BLOOM is hosted by the Barbados Investment & Development Corporation. It is being established in partnership with the Ministry of International Business and Industry (MIBI) and technical assistance of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
During its initial phase, the cluster receives financial support through the Global Environment Facility (GEF) funded project “Strategic platform to promote sustainable energy technology innovation, industrial development and entrepreneurship in Barbados”. The project aims to increase the participation of Barbadian businesses in the expanding global value chains of sustainable energy manufacturing and servicing. Further project information is available here.
The project is part of UNIDO´s Regional Cleantech Cluster Program under the (GN-SEC). In partnership with regional economic communities, the program supports least developed countries (LDCs) and small island developing states (SIDS) in the establishment of cleantech clusters and associations.