Chile presents its innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem at TNW in the Netherlands

Recognized by multiple rankings as the country that most encourages entrepreneurship and innovation in South America, Chile virtually exposed those credentials that are making it known internationally.

It is one of the South American markets that has spent years dedicating efforts, both from the public and private sectors, to promote the generation of highly innovative ventures, achieving international recognition.

It is these credentials that have led the organizers of one of the most important technological meetings in all of Europe, and among the most prominent worldwide, to invite you by The Next Web to publicize all those instruments that it has implemented to strengthen this economy.

The invitation was jointly with Colombia, both member countries of the Pacific Alliance (regional integration bloc additionally composed of Peru and Mexico), which have also given a strong emphasis so that regionally, innovation and entrepreneurship are themes to enhance and strengthen .

On the Chilean side, Sofía del Sante, in charge of Innovation at ProChile, the General Directorate for the promotion of Chilean exports, was invited to participate in order to publicize the main attributes and emphasis that this institution has carried out in this area, and on the part of from Colombia Juan Andrés Vásquez, Director of Ruta N Medellín and Luis Felipe Barrientos, Vice President of Escalation and Innovation at Innpulsa. The panel was moderated by David Fernásdez, Chief Growth Officer of Sart-UP Chile., An outstanding worldwide program, which has achieved multiple recognitions and press publications worldwide, and which has served as an inspiration for similar initiatives on various continents.

“Participating in the Couch Conference provides us with the opportunity to publicize pioneering initiatives in Latin America, such as Start Up Chile and other programs that have been developed in our country to promote entrepreneurship and innovation. ProChile plays a fundamental role as an internationalization platform for the most disruptive companies that contribute significantly to diversifying our exportable offer ”, highlights Osvaldo Marinao, Commercial Director of ProChile in the Netherlands.


Through different institutions, in the last ten years, the Chilean State has made significant efforts to support the growth of innovation companies, with the aim that these generate an impact on employment, economic growth and diversification of the economic matrix of the long-term country.

Chile, a country open to the world and to multilateralism, is convinced that the internationalization of a company and its success in external markets is directly related to its degree of innovation; as reflected in surveys carried out by the Government, following the guidelines of the OECD.

These measurements have shown that those companies that export innovate in a greater proportion than those that do not. This may indicate that going out to the foreign market drives them to innovate, or that those who manage to innovate are the ones who finally sell their offer in foreign markets.

For this reason, entities such as ProChile are committed to strongly supporting the internationalization of those ventures that, due to their degree of innovation, have high added value, which allows us to differentiate our exportable offer and make it more competitive internationally.

In addition, Chile is the country with the most entrepreneurs in the OECD and, therefore, one of the country's challenges is to become the hub of innovation and entrepreneurship in the Latin American region.


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