*For young people in the CARICOM Member and Associate States only
The Caribbean Innovation Competition (CIC) is an international entrepreneur competition and business start-up accelerator for young people in the CARICOM Member and Associate States. The CIC differentiates itself from other existing business competitions by incorporating “before and after“ stages, focusing on training and mentoring as preparation for the competition, and providing follow up services that include access to finance, networking activities, visibility and promotion opportunities.
Entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to present innovative solutions, tools, and mechanisms that will help the Caribbean region adjust to the realities of Climate Change, while creating economic opportunities and sustainable businesses. The entrepreneurs participating in the CIC 8.0 will also receive further training and mentoring throughout the program, and also international visibility of their businesses during the Finals of CIC, organized during the official activities of the 50th General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS).
Resilience and Climate Change: To support the understanding of the reasons and effects of Climate Change.
Priorities: Adaption and Mitigation
Teams must present a project plan, following the CIC template that includes:
Online presence: Website, Facebook page or blog that could showcase the product/service via the internet
A graphical presentation, either a video, promotional slide show or collage of at least three pictures that demonstrates the innovation of the product or service.
Note: Deadlines, deliverables and terms of participation may vary, please be advised to read the requirements for award categories carefully, if applicable.
Projects and enterprises will be evaluated according to the award category for which they have registered to compete. For references please visit the Evaluation Criteria section.