IDB Group and Civil Society discuss sustainable development challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 19:00
More than 500 civil society representatives from 26 nations and international experts share knowledge on innovation from the perspective of future jobs, intelligent cities, the digital economy and social innovation SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia – More than 500 representatives from Latin American and Caribbean Civil Societies organizations met in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, with senior Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) officials to discuss ways to put innovation at the service of sustainable development.

The IDB and Miami Dade College select eighteen startups from Latin America, the Caribbean and South Florida to participate in Demand Solutions Miami 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 13:58
Miami Dade College (MDC) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will host Demand Solutions Miami on Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Wolfson Campus in Downtown Miami. Eighteen startups in design, fashion, gastronomy, music and multimedia have been selected to participate in a one-of-a-kind conference that will highlight innovation and entrepreneurship that improves lives.

MIF invests in a new fund for innovative companies in the Pacific Alliance

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 03:00
The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), a member of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, has approved an equity investment of $4million to the Angel Ventures Pacific Alliance Fund (AVPAF). This regional fund aims to invest in and offer guidance to 25 innovative start-up and scale-up companies, in the sectors of fin-tech, health/bio-tech, agro-technology/base of the pyramid, ICT/media, and retail/consumer, with high growth potential in the Pacific Alliance.

IDB supports drive to enhance Peruvian entrepreneurs´ innovation and productivity

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 03:00
Peru will promote micro, small and medium-sized enterprises’ (MSMEs) innovation, technical development and capacity building with a $40 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The project will help consolidate recent gains in Peru’s policy and institutional framework as well as the implementation of new measures to tackle challenges that hamper MSMEs’ ability to innovate, such as lack of financing or qualified personnel, insufficient access to technological or market information, and difficulty in finding investment partners.

IDB supports creation of Pacific Alliance Venture Capital Fund

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 03:00
Call for expressions of interest for the selection of the Fund Manager The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), through its Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), is supporting the creation of the Pacific Alliance Venture Capital Fund. The Pacific Alliance is a regional integration initiative made up of Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.

IDB announces the winners of the 2014 IDEAS Energy Innovation Contest

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced the six winners of its IDEAS V 2014 Energy Innovation Contest, an initiative for improving energy efficiency and expanding access to renewable energy in Latin America and the Caribbean, following a selection process which considered a total of 282 proposals from all 26 of the IDB’s borrowing member countries.

Peruvian companies will boost their competitiveness with support from the IDB

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 03:00
The $25 million loan will help promote innovation and business efficiency The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a third policy-based loan of $25 million designed to boost the competitiveness of Peruvian businesses. These resources will help consolidate reforms aimed at improving the business climate, lowering entry and market-access barriers and encouraging innovation. 

Arabica coffee genome sequence is in the public domain, in an effort to address climate change

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 03:00
New genetic information could strengthen coffee sector, responsible for over 14 million jobs in Latin America and the Caribbean

IDB awards prizes to social innovation projects for inclusion of persons with disabilities

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 19:54
Proposals from Chile, Colombia and Ecuador selected through crowdsourcing and expert evaluations The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today announced the winners of three competitions organized by its Innovation Lab (I-LAB) for social innovation projects designed to promote the economic inclusion of persons with disabilities in Latin America and the Caribbean.

IDB supports Peru in program for business innovation and technological development

Monday, January 23, 2012 - 03:00
$35 million IDB loan will help companies promote research and development to spur innovation The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will support Peru in a $100 million program to boost scientific research, technological development and innovation for hundreds of firms, especially in the hi-tech industry.