ICTL: Instituto Chileno de Tecnologías Limpias
A Chilean institute committed to developing clean technologies in the mining, power, battery, manufacturing, and related industrial sectors.
The Chilean ICTL will provide services to support entrepreneurship and Macro Zona Norte; and help develop the workforce that will be needed in the north of Chile to deliver sustainable mining, renewable energy, and enhanced value chain for critical materials such as copper, lithium, and other minerals.
The Chilean Instituto de Tecnologías Limpias (ICTL) will be the leader in developing and deploying new technologies for expanding the use of the abundant renewable energy in the north; allowing expansion of the mining sector with reduced emissions and increased efficiency; and enabling the creation of manufacturing capabilities to produce and export products made from the mined products while exploiting the renewable energy. The Institute will become a self-sustaining, integral part of the research, development, demonstration, and deployment ecosystem in Chile and will offer access to unique capabilities and services to benefit innovators along the full innovation cycle. The Institute will conduct globally competitive and cutting-edge R&D, resulting in intellectual properties and the creation of new entrepreneurial companies. The Institute will catalyze the education and training of a technologically skilled workforce and a new generation of entrepreneurs, ready to create and manage successful start-ups in Macro Zona Norte of Chile.
The mission of the Institute is to manage a portfolio of innovative technology development projects that can be deployed in Chile. Specifically the Institute will impact Chilean mining, renewable energy, lithium battery manufacturing, and related industrial sectors; provide services to support entrepreneurship and Macro Zona Norte; and help develop the workforce that will be needed in the north of Chile to deliver sustainable mining, renewable energy, and enhanced value chain for critical materials such as copper, lithium, and other minerals. To determine the project portfolio and the service offerings, the Institute will solicit input from industry, integrate financial investments from private and public investment institutions, and the technology innovation community, which includes but is not limited to the research and academic community throughout Chile, and integrate the input to determine the market opportunities and needs. The Institute will push for the transfer of the technology to the marketplace through licensing of intellectual property, helping to start-up companies based on the technology, and assisting in the integration of the technology into the industrial sectors. The aim during the award term will be to establish the Institute and create sufficient value to allow the Institute to become self-sustaining through a combination of revenue-generating activities, research grants, and philanthropy from Chile and abroad.
Since 1946, AUI has forged effective partnerships with government, industry, and academia to build and manage large-scale, complex, unique facilities to pursue multi-disciplinary research, including the construction of the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile.
Fundamental to the success in creation, management and operation of the world class research institutes and facilities is the development by AUI of the Open Access Model, which allows the best proposals with the most impactful ideas to be awarded access. Experience has proven that the Model will lead to new, exciting and unforeseen technological advances. AUI intends to bring their management and operating experience, including the proven Open Access Model, to establish the Chilean Clean Mining Institute to create world-leading, economically impactful and environmentally sustainable technologies for Chile.
AUI is excited to begin work with our associates including but not limited to: Asexma Chile A.G., Ballard Power Systems Inc., CSP Cerro Dominador, Clayton Ventures, Colbun S.A., Colorado School of Mines, Enaex Chile S.A., Enel Generación Chile S.A., Engie Latam S.A., Enorchile S.A., Freitag & Co, Generadora Metropolitana, Low Emissions Resources Corp, NanoOne, Schwager Energy S.A, The Wilson Center, Universidad de Atacama, Universidad Autónoma de Chile, Universidad del Desarrollo, Universidad San Sebastián, and University of Utah.
AUI looks forward to providing additional information about our team’s exciting plans for ICTL shortly. Meanwhile feel free to contact AUI directly to learn more.