"Special projects GRANT" - Evidence-based policy and innovation research lab
Obtaining USD 190,000 from the Production Development Corporation (CORFO) on behalf of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in order to keep the operation of the Evidence-based Policy & Innovation Research Lab (EPIC Lab).
University of Sussex Chancellor's International Scholarship
‘The Chancellor’s International Scholarship scheme is one of the main awards for overseas students. It’s open to students from most countries outside the UK and EU who are applying for postgraduate taught study, and awarded on the basis of previous academic performance and potential. There are 25 scholarships available each year’ (University of Sussex).
The next is an interview that I gave for The Guardian about the grant: ‘International scholarships that help make the future’.
UDD Scholarship, Continuing-Education Programme 2014
Every year, Universidad del Desarrollo gives the opportunity to its academics to apply to obtain a complementary scholarship in order to study a PhD or master programme in Chile or abroad. Due to I was lecturer in the course of ‘Foundations of Digital Entrepreneurship’ as well as General Coordinator at the Smart Lab UDD, in 2014 I qualified for a complementary grant to study a Master of Science in Technology and Innovation at Sussex University, in the UK.
Institutional Development Funds
Based on these funds that I obtained from the Ministry of Education of Chile, Universidad del Desarrollo was able to develop the Smart Lab UDD, its first digital unit. Project’s name:‘Institutional strategic development towards new digital technologies, for the proper understanding and innovation in the educational environment’.
Total amount: about USD 40,000.
Gabriel García Márquez Journalism Award
The mobile application ‘Candidatos Chile 2013‘ was selected in the Innovation category (not finalist). About 140 projects were presented and only 12 were selected.
The award seeks to pursuit of excellence, innovation and ethics consistent with inspiration from the ideals and work of Gabriel García Márquez and the dynamics of innovation, creativity and leadership that characterize Medellín, Colombia.