Innovation / Published July 9, 2021

Orizon receives 2020 Technology Transfer Award

Thanks to its healthy snack FLIP, the subsidiary won the first place in the “Collaborating Company” category, an award given by the Ministry of Science, Corfo and the Chilean Network of Technology Managers (RedGT) to players that promote cooperation and generation of technology-based ventures, and engagement between academia and the private sector.

Orizon adopted an innovative Chilean system that considerably reduces the percentage of fat in potato chips, preserving their flavor and color, created by academics from Universidad Católica. This initiative had the support of the Copec-UC Foundation, the institution that applied for the public contest.

“This is the first R&D project that we support and, moreover, that we are betting on and that is not related to the sea. We will continue to develop other businesses along the same lines. In this case, we are working on scaling it up to turn it into a spin-off and reach new distribution channels,” Orizon’s Development and New Business Manager, Jorge de Llano, said.

Six months ago, production capacity of this product was thousand bags per month and today they aim to continue growing to reach more than 50 thousand. FLIP potato chips are available on the website