BLUE ECONOMY INNOVATION CHALLENGE
The Compete Caribbean Partnership Facility, in partnership with the Institute of Marine Affairs, is looking to provide support to selected Caribbean startups and innovative firms to create new products and services, improve their processes and scale their commercial models rooted in cutting-edge technologies that contribute to the sustainable management of oceans and coastal resources (or marine ecosystems) as the basis for livelihoods, food security and economic development of the Caribbean region.
We are looking for scalable and innovative business models that apply new technologies or solutions to foster the long-term sustainability of the ocean economy to be developed in the following 13 target countries: The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? Individual start-ups or private sector firms - must be registered for at least three years in at least one of the 13 beneficiary countries.
AWARDS: Selected start-ups and firms will receive up to USD$160,000 in non-reimbursable technical assistance grants to implement their Blue Economy innovation project in one of the 13 beneficiary countries. The grant amount requested should not represent more than 50% of the total budget necessary to implement the project successfully-up to a maximum of US$160,000.
FINAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 25th, 2021 (6PM EST)
Visit https://www.competecaribbean.org/ for more on how to apply for this grant opportunity.
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