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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST – Selection of Caribbean Mobile Innovation Hubs

18 Dec, 2014

The University of the West Indies (UWI) Consortium has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Caribbean Mobile Innovation Project (CMIP) under EPIC Trust Fund, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.

Description of the consulting services (“the Services”)

CMIP is a two-tiered partnership approach to support growth-oriented mobile apps businesses in the region. The CMIP aims (1) to strengthen the Caribbean mobile innovation ecosystem and (2) to enable sustainable and competitive mobile enterprises to grow through a number of regional and local activities that will target early stage innovators and guide them to market readiness. The desired outcome is the creation of a regional pool of high-growth potential mobile start-ups with the capacity to release their apps to the market and raise additional capital to grow. CMIP is a part of a $20M Entrepreneurship Program for Innovation in the Caribbean (EPIC) funded by the Government of Canada.

This REOI concerns the selection of the mobile application hubs (mHubs) – local implementation partners in up to six Caribbean islands. The Caribbean mHubs will be expected to implement a specific set of the CMIP annual activities on their respective islands, over four time cycles. The contract will cover operations, programs, and implementation.

See full REOI here: CMIP mHubs Final REOI Final

See full TOR here:CMIP mHubs Final ToRs (2)