The purpose of the SingularityU Peru Global Impact Challenge is to foster moonshot innovations and startups that positively impact the lives of people living in Peru, with an ability to scale and impact a billion people worldwide in 10 years.
What moonshot innovation would you develop to solve a global grand challenge (environment, energy, water, food, health, disaster resilience, governance, learning, space, security, prosperity, and shelter) using exponential technology that would impact the lives of a billion people in the next 10 years?
Why Host a Global Impact Challenge in Peru?
The National Council of Science, Technology and Technological Innovation of the Government of Peru (CONCYTEC) is seeking to identify Peruvian innovators with projects or startups that can have the vision of positively impacting the lives of millions of people in the world through the creation of products, services and solutions with the use of exponential technologies.
The winner receives a seat at SU Ventures Incubator program. The Incubator Program is a 10-week program that fosters the development of viable start-ups (for profit or not-for profit).
The SU Ventures Incubator Program runs from September 3 – November 9, 2018.
The Incubator Program Journey
The cost for the challenge winner’s participation in the SU Ventures Incubator Program will be covered by CIENCIACTIVA (The National Fund for Scientific Development, Technology, and Innovation of the Government of Peru).
Dates and timeline
Applications open: April 18, 2018
Applications close: May 11, 2018 at 1:00PM Lima, Peru time (PET)
Announcement of Finalists: May 25, 2018
Pitch event & Winners announced: June 4-8, 2018 (TBC)