California Program

The Ciencia & Vida-California Program is a way to participate and learn from the scientific and biotechnology knowledge generated in California, one of the best places for scientific innovations. We have been establishing novel and intensive collaborations between the Fundación Ciencia & Vida in Chile and private and public organizations in California, including a comprehensive exchange program between the University of California in San Francisco (UCSF) –known as the health campus of the University of California system- and Californian biotechnology companies.

In 2011, Susan Desmond-Hellmann, chancellor of UCSF and one of seven “Most Powerful Innovators” as ranked by Forbes magazine, visited Fundación Ciencia & Vida. Chancellor signed a Memorandum of Understanding between our institutions to strengthen the scientific and educational programs we have been developing.

Many tangible collaborations, projects and exchange programs have emerge from these true partnerships between our institutions