BRIDGETOWN- Five cleantech entrepreneurs were recently recognized for their green inventions as a part of the Bloom Cleantech Incubation Programme. Awards ceremony was held in Bagnall’s Point Gallery in Pelican Village and the event was inaugurated by Mr. Mark Hill CEO of Export Barbados (BIDC) and Mrs. Misha Lobban Clarke, Executive Director of Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI). The BLOOM Cleantech Cluster, which is a collaboration among Export Barbados (BIDC), UN Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), Global Environment Facility, Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Ministry of International Business and Industry, was launched on May 2019 as part of the ‘National Strategic Plan 2005-2025’ to make Barbados a ‘green circular economy’ and promote sustainable energy technology innovation. Incubatees underwent several online training courses, workshops and coaching sessions over 10 months in green energy, business modelling, and financial management, under the guidance of assigned project managers. All awarded incubatees secured $ 20 000 BDS grant to fund their projects. Awarded incubatees were Mr. Dario Alleyne, CEO of BIM EV Rental Services, Mr. Julian Clarke, Managing Director of OnSolar Renewable Energy Solutions, Kyle Albert, Founder of ProSolar246 Inc, Kerri-Ann Bovell, Founder of EcoMycö, and a team from Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology (SJPI). BLOOM is a national, sustainable energy and climate technology cluster based in Barbados with a regional and international focus. BLOOM coordinates and provides business advisory services for its members in project financing, market research, innovation management, and product commercialization. Bloom Cleantech Incubation Center is located at Newton Industrial Park in Christ Church. It takes approximately 2 years for entrepreneurs to complete cleantech incubation programme.