5 Barbadian groups among the 20 Finalists of the 1st Edition of the Caribbean Innovation Challenge (CIC)

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Sub-regional Office for Barbados and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and the Young Americas Business Trust (YABT) are pleased to announce the 20 Finalists of the First Edition of the Caribbean Innovation Challenge (CIC).

(CLICK FOR BIGGER) At the CIC Finals, the following teams will compete for six awards in three categories: Economic, Social, and Environmental.

(CLICK FOR BIGGER) At the CIC Finals, the following teams will compete for six awards in three categories: Economic, Social, and Environmental.

Team Name*Country
Affordable  Innovative and Profitable RestaurantHaiti
Book LineBarbados
Emerald EnergySt. Vincent and the Grenadines
Environmental Paper CompanyThe Bahamas
Grace Farm SchoolTrinidad and Tobago
Greenhouse Organic TechnologiesTrinidad and Tobago
HivesourceTrinidad and Tobago
Ibis Bath & BodyBarbados
Inventive LearnerJamaica
LCP IndustriesAntigua and Barbuda
Luna MayaBelize
MedRegisBarbados
Mr. Tallymans Sundried BananasTrinidad and Tobago
Paradise Valley Water ParkJamaica
Red DonorBarbados
Regional ConnectionzSaint Lucia
Saint Kitts Business ConnectionsSaint Kitts and Nevis
Shakad Designer WearBarbados
Tambran by TamaraGrenada
Youth and Young Adults International AgencyHaiti

*The teams are listed in alphabetical order

After a rigorous selection process involving 493 regional teams, the 20 finalists will showcase their projects at the Finals, Expo and Awards Ceremony to take place on April 25-26, 2013 at the Hilton Barbados, where the teams will be provided with international visibility and feedback from experts and the public, networking opportunities with potential clients and investors.

We thank all of the participants for their dedication, interest, and hard work in this 1st region-wide CIC competition. We are excited to see the development of innovative and creative projects and ideas in action and invite everyone to support the young entrepreneurs by attending the CIC Finals! Please RSVP by clicking here.

We also express our sincere appreciation and gratitude to the judges, mentors and resource providers who dedicated their time and expertise to evaluate, provide feedback and encourage participants to successfully complete their projects. To our local sponsors and associates who supported the preparatory business training and provided in-country support, we look forward to your continued involvement and support in future CIC activities.

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