The EU-LAC Digital Accelerator continues its workshop series in the Caribbean region on Tuesday, April 23rd and Wednesday, April 24th. The second workshop will be held in Barbados at the Hilton Barbados Resort, Bridgetown, Barbados. Both workshops will start at 9:00 am and finish at 4:15 pm local time.

The Caribbean Export Development Agency will host the workshop in collaboration with the European Business & Innovation Centre Network and the participation of representatives of the European Union Delegation. The main objective of this series is to engage with corporates, startups, and SMEs from the Caribbean region, provide them with support, and encourage them to participate in the accelerator. The workshops will introduce participants to the accelerator, its benefits, opportunities, and acceleration in-kind services, which are valued at up to 30,000 euros.

Additionally, the upcoming workshops will offer practical sessions for both corporates and startups to maximize the benefits of the EU-LAC Digital Accelerator matching platform. These sessions will explain how the platform connects Caribbean corporations and innovative digital startups with business partners in Europe and Latin America. The corporate workshop will focus on how to structure and upload challenges onto the platform, through a one-on-one session. The startup and SME workshop will include a digital check-up tool presentation and demonstration, followed by an interactive group session.


 WORKSHOP FOR CORPORATES

Tuesday 23rd April 

9:00 am – 9:30 am       REGISTRATION

9:30 am – 9:45 am       OPENING REMARKS

●      EU Delegation Representative – TBC

●      Caribbean Export – Dr. Damie Sinanan

●      Board Member – TBC

9:45 am – 10:15 am     SESSION 1 – OVERVIEW of the EU-LAC DA

Presenter: Tonya Cummins, Caribbean Export Development Agency

●      Benefits and Opportunities

●      Value proposition for Corporations

10:15 am – 10:30 am    COFFEE BREAK

10:30 am – 11:30 am   SESSION 2 – PRESENTATION OF OPPORTUNITY AREAS

Presenters: Juan Garate & Eneko Alvarez, TECNALIA Research & Innovation

●      Smart Production: Main drivers and examples of partnerships

●      Clean Tech: Main drivers and examples of partnerships

11:30 am – 12:00 pm    SESSION 3 – PRESENTATION OF THE ACCELERATION PROCESS

Presenter:  Ruben Carrandi, European Business & Innovation Centre Network (EBN)

●      Pathway to Acceleration

●      Value Proposition

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm    LUNCH

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm      SESSION 4 – HOW TO STRUCTURE CHALLENGES FOR UPLOAD

Presenter: Tonya Cummins, Caribbean Export Development Agency              

1:45 pm – 3:15 pm     SESSION 5 – DEMO: INTRODUCTION TO B2 MATCH PLATFORM

Presenter: Mikaela Stoute, Caribbean Export Development Agency

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm     COFFEE BREAK

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm   SESSION 6 – UPLOADING CHALLENGES TO B2 MATCH (ONE ON ONE SESSIONS)

Presenters:  Tonya Cummins & Mikaela Stoute, Caribbean Export Development Agency

4:15 pm – 4:30 pm        EVALUATION AND CLOSING

Register here

 


WORKSHOP FOR STARTUPS AND SME

Wednesday 24th April

9:00 am – 9:30 am     REGISTRATION

9:30 am – 9:45 am     OPENING REMARKS

●      Caribbean Export – Dr. Damie Sinanan

●      Board Member – TBC

9:45 am – 10:15 am    SESSION 1- OVERVIEW of the EU-LAC DA

Presenter: Tonya Cummins, Caribbean Export Development Agency

●      Benefits and Opportunities

●      Value proposition for Startups & SMEs

10:15 am – 10:30 am  COFFEE BREAK

10:30 am – 11:30 am  SESSION 2 – PRESENTATION OF OPPORTUNITY AREAS

 Presenters: Juan Garate & Eneko Alvarez, TECNALIA Research & Innovation

●      Smart Production: Main drivers and examples of partnerships

●      Clean Tech: Main drivers and examples of partnerships

11:30 am – 12:00 pm  SESSION 3 – PRESENTATION OF THE ACCELERATION PROCESS

Presenter:  Ruben Carrandi, European Business & Innovation Centre Network (EBN)

●      Pathway to Acceleration

●      Value Proposition

12:00 pm- 1:00 pm     LUNCH

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm      SESSION 4 – PRESENTATION & DEMO OF DIGITAL CHECK-UP TOOL

Presenter: Phillip Jackson, Caribbean Export Development Agency

1:45 pm – 3:15 pm     SESSION 5 – DEMO: INTRODUCTION TO B2 MATCH PLATFORM

Presenter: Mikaela Stoute, Caribbean Export Development Agency

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm     COFFEE BREAK

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm     SESSION 6- INTERACTIVE GROUP SESSION

Presenters: Tonya Cummins & Mikaela Stoute, Caribbean Export Development Agency

4:15 pm – 4:30 pm     EVALUATION AND CLOSING

Register here

 

We look forward to seeing you there!