The GCIP program from 2011 to 2017
Between 2011 and 2017, the GCIP Program was implemented in 8 countries (Armenia, India, Malaysia, Morocco, Pakistan, South Africa, Thailand and Turkey) and became GEF-UNIDO's leading global initiative to promote Cleantech innovation as a business model, by engaging the private sector directly to address environmental issues. The GCIP program supports eco-friendly projects around the world and promotes startups and SMEs in the clean tech sector.
Description of the project
GCIP Ukraine is part of a global initiative aimed at promoting innovative technologies and creating an ecosystem to support innovative entrepreneurship. Since January 2019, UNIDO, with the support of the GEF, has started implementing the Project in Ukraine in cooperation with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine and the State Innovative Financial Credit Facility. The project is in line with the national policy priorities of Ukraine and the GEF
Within GCIP Ukraine, two acceleration programs are implementing annually, including a Clintech Startup Competition, a Business Academy and a mentoring program. The program is designed to help innovators prepare their project to attract investment, find potential partners (Ukrainian and international) and market entry.
Creating a national platform for clean technology to drive innovation to deliver global environmental benefits and create green jobs in Ukraine.
Strengthening the regulatory framework for innovative technologies and the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Ukraine.
Building national capacity to support and promote innovation in clean technologies.
Launching an effective mechanism for developing and supporting eco-friendly innovation projects
Creating jobs and increasing the competitiveness of SMEs.
Development of effective mentoring and training programs in environmentally friendly technologies for small and medium-sized enterprises and start-ups
Reduction of national greenhouse gas emissions and promotion of sustainable environmental development in Ukraine
Providing access to Ukrainian inventors and startups to existing financial support mechanisms (grants, venture funding, angel financing, credit)