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Call for Cluster Proposals – Results

In November 2017, Compete Caribbean closed a competition for clusters projects across the region, which received 91 applications. Following a thorough, systematic and difficult evaluation...

Improving Competitiveness and Innovation in the Caribbean

Roberto de Groote -- In a recent visit to Barbados, I stayed at a hotel that has catered to foreign tourists for over 25 years....

What are Technology Extension Services?

When most people hear technology, they instantly think of the latest gadgets, smartphones, wearable tech and apps on the market. But technology is broader than...

Caribbean Innovation – Present and Future

  Hyper-connectivity has become the new engine of the digital economy, which is a key driver to innovation and growth around the world. With the...

Building Institutional Capacity for Strengthening Business Clusters; Call for Applications Extended to September 15th, 2017

If your mandate is to foster the productivity and growth of micro, small, or medium enterprises (MSMEs), you may be interested in supporting business clusters....

Call for Cluster Projects (September 4, 2017)

Call for Cluster Projects September 4, 2017 This call for proposals aims to fund cluster initiatives that can help Caribbean firms to grow, generate employment...

Regional Policy Dialogue (Jamaica) – Presentations (August 23-24, 2017)

The low level of innovation in the Caribbean is a constraint to the region’s economic growth, and technological change represents a key factor in increasing...

Jamaican Ornamental Fish Project Building Bridges

The Jamaica Urban Ornamental Fish Cluster funded by Compete Caribbean consists of approximately 170 relatively small, mostly home-based aquaculture farms located primarily in urban communities...

The Power of Innovation in the Caribbean

Kapil Mohabir of Plympton Farms - Guyana, Ronald Hinds of Teleios - Trinidad and Tobago and Duquesne Fednard of D&E Green Enterprises - Haiti speak...

Compete Caribbean Resonates Deeply Regionally

By 2017, the Compete Caribbean Program directly created over 5000 jobs and indirectly contributed to another 6000. Of the direct employment created, approximately 80% of...