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Cohort 2020

Cohort 2018

Strategy #1: Making mobile, inspiring and comfortable spaces to innovate

Project Name: Design Lab: Mobile and Physical

Design Lab physical space

Project Leaders: Marcela Yeckle and Valeria Aguayo

Key Tactics

  • Create a 3D Desing where people can see in a better way the dimensions and the objects in the room.
  • Map the number of students that would be interested in entering the room.
  • Considering this room as a place to booked in UTEC webiste.
  • Make a DesignLab Mobile version, to make every space a place to ideate ideas.

Design of the physical space: Video

Strategy #2: Give students the key tools to learn how to make an entrepreneurship from scratch by learning

Project Name: Saphi (this mean "Origin" or "Root" in Quechua)

Saphi's website, our third prototype

Project Leader: Mirella Rivas

Key Tactics

  • Contact well known innovation teachers, UV mentors as well as past Fellows to volunteer and help guide the program.
  • Design the criteria to select candidates and amount of candidates for the first program.
  • Create the syllabus of what will be taught in the sessions.
  • Map students who would like to learn by making media campaign to motivate students to try.
  • Book a classroom in summer break for the program to be held for 7 weeks.

Prototype Website Application Portal: Website

Strategy #3:Teach students how to transform their laboratory inventions into successful innovations available in the market.

Project Name: Technology transfer and commercialization (Elective course)

Technology transfer and commercialization

Project Leader: Thalía Leyton

Key Tactics

  • Prepare the course program
  • Train potential UTEC professors or hire a new professor.
  • Present the course to SUNEDU (National Superintendency of Higher University Education in Peru).
  • Determine course capacity based on pre-enrollment and available resources.
  • Launch the course for students to enroll.

Syllabus of the course: Link

Strategy #4: Opportunities for developing startups (tech transfer)  

Project Name: D. Ventures

Project Leader: Luana Andrade

  • Enhancing students to be aware of entrepreneurship and innovation (I&E).
  • Look for motivated students focused on developing new products or startups.
  • Teaching design methodologies in other courses .
  • UTEC Ventures or FABLAB UTEC as  innovation spaces for students .

Strategy #5: Giving students a prototyping space

Project Name: UTEC Lean Lab

Project Leader: Elmer Escandón

  • Provide challenges to students in order to use the area .
  • Restrict the use only for innovation purposes .
  • Free area for students and professors.
  • Foster students’ abilities to design solutions and creative confidence by providing mentors only for this area.

Strategy #6: Facilitating project groups

Project Name: UTEC Mix n’ Match

Project Leader: Francisco Mejía

  • Online platform inside the UTEC intranet that generates interest groups based on students’ academic preferences.
  • Groups generated by this platform should be capable of presenting their own projects.
  • Interests used by this platform are not strictly academic, the requisite is that an interest must be project-worthy.

Strategy #7: Entrepreneurship consulting

Project Name: Innovation Consulting

Project Leaders:  Kiko Mayorga and Joana Munarriz

  • Map the outstanding students in the research field (Ricardo Gonzáles, Danae Chipoco) and innovation methodologies (Diego Muñoz, Hans Figueroa, Sandra Abad).
  • Volunteer alumni and senior professors able to mentor and advise students in their projects
  • Register projects from innovation courses, I&E groups, VLI (Interdisciplinary Projects) and research laboratories in UTEC.


Universidad de Ingeniería & Tecnología (UTEC)

UTEC Students Priorities

Change Story Video:

University Innovation Fellows

Spring 2016:

Danae Chipoco Haro

Hans Figueroa Guaylupo

Alvaro Ludowieg Rios

Sebastián Hurtado Hidalgo

Fall 2017:

Camila Maura

Ariane Ernandorena

Gonzalo Vidaurrrazaga

Diego Muñoz

Fall 2018:

Raúl Escandón

Luana Andrade

Francisco Mejía

Fall 2020:

Marcela Yeckle

Mirella Rivas

Thalía Leyton

Valeria Aguayo