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CCIC Extends Application Period for Proof of Concept Grant Scheme to April 20, 2014

Credit: Caribbean360.com

Credit: Caribbean360.com

The Chief Executive Officer of the Caribbean Climate Innovation Center (CCIC), Mr Everton Hanson, says the application deadline for the Proof of Concept (POC) Grant Funding Scheme has been extended to April 20, 2014.

Grant funding of up to US$50,000 is currently being provided to entrepreneurs within the Caribbean region under our POC Grant Funding Scheme.The scheme seeks to support projects or prototypes in five (5) thematic areas, namely:

(a) Resource Use Efficiency/Recycling 
(b) Water Management 
(c) Sustainable Agribusiness 
(d) Solar Energy 
(e) Energy Efficiency

The CCIC was officially launched on January 27, 2014. The Center is a World Bank financed Caribbean initiative being executed by a consortium comprising the Caribbean Industrial Research Institute (CARIRI) of Trinidad and Tobago and the Scientific Research Council (SRC) in Jamaica.

The CCIC is headquartered in Jamaica and delivers its services in 14 CARICOM countries. These are Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bahamas, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St.Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago.

The main objective of the CCIC is to support Caribbean entrepreneurs in developing appropriate technologies suitable for the mitigation or adaptation to climate change. This is expected to be achieved through the offering of services such as, among other things, technology commercialization, market development, and access to financing, mentoring and training, incubation and CAD Lab services to such entrepreneurs.

Learn more about the POC Grant Funding Scheme http://gallery.mailchimp.com/1d8dc7083e/files/POC_Flyer_March_17.pdf

Caribbean Climate Innovation Centre Seeks Two Climate Leaders…

CCIC

Credit: The Caribbean Climate Innovation Centre (CCIC)

The recently launched Caribbean Climate Innovation Centre (CCIC) is recruiting two Climate Innovation Leaders. Peruse the flyer for details. The posts will be based in Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago with travel to other territories in the Caribbean.  The CCIC is a regional World Bank/infoDev project being managed jointly by the Caribbean Industrial Research Centre (CARIRI) of Trinidad and Tobago and the Scientific Research Council (SRC) of Jamaica. The Centre,  among  other  things,  seeks  to  accelerate  the  development  and  deployment  of  relevant  and  appropriate  climate technologies in Caribbean countries.

The  CCIC  provides  services  and  financing  to  enable  local  small  and  medium  enterprises  implement  innovative  climate change  mitigation  and  adaptation  solutions  that  meet  local  needs  profitably.  Solutions  will  be  in  the  areas  of  water management,  resource  use  efficiency,  energy  efficiency,  solar  energy  and  sustainable  agriculture.  The  services  offered include  advisory  and  mentoring,  proof  of  concept,  financing,  creating  a  conducive  policy  environment  for  mitigation  and adaptation  technology  adoption,  access  to  appropriate  facilities  for  business  incubation  and  access  to  relevant  technical, market and financial information.

Also read: Caribbean Green Tech Incubator Launched
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