BID Lab

We mobilize financing, knowledge, and connections to catalyze innovation

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Latin America and the Caribbean
Agribusiness, Business services, Clean technology and energy, Utilities, Construction and manufacturing, Creative, media and entertainment, Education, Financial services, Healthcare, ICT, Leisure and travel, Retail and wholesale, Consumer durables, Consumer non-durables, Transport and logistics, Water, sanitation and hygiene, Automotive, Clothing and textiles production, Computer hardware, Electronics, Food production, Furniture

WHO WE ARE

BID Lab is the innovation laboratory of the IDB Group. We mobilize financing, knowledge and connections to catalyze innovation for inclusion in Latin America and the Caribbean. We believe that innovation is a powerful tool that can transform our region, providing unprecedented opportunities for vulnerable populations due to economic, social and environmental conditions.


IDB GROUP

The IDB Group is the main source of financing for the development of Latin America and the Caribbean. The group helps to improve lives by providing financial solutions and development knowledge to clients in both the public and private sectors. The group is composed of the IDB, which has worked with governments for 60 years; IDB Invest, which collaborates with the private sector; and IDB Lab, which experiences innovative ways to drive more inclusive growth.


WHAT WE DO

We develop innovative projects and early ventures with the potential to generate impact on a large scale, drive ecosystems of entrepreneurship and innovation and systematize and disseminate knowledge to connect ideas and scale their impact.


HOW WE WORK

  • A flexible portfolio of financing instruments, high risk tolerance and high capacity to mobilize third-party resources
  • A global network of continuous expansion connections that adds efforts to address development challenges
  • An offer of dynamic knowledge adapted to address the challenges of development impacting inclusiveness in Latin America and the Caribbean.

a platform for the innovation of the financial institution of development with the greatest imprint in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), we have an exceptional capacity to mobilize resources from third parties, and at the same time an unusual tolerance to the risk that innovation favors. We channel these strengths through a flexible portfolio of financing products with varied instruments.

We fund projects and compasses at an early stage from concept concepts to their scale.

COOPERACIATIN N Tenca CNICA

We finance the development of innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems as knowledge activities through non-repayable resources or with contingent recovery, with the repayment linked to the project’s financial success.

ENTREPRENEURIAL CAPITAL

We invest in entrepreneurial capital funds and also selectively in companies with great potential to generate prosperity with inclusión n.

DEUDA

We offer loans that are adapted to the needs of different company profiles.

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