6 new projects were awarded by the Technological Development Unit, UDT, of the Universidad de Concepción, which correspond to funds from CORFO, CONICYT and FONDEF IDEA.
UDT installs and starts up new technology of solar photoreactors to treat polluted water. One of the photoreactors performs oxidation of contaminating emerging molecules and pathogenic microorganisms, and the other is designed to reduce toxic metals.
The patent holding the honor of being the 100th of our university corresponds to a reactor system and its process for producing bio-oil by ultra-fast pyrolysis of plant organic material. It was developed by Igor Wilkomirsky of the Faculty of Engineering in conjunction with the Technological Development Unit.
During three days, the city of Concepcion gathered more than 200 experts from around the world to exchange knowledge and experiences on new uses of materials from the forest, countryside and the sea.
During April 23, the Technological Development Unit received the visit of an expert mission from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) coordinated by the National Council of Innovation for Development (CNID).
With the role No. SR-159, from March 20 this year, UDT became part of the more than 200 institutions in the country that are registered on the Register of Centers for conducting research or development activities for purposes of the tax incentive Act to private investment in research and development of the Production Development Corporation (CORFO).