Degree program oriented to fifth-year students from Design, Engineering, Business, Advertising and Architecture.
Problem: The fact that blueberries need to be hand harvested means it is a slow and meticulous process with low levels of production compared to machine led harvesting, as well as causing strains and injuries in workers.
Solution: EVA is a tool that aims to standardize the time it takes to harvest fresh blueberries as well as decreasing workplace injuries.
Team: Felipe Álvarez (Design), Joaquín Brant (Engineering), Cristóbal Ortíz (Engineering), Josefa Prat (Business), Constanza Retamal (Engineering).
Mentor: Rodrigo Caparrós
Problem: In Chile, SMEs related to farming take decisions based on environmental perceptions, making these decisions inaccurately. This causes a loss ratio of 33% from the total production.
Solution: SAFI decreases the risk of the farmers by keeping them connected with their harvests and allowing them to make more accurate decisions.
Team: Pamela Riffo (Engineering), Francisco Sandoval (Design), Sebastián Silva (Engineering), Felipe Schott (Business), Josefa Ulloa (Engineering).
Mentor: Hernán Díaz.
Problem: The current ventilation methods that are used by farmers in the Bio Bio Region (Chile), generating difficulties in the production levels, requiring more effort, time and cost in order to make them work properly.
Solution: VENTU is a low cost ventilation system, which allows natural ventilation within greenhouses without using electricity, decreasing human intervention.
Team: Fabián Barrientos (Engineering), Juan P. Krauss (Business), Javiera Ruiz (Engineering), Simón Sepúlveda (Business), Nicolás Ulloa (Architecture).
Mentor: Ricardo Maggio
Problem: The current feeding methods do not show the exact time in which the food runs out, generating low optimization of the resources.
Solution: SILCA is an integrated system for controlling the feeding system in cattle ranching.
Team: Jorge Amigo (Engineering), Alejandro Irigoyen (Engineering), Diego Mucientes (Engineering), José Ramos (Business), Manola Stocker (Design).
Mentor: María Jesús Arteaga
Problem: The farmer who uses an open water tank for the irrigation, is prone to the presence of sludge, which affects the water flow to the farm, inhibiting proper irrigation.
Solution: We will use UV light for inhibiting sludge formation, avoiding its reproduction and thus the water obstruction towards the farm.
Team: Camila Misito (Advertising), Javiera Pinto (Engineering), Josefina Escárate (Design), Rubén Yojay (Business).
Mentor: Ray Gallegos
Problem: The honey harvest process is slow, expensive and demands a lot of physical effort, causing lumbar problems and tendonitis in the farmers. The current process requires a harvest facility, which requires large amounts of capital expenditure.
Solution: Bee-Harvest aims to increase the productivity of the traditional harvest by
integrating technology and new materials.
Team: Joaquín Kunstmann (Engineering), Josefina Lazo (Design), Daniela Rojas
Mentor: Carlos Albornoz
Problem: Those parents concerned and conscious of giving their children a healthy diet every day, have difficulties when they offer them vegetables at home.
Solution: A Chilean bean-based snack that seeks to improve the consumption of this legume in children. Its format makes it easier to give them this food, since it comes in attractive flavors that make them attractive to children.
Team: Michele Olivier (Business), María Ignacia Troncoso (Design), Catalina Ulloa (Advertising), Juan Pablo Valenzuela (Engineering).
Mentor: Daniel Oliva
Problem: The constant wasting of fruit in homes (15 to 30%), due to the mishandling of products, thus causing them to ripen faster than expected.
Solution: This is a container that keeps the fruit. The gas released by the shell of the walnut can inhibit botrytis and extend the life of the fruit. Light product, easy to install, does not generate residues on the fruit and it uses less material.
Team: Nicolás Sadler (Business), Roberto Raggio (Advertising), Joaquín Tegtmeier (Business), María Jesús Mora (Design).
