Innovation Management

"INIA's mission is to contribute to the sustainability of the agri-food sector at a global level, creating value and innovative solutions for farmers, strategic partners and society, through research and development, innovation, extension and transfer technological. "

Increasing populations, the impact of climate change, the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture, the rapid development of emerging economies, and increasing instability around scarcity of land, water and energy reveal some of the pressures to which the agri-food industry is subjected. In this scenario, INIA plays a key role; ensure that the science and technology generated in our facilities are a contribution to a more competitive and sustainable agriculture.

We understand innovation as the creation of value, through the transformation of ideas or knowledge into a new or improved product, good or service (methods )3. This value creation can occur inside or outside INIA. Innovation occurs largely within “innovation ecosystems”, made up of government organizations, institutions and private and public actors, which are connected in various ways and bring together the technical, commercial and financial competencies, as well as the inputs necessary to innovate. This virtuous relationship between several and different actors must be managed to be fruitful and successful.

By virtue of the above, INIA defines four key pillars to promote and increase the creation of new knowledge; the generation of technical ideas that allow obtaining new products, processes and services or improving existing ones; and the transfer of these.

Promote a culture of innovation among the members of the Institute of Agricultural Research, which allows generating high-impact solutions to problems in the agri-food sector.

Position the Institute for Agricultural Research as a benchmark in the development of innovation and transfer of knowledge, methodologies and agri-food products, fostering a link with the productive, economic and social sector, thus responding to the great challenges of society.


A strong conviction that, although the generation of knowledge is inherent to the human being, it is not enough to just generate scientific-technical knowledge, but that it must be materialized through the introduction of new products in the market (technological businesses).


A coordinated and continuous technological diagnosis that allows anticipation of the market.


The development of projects aimed at meeting the needs of the agri-food industry.


And, finally, the profitability of the products generated.


Evelyn Silva Moreno

National Head of Innovation Management


Constance Rivas

Management and Intellectual Property Analyst