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The institution will implement an associative governance model for the management, coordination and promotion of innovation and knowledge creation.

The University of La Serena has maintained a sustained increase in its scientific productivity, this thanks to the creation of an ecosystem that promotes focused research relevant to the territory, which has allowed progress towards greater complexity.

With the aim of taking on new challenges in matters of Innovation and Creation, the ULS seeks to implement a competitive model to strengthen the scientific and technological productivity of the University of La Serena in preparation for the 2030 country development scenario.

The institutional challenge will be activated through the MINEDUC Innovation in Higher Education Performance Agreement, called “Implementation of a Competitive Model of Innovation and Creation: Preparing the University of La Serena by 2030”.

For this, the ULS formed the Multidisciplinary Council for Innovation and Creation, CMIC, which will allow deepening and strengthening the institutional complexity in these matters. Presided over by the Rector of the University of La Serena, Dr. Nibaldo Avilés, this council is proposed as an advisory body to the Vice-Rectory for Research and Postgraduate Studies, thus responding to the institutional interest of incorporating innovation and creation into the promoting ecosystem of the investigation.

“The challenge that we have ahead as a Multidisciplinary Council for Innovation and Creation is to add more academic researchers to the country and local opportunities that emerge from innovation and creation, especially artistic; in an expansion of the field of action of scientific productivity that in the ULS has gone hand in hand, fundamentally with scientific publications and social impact ”, pointed out the Rector, Dr. Nibaldo Avilés.

The Director of Research and Development and Executive Director of the InES Project, Dr. Sergio Torres, explained that "the installation and strengthening of innovation and the creation of the university's research-promoting ecosystem is a very relevant aspect, since it allows us to tackle new challenges in the generation of knowledge In this sense, the aforementioned MINEDUC project will allow us to operationalize different mechanisms that allow us to activate our ecosystem, now in matters of innovation and creation. Therefore, the invitation is to join innovation and creation in our institution. "

The CMIC is made up of authorities and academics, is chaired by the Rector of the ULS and coordinated by the Vice-Rectory for Research and Postgraduate Studies. In its academic component, it has representatives from the four faculties: Alex Ovalle, Ronny Martínez, Francisco López, María Lourdes Campos; and members of the Investigation Commission: Fabián Araya, Omar Sabaj, Yerko Vásquez and Antonio Vega.

Written by Sergio Muñoz, Office of Outreach and Dissemination of Science and Technology