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  • The University of the West Indies (UWI) is to coordinate six innovation hubs under the Caribbean Mobile Innovation Project.
  • The hubs are specialized business incubation facilities that specifically target the mobile app developer.
  • The hub provides entrepreneurs with physical workspaces, state-of-the-art equipment and app testing facilities, back-office support, as well as technical and business training.

The University of the West Indies (UWI) is to coordinate six innovation hubs under the Caribbean Mobile Innovation Project.

This was disclosed by Minister of State in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Julian Robinson, during his contribution to the 2014/15 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on June 11.

“These hubs are specialized business incubation facilities that specifically target the mobile app developer. They identify talented entrepreneurs with high-growth potential ideas and recruit them for incubation,” Mr. Robinson said.

He noted also that the hub provides entrepreneurs with physical workspaces, state-of-the-art equipment and app testing facilities, back-office support, as well as technical and business training.

The Caribbean Mobile Innovation Project aims to strengthen the Caribbean mobile innovation ecosystem and enable sustainable and competitive mobile enterprises to grow.

It is part of the Entrepreneurship Programme for Innovation in the Caribbean (EPIC) by infoDev, a programme of the World Bank, and is implemented with  funding support of the Government of Canada.