Panama to Host Latin America’s Top Public-Private Partnerships Forum, PPP Americas

May 18, 2022
The president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced that Panama City will host the 11th regional forum in 2023. The announcement followed a bilateral meeting between the president of the IDB, Mauricio Claver-Carone, and the president of Panama, Laurentino Cortizo, to discuss joint efforts to accelerate Panama's development and explore opportunities to enhance Panama's leadership in Latin America and the Caribbean.
2022-05-18

Finalists from WeXchange’s Call for Proposals Pitch their Companies to Investors

May 16, 2022
IDB Lab’s WeXchange platform focuses on the growth of female STEM entrepreneurs in Latin America and the Caribbean
2022-05-18

With IDB support, Curitiba seeks innovative proposals to modernize the bus system

April 19, 2022
Call for proposals to find solutions that promote integration of different modes of transport in self-sustainable stations in the city is open until May 18th, 2022. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the city of Curitiba, in Brazil, are launching a call to find innovations in transportation, energy, and state-of-the-art technologies that will reduce the number of cars and motorcycles in the city. This initiative is part of Curitiba’s  modernization plan for the network of bus lanes and passenger.
2022-04-19

IDB Lab Launches Call to Manage Chemicals and Hazardous Waste in the Caribbean

April 19, 2022
IDB Lab, the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank, convened the BlueTech for Waste Challenge, an initiative to find innovative solutions that contribute to the sustainable management of chemicals and hazardous waste in twelve countries in the Caribbean. This call is made in collaboration with the Global Environment Facility (GEF), through its Global ISLANDS program, in order to protect human health and the environment and address the climate vulnerabilities of the region.
2022-04-19

IDB Lab Investment Seeks to Digitize Small Businesses in Brazilian Favelas

April 06, 2022
IDB Lab, the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, will invest $1.5 million in Brazilian startup, Dolado, to promote the digitalization of micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) operating in Brazil’s favelas. This capital will allow for the development of a platform that provides small merchants with access to credit and supply chains, as well as management tools that are custom-tailored for their specificities.
2022-04-06

IDB Lab and WeXchange Launch New Call to STEM Women Entrepreneurs

March 21, 2022
The initiative, aimed at fast-growing women entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean, will be open until April 8. Those selected will have access to investors and to training at a bootcamp organized by Google.
2022-03-21

Panama will Advance in its Digital Transformation with IDB Support

March 10, 2022
The $60 million loan will support the strengthening of the Central American country’s innovation ecosystem Panama will promote the digital transformation of management and public services with a $60 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
2022-03-10

IDB Lab Invests in a Technology Startup to Incentivize a World With Zero Waste

March 09, 2022
IDB Lab, the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank, has invested $1 million in Sugo Company, a climate technology startup from Peru that offers innovative solutions to generate tangible value in waste. This support will allow the company to expand to all cities throughout Peru and at a regional level in Colombia, Mexico, and Chile and promote the circulate economy. 
2022-03-09

IDB Approves $195 Million Loan to Increase MSME Productivity in State of São Paulo

March 03, 2022
The State of São Paulo in Brazil will increase productivity and access to private financing for innovation in micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) with a $195 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
2022-03-03