During the Seminar "Summer Day Science-Industry. Science 2030 ”, the associated universities showed their scientific projects, which seek to impact the territory, directly benefiting citizens and generating important information for decision making in the territory.
With the aim of promoting technological transfer, innovation and entrepreneurship based on science and technology, the University of La Serena in consortium with the Federico Santa María University and the University of Valparaíso showed in Valparaíso their scientific work with an impact on the community, in the framework of the end of the first stage of the Science and Innovation program for 2030, an initiative funded by Corfo.
During the seminar "Summer Day Science-Industry. Science 2030 ”, the associated universities showed their scientific projects, which seek to impact the territory, on the one hand, directly benefiting the community from a certain context, such as generating and consolidating relevant information for decision making in the territory. The University of La Serena showed the Prommra Laboratory and the Deep Learning project applied to public intelligent mobility.
The Vice Chancellor for Research and Postrado ULS, Dr. Eduardo Notte Neck, He pointed out that the first stage of the project was an opportunity for the universities of the consortium, "on the one hand, we had the opportunity to take a new look at what we traditionally do in the different areas of science, as well as discover the potential we have as consortium ", adding that" the objective is that academics and academics who do science can have another vision and redirect what is done in the application of that knowledge. This project also contemplates the possibility of redesigning the meshes of the careers and profiles of graduation of the bachelor's degrees.To achieve a change in the direction of this project, it will be necessary for academics who develop fundamental science to integrate their 'youth' research teams that have this more applied vision of science, so that can encourage the applicability of the fundamental sciences. That directly involves linking with the medium, interest and participation of the industry for the development of this new vision of science, which certainly requires a change of mentality of the different actors ".
Expanding the field of action of science is one of the purposes pursued by the University of La Serena. In this sense, the Dean of the Faculty of Sciences, Dr. Amelia Ramírez Rivera, said that “science must be expanded in its scope of action to be in the social and productive environments of the territory, generate a bidirectional link with citizens and the regional business, transferring our knowledge to the regional task. In this sense, our University has a vast tradition and leadership not only in the North Chico area, but also in the northern macro zone. Corfo has recognized this and has linked us to the UTFSM and the University of Valparaíso to focus on the new challenges that our country demands. ”
For the benefit of the regional community
As a sample of the applications that may emerge from the knowledge generated by the fundamental sciences, the following initiatives were presented:
The FIC project “Deep Learning applied to public intelligent mobility”, which seeks to create a smart city platform based on techniques for the classification and automatic segmentation of images using Deep Learning models, applied to the morphological classification of galaxies, to detect, Identify and quantify automatically the vehicular flow on the Balmaceda axis of the city of La Serena, using the security cameras of the Traffic Control Operating Unit (UOCT).
With regard to the Laboratory for Prospecting, Monitoring and Modeling of Agricultural and Environmental Resources (PROMMRA), its purpose is to contribute to reducing technological gaps in the agri-food sector, through the detection of needs and the generation of knowledge, identifying the impact on the systems productive and about development.
For this, it carries out research and development initiatives with different sources of financing, both public and private. Their interventions have been concentrated in the arid semi-arid territories of the country, mainly between the regions of Atacama and Valparaíso.