Climate Innovation Center

The World Bank Caribbean Climate Innovation Centre (CCIC)

The Caribbean Climate Innovation Centre (CCIC) is an initiative of and funded by infoDev, a global innovation programme of the World Bank Group, supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development of Canada. The project is to be executed by a consortium comprising the Caribbean Industrial Research Institute (CARIRI) in Trinidad and the Scientific Research Council (SRC) in Jamaica. The first phase of the project involves the establishment of infrastructure for the CCIC and the development and execution of a Proof of Concept (POC) Programme. Details of the CCIC can be found on the website www.caribbeancic.org.

Industries Served: 

  1. Resource use efficiency: Waste-to-energy, materials recovery, reuse and recycling
  2. Water management: Potable water, rainwater harvesting, efficient irrigation, waste water treatment and recycling, water use efficiency, desalination
  3. Sustainable agribusiness: Water/energy efficient irrigation systems; waste management; high-value agribusiness; sustainable land use practices; waste-to-energy; and wind and solar energy for farms..
  4. Solar energy: Residential and commercial self-generation, residential and commercial water heating, solar-powered air-conditioning
  5. Energy efficiency: Lighting, household appliances, air-conditioning, commercial cooling and ventilation systems, consumer behavior, building energy management systems, building design and materials.

Description of Services Provided: 

The Proof of Concept Grant (The Grant) of (CCIC) is provided by InfoDev and supported by hubs at partner institutions located throughout the Caribbean region. The Grant enables individuals, start-ups, micro-enterprises and Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to explore the technical feasibility and establish the commercial potential of a concept that has potential to significantly contribute to climate mitigation and/or adaptation.