FUNDACION MÁS CIENCIA is a non-profit organisation encouraging the scientific development in Chile

In Fundación Más Ciencia (More Science Foundation), we develop activities aimed to promote science in Chile, in all fields and in every area, including the development of public policies regarding science, technology and innovation, the public communication of science, and the engagement between different public and private actors involved in the development of scientific and technological research.

In this direction, our Foundation is interested in promoting public attitudes towards science and technology and scientific literacy, and the acquisition of competencies within the community.

Our mission is to contribute to the promotion, incentive and strengthening of sciences and technology in Chile, establishing our Foundation as a bridge between the academic, scientific and policy sectors and the citizenship. Our efforts are oriented to contribute to the public debate and the implementation of actions and feasible proposals to generate public policies regarding the development of science, technology and innovation.

Our vision is to be a reference in the public discussion on science development across all the fields of knowledge, pursuing the public awareness about the relevance of the encouragement, support, protection and development of science and technology in Chile.

Our work focuses on three areas

Science Outreach

We perform, support and advise outreach and science communication activities with the purpose of knowledge appropriation by the citizens, especially the knowledge created in Chile.

Public Policy

We prepare studies, reports, proposals and columns about public policies to support the development of science, technology and innovation in the country, based mainly on evidence and successful international experiences.

Citizens Movement

More Science for Chile is a citizen movement that has opened the debate on the urgent need for Chile to have more and better science and technology, as well as the need to socialize the knowledge.

Our people


  • Pablo Astudillo, Ph.D. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Carlos Blondel, Ph.D. Universidad de Chile
  • Tomás Norambuena, Ph.D. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Katia Soto, Ph.D. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile


  • Jonathan Martínez, Director, Ph.D., Universidad de Chile
  • Tomás Norambuena, President, Ph.D. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Lucía Núñez, Director, Ph.D. Universidad de Santiago de Chile
  • Rocío Santander, Treasurer, Ph.D. Universidad de Santiago de Chile
  • Katia Soto, Secretary, Ph.D. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Fernando Valiente-Echeverría, Director, Ph.D., Universidad de Santiago de Chile, National Coordinator “More Science for Chile” advocacy campaign

Advisory Council

  • Juan Carlos Castilla, Ph.D in Sciences, University of Wales, UK; Ph.D. in Marine Biology, University College of North Wales, UK; Professor, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; National Award of Applied Sciences, 2010; Member and Vice President of the Chilean Academy of Sciences
  • Juan Manuel Santa Cruz, Executive Director Institute of Social Innovation, Universidad del Desarrollo; M.Sc. Economy and Public Policy, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez; Chief of the Division of Innovation, Ministry of Economy, 2013-2014
  • Mariano Rosenzvaig, Sociologist, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; M.Sc. Education, University of Cambridge; Past Director EXPLORA Program, CONICYT
  • Cristián Freire, Graphic Designer Escola de Disseny I Art del Mediterrani, Palma de Mallorca, Illes Balears; Master of Art in Image Synthesis and Computer Animation, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Palma de Mallorca, Illes BalearsProfessor Digital Animation, Director Digital Animation career, DuocUC


  • Pablo Astudillo, Head of Research Department, Ph.D. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Pamela Carvajal, Department Coordinator
  • Julián Cortés, Legal Counsel
  • María Fernanda Flores, Head of Financial Department, Ph.D. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
  • Iveliz Martel, Journalist
  • Soledad Quiroz, Research Department
  • Fernando Sánchez, Research Department
  • Catalina Terra, Research Department