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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
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