Government of Jamaica

IGNITE Programme

Name of Entity: 
Development Bank of Jamaica in Partnership with Jamaica Business Development Corporation

Brief Description: 

The Jamaica Business Development Corporation was recently awarded the role of Business Service Intermediary (BSI) to facilitate the Grant Solicitation and Management Process on behalf of the Development Bank of Jamaica for the I.G.N.I.T.E Project (Innovation Grant from New Ideas to Entrepreneurship). IGNITE is a grant funding window that is available to start-up MSMEs (2 years and younger) and companies that are older but are going through a process of innovation that enables them access to a maximum of J$4 Million in grant funding.


To foster innovation and support for the creation and growth of new firms in the productive sector among MSMEs, from start-up to growth stage within 2 years.

Find Contact: 


Strategic Services Division

Development Bank of Jamaica
11A-15 Oxford Road, Kingston 5
Tel: +1 (876) 929-4000; (876) 619-4000

Jamaica Business Development Corporation
14 Camp Road,
Kingston, Jamaica 

Telephone: 1 876 928 5161-5
Fax: 1 876 928 8626

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