Executive Secretary of the National Council of Innovation for Development (CNID), Katherine Villarroel has focused her work and professional interests in strengthening the contribution of Sciences, Technologies and Innovation (STI) to the challenges and opportunities of Chile, especially with respect to social concerns and the public sphere. Veterinarian from the University of Chile, Master in Economics from the Université Catholique de Louvain la Neuve (Belgium) and Master in Management in Public Policies from Adolfo Ibáñez University, Katherine has extensive experience in the public sector. She has been invited to be part of multiple groups and institutions for reflecting about major country guidelines, given her vision and ability to interpret and understand social phenomena from different perspectives.
The National Council of Innovation for Development is a government institution with public and private members that reports directly to the President of Chile. It was founded in 2006 to advocate for science, technology and innovation as a way for achieving development, in the context of concerns about our country's future amidst an increasingly complex and uncertain world. In this session we will present the evolution of the anticipatory thinking of the Council for the past 15 years, beginning with the view of the future around the economic-centered view that was mainstream in 2006 and ending with the acknowledgment of the relevance of the emergent futures. We will also present the challenges we faced while we changed our views on how to think about innovation and the future.