Camnexus advise in innovation policy and tech transfer for decision makers
Camnexus, through its consultants and partners, including professionals, academics and researchers from the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance of the University of Cambridge, Cambridge Enterprise and its International Outreach Programme, Saint John's Innovation Centre, Oxentia and Bio Nano Consulting has led and delivered several international capacity building and consulting projects for multiple stakeholders, including decision makers, governments, portfolio and innovation managers, public and private sector, tech transfer offices research centres, universities and the industrial sector.
Camnexus commissioned for supporting new Innovation Intermediary Infrastructure in Biotech Industry in Chile
31 July, 2018
In the context of the programme ‘Biotechnology as an Enabling Platform for Productive Diversification and Sophistication, IFI’, the Competitiveness Management Office of the Chilean CORFO Chilean Economic Development Agency (CORFO) commissioned to Dr Jessica Ocampos, Camnexus' CEO, a benchmarking and bibliographical review of three international innovation intermediary infrastructures or translational research centres.
The aim of the consultancy was to review key features underpinning international innovation intermediary infrastructures, selected after a pre-filter process realised by CORFO. The key features were defined by CORFO as the following:
This report has been included in the new national innovation strategy for creation of a Translational Biotechnology Center in Chile to act as an enabling platform. Its mission will be to accelerate the development of biotechnological products and services based on R&D carried out in Chile in a first stage, promoting the transfer and adoption of solutions to improve productivity, strengthening human capital in bio-businesses and promoting the internationalisation of the Chilean biotechnology industry. The creation of Translational Biotechnology Centre by CORFO has been launched on the 31st July 2018 in a open funding call from CORFO. Further information can be found here (Spanish).
Previous experience in policy advice
Given the experience and knowledge of its consultants, special attention has been paid to Latin America,. The support and consulting programmes provided by its consultants include CORFO's Go To Market programme in Chile for the acceleration of technological projects developed in Chile; the Top500 Programme of Management and Marketing strategies of R&D for the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Poland; the training programme for policy makers and TTOs capacity-building for 15 universities in Turkey, funded by Turkey's FCO; mentoring programme for policy makers of innovation in Pacific Alliance countries; training and mentoring programme at the Cambridge Technology Cluster for Open Beauchef, University of Chile; Newton Fund FIA Young Chilean innovators in agriculture; training in good practices in design and implementation of STI impact projects for Colombia for Colciencias – British Council; training in good practices with climate change focus in STI for Sonora State in Mexico, funded by Coecyt and British Council, among others.