SingularityU Peru Global Impact Competition the challenge

What extraordinary idea would you develop to impact the lives of millions of people around the world through the use of technology in the next 5-10 years?

Take On The Challenge

2016 SingularityU Peru Global Impact Competition is a challenge to find the most innovative Peruvian entrepreneurs, who have the skills, passion and ideas or projects that could potentially impact in a positive manner the lives of millions of people around the world through the use of exponential technologies within 5-10 years. The winner of GIC Peru 2016 will have a confirmed spot at Singularity University for the 10-week Global Solutions Program (GSP) from June 18th to August 28th, 2016 at NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley, the costs for the participation in the GSP Program will be covered by CIENCIACTIVA (The National Fund for Scientific Development, Technology and Innovation of the Government of Peru). The Award Ceremony will be on May 16, 2016. Apply Today!


required activities

The recipient of the winning prize will pledge to pay-it-forward with three (3) compulsory activities:

  • During the course of the GSP 2016, the winner pledges to write a weekly article and/or blog post about the learned lessons of the week, to be submitted for publication in printed and/or online media in Peru. Regarding the intellectual property license to use articles written by the Winner of GIC PERU 2016 during the Graduate Studies Program: for those purposes, the winner shall grant GIC PERU 2016 and the Inter-American Development Bank / Multilateral Investment Fund (IDB/MIF) a non-exclusive, worldwide irrevocable, perpetual and royalty-free license to copy, disseminate, reproduce, publish and display such articles (including on blogs and other websites), as well as to create derivate works thereto. In addition, the Winner shall grant both GIC PERU 2016 and the IDB/MIF the authority to sub-license to third parties under the same terms without further authorization from the Winner.
  • Upon completion of the GSP Program at Singularity University, the winner pledges to return back to Peru to share the knowledge acquired and experiences with at least 10 public and private universities and schools around the country, in conferences or workshops open to students, entrepreneurs, media and the general public.
  • The winner pledges to write a final report to be submitted to CIENCIACTIVA before Dec 7th, 2016.

With the prize of attending Global Solutions Program (GSP), Singularity University (SU) hosts Global Impact Competitions (GIC) to identify outstanding entrepreneurs, leaders, scientists and engineers who propose the most innovative idea/project to positively impact between one to five million people.

Applicant must be an innovator, 100% fluent in english, with a passion for technology who likes to solve problems with moonshot thinking, who is empathic and likes help other people, a hard worker and team player with strong oral and written communication skills and who is active in social media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, etc).

GIC PERU 2016 welcomes innovators from all academic fields and professional backgrounds, but we are particularly interested in identifying women who have completed an undergraduate degree or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics.

timeline & important dates

organizing team

Gary Urteaga
Gary Urteaga

SU FutureMed 2013, Singularity University Ambassador for Peru, Founder of HOLOSENS
twitter: @urteaga

Irina Rymshina
Irina Rymshina

SU GSP 2014, Co-Founder of www.Hoope.io, Project Manager at HOLOSENS
twitter: @iRymshina

the prize

Attend The Global Solutions Program

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sponsored by:

  • CienciActiva
  • FOMIN
  • IDB
  • HOLOSENS

contact organizers

Send us a message or email us at: gic@singularityu.org

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ENTRY CRITERIA

  • Applicant must have Peruvian nationality and be age 21 or older to apply
  • You must be age 21 or older on the first day of the GSP
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Able to participate for the entire GSP16 program (June 18 - August 28, 2016)
  • All applicants must be registered in the Researcher and Innovator Database of CONCYTEC and be eligible to receive grants: Click here to Register

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

  • Innovation targeted at having a positive impact in the lives of millions of people around the world: The idea/project proposes a new solution targeting the well-being of millions of people.
  • Use of technology: the idea/project uses technology as a tool to solve an existing problem.
  • Feasibility: the idea/project demonstrates technical and economic feasibility for its implementation.
  • Massively scalable impact: the idea/project has the potential to positively impact the lives of the lives of millions of people in the next 5-10 years and has a model that can be scaled and replicated in many countries around the world.
  • Quality of Applicant:Applicant’s leadership experience and quality, profile, achievements, and potential

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Complete 100% of the online application
  • Attach Curriculum Vitae/Resume in English (PDF Format). Include in the PDF file, as cover page, the sworn statement required by CienciActiva. Click here to download format
  • Summary of accomplishments
  • An abstract of the project idea
  • A 2-3 minute video URL (YouTube or Vimeo) introducing themselves: academic & work experience, personal accomplishments & passions and pitch of their project/idea

REQUIREMENTS OF WINNER

The recipient of the winning prize will pledge to pay-it-forward with three (3) compulsory activities:

  • During the course of the GSP 2016, the winner pledges to write a weekly article and/or blog post about the learned lessons of the week, to be submitted for publication in printed and/or online media in Peru. Regarding the intellectual property license to use articles written by the Winner of GIC PERU 2016 during the Graduate Studies Program: for those purposes, the winner shall grant GIC PERU 2016 and the Inter-American Development Bank / Multilateral Investment Fund (IDB/MIF) a non-exclusive, worldwide irrevocable, perpetual and royalty-free license to copy, disseminate, reproduce, publish and display such articles (including on blogs and other websites), as well as to create derivate works thereto. In addition, the Winner shall grant both GIC PERU 2016 and the IDB/MIF the authority to sub-license to third parties under the same terms without further authorization from the Winner.
  • Upon completion of the GSP Program at Singularity University, the winner pledges to return back to Peru to share the knowledge acquired and experiences with at least 10 public and private universities and schools around the country, in conferences or workshops open to students, entrepreneurs, media and the general public.
  • The winner pledges to write a final report to be submitted to CienciActiva before Dec 7th, 2016.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Global Impact Competitions are annual competitions held in partnership with sponsor organizations worldwide and organized by geography and theme. These competitions act as a platform to identify outstanding entrepreneurs, leaders, scientists and engineers with the most innovative ideas for positively impacting millions of lives locally and globally within the next 3-5 years. The winner of each competition is invited to attend the Global Solutions Program (GSP) free of charge.

  • Q. Who should apply to a GIC? A. Singularity University seeks accomplished innovators with ideas that will positively impact millions of people. Applicants should be fluent in English and have proven entrepreneurial experience, demonstrated global leadership and committed humanitarian passion.
  • Q. Do ideas have to be at a certain stage to be submitted? A. No, ideas do not have to be at a certain stage to be submitted. Judging criteria is based on the grandness of the idea (does it solve a problem with huge potential positive impact on millions of people) with the feasibility of being implemented (does it leverage exponential technology).
  • Q. Who is the owner of the intellectual property resulting from a GIC? A. Intellectual property resulting from a GIC competition belongs to the applicant(s).
  • Q. What is the GIC review process? A. The selection process is two to three phases depending on the competition. The first phase involves a review of all applications to determine 5-10 finalists, and the second phase involves final judging to select the winner — this is usually done remotely, over Skype.
  • Q. Is there an obligation for the GIC winner to work on their winning project during the GSP? A. No, there’s no such obligation from either SU or the GIC Sponsor. The GIC winner can elect to recruit fellow GSP classmates to work on their winning project or create an entirely new project during the summer.
  • Q. Who pays for the travel expenses for the winner to come to SU? A. The winner is responsible for their own travel expenses to/from SU.
  • Q. What happens if a GIC winner cannot attend GSP for any reason? A. In all cases where a winner cannot attend GSP, the winner forfeits their GSP seat to the GIC first runner-up and would have to then re-apply for admission in a future year
  • For more information, see the Global Solutions Program FAQs.