Mission

To assist with the diversification of the economies of the Caribbean Region by harnessing science and technology for economic development, thereby helping to raise the standard of living.

Objectives

  1. Accelerate education reform that supports technology‐based entrepreneurship by:
    • Promoting and offering STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs including robotics camps and computer coding workshops for Caribbean youth
    • Offering business and entrepreneurship education programs for Caribbean youth
    • Carrying out STEM teacher training exercises in the Region
  2. Stimulate technology‐based entrepreneurship by identifying and funding science and technology projects in new and existing enterprises that are relevant to the economic development needs of the Region, and
  3. Provide scientific and engineering advisory services to Caribbean governments by working with the Caribbean Diaspora for Science, Technology and Innovation (CADSTI) to leverage the expertise that resides in the Diaspora.

 

 

Upcoming Events and Opportunities


 

CSF Accomplishments

SPISE Program

  • 169 students since 2012, from 15 Caribbean countries
  • Anguilla and Barbuda, Antigua, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Nevis, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago
  • SPISE alumni admitted to prestigious universities, including MIT, Stanford, Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, Yale, Dartmouth, McMaster, Ryerson

SPISE Internship Program

  • 46 internships since 2014
  • 17 host organizations in the US, Canada, UK and the Caribbean
  • Biotechnology, aerospace engineering, chemical engineering, renewable energy, software development

Robotics Camp

  • 229 students in Barbados since 2015

Computer Coding Workshop

  • Barbados since 2018
  • St. Lucia since 2019
  • Dominica since 2020

STEM Teacher Training Workshop

  • 9 workshops during 2015-2017
  • For primary school teachers in St. Vincent, Antigua, Barbados, St. Kitts, Dominica and Jamaica

CaribVenture Startup Challenge

  • CSF’s first grant of US$ 20,000 to AES Energy systems of Barbados in January 2017, to develop software to aid energy audits and manage electricity usage

CADSTI-UK STEM Coaching Club

  • For students in the London area to help prepare for the GCSE in the STEM disciplines

CSF Final Report – STEM Blueprint for Barbados

  • Comprehensive blueprint commissioned by the Ministry of Labour of Barbados on harnessing STEM to create more and better employment opportunities for the people of Barbados, September 2016
  • Related CSF publication: “Creating a STEM-based Economic Pillar for the Caribbean: A Blueprint”, Journal of Education and Development in the Caribbean (Vol. 18 No. 1, pp 234-270, 2019)


 

Latest CSF News




The Student Center

 

Podcast – SPISE Alumni Discuss their SPISE Experience and Its Benefits


SPISE Experience Podcast Flyer

Individual Perspectives on SPISE from Alumni


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