Universidad san francisco de quito

Research and Innovation Observatory Academic Contact:
Alexandra Velasco, Director, Strategic Partners and Innovation for Internalization
The following research projects, spin-offs, facilities and reports are a selection of this institution’s efforts in the HUC’s 5 key challenge areas. HUC.R&IO seeks to encourage joint research opportunities and foster collaboration between partner universities. If you would like to know more about these projects or see your project highlighted here, contact the Research and Innovation Observatory

Research Projects

Design of an Integrated Circuit using CAD for Industrial Implementation

Research of a Smart Visual Recognition System using FPGA

Urban Cargo Transportation Observatory (OTUC)

Long-term Monitoring Program on Water Quality at San Cristobal, Galapagos

Wastewater Treatment with Native Microalgal-Bacterial Consortia from the Ecuadorian Amazon, the Andean Region and the Galapagos Islands

Molecular Analysis of Bacterial Diversity Present in Bioreactors for the Treatment of Acid Mine Drains (DAM) 


Cell Culture Facility – School of Medicine

Medical Simulation – School of Medicine

Psychosocial Support and Conflict Resolution

Ethics Committee for Research in Human Beings

Training of Caregivers of Dependent Older People


NeuroLab USFQ

Galápagos Science Center

Capacity Building Programs

SHIFT Academy