External funding opportunities

Call for Public Procurement of Innovation of the ITP RED CITE

Call for Public Procurement of Innovation of the ITP RED CITE

We invite you to participate in the ITP RED CITE Call for Public Procurement of Innovation. We are looking for innovative solutions to improve the attention of Laboratory Testing services, guaranteeing the preparation and transfer of samples throughout the country.

The challenge is how to transfer samples and monitor parameters (humidity, temperature and others) to be able to offer physicochemical and microbiological analysis services with specialized equipment throughout the CITE network? Startups, companies, researchers, universities can participate independently or in association.

Participate by submitting your innovative idea before closing, July 1 (1 pm).

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.


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

The Artisanal Mining Grand Challenge

The Artisanal Mining Grand Challenge

A global competition with $1M in prizes for innovative solutions

Challenge Announcements

June 30, 2021: The Next Round of the Challenge

In partnership with USAID, we’re launching the next round of the Artisanal Mining Grand Challenge, focused on innovations that will transform artisanal and small-scale gold mining in the Amazon region.

April 30, 2021:Watch our Presentation at the OECD Forum

We presented a session at the OECD 2021 Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains to share about the work we are doing to foster innovation in small-scale and artisanal mining in the Amazon

April 22, 2020:Watch our Short Documentaries

Conservation X Labs premiered a short documentary and a 360 virtual reality film about artisanal gold mining in the Peruvian Amazon on Earth Day 2020!

Visit the official webpage for more information

Science and Technology Systems Strengthening Program (FORCYT)

Science and Technology Systems Strengthening Program (FORCYT)

This is an effort between the Organization of Ibero-American States and the European Union; is a call that seeks to fund 10 Latin American-EU research networks whose expected results contribute to:

The implementation of the 2030 Agenda, to sustainable development, to gender equality, to alleviate the consequences of COVID-19 or the promotion of strategies to reduce the effects of climate change.

The target audience is the Networks of Latin American and European Universities and Research Centers, which develop actions aimed at consolidating and promoting R & D & I results, and knowledge transfer. The incorporation in the networks of companies or institutions of civil society, as well as activities of scientific advice and / or dissemination of research results will be positively valued.

Funding: € 20,000 grant

Deadline: its execution period will be between September 15, 2021 to March 31, 2023. The call is open from May 25 to 12:00 PM (CEST) to June 25, 2021.

For more information read the bases or visit the  official webpage.

Note: To apply it is necessary to fill out the following form.

Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards

Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards recognize fundamental contributions in a wide range of fields of scientific knowledge, technology, the humanities and artistic creation specified in point 2 of these bases.

The disciplines and domains of the Frontiers of Knowledge Awards are as follows:

  1. Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics)
  2. Biology and Biomedicine
  3. Technology of the information and communication
  4. Ecology and Conservation Biology
  5. Climate change
  6. Economics, Finance and Business Management
  7. Humanities and Social Sciences
  8. Music and Opera

Funding: The endowment for the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards is € 400,000, a diploma and an artistic symbol, in each of the eight categories

For more information and to access the bases, please enter the webpage

PERUMIN Hub: Contest stage

PERUMIN Hub: Contest stage

From UTEC, partner of the PERUMIN Hub program, we are happy to announce the start of the contest stage.

Let’s build the mining of the future together, a mining that innovates in community!

We are excited about the beginning of this stage that will bring together national and international innovators to address the great challenges of the mining sector.

The contest rules can be downloaded at the following link : https://www.perumin.com/es/concurso

Apply here:


Deadline: July 13th

Research Partnership Grants 2021

Research Partnership Grants 2021

The goal of the Research Partnership Grants is to strengthen or initiate scientific exchange between researchers from Swiss and Latin American institutions in all disciplines by enabling them to jointly undertake preliminary research and organize meetings, conferences, or workshops.

The call is open to all disciplines and fields. However, this year’s call is restricted to certain SDGs and thematic areas (see Call). Additionally, proposals have to guarantee a direct transfer to society.

  • Grants between CHF 10,000 and CHF 25,000 will be awarded.


Before applying, please make sure you have read all information given in the Call, the General Grant Guidelines, and the Budget.

Deadline: June 25, 2021

For more information please visit the webpage

Business Partnership Facility

Business Partnership Facility

The Business Partnership Facility (BPF) grants financial support to companies contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in developing countries.

The BPF is initiated and financed by the Belgian Directorate-General for Development Cooperation (DGD) to stimulate private sector involvement in achieving the SDGs in developing countries.

The BPF supports viable, entrepreneurial business initiatives with a strong social impact.

Who can apply?

Each applicant is preferably in a partnership that brings together actors from the private sector, civil society, academia and/or the public sector. The partnership must include minimum one business partner. The proposed project must be part of the ‘core business’ of at least one of the business partners involved.

Grant amount: Projects are selected by an independent jury and receive non-refundable funding between 50,000 and 200,000 euros. The grant can represent maximum 50% of the total investment.

Deadline: Submit until 7/09/2021

More information and how to apply in the webpage



The GDLab, the Gender and Diversity Knowledge Initiative of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), contributes to inform the design of policies and reforms in Latin America and the Caribbean with the production and dissemination of new evidence. To this end, the GDLab promotes the continuous call for research proposals that allow progress in knowledge about all the existing gaps between men and women, as well as those faced by indigenous peoples, people of African descent, people with disabilities and LGBTQ + people.

  • Start date: Apr 23, 2021
  • Deadline for proposals: Dec 31, 2021
  • Related topics: Social Inclusion & Equality : Gender Issues

To read the bases and participate in this call, enter here

PERUMINHub Matchmaking 1

PERUMINHub Matchmaking 1

Now is the time to connect among innovators in the mining sector!

It is thanks to PERUMINHub Matchmaking 1 that innovators will be able to connect their innovative proposals to complement strengths, thus promoting:

– The possibility of collaboration

– Technology transfer

– Introduction of a culture of innovation to Peru

– Generate rich connections

Sign up, connect and collaborate: https://perumin.com/es/vinculo