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Universidad de Ingeniería & Tecnología (UTEC) is a private university located in Lima, Peru. UTEC boost education, innovation, research and development of the economy, based on the design of an educational model , aimed at the needs of the labor market and address the various problems of the XXI century. 

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Promoting STUDENT INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP 

The formative proposal of the University of Engineering & Technology (UTEC) integrates the specialized knowledge in engineering with the competences of management and innovation. The curricular plan considers, in addition to the subjects of the science and technology area, Humanities, management and innovation courses, which result in holistic training. Innovation is encouraged through events and presentations at UTEC Ventures, the business accelerator of UTEC,  and competitions such as Disrupton (as a Hackaton focused on solving a problem within the University).

UTEC Ventures holds events in order to promote I&E, like Global Startup Labs, GIST Startup Bootcamp, Peru Design Week, fiiS (International Festival for Social Innovation) and the 1776 Challenge Cup.As well, UTEC designs courses like Innovation International Program and Innovation Through Design are focused to especialización profesional. Students use spaces like Fablab, UTEC garage or the Product Design Laboratory to develop their projects. Some of them have develop collaborative projects with MIT, Harvard and Colorado School of Mines. On the other hand, something was born on 2016: Comunidad I&E UTEC whose main mission is to improve the I&E ecosystem in the regionstarting with UTEC student. This was born from the initiative of the first 4 peruvian University Innovation Fellows.

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ENCOURAGING FACULTY INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

UTEC encourages investigation and innovation among its teachers and students. Among the most valuable things you can find at UTEC is to meet professors who, in addition to sharing  knowledge, are a source of inspiration that encourages innovation, entrepreneurship and high-impact research. Some of the many profesors that we could mention are Katia Canepa, professor of computer science in 2017, creator of the Beauthy Technology concept that combines beauty products with electronics to, in addition to improving aesthetics, acquire a "super-power" through the technology. And Julio Valdivia, current director of Bioengineering, a Peruvian scientist affiliated with NASA, who leads the project "Potates on Mars, with the financity of eradicating the famine and in the future, feeding the colonies of humans on Mars. Both professors organized the "Disruption" 2017 at UTEC, with the theme "Wearables in Space" 

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ACTIVELY SUPPORTING THE UNIVERSITY TECHNOLOGY TRANSFERFUNCTION

At UTEC, the Legal Division Advice is always looking for the security of the student’s or faculty member’s ideas. In addition, UTEC Ventures provides consulting in how to make an idea profitable. Founded in 2014, the accelerator offers investment and mentoring to startups. UV follows the pillar of entrepreneurship raised by the university. The University of Engineering and Technology (UTEC) is developing the engineering of companies of the future. An engineering of the hand with research and the creation of technological solutions, committed to social needs and sustainability. Also UV is part of GAN (Global Acelerator Network) which is the biggest business accelerator network worldwide.

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FACILITATING UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY COLLABORATION 

About university-industry collaboration, UTEC has partnerships with several companies, in order to prepare its students to the industry work through the development of projects which will be useful for the same company. Also there are some industry programs of practices in summer.

UTEC Career Services is responsible for connecting students with other companies, as part of this mission, they created “UTEC Networking”, which is a space for the exchange of knowledge between companies and students in order to bridge the gap between academic and workplace. This event is conformed by career presentations, companies presentations, business talks, project talks, elevator pitches, company stands, an online employ fair and the opportunity to meet and match people for any personal professional purpose, as getting a job, internship or some network to develop projects.

As well, UTEC implemented projects with companies ( known as  "VLI con empresas"), this program involve profesors, students and represent of the copanie to implement a project in the during of semester.

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ENGAGING WITH REGIONAL AND LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS

The Ministry of Production is the most important public entity in promoting innovation in our country. One of their initiatives is StartUp Peru, which aims to promote the emergence and consolidation of new Peruvian companies that offer innovative products and services with high technological content. It consists of a set of contests and ways of financing for entrepreneurs, companies at an early age, and incubators. Peru StartUp also provides a platform for meeting and collaboration with people in the StartUp community in the country.

The Ministry, through The National Innovation Program for Competitiveness and Productivity (Innovate Peru), seeks to increase business productivity by strengthening actors ecosystem of innovation (companies, entrepreneurs and support organizations) and to facilitate the interaction between them. It is also part of the National Productive Diversification Plan. As an University that looks for improving its I&E environment, we need to stay in touch with the government. Staying connected to the social reality and requirements of our country may be ensured by attending the big plans of it.

Another popular entity promoting innovation is Hackspace: a physical place where people with interests in science, new technologies, and digital or electronic art can meet, socialize and collaborate. It can be seen as a laboratory open to community where people from different backgrounds can join. The purpose of a hackspace is to concentrate resources and expertise to promote research and development.

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University Innovation Fellows

Spring 2016

Danae Chipoco HaroHans Figueroa GuaylupoAlvaro Ludowieg Rios & Sebastián Hurtado Hidalgo

Spring 2018 :

Camila Maura , Ariane Ernandorena, Gonzalo Vidarrauzaga & Diego Muñoz.