Call For Proposals


Innovation Challenge Facility FIRST CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Project: Shaping the Future of Innovation

Deadline14th January 2022


Innovation Challenge Facility


(Concept Notes (max seven (7) pages) to be submitted by14th January 2022)

The Innovation Challenge Facility forms part of a larger programme, ’Shaping the Future of Innovation’’ which aims to contribute to a diversified economic base in Trinidad and Tobago by developing new markets, products, services, and business models.

Shaping the Future of Innovation is an initiative of the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the European Union (EU) and IDB LAB in collaboration with the Caribbean Industrial Research Institute (CARIRI) as the executing agency.  The programme is financed by the European Union and the IDB LAB. Registered businesses operating in Trinidad and Tobago and in the SME sector, including small organisations/innovators/entrepreneurs, medium-sized organisations with an established commercial track record and other organisations/clusters innovating the delivery of goods and services, are invited to respond to this first Call for grant funding (non-reimbursable funds) for the commercialisation of their innovations.

Grant funding under this Call will start from Euro 75,000 (approximately USD 87,000) subject to specific requirements of the project and evaluation.

For any questions about the Call for proposals scope and for additional assistance, applicants may send an email

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Contract to Beta and EurorchamTT: Consultancy Services for an Innovation Challenge Facility Management Firm