The Recognition and Mentoring Program in Peru (RAMP PERU) was a project implemented between from 2009 to 2012 that promoted the development of technological products designed to improve the quality of life of communities living in poverty through training and mentoring programs offered to inventors and innovators. RAMP PERU received financial support from the Lemelson Foundation, a philanthropic organization that supports inventors and innovators as a means to contribute to sustainable social and economic development in emerging market countries, to implement the project in Peru.
About RAMP Peru
At present, there is widespread consensus regarding the importance of technological innovation in the development of a people. Its contribution to human and economic development is immeasurable. However, processes related to technological inventions and innovations are not always accessible; they are neither conceived of, nor disseminated for the majority.RAMP PERU filled this void. Its objective is to promote technological innovation through programs that combine mentoring, training and recognition targeted at innovators with the overarching goal of improving the quality of life of vulnerable communities.
Since 2007, RAMP PERU was coordinated by a consortium of three institutions: NESsT, the Consortium for the Sustainable Development of the Andean Region (CONDESAN) and the Rural Support Group of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (GRUPO-PUCP).
In addition, the project was internally organized into the following teams: the Management Team, Operations Team and Consulting Team. Our consultants were experts from diverse backgrounds dedicated to technological innovation, who had joined our team in order to provide consulting and support in the form of intellectual, social and financial capital for the duration the project.
RAMP PERU encouraged inventions and innovations through the development of technological products with the potential to make a contribution in the areas designated as humanitarian priorities. These five areas are: Water, Agriculture, Energy, Health, Biodiversity.RAMP PERU was active in the geographical regions of Lima, Cusco, Puno and Cajamarca. Within each region, it worked in partnership with strategic partners: CARITAS in Cusco, the Center for Research, Education and Development (CIED) in Puno, and the Ecumenical Center for Promotion and Social Action (CEDEPAS Norte) in Cajamarca.
- Libro “El Perú de los innovadores”
- Una colección de historias emprendedores e innovadores apoyados por el proyecto en el Perú