Mentor: Natalia Morales
Problem: Children between 4 and 10 years old today, due to their poor diet and little variety of healthy products with good taste, suffer from lack of concentration, lack of energy and headaches since they are not receiving what is necessary for their body and health.
Solution: Dairy drink based on wheatgrass with passion fruit, sweetened with Natural stevia, with a good taste and attractive to children, which has benefits for the health and the organism.
Team: Sabrina Orellana (Business), Bruno Ramos (Engineering), Macarena Rojas (Advertising), María Luisa Vergara (Design).
Mentor: Rodrigo Frías
Problem: Consumers who care about the environment do not currently have many sustainable alternatives in the textile sector, so they continue to consume products that come from highly polluting industries such as the fashion industry, or they simply do not buy, leaving their needs unsatisfied.
Solution: Sporatex produces products and fashion accessories that are sustainable with the environment, optimizing natural resources and minimizing the impact of clothing on nature.
Team: Carla Ragazzone (Design), Camila Novoa (Business), Hernán Rebolledo (Advertising), Gonzalo Bravo (Engineering).
Mentor: Pía Benoit
Problem: The small producers need to increase their competition against the agricultural market, since due to the presence of intermediaries they are not selling at a price that provides them with sustenance to cover the production costs and quality of life they expect.
Solution: Produlava is a machine that facilitates and optimizes the water and electricity used when producers of potatoes wash them.
Team: Pedro Gatica (Business), Lisa Marin (Engineering), Tamara Salcedo (Design).
Mentor: Sergio Majluf
Problem: Currently CONAF (Chilean National Forest Corporation) allocates its resources to measuring the variables that estimate the possible magnitude of the fire, which generates that in those cases more resources must be requested for combat.
Solution: System that allows firefighters to quickly and reliably communicate information on fire sources and meteorological variables in interface areas to CONAF, allowing them to carry out an evaluation of the fire and possible fire progress, optimizing the amount of resources and reducing the time of reply.
Team: Makarena Araya (Engineering), Gonzalo Marín (Business), Antonia Mizón (Design), Camila Pizarro (Engineering).
Mentor: Álvaro Pacull.
Problem: The antifreeze methods offered by the market are efficient but their costs are very high for small fruit producers, with initial investments varying between USD 40,000 and USD 45,000.
Solution: It is a frost control system that blows warm air under the trees, through polyethylene sleeves located in the fruit orchards.
Team: Cristóbal Prado (Advertising), Martín Dubost (Engineering), Rosane Gray (Design), Paulina Figueroa (Business).
Mentor: Piero Mazzarini
Problem: Some adults over 40 years old need non-invasive alternatives to combat constipation, due to their sedentary lifestyle, low fluid intake and low consumption of foods rich in fiber for their daily diet.
Solution: Infusion based on grape pomace rescued from the wine industry and red tea, which, thanks to its high concentration of fiber, accelerates intestinal transit.
Team: Daniela Contreras (Business), Santiago de la Mora (Advertising), María José Robledo (Advertising), Pablo Valdés (Engineering).
Mentor: Felipe González
Problem: In the fruit sector, blueberry harvests represent around 21% of residues per ton harvested, this is due to the fact that in the production of blueberries, strict regulations must be met for the export of the fruit.
Solution: The project worked with the reduction of the production of blueberries in the creation of a blueberry extract rich in polyphenols, which was later used in the creation of a toothpaste made with 100% natural fruit that helps prevent cavities and gingivitis.
Team: Francisca Garay (Design), José Francisco Lores (Engineering), Macarena Reino (Business).
Mentor: Pablo Gálvez
Problem: Visually impaired people with a high level of autonomy and who use public
transport, have trouble recognizing the location or the type of route that reaches the
bus stop, generating an increase in the travel time of up to 80%.
Solution: It consists in adhering a panel to the structure of the bus stop that allows people with visual disabilities to request their route. The information is delivered by a speaker system.
