External funding opportunities

IX edición del Premio a la Innovación Tecnológica 2021

IX edición del Premio a la Innovación Tecnológica 2021

The SNMPE and its Technology and Innovation Committee invites you to participate free of charge in its IX edition of the 2021 Technological Innovation Award, an award that aims to recognize the efforts in innovation and technological implementation that companies in the sector have been making.

Who can participate?
Peruvian organizations that promoted innovations in the mining and energy sector may participate, according to their classification in one of the following categories:

  • Innovative mining-energy company
  • Innovative scholar
  • National supplier of excellence
  • International supplier of excellence
  • Innovative startup

Deadline: January 21

Register here

Registro de Patentes PCT 2022

Registro de Patentes PCT 2022

GENERAL OBJECTIVE: Increase the protection of intellectual property and technological management of STI results, with a view to promoting their commercialization, as well as their adoption by the market and society.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Increase the number of patents and utility models registrations, both at the national level and through the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), in order to protect the results of CTI.

PRIORITIES: Proposals submitted in this contest must have identified the final beneficiary of their proposal and must be related to one of the following strategic areas, which clearly meet the strategic demand or an important knowledge gap for development del Perú, promoting in turn the development or use of transformative and emerging technologies. The prioritized areas are:

  • Adaptation and mitigation to climate change
  • Valuation and sustainable use of biodiversity
  • Circular economy
  • Health
  • Food safety
  • Renewable energy
  • Information and communication technologies ICTs

MODALITY: Participation in this contest is by submitting one of the following two alternatives:

1) Proposals for technical documents of invention or utility model patents based on any of the following processes or procedures:

a. Research results
b. Product development
c. Engineering projects
d. Substantially new or improved products or processes.
2) National patent applications submitted for processing before INDECOPI, submitted within the 4 months prior to the closing date of the contest.

Number of proposals to be financed: Up to eight (08) technical documents of invention or utility model, subject to budget availability.

Deadline: March 31, 2022 at 13:00:00 UTC / GMT local time – 5 hours

Read the guidelines in the official webpage.

Proyectos de Investigación Aplicada 2022-02

Proyectos de Investigación Aplicada 2022-02

GENERAL OBJECTIVE: The applied research projects aim to contribute to the increase of new scientific knowledge and / or new technologies that respond to the needs of society and the country’s productive sectors.

PRIORITIES: Proposals submitted in this contest must be aligned to the following strategic areas:

  • Adaptation and mitigation to climate change
  • Valuation and sustainable use of biodiversity
  • Circular economy
  • Health
  • Food safety
  • Renewable energy

Information and communication technologies ICTs

Additionally, at least one Health project related to biomedical / biotechnological projects in response to the health emergency in response to COVID-19 may be financed.

FINANCING AND TERM: The PROCIENCIA Program will grant a maximum amount of financing as monetary resources of up to S / 500,000 (five hundred thousand soles), according to the following detail:

Deadline: Friday, April 1, 2022 at 13:00:00 local time UTC / GMT -5 hours.

Read the guidelines in the official webpage.

Proyectos de Desarrollo Tecnológico 2022-04

Proyectos de Desarrollo Tecnológico 2022-04

GENERAL OBJECTIVE: The technological development projects aim to obtain results and / or validation of the knowledge acquired in a previous stage of applied research through a minimum viable product or proof of concept with a specific purpose in STI.

PRIORITIES OF THE CALL: Proposals submitted in this contest must be aligned to the following strategic areas:

  • Adaptation and mitigation to climate change
  • Valuation and sustainable use of biodiversity
  • Circular economy
  • Health
  • Food safety
  • Renewable energy
  • Information and communication technologies ICTs

FUNDING AND TERM: The PROCIENCIA Program will grant a maximum amount of financing as monetary resources of up to S / 350,000 (three hundred and fifty thousand soles), according to the following detail:

Deadline: Friday, March 18, 2022 at 13:00:00 local time UTC / GMT -5 hours.

Read the guidelines in the official webpage

Proyectos De Investigación Aplicada en Ciencias Sociales 2022

Proyectos De Investigación Aplicada en Ciencias Sociales 2022

The application process will be carried out in one (01) stage, where a research project proposal will be presented, through the application platform. The evaluation of the project proposals will be in charge of an Evaluation Committee by subject area and a Consistency Committee, both composed of researchers and professionals with proven experience in the field of the contest topics.

GENERAL OBJECTIVE: Promote the realization of original research in order to respond to the needs of society from the Social Sciences, in accordance with the fields of knowledge according to OECD.

THEMATIC AREAS: Proposals submitted in this contest must be aligned with the following subject areas:

  • How to deal with the issues of lack of employment and labor informality in the current context of the health pandemic?
  • What results has the incorporation of the intercultural approach in public services had, before and during the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • How do mentoring programs contribute to the development of young women’s capacities in R + D + i areas?
  • How does the “triple informality” of work, housing and transportation manifest itself in Metropolitan Lima and in the cities of the interior of the country? How to develop methods and indicators to assess the need and / or the impact of urban transformation in Metropolitan Lima and in the cities of the interior of the country? What is needed to achieve sustainable cities?
  • What institutional capacities are required to implement articulation mechanisms at the regional and / or interregional level, to strengthen value chains?
  • What has been the contribution of land use planning to the revitalization of science, technology and innovation systems?

