Building capacity and Regional Integration for the Development of a Generation of Entrepreneurs

Sustainable Energy and Information and Communication Technologies

What is BRIDGE?

BRIDGE is a skills, education and knowledge transfer partnership project aimed at helping Caribbean regions get ready for a sustainable future. 

BRIDGE skills and education programmes will help meet demand for technicians, professionals and entrepreneurs in the Sustainable Energy and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sectors by investing in gender equality and innovation.

ECCI is one of the major Scottish partners including SDI, Skills Development Scotland and Energy Technology Partnership.

Where is Bridge

Location: Barbados, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago. Potential for other Caribbean countries.

Partners: IDB, University of West Indies, General Electric (GE), Philips, ECCI (on behalf of team Scotland), New Zealand Government

Duration: 4 years from March 2013

Main activity:

a) Technical and professional capacity baseline analysis;

b) Capacity training and institutional strengthening;

c) Facilitating the academic and professional partnership between companies and trained individuals; and

d) Developing a SE and ICT Innovation and Entrepreneurship platform.

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