Team: Javiera Montory (Engineering), Álvaro Villanueva (Engineering), Felipe González (Business), Álvaro Aranís (Engineering), Bárbara Sanhueza (Business).
Mentor: Hernán Díaz
Problem: The use of multiple alternative tools for oral exploration and therapy, hinders the treatment of approximately 12,240 speech therapists in Chile, causing a decrease in their productivity.
Solution: Device with a handle that provides lighting and different levels of vibration to the pallet, which due to its shape, performs functions such as safely attaching gauze and transmitting lighting.
Team: María Antonieta Otárola (Business), Gino Pampaloni (Design), Belén Reveco (Engineering), Francisco Vásquez (Engineering).
Mentor: Rodrigo Caparros
Problem: 60% of people with Parkinson’s in an advanced stage, present as a symptom of gait freezing, being this one of the most visibles, causing them to remain immobile in their gait.
Solution: MIA is a multi-stimulus bracelet that helps people suffering from Parkinson’s disease and the symptom of freezing of the march, to come out of the frozen state through three different stimuli, one auditory, one tactile and one visual.
Team: Adolfo Barrientos (Business), María Jesús Núñez (Business), Valentina Quezada (Design), Tomás Rifo (Engineering), Victor Valderrama (Engineering).
Mentor: Rodolfo Kock
Problem: 77% of those affected by a stroke suffer from motor weakness in the lower limb and do not perform kinesic exercise outside the rehabilitation center successfully.
Solution: Alba is a kinesiological tool to maintain and improve muscle strength. It works through the force delivered by the healthy hemibody, which allows it to work on the symmetry of the body. Allows you to perform various movements.
Team: Carla Rojas (Design), Javier Flores (Engineering), Juan Friedl (Business), Pamela
Salazar (Engineering), Tamara Aballay (Business).
Mentor: David Gajardo
Problem: People with a risk factor for chronic kidney disease, mainly hypertensive and diabetic, do not know that their disease can decrease kidney function.
Solution: It is an accompaniment and early warning service for people with risk factors for dialysis. It points to three concepts: Learn, share and take care of yourself, where each of these is related to the parts that make up the service.
Team: Carolina León (Design), Paula Ariztía (Design), Claudio Ramírez (Advertising), Andrés Santa María (Business).
Mentor: Natalia Morales
Problem: In Chile, there are Migrants who do not work in their profession or area, causing them to feel overqualified, generating problems in their psychosocial health.
Solution: Service that seeks to establish an early connection and empowerment of migrants in Chile seeking for job opportunities. Through this service, certification of skills, training and an employability network will be carried out.
Team: Valentina Andrade (Engineering), Paula González (Design), Rafael Martínez (Design), Fabián Sanhueza (Architecture).
Mentor: Agustín Riesco.
Problem: Lack of fine motor skills and strength in children between 3 and 5 years old, which prevents them from washing their mouths autonomously, causing the absence of the habit of washing their teeth frequently.
Solution: MECU is a posture correcting handle that helps to initiate the habit of oral hygiene together with a light object that appeases the fear of the dark, focusing on night washing and giving the child a level of autonomy.
Team: Francisca Molina (Advertising), Juan Ignacio Luhrs (Business), Pedro Pablo Luego (Engineering), Maite Iturriaga (Design).
Mentor: Daniel Oliva
Problem: Mothers who leave EBF before 6 months, need to stimulate their production and facilitate the flow of milk, because they are not delivering an optimal diet to the baby.
Solution: MOMI aims to support mothers who are in their lactation period and prevent them from abandoning this process before the 6 months of life of their infants.
Team: Ignacia Calderón (Business), María Jesús Carraha (Design), Sebastián Muñoz (Engineering).
Mentor: Rodrigo Alonso
Problem: Traffic congestion and the lack of road culture make it difficult to move the emergency vehicle through the city.
