Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile: Jump Chile opens call for enterprises with a social focus

The initiative of the UC Innovation Center, in alliance with SURA Asset Management Chile, will support ideas that solve problems that are strongly impacting society in the current situation. The program is aimed at undergraduate and graduate students from any higher education establishment. They can apply until August 4.

This year, Jump Chile, the largest university entrepreneurship program in the country and Latin America, an initiative of the UC Innovation Center, in alliance with SURA Asset Management Chile, and as a result of the continuity of the pandemic, its format will continue as in 2020 100% digital during all phases of the contest, that is, from the call through webinars that explain each of the focuses, to a training program, the pitch spaces of the initiatives, together with the final stage of selection and award for winners.

On the other hand, the ideas for the projects will focus on finding solutions that contribute to the current social and economic scenario of the country and also strengthen the presence in regions. In addition, within the program, the recognized SURA Challenge will be held -integrated category in 2017 with the aim of strengthening the alliance between SURA and the UC Innovation Center- which will focus on projects that comply with the following 3 guidelines: financial well-being, sustainability with social and economic impact, well-being and quality of life of the elderly.

“Jump Chile is, without a doubt, a hotbed of talents and we are proud that the new generations can take charge, through innovation, of the complex challenges that society is going through, forming a new generation of entrepreneurs who are true agents of change, transforming local problems into opportunities for global impact ”, highlights Ramón Molina, Executive Director of the UC Innovation Center.

“Jump Chile is, without a doubt, a hotbed of talent and we are proud that the new generations can take charge, through innovation, of the complex challenges that society is going through” – Ramón Molina, UC Innovation Center.

For his part, Francisco Murillo, Executive President of SURA Asset Management Chile, emphasizes that ” more than a year since the beginning of the pandemic, some challenges that we as a country had long before and in this sense, entrepreneurship and Innovation, especially when the new generations come, are key drivers that will allow us to move faster in providing solutions and answers to many of these challenges, such as: the aging of the population and other demographic changes that are taking place in our country, decentralization, and future social and economic well-being ”.

This year, 25 million pesos will be distributed among the winning teams, in addition to various benefits from Coworking, Network of Mentors and FabLab from the UC Innovation Center.

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