CCIC Launches First Cleantech Accelerator in the Caribbean

“Innovation and technology have to be at the heart of progress,” said Mr. Sylvain Fabi, The High Commissioner of Canada

On 29th June 2016, the Caribbean Climate Innovation Center (CCIC) officially launched its flagship proof of concept accelerator program dubbed Launchit GreenTech at the Scientific Research Council in Kingston Jamaica. This innovative accelerator will assist in addressing the Caribbean’s need for scalable clean technology enterprises.

Launchit GreenTech selected entrepreneurs will benefit from a six-month curriculum which includes mentorship, business education, grant funding, prototype development, access to a regional network of cleantech experts and organizations and other forms of support designed specifically for early-stage cleantech startups. Further details on the accelerator program are available at http://www.caribbeancic.org/launchit

Due to the overwhelming demand received for such a program, the CCIC has reopened the call for applications on July 14, 2016, for a further intake of successful applicants.

Photo Above: (left) Mr. Sylvain Fabi, The High Commissioner of Canada, Mr. Yekini Wallen- Bryan, CEO, Preelabs (accelerator startup), Mrs. Marcia Henry, Interim Project Manager, CCIC