• OPENING
    CONTEST
    R&D TO INNOVATE

    BASES AND APPLICATION FORM
  • WE SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF TECHNOLOGIES THAT MAKE THE PLANET A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE

    20 years contributing to strategic initiatives,
    at each stage of the value chain.


  • The foundation has been fundamental to the evolution of our project. They provided us with financing, comprehensive support and strategic advice at all stages, which allowed us to partner with a strategic business ally.

    Loreto Valenzuela
    Fish Extend Project Director
    R&D Contest to Innovate

  • Fundación Copec-UC has been key to our project. In addition to providing us with relevant financial contributions, they have supported us with expert advisors, who have been present at all stages of the development of the R&D project.

    Xavier Emery
    Geognosim Project Director
    R&D Contest to Innovate

  • Thanks to the support of Fundación Copec-UC, an idea that was born when we were students, became a StartUp with great potential to change how things are done in the agro-livestock industry.

    Stephanie Slebos
    Co-Founder and CTO BeeTecnology
    Concurso Aplica tu Idea

Check out our 2022 Contests

It grants up to UF 4,000, within a period of two years, in addition to advice on business management and support from experts throughout the process.

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The contest distributes more than $20 million in prizes, $1 million per winning idea, in addition to a workshop on the proposed idea.

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COPEC-UC FOUNDATION IN FIGURES

Funded projects

113

Patents applied for

69

Startups created

12

MM $ contributed

8745

Patents granted

24

Signed licenses

16

Updated to: March 2022

KNOW OUR NEWS

26 de January de 2023

Director Ejecutivo de FCUC encabeza reunión con delegación de la Universidad de Cuenca

19 de January de 2023

Fundación COPEC-UC asigna más de $845 millones a proyecto de I+D+i a ganadores de los concursos 2022

19 de January de 2023

Fundación Copec-UC da a conocer a los ganadores del Concurso Aplica tu Idea 2022