• Funding Institution: USA Embassy
• Amount: 12,599 USD
• PI UTEC: Antuane de La Flor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
American Arts Incubator
AAI- is a technological-creative exchange program whose main objective is to contribute to social innovation in communities through digital art projects and new media. It takes place every year in different countries, with the sponsorship of ZERO1. In 2020, UTEC was the host of the Peruvian incubator, in which the theme "Adaptive Urbanism: Participatory Design for a Resilient Lima" was worked on. 23 projects by young artists and technologists were incubated, which were guided by Gabriel Kaprielian, a designer, architect, professor of architecture at Universidad de Temple, and Head of the Design and Innovation for Sustainable Cities program in the School of Environmental Design, at the UC Berkeley.
As a result of this experience, two virtual exhibitions were held and a book of the experience, edited by UTEC Press, was produced.
• Funding Institution:The Elsevier Foundation-ISC3 Green & Sustainable Chemistry Challenge.
• Amount: 49,886.00 USD
• PI UTEC : Dra. Diana Parada (email@example.com)
Use of cocoa waste for green composites production in Pangoa
This project explores the use of cocoa pods and discarded leaves after pineapple cultivation as low-cost raw material for the development of composite materials to be used as an input in the furniture and panel industry for construction or decoration.
The objective of this project is that these materials replace - at least partially - the wood used in the manufacture of these furniture and panels, and as a consequence it would reduce deforestation and mitigate environmental problems in the area due to the inadequate disposal of large volumes of this waste.
• Funding Institution:FONDECYT y World Bank.
• Amount: 348,850.00 PEN
• PI UTEC : Dra. Ruth Canahuire Cabello (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Remote Haptic Control of a Robotic System for Application in Surgery
This project's main objective is the experimental implementation of a robotic system made up of a manipulator robot with 6 degrees of freedom to carry out high-precision tracking of trajectories in order to be used as a main tool in cutting surgeries.
The robotic system will be remotely controlled by an user, with haptics-type technology that will allow the user to sense and feel the degree of hardness of the material being cut and the force being applied.