, partner of Concha y Toro in the field of research and innovation, opened its Life Sciences Innovation Center in Chile aiming to contribute to the development of the agricultural and forestry industries.
Carlos Valdivia, Agricultural Proyects Manager for Concha y Toro; Linda Katehi, UC Davis chancellor; Alan Bennett, executive director of UC Davis Chile; Blanca Bustamante, Concha y Toro’s Corporate Communications Manager, and Gerard Casaubon, CRI Director.
Concha y Toro will contribute to the US$29 million in funding that the initiative will receive, which includes both public and private contributions.
“We will work together to define and promote collaborative research, encouraging students and researchers exchange, and strengthening educational programs in the two countries,” said the executive director of the UC Davis Chile, Alan Bennett.
With a 100 years history in the service of the State of California and its country, UC Davis is considered the world’s most important university in agricultural and forestry research, according to the QS World University Rankings and is seventh in the list of most renowned public universities in the US.
“UC Davis has a long history of collaboration with Chile, and the Life Sciences Innovation Center, whose focus will be on the needs of Chilean farmers and agribusiness, adds to this legacy,” said UC Davis chancellor Linda PB Katehi. “We are expectant to the tremendous discoveries and economic opportunities that will be the hallmark of this new center,” she said.