Dear Friends and Colleagues,

 

Please help us get the word out about the “Green Innovators Bootcamp”! The deadline for applications is January 31st at 11pm Ghana time. You can visit our website at www.ghanacic.org for additional information.

 

 

 

Calling All Clean Tech Innovators


This is Your Chance to Be a Part of Ghana’s Green Economy!

 

Applications Now Open for the Green Innovators Bootcamp

 

Background

The World Bank’s infoDev Climate Technology Program is establishing a network of Climate Innovation Centers (CICs) in selected countries to accelerate the development, deployment and transfer of locally relevant climate and clean energy technologies. The Ghana Climate Innovation Center (“Ghana CIC”) will provide early stage financing and other services to enable local enterprises to proactively and profitably develop innovative climate technology solutions that meet local needs.

 

CIC Mission

The Ghana CIC will provide a holistic set of early-stage financing, business support and capacity building services to the Ghanaian private sector, including women and rurally based entrepreneurs and business owners working to develop, launch and grow innovative, profitable climate technology ventures that promote Ghana’s climate resilience and green growth.

 

How to Benefit from the Ghana Climate Innovation Center?

infoDev’s Climate Technology Program is now seeking applications for the “Green Innovators Bootcamp” an initiative designed to identify the Ghana CIC clients. About 25 entrepreneurs and SMEs will be selected on a competitive basis to participate in the first phase of the Bootcamp. The top performers will be eligible for an accelerator program of training, mentoring, peer-to-peer learning and business advisory support worth up to US$10,000. The program will help the selected companies refine their marketing strategies and well as their business and financial plans.

 

The Ghana CIC and the Green Innovators Bootcamp are intended for:

 

  • Green entrepreneurs and enterprises, both well-established and start-ups
  • Researchers (affiliated with an accredited university or research institute) that provide green innovation services
  • Consultants supporting green enterprises

 

Application Information

infoDev, in collaboration with SNV, invites interested parties to apply for the Green Innovators Bootcamp. To apply, interested parties must fill out and submit the Bootcamp Application Form. The Bootcamp Application Form with instruction on how to complete the form and background information can be downloaded from the GCIC Bootcamp website (http://www.ghanacic.org) or requested by e-mail (ghana-cic-bootcamp@snvworld.org).

 

Application Deadline

The Bootcamp Application Form must be submitted as an e-mail attachment to the above e-mail address. The deadline for submitting the Bootcamp Application Form is January 31st, 2015, 11:00 p.m. Ghana time. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. If you have any questions, please send to ghana-cic-bootcamp@snvworld.org. Responses will be posted on the Bootcamp website.

 

The Ghana CIC is supported by the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) and the Government of the Netherlands.

 

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