BLOOM is a national, sustainable energy and climate technology cluster based in Barbados, with a regional and international focus.
BLOOM coordinates and provides business advisory services for its members in project financing, market research, innovation management and product commercialization. BLOOM also provides individual coaching and financial support for the innovative startups and entrepreneurs as a part of our business incubator runway program.
Our vision is to make the green-tech industry an important value-creating pillar of the Barbadian transition towards a vibrant and diversified island economy.
Our mission is to develop a highly competent ecosystem for sustainable energy companies by providing Cluster members access to high quality business intelligence, matchmaking and business incubation services.
Bloom’s focus areas are Renewables and Energy Efficiency
Bloom is providing its members the following services
- Business studies
Business planning support
Business coaching and mentoring
Maker Space Services
- Working group & networking services
Shared office space
Joined testing facilities
- Access to project finance
Access to venture capital
Marketing and Advocacy
- Joined clean-tech label
& networking services
- Advice for enabling policies, standards & regulation
- Awareness raising
- Pre-incubation | 6 months
Incubation | 24 months
Acceleration | 6 months
Access to grant financing
- Project identification
Capacity building & training in
- Sustainable energy technologies
LEAN startup management and entrepreneurship
IP management and valuation of IP assets
Product development and commercialization
LEAN project management methodologies
- (scrum, agile)
International operations and management of networks
BLOOM is hosted by the Barbados Investment & Development Corporation. It is being established in partnership with the Ministry of International Business and Industry (MIBI) and technical assistance of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
The project is part of UNIDO´s Regional Cleantech Cluster Program under the Global Network of Regional Sustainable Energy Centres
(GN-SEC). In partnership with regional economic communities, the program supports least developed countries (LDCs) and small island developing states (SIDS) in the establishment of clean-tech clusters and associations.