Technologies and Business Models for the Energy Challenges of the 21st Century

Location: Centro de Innnovación UC Anacleto Angelini - Vicuña Mackenna 4860, Macul, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, (Chile). Main and Excecutive Auditorium – 1st floor Centro de Innovación UC
Date: 23-24 October
Sectors: Renewable Energies
Organiser: Centro de Innovación UC Anacleto Angelini in collaboration with  CORFO, SOFOFA, Eurochile, Inria Chile and TECNALIA
Price: Free (registration required)
Travel funds: limited travel funds available for European organisations. Deadline for applications: 23rd of September. Contact: Mikel Emaldi,
Hashtag: #ELANnetworkCH



NOTE: In order to attend the event, it is necessary to register in the registration system (REGISTRATION button). If you want to hold bilateral meetings, you should also register with the B2B tool (MATCHMAKING button) and schedule the meetings you want.

Chile and the world are in a process of significant and critical energy transformation. The use of renewable energies are becoming more massive and costs have been drastically reduced. Due to this, new technological challenges have appeared for all market players (end users, generators, distributors, researchers, etc.) and this is generating new opportunities that require comprehensive and interdisciplinary solutions. Chile is a key player in this new scenario and this event will bring together Chilean and European agents to tackle these challenges

According to the latest report from the international consultancy EY on the forty countries with the best opportunities in the development of renewable energies in the world, Chile is the leader in Latin America and the sixth country in the world.

The vision of the Chilean National Energy Policy, aims to meet certain objectives in 2050. To achieve them, we must work in challenges such as:

  • Flexibility of electrical power systems, at central and distributed level.
  • Development of competitive energy storage systems that maximize the use of local resources (lithium, copper, mineral salts, etc.)
  • Integration and use of enabling technologies to promote efficient energy consumption (IoT, Big Data, etc.)
  • Massive and low emissions technologies to meet the population's heating needs.

This infographic reflects some of the perspectives of the Chilean energy sector.

The event will be coordinated with the Exhibition and Conference of Renewable Energies, ExpoERNC 2017. This exhibition constitutes a great business opportunity for those companies of the renewable energy industry that want to invest in Chile. Location and date of the event: 24th-26th October at Hotel W, Santiago (Chile).


Generate Technological Base Business Opportunities (TBBOs) between Chilean and European companies, for the development of new technologies, in order to face in a better way, the energy challenges of the 21st century. Specifically:

  • Identify new technological business niches, connecting Chilean and European companies with the purpose of developing opportunities together.
  • To showcase key technologies that can contribute to improving industrial competitiveness in the energy sector, as well as sharing Chilean and European visions for the future.
  • Facilitate access of companies to other agents of the innovation ecosystem (technology centres, public administrations, business support organizations) that can support their concrete collaborations.
  • Connect SMEs with relevant agents of the energy sector at national and international level, so that they can benefit from the synergies between public - private research collaborations.
  • Present & share the key tools for business development between the EU and Chile.


  • Exhibitions.
  • Business Coordination Tables.
  • B2B meetings.
  • Thematic Workshops.
  • Networking activities.
  • Exposition of experiences of European Technology Centers in Innovation in Energy.



  • SMEs providing energy technologies and services.
  • Companies consumers of energy.
  • Technology Centres.
  • Chambers of Commerce and Business Support Organizations.
  • Government authorities in the energy, economic and innovation sectors.

In the event of 2016, 152 business opportunities were generated in the bilateral meetings organised between European and Chilean companies.


Why you should attend to the ELAN Network Event Chile 2017

Videos of ELAN Network Event Chile 2015


The organiser has reserved a limited number of rooms for the event attendees at the Hotel Santiago Park Plaza (Av. Ricardo Lyon 207, Providencia, Telephone +56223724000. Subway Los Leones), with a special rate USD 141 per night, valid until the 13th of October. To formalise the reservation with the special rate, please contact the hotel via and identify yourself as an attendee to the ELAN Network 2017 event.


Registration is now closed. If you have special interest to attend the event, please contact