Inspire, connect and orchestrate innovation

Inspire, connect and orchestrate innovation


The Center promotes a culture and a pro-innovation and entrepreneurship environment at the University and in the country, through meetings, building networks and the promotion of joint projects between academia, the private sector and the public sector.

With the excellence of the Catholic University, it seeks to inspire, enhance and disseminate the capabilities of its different faculties, to face challenges with a spirit of collaboration. It contributes to articulating innovation policies that integrate companies, academia and the public sector, seeking to improve people’s quality of life in a sustainable way.


The construction of the UC Innovation Center was possible thanks to a significant donation of 15 million dollars from the Angelini Group, when the construction of the building and the strategic project began. Currently, the Center has a self-financing model.


Ceremony of laying the First stone of the UC Innovation Center, with the assistance of Government, academic and business authorities


Inaugural session of the Advisory Council of the UC Innovation Center.


Inauguration ceremony of the UC Innovation Center, headed by the President of the Republic, Michelle Bachelet.


Creation of the first Research and Development (R&D) office commissioned by the UC. BRAIN Chile and Sin Límites programs are launched.



Creation and co-execution of the 3xi initiative and Red Innovación Chile. The Mentor Network program is launched, the Business R&D Studies Laboratory is launched and the first version of innovation 2050 is carried out.


Jump Chile turns 10 years and several initiatives are created to strengthen start-ups. The Fablab joins the Center and leads the production of health equipment for the pandemic. The 5G Claro Lab UC Innovation Center is launched.


2015 London Design of the Year

The Design Museum in London awarded the building with “Design of the Year 2015”.

2016 Pritzker Prize

Known as "Nobel Architecture", the prize was awarded to architect Alejandro Aravena in the 2016 edition, being the 41st winner and the first Chilean to receive it.