FUNDING AND TERM: The PROCIENCIA Program will grant at least six (06) grants, for a financing amount, as monetary resources, of up to S / 87,400.00 (eighty-seven thousand four hundred and 00/100 soles). The execution period will be 09 months, counted from the day after the disbursement. Likewise, a minimum counterpart or contribution is required from the participating entities in the total budget.

Deadline: Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. local time UTC / GMT -5 hours.

Read the guidelines at the oficial webpage.

Proyectos de Investigación Básica 2022-01

Proyectos de Investigación Básica 2022-01

The basic research projects aim to increase the generation of new scientific knowledge in STI, through experimental or theoretical work that is undertaken mainly to explain the foundations of observable phenomena and facts.

PRIORITIES : The proposals that are presented in this competition must be aligned to the areas of knowledge according to OECD:

  • Math
  • Computing and Information Sciences
  • Physical sciences
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Earth sciences and environment
  • Biological Sciences
  • Other Natural Sciences

FUNDING AND TERM: The PROCIENCIA Program will grant a maximum amount of financing as monetary resources of up to S / 500,000 (five hundred thousand soles).

Deadline: Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 13:00:00 local time UTC / GMT -5 hours.

Read the guidelines in the official webpage.

R&D proposals to present to companies

R&D proposals to present to companies

Through this form you can share project ideas with the research office that you would like to develop, but for which you still require funding. The research department together with BE UTEC will review these proposals and will seek to obtain financing through different companies and institutions.

Registering project ideas through this form does not guarantee that we will be able to obtain the required financing, but it is a first step. Any progress in this regard will be communicated in a timely manner.

Form

If you have any questions or queries, send us an email to investigacion@utec.edu.pe

Award for Technological Innovation in the mining-energy sector 2021

Award for Technological Innovation in the mining-energy sector 2021

The National Society of Mining, Oil and Energy (SNMPE), through its Technology and Innovation Committee, is pleased to invite you and invite you to participate in the IX edition of the Award for Technological Innovation in the Mining and Energy Sector 2021. This award aims to identify, highlight, disseminate and reward scientific research, technological development and innovation (R + D + i) actions that contribute to generating a positive impact on the competitiveness, productivity and sustainability of companies in the mining-energy sector.

Important dates:

  • 21 JAN 2022: Reception of works and closing of registrations 18:00 hrs
  • FEB 1, 2022: Issuance of the jury’s verdict
  • FEB 15, 2022: Awards ceremony and presentation of works 17:00 – 19:00 hrs

Register here.

Impact Grants Call 2021-23

Impact Grants Call 2021-23

Engineering X’s Engineering Skills Where They are Most Needed Programme have launched a grant programme that aims to fund high impact, innovative projects. The programme will fund projects that develop domestic engineering capability to build, operate and maintain critical engineering infrastructures safely and/ or develop engineering capacity and skills needed most to adopt emerging technologies safely in countries in less developed, low, middle, or upper middle income countries that are ODA recipients (DAC list of 2021).

Grant expected outcomes and impact: The grant scheme will fund projects in countries where there is a clear need to improve capacity and capability for safe, innovative engineering that can make a distinctive difference, such as:

  • Skills and education interventions that will improve capacity and capability for safe and innovative engineering.
  • Skill development that will reduce accidents, incidents and fatalities caused by unsafe engineering.
  • Practices such as poor design, construction, inspection practices, operation, and maintenance of engineering infrastructures.
  • Projects that will contribute to safer working practices and more employable workforce including new graduates.

This programme will support ambitious, potentially disruptive projects and partnerships that leverage digital technologies to meet the above objectives, can evaluate and provide robust evidence of the project’s impact, and can ensure its long-term sustainability.

Please read the Impact grants guidance notes for detailed information about the invitation to tender.

Essential guidance notes for applicants 

Deadline: 4.00pm (GMT) Monday 31 January 2022

Visit the official webpage to read the full requirements.

 

RAPID OCEAN CONSERVATION (ROC) GRANTS

RAPID OCEAN CONSERVATION (ROC) GRANTS

Grants Program is a project of the Waitt Foundation. ROC Grants provide small grants with a quick turnaround time for solutions to emerging conservation issues and ocean protection. This complements the Waitt Foundation’s existing major grants program and is responsive to conservation opportunities, supports higher-risk ideas at a low financial cost, and engages with small, local NGOs on a global scale.

Review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) before submitting an application.

Proposals for grants up to $20,000 will be reviewed on a monthly rolling basis. Project funds will be distributed within 2 weeks of funding decisions.

Read the guidelines and requirements in the official webpage.