With a total of 123 applications and 17 participating regions, the winners will obtain legal and digital technical support.
The second edition of Perumin Inspira, the first award given by the mining industry to social enterprises and part of the activities of Heading to PERUMIN, announced the incorporation of the ONTIER Firm and the Universidad Católica San Pablo (UCSP) of Arequipa through its KAMAN business incubator, who will award prizes to the winners.
With the aim of recognizing entrepreneurs who contribute to the sustainable development of Andean communities, Perumin Inspira will include 15 hours of legal support from ONTIER, a London-based firm with offices in 13 countries, with the aim of providing support in bureaucratic issues in order to streamline management with their future clients.
“Joining Perumin Inspira fills us with pride because we are contributing with people who generate ventures with social impact. Our mission will be to accompany the winners during the process through the use of global tools, but with local criteria, arguments, laws and lawyers, in the event of any legal eventuality”, said Eduardo Rojas, partner of ONTIER law firm.
In the same line, KAMAN, UCSP's business incubator, will provide 4 months of digital technical support in order to promote the development of the winners' ventures with a technological and sustainable base through a culture of innovation to contribute to the welfare of society.
"As a promoter of a culture of entrepreneurship with a positive impact on society, KAMAN UCSP will provide the knowledge that entrepreneurs need so that their ideas can take off and maintain a line of growth which is aligned with what the contest seeks, to generate development sustainable in Andean areas ”, said Karen Gutiérrez Martínez, coordinator of training and innovation projects at the Kaman UCSP business incubator.
Call for applications for PERUMIN Inspira
After the extension of the call for applications, a total of 123 entrepreneurs from 17 regions of the country will participate in the second edition of the competition. These participants will have to submit proposals that contribute to 4 of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): zero hunger, health and well-being, clean water and sanitation, and decent work and economic growth.
“We are very enthusiastic about the applications received. It is important to mention that, of the total applications, 56.8% have impacts in areas over 3,000 meters above sea level, 52.4% contribute to SDG 8: decent work and economic growth. Likewise, 85.7% of the applicants consider that their undertakings can be replicated in another context, which is an endorsement that the work lasts over time" said Jimena Sologuren, president of PERUMIN Inspira.
These prizes are in addition to the seed capital valued at S/ 15,000 that the competition offers. Furthermore, the prototypes or products presented by the entrepreneurs will enter the evaluation stage to start the competition stage that ends in September.
If you would like more information, please visit:
● Kunan: https://www.facebook.com/KunanEsAhora
● PERUMIN: https://www.facebook.com/PeruminOficial
About the organizations:
Peruvian Institute of Mining Engineers - IIMP
Leading institution in the Peruvian mining sector, which bases its success and prestige on the technical contribution delivered over seven decades of work. It seeks to contribute to the professional growth of its associates, through the dissemination of high level academic knowledge, technological innovation and the promotion of responsible practices to meet the great challenges of the mining industry in an environment of constant change.
Kunan is the platform for promoting the ecosystem of social and environmental entrepreneurship in the country, created in 2014 by the Global Shapers Lima Hub of the World Economic Forum together with the Juntos Para Transformar (Together to Transform) alliance of Gastón Acurio and Telefónica. Today Kunan is operated by Perú Sostenible (Formerly Perú 2021), local representative of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development in Peru.