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When accessing this membership, companies may accelerate their change into a pro-innovation and entrepreneurship culture, thanks to innovation management workshops, interaction with multiple companies and startups, in addition to the possibility of connecting with UC talent, among other benefits.
The Center promotes the company’s intensity of innovation by means of a plan devised distinctively and exclusively in accordance with its own production challenges and needs. Gold Associates have preferential benefits to participate in programs like the UC Master’s in Innovation and 1-on-1 connections with other associates in the network. They may use collaborative work spaces in the UC Innovation Center, as well as become involved with startups in closed events, among others.
As a member of the Lithium Club, the company occupies a space within the building and, from this privileged position inside the UC, it interacts directly and constantly with the ecosystem; allowing for associative projects, new business opportunities and connection with international actors. Lithium Associates are relevant actors within the Center, protagonists of national innovation.
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The Center assists companies and organizations to confront production paradigms that are in danger of becoming obsolete, by incorporating culture, talent, technology and state-of-the-art knowledge in innovation, in order to guarantee its long-term competitiveness.
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Culture and innovation management
The Center promotes and disseminates mega trends, disruptive technologies and innovation experiences among organizations from different industries. It also promotes connection instances that foster associativity between companies, enterprises, institutions, students, academics and professionals.
Networks and Associativity
The Center is an open pole of value creation that articulates interactions between various institutions. It enables collaboration with the University, as well as co-creation between the actors of the innovation and national entrepreneurship ecosystem.
UC Talent Access
The Center converges the knowledge and creative potential of the 18 faculties of the Catholic University, offering organizations human capital of excellence - both academics and undergraduate and graduate students - to solve innovation challenges raised by partner companies.
The Center orchestrates shared value relationships between companies and entrepreneurs in the ecosystem, in an environment of encounter and collaboration, allowing companies to prospect new technology and suppliers among the largest startup network in the country. Some of the instances are Demo Days, Pitch-Days, Speed Dates and Hackathones, among others.
Research and Development Projects
The Center accompanies companies in the detection of opportunities to manage and install innovation projects, making available the infrastructure and applied knowledge of the Catholic University.
Ecosystem and Positioning
By having its own diffusion channels, the Center supports the positioning of projects and initiatives of organizations associated with focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. In addition to delivering benefits for the use of various collaborative workspaces inside the building, located on the UC San Joaquin Campus.