Open call for the 8th R+D+i Contest for Young Researchers of the Copec-UC Foundation that finances projects with awards of up to UF 3,000.

All researchers under 40 years of age are invited to submit their R+D+I initiatives through the website To apply, brief profile of their idea must be filled online. If it is accepted they will be asked to complete the full project.

The Young Researchers Competition will grant 3.000 UF, within two years, as well as technical and intellectual property support, and commercial management, in order for the proposed initiative to develop and generate real impact in the sector to which it is directed.

Selection criteria

  • To be an innovation-oriented research and development initiative
  • Novelty of the proposed idea
  • To have a high commercial potential
  • The idea should be related to natural resources (although not exclusively)
  • The applicant must be less than 40 years old
  • The applicant must have an academic degree of Master or higher, or a Medical Specialty