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IDB Lab Forum / Buenos Aires / Oct 31 - Nov 1

Entrepreneurial Innovation and Technology to Improve Lives in Latin America and the Caribbean

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IDB Lab: More capital and a more scalable and catalytic business model approved

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Artificial Intelligence: The Challenge of Combining Innovation with Ethics, Responsibility and Inclusiveness

International Day of Creativity and Innovation

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"Diversity in VC" Program

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IDB Lab Pioneers Progress Investing in Health Innovation

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Entrepreneurial Innovation

 for the Development of Latin America and the Caribbean

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IDB Lab Launches AGRInnova to Support LAC Agribusinesses

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Silver Economy

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Latin America and the Caribbean

IDB Lab is the innovation and venture capital arm of the Inter-American Development Bank Group. We foster early-stage innovation with a focus on technology and entrepreneurship with two objectives:

  1. Benefit poor and vulnerable populations.
  2. Activate new industries in frontier markets.
About us
We mobilize financing, knowledge, and connections to drive innovative ventures and ecosystems where they can thrive.
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Reimbursable and Non-reimbursable resources

Jigsaw puzzle Knowledge + Connections

Initiatives, events, and publications

Our Flagship Initiatives

IDB Lab brings together actors and resources around initiatives to co-create innovative solutions, build entrepreneurial ecosystems, and foster the adoption of disruptive technologies. Explore them and make the most of them.


The pioneering platform for promoting female STEMpreneurship in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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The global alliance for the development of the blockchain ecosystem in Latin America and the Caribbean to reduce inequalities and promote job quality and security, financial inclusion, consumer protection, and market integrity.

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The partnership between the public and private sectors, civil society, and academic institutions to influence public policy and the entrepreneurial ecosystem for the responsible use of artificial intelligence in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Corporate impact venturing platform to foster linkages between large companies and innovative startups seeking to solve social and environmental challenges.

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Govtech LATAM

An open innovation platform that makes it possible to bring new digital solutions to address serious challenges faced by participating municipalities in Latin America.

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Innovation Challenges

Call for proposals to tap into collective creativity

Amazonia BioBuilders Amazonia BioBuilders
Closing date
May 15, 2025
Bluetech for waste challenge BlueTech for Waste Challenge
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July 31, 2024
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Closing date
May 31, 2024
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