Bloom

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.


Focus Areas

Bloom’s focus areas are Renewables and Energy Efficiency

Solar PV

Solar Thermal

Wind Power

Bioenergy

Waste-to-Energy

Energy Efficiency

Energy Storage

E-Transportation

Blue Economy

Cluster Services

Bloom is providing its members the following services

Business Intelligence

 
  • Business studies

  • Business planning support

  • Business coaching and mentoring

  • Market research
 

Maker Space Services

 
  • Working group & networking services

  • Shared office space

  • Joined testing facilities
 
 


 

Matchmaking Services

 
  • 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
 

Business Incubation

 
  • Pre-incubation | 6 months

  • Incubation | 24 months

  • Acceleration | 6 months

  • Access to grant financing

  • Individual coaching
 
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Project development

 
  • Project identification

  • Project Design

  • Project Financing
 
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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
 
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About Bloom

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.

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Contact us today for more information on the Bloom Cleantech Cluster


Mr Jari Aaltonen
Cleantech Cluster Manager | UNIDO

j.aaltonen@unido.org


Mr Modou Diagne
Deputy  Cluster Manager  | BIDC

mdiagne@bidc.org