Innovation Challenge

Digital Tokens for Biodiversity

Coming Soon - June 6

Innovation Challenge - Open until May 31

BlueTech for Waste

Solutions for sustainable management of waste in the Caribbean


Hybrid Event

WeXchange: Connecting Women STEMpreneurs with Investors

May 24 / 2pm EDT

Podcast (in Spanish)

Entrepreneurship 101: for women STEMpreneurs

Learn the keys to building a startup


We seek to transform Latin America and the Caribbean by developing its creative power

Video series: Prototypes Covid-19

Latin American and Caribbean entrepreneurs taking on the coronavirus

IDB Lab is the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank Group, the leading source of development finance and expertise for improving lives in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Our purpose is to drive innovation for inclusion in the region, co-creating life-changing solutions for vulnerable populations affected by economic, social, and environmental conditions.

We mobilize financing, knowledge, and connections B

We mobilize financing, knowledge, and connections to support innovative entrepreneurs and the ecosystems where they can thrive.


We enable valuable connections that accelerate innovation and drive scaling.

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We leverage diverse thematic expertise to co-create innovative solutions and develop entrepreneurship ecosystems.

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We offer versatile instruments for innovation, from ideation to scale in the market.

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In the last 5 years

Vulnerable people reached

115+ million

Vulnerable people reached

MSMEs reached

5+            million

MSMEs reached

Tons of CO2 sequestered

24+ million

Tons of CO2 reduced



Since 1993

US$2+ billion

US$2+ billion

approved in projects across 26 LAC countries

2,700+ operations

2,700+ operations


1500+ allies

1500+ allies

from LAC and the world



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