Solution: Mobile application that connects emergency vehicles with urban support, to give an early warning to drivers, indicating the direction of the emergency vehicle and instructions on how they should act.
Team: Gonzalo Díaz (Business), Juan Luis Inostroza (Engineering), María Luisa Meyer (Design), Estefanía Torres (Advertising).
Mentor: Pía Benoit.
Problem: The process of making a child sleep during the night is tiring, uncomfortable
and exhausting, causing muscle aches in parents repeatedly.
Solution: NOBI is a removable sleeping bag for a child from 0 to 6 months to sleep, making it easier for mothers and fathers to hold them during the night and thus simplify their transfer to the crib.
Team: Juan Muñoz (Engineering), Ana Ma. Ortiz (Design), Colomba Pfingsthorn
(Design), Mariano Ramos (Advertising), Dieter Spee (Engineering).
Mentor: Carlos Albornoz.
Problem: Occupational therapists do not have objective metrics to relate scar progress
to their patients’ adherence to treatment.
Solution: ROU, seeks through technology and innovation, to provide objective metrics
to occupational therapists who work with pressotherapy, in order to support them in
making decisions for each control and consolidate a monitoring system.
Team: Alonso Faúndez (Advertising), Felipe Fehrenberg (Engineering), Josefa Mewes (Design), Camila Azul Núñez (Business).
Mentor: Piero Mazzarini.
Problem: Women between 40 and 60 years old who are diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in the upper and lower extremities, need to alleviate the pain caused by inflammation during the acute stage of the disease.
Solution: Arduino board combined with the electrostimulator board to make electrostimulation work wirelessly (bluetooth) in the splint and thus develop the application with the functions of the remote used for therapy.
Team: Sebastián Bertoló (Engineering), Manuela Calderón-Favaro (Design), Sofía Marinovic (Business), Ignacio Villegas (Advertising).
Mentor: Felipe González.
Problem: Elderly people who suffer from Diabetic Retinopathy find it difficult to extract and measure the exact insulin doses to be injected, because their low vision generates fear of making a mistake in calculating the dose.
Solution: With this product, users are confident that they can inject the exact amount of insulin doses they need, autonomously, reliably and at low cost.
Team: Fiorenzia Caresio (Design), Jose Martin Jorquera (Business), Ma. Alejandra Pesantez (Advertising), Sebastián Pineda (Engineering), Sebastián Ramos (Engineering).
Mentor: Álvaro Pacull.
Problem: The caregivers of patients with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) need to know when the patient requires assistance because they cannot leave them alone for more than 15 minutes, generating a high dependency.
Solution: TRINA is a system made up by two devices that are able to detect muscle impulses and alert the caregiver through a sound.
Team: Max Harambour (Engineering), Vicente Ham (Design), Constanza Jop
(Business), Michelle Smith (Advertising).
Mentor: Hernán Acuña.
Problem: Frustration from people in wheelchairs, for not being able to adapt to their
environment, forcing them to leave their wheelchair to be comfortable.
Solution: TRIUM (from the Latin “3”), is a wheelchair that consists of a structure from 3
pieces, which together give the possibility to people in paraplegia to interact correctly
with any type of surface.
Team: Vicente Achondo (Business), Ian Corcoran (Engineering), María Jesús Monge (Design), Rosario Olivares (Design).
Mentor: Pablo Gálvez.
Problem: The urban cyclist that circulates on the bicycle lanes of the center of
Concepción is prone to collisions with pedestrians and motorists at the crossings of
the city, which causes the sense of insecurity.
Solution: Beezmart warns actors moving within the city when a cyclist is about to make
a turn at a junction, minimizing the chances of accidents on corners.
Team: Camila Fuentes (Engineering), Kevin Fuentes (Engineering), Alonzo Petit-Breuilh (Architecture), Felipe Pacheco (Architecture).
Mentor: Ricardo Maggio.
