- The Center sponsors small and medium enterprises that focus on solutions to climate change
- It has provided support to over 250 entrepreneurs in the cleantech space
The Caribbean Climate Innovation Center was founded in 2014 to provide incubation services to small and medium enterprises that focus on creating innovative solutions to climate change.
The Center established regional institutional capacity to support Caribbean entrepreneurs and ventures that focus on developing locally-appropriate solutions to climate change mitigation and adaptation. The Center provides targeted support, mentoring, training, and funding facilitation to the selected companies. Through its programs, activities, and financing, the companies that the Center incubates are developing regional approaches to solving climate, energy, and resource challenges.
The Caribbean Climate Innovation Center main offerings are Proof of Concept grants, Idea Generation Sessions, Boot camps and Acceleration Programs. The Center has provided support to over 250 entrepreneurs in the cleantech space, with in-depth support to 25 entrepreneurs. It supports a wide range of innovative cleantech companies, including solar companies, biogas digesters, hydroponics, waste upcycling to construction materials, to name a few. The Caribbean Climate Innovation Center is fostering awareness, networks, knowledge sharing, and capacity building in the regional green and clean technology space.
The Caribbean Climate Innovation Center (CCIC) was initiated by World Bank – infoDev in 2014 with the support of the government of Canada.