The second edition of PERUMIN Inspires, the first recognition given by the mining industry to high social impact ventures, presents six finalist projects that will compete for the award for best innovative idea. The projects will be presented by their respective leaders on September 23, during the central event of Heading to PERUMIN - Bicentennial Edition “Competitive and sustainable proposals for the development of Peru”.
With 123 applications from 17 regions of Peru, the PERUMIN Inspires evaluation committee chose its finalists, who presented a working prototype of their innovative idea. According to the contest rules, entrepreneurial projects must be self-sustainable and respond to at least one of the four Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) considered: SDG No. 2, zero hunger; SDG No. 3, health and well-being; SDG No. 6, clean water and sanitation; and SDG No. 8, decent work and economic growth.
"After more than 6 months of work, the final stage of this contest has arrived, which seeks to publicize the innovative ideas of these entrepreneurs so that they contribute to our sierra. As part of the previous preparation, from August 30 to September 10, the 6 finalists will participate in a bootcamp run by various organizations such as Kunan, Kaman, Protagonistas del Cambio - UPC, PUCP, NESsT and Pixed, and in which they will take workshops on team building, social business model, learn startup, theory of change, media training, pitch and storytelling. This will help them develop their skills for the presentations that will take place in the central event of Heading to PERUMIN Bicentennial Edition" said Jimena Sologuren, president of PERUMIN Inspires.
Getting to know the finalists
Of the total number of applications, 57% had an impact in areas over 3,000 meters above sea level, 52% contributed to SDG 8: decent work and economic growth. Likewise, 86% of the applicants considered that their undertakings could be replicated in another context, which was a guarantee that the work would last over time.
Finally, 6 finalists were chosen from 5 different regions of the country, as detailed below:
The winner of PERUMIN Inspires will receive a seed capital valued at S/ 15,000, 15 hours of legal support from ONTIER and 4 months of digital technical support from KAMAN, business incubator of the Universad Católica San Pablo in Arequipa.
It should be noted that PERUMIN Inspira is the result of an alliance between Kunan, a platform for the development of social enterprises, and the Peruvian Institute of Mining Engineers (IIMP), the official organizer of the PERUMIN Mining Convention.
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 social and environmental entrepreneurship ecosystem 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.