Problem: The habitants of some areas of Concepción are voluntarily exposed to disturbing noises outside the norm, emitted by acoustic offenders who do not have incentives to stop the emission.
Solution: Integrated system that measures incident noise and records this data, such as noise maps and georeferencing. Noise u, is the application accessed by the user who pays a temporary membership for the service.
Team: Mónica Bretón (Design), Konstanza Cordero (Engineering), Gonzalo Reyes (Architecture), Eduardo Saldías (Engineering), Gonzalo San Martín (Business).
Mentor: Rodolfo Köck.
Problem: When tourists visit the urban historical heritage landmarks, they receive little historical heritage information, which causes them not to recall or be interested in the local or national value.
Solution: Reveal to tourists, in an experientially way, the cultural value of the main urban historical heritage landmarks of the Biobío Region.
Team: Daniela Benaprés (Design), Florencia Cubillos (Engineering), Francisco Figueroa (Engineering), Pedro González (Architecture).
Mentor: Carolina Huilcaman.
Problem: The ambulance drivers of the health services of Concepción are involved in traffic jams when going to an emergency, causing an increase in the arrival time.
Solution: It is an emitter located in each ambulance, which communicates with receiving devices installed in each traffic light in the city, activates the green light, giving ambulances a fluid traffic during emergencies.
Team: Francisca del Pino (Engineering), Orietta Mardones (Design), Daniel Smith (Business), Pablo Villarroel (Engineering).
Mentor: Rodrigo Caparrós.
Problem: The environmentally conscious people who live in Concepción who want to recycle organic waste, do not have household tools that allow them to do it efficiently.
Solution: Comprehensive organic waste management service. The service includes the separation, collection and treatment of the waste that is used as food for the larvae, which when processed it becomes a protein supplement.
Team: María José Mayorga (Design), Nicolás Osbén (Engineering), Benjamín Saldivia (Engineering), Tomás Villablanca (Business).
Mentor: David Gajardo.
Problem: In Concepción, 52% of older adults from quintile I to IV, who are in the “disenchantment stage” of retirement or wish to remain active at work, do not have the tools for proper job integration.
Solution: VINTA facilitates active retirement for older adults through tools and opportunities to deliver their experience by offering their services to different people in the community.
Team: Mathias Mendoza (Engineering), José Pulido (Business), Rocío Suzarte (Engineering), Lidsay Villela (Design).
Mentor: Hernán Díaz.
Problem: High levels of pollution in the city of Santiago, which directly affect people who use their bicycle as a work tool, who have respiratory and physical affections.
Solution: AEPA is a sensor located on the handlebar of the bicycle, obtaining good visibility and instant capture of a MP2.5.
Team: Josefa Ardura (Design), Álvaro González (Business), Catalina Martínez (Design), Vicente Silva (Business).
Mentor: Pablo Boraquevich.
Problem: Low recycling rates and poor waste management. This generates excess
garbage and little recyclable material, causing recycling companies to operate at 48%
of their capacity.
Solution: Our post-consumer treatment station allows people to effectively recycle
materials such as PET and Aluminum, learning how to do it correctly.
Team: Rodrigo Amengual (Engineering), Santiago Izquierdo (Advertising), Javiera
Ramírez (Design), Josefa Silva (Design).
Mentor: Juan Pedro Calderón.
Problem: Users are not aware of all the transportation alternatives to move around the
city. They spend a lot of time waiting for transportation, with uncertainty and little
autonomy. The bus drivers have decreased their work by 40% in 2019.
Solution: Mobile application for passengers and drivers that offer route flexibility within
legal margins at low cost and safely.
Team: Rosario Richasse (Design), Alexia Rocha (Architecture), María José Costal (Business), Sebastián Monckeberg (Engineering).
Mentor: Pía Benoit.
Problem: When organic waste reaches landfills it is mixed with inert garbage, it causes the decomposition without oxygen, which provokes the emission of methane gas.
