The Caribbean CIC is one of seven CICs being established across the World: Kenya, Ethiopia, India, South Africa, Vietnam, Morocco, the Caribbean and Ghana. The CCIC has been established as a Consortium which is jointly managed by two leading scientific institutions in the Caribbean, the Scientific Research Council (SRC) based in Kingston,Jamaica and the Caribbean Industrial Research Institute (CARIRI) based in Trinidad and Tobago.
The objective of the Caribbean Climate Innovation Center (CCIC) is to establish regional institutional capacity that will support Caribbean entrepreneurs and new ventures involved in developing locally-appropriate solutions to climate change mitigation and adaptation. Through its programs, activities and financing, the Caribbean CIC and its network of partners and stakeholders will provide a regionally-driven approach to solving climate, energy and resource challenges and support economic development through job creation. The program will provide targeted support, mentoring, training and funding facilitation to up to 80 companies in the region.