Energy and mining
Hydroelectric power station
*Peru increased its energy supply in 2,200 megawatts, during 2012 and 2013.
Top economic growth and development performer at the Global Energy Architecture Index Report 2013 from the World Economic Forum
Peru has one of the highest levels of energy reserves in Latin America
(Cheaper costs of power generation and sustainable reserves).
• The Israeli company IC Power's headquarters is based in Lima.
• IC Power (from Israel Corp.) overseas operations includes seven countries from Latin America and the Caribbean.
• In Peru, IC Power contributes with power generation of more than 3000 MW, with its operations in south Peru and new projects in central and south Peru too, that includes the South Energy Node.
*The Energy Node will ease the development of mining projects and the creation of new industries
*Third producer of copper, silver, tin and zinc, worldwide.
*First producer of gold in Latin America.
*One of the few countries in the world with non-metallic mineral deposits (Diatomaceous earth, Bentonite, Limestone, Phosphate).
The Peruvian Telecommunications Investment Fund (FITEL)
• Aim to bridge the digital gap in essential public telecommunication services (telephone and internet).
• Presence in rural communities and preferential places of social interest.
• Investment of nearly US$120 million in the last two years.
Law for Promoting Broadband and Construction of High-Speed Optical Fiber Backbone (July 2012)
• To connect 180 provincial capitals in the country.
• Estimated investment of US$273.7 million.
• The annual investment can gradually increase to US$1.6 billion by 2016.
*The Israeli company Gilat in Peru takes part in important domestic scale projects as:
The Amazon Integration project that will provide public telephone services and broadband internet and intranet access to 50 thousand inhabitants from 70 communities located in the Peruvian Amazon region.
*The economic boom of Peru during the last years has been reflected also in the increase of healthcare services, that aim to reduce the big gap that the country still have for achieving the universal healthcare attention for its population.
*In this sense, innovative healthcare system arose, as the Institutional Healthcare Providers (EPS), that allow insured workers to receive healthcare in private clinics under an agreement with the government’s authority.
*There is also a proliferation of new local hospitals in the main districts of every region. For instance, the Peruvian Ministry of Health granted recently about US$ 43 millions to the regional governments to finance equipment for their healthcare facilities.
*On the other hand, there are still many needs to attend in the Peruvian health sector that become opportunities for researches of tropical diseases and tuberculosis, or for suppliers of vaccines and drugs
*The Israeli giant Teva Pharmaceutical has the second biggest laboratory in Peru (Teva Peru) and employs about 1000 workers, putting generic drugs available to the Peruvian majorities.
Science / Technology / Innovation
The Directorate General of Educational Technologies DIGETE, from the Peruvian Ministry of Education, is the entity responsible for integrating the Information and Communication Technologies into the educational process, according international standards.
CIENCIACTIVA is, on the other hand, an initiative of the Peruvian National Council of Science and Technology – CONCYTEC.
*CONCYTEC’s CIENCIACTIVA will finance four Centers of Excellence that work in various research topics. They also will allow the training of highly qualified scientific staff at the graduate level through participation in the research projects.
*The Centers of Excellence must include world renowned non-Peruvian institutions, with capacity for applied research, technology development, technology transfer and commercialization.
*The Centers of Excellence will be awarded over US$7 millions each one, within a five year period.
Peru’s Start Up Scene
• Start Up Peru is lead by the Peruvian Ministry of Production in cooperation with the Inter American Development Bank.
• Includes competitions and lines of credits for entrepreuners, early stage companies and incubators.
• Budget: US$20 millions.
• Start Up Peru is opened to international collaboration networks.
• Chile, Colombia and Peru, all together have 100 millions people.
• This countries quote together at the Latin American Integrated Market [MILA].
• MILA is the second biggest regional securities market.
*For Peruvian startups this means that the entrepreuners have the chance to focus in a bigger regional market.