Solution: Human digestion simulator system machine that manages to obtain an organic and nutritious powder, which has a high potential of use, without going through a standard degradation process such as compost or humus.
Team: Cristóbal Calaf (Advertising), Elisa Larraín (Design), Florencia Martínez (Design), Ignacio Urbina (Engineering).
Mentor: Danielle Lemaitre.
Problem: People are tending to live in apartments of less than 50 m2, but they do not change their consumption habits, consequently, they have a bad management of their possessions, they do not allow the optimal flow of space and recreational areas are lost.
Solution: Application called KIPER to organize user spaces in Kiper Box, Suitcase and Sports Teams formats with different prices for those services.
Team: Dalia Bengio (Design), María Trinidad Bravo (Advertising), Eduardo Garrido (Engineering), Elisa Rencoret (Design).
Mentor: Hernán Acuña.
Problem: 17% of Chilean workers in their 30s suffer from some chronic pathology associated with food, a proportion that doubles in those over 40 years old. Users do not take the time, nor do they give the importance of eating healthy.
Solution: TOIT APP offers different healthy lunch options, so that they can keep their diets controlled. Each dish offered has relevant nutritional information to help the user make better and healthier decisions.
Team: Sophie Fraser (Engineering), Isidora Garín (Design), Joaquín Martínez (Engineering), Vicente Pares (Architecture).
Mentor: Felipe González.
Problem: The high perception of insecurity in tourists when they move to an unknown place.
Solution: Mobile application focused on tourists linked to personalized routes and 3 recommendations of these that contain tourist information and a safety perception survey.
Team: Sofía González (Engineering), Thais Elsca (Advertising), Carolina Zulueta (Design), Nicolás Martínez (Engineering).
Mentor: Rodrigo Alonso.
Problem: Lack of accessibility of fruits and vegetables, which are necessary to improve the quality diet of all citizens.
Solution: TUCA is a mobile fair system that runs through different neighborhoods of Santiago, seeking to supply the population with fresh, ready-to-eat fruits and vegetables. It consists of a motorized electric tricycle.
Team: Amaya Haddad (Design), Aline Heerlein (Business), Carolina Rosales (Engineering), Felipe Saavedra (Advertising).
Mentor: Natalia Morales.
Problem: There is a low visibility and scope of easy-access services such as private classes, vets, seamstresses, among others, within the neighbourhoods, which causes a low demand for these services.
Solution: Mobile app focused on showing job positions available within a certain city or region.
Team: Francisca Andrade (Engineering), Valentina Diaz (Design), Isidora Medic (Design), Sergio Meli (Architecture).
Mentor: Agustín Riesco.
Problem: The informal itinerant commerce that takes place in public spaces generates disturbance of order, insecurity and distrust on the part of pedestrians.
Solution: System of commercial integration of the informal vendor to formal commerce, through the provision of physical and temporary spaces that are intended to offer second-hand products.
Team: Magdalena del Valle (Design), Camila Diaz (Design), Angelo Mafucci (Engineering), Camila Utreras (Engineering).
Mentor: Denisse Lizama.
Problem: Lack of recreational instances in the urban space where people generate interactive experiences and manage to build community.
Solution: WAMOV is a multifunctional projector pole, which can be adapted to any space providing recreational moments for various users of a community, which is activated digitally through an application.
Team: Sofía Albornoz (Business), Esteban Mery (Advertising), Sofía Oller (Design), Nicolás Valencia (Engineering), Antonia Wolleter (Design).
Mentor: Pablo Gálvez.
Problem: Retired seniors with free time need to rejoin society in order to feel self-worth.
Solution: Mobile application that shows the services and / or products that seniors have to deliver, taking advantage of geolocation resources and bringing together people who live nearby to meet the needs of our customers.
Team: Valentina Frías (Design), Ignacio Labra (Engineering), María Paz Lira (Advertising), Bianca Piñeda (Engineering).
Mentor: Daniel Oliva.