All About GP Innovate

GP Innovate is an annual innovation competition, designed to nurture the culture of innovation by providing a platform for youth in Jamaica to showcase their inventions and/or ideas. The competition offers the opportunity for participants to interact with potential long-term mentors, partners, and funders who can help to (co)monetize projects.

How is GP Innovate Different?

Unlike other innovation competitions, GP Innovate (GPI), is interested in facilitating long-term growth and development for innovators. We have created a space where participants can make connections with potential partners and investors, who could launch concepts beyond the incubation stage. GPI also provides the opportunity for mentorship and support as you refine innovations or ideas. GPI nurtures a culture of innovation, teamwork and bringing you and your ideas forward.

Competition Categories

  • Agro-processing and Manufacturing
  • Services
  • Technology
  • Science
  • Wildcard

First Place

  1. Cash Prize of JMD$500,000.
  2. Opportunity to collaborate
    with successful companies to
    commercialize ideas.
  3. Business plan refinement
    valued at $1,500.00USD.
  4. Mentorship valued at
  5. Hold the GP Innovate trophy
    for one year.

Second Place

  1. Cash prize of JMD$250,000.
  2. Business plan refinement
    valued at $1,500.00USD.

Third Place

  1. Cash prize of JMD$100,000

  • Participants must complete and submit an application form. You may fill out the application form here.
  • Participants must upload and submit proof of enrolment in their University or College, and a business plan along with a completed form. (you can upload the files with the completed Google form)
  • Participants must be enrolled in a University or College in Jamaica.
  • Participants must be part of a group of 2 or more people.

Important Deadlines

  1. Applications Open October 2nd 2023 
  2. Applications Close November 24th 2023 
  3. Finals and Award Ceremony November 28th 2023 

2023 Winners

1st Place Winners
Mr. James Barrett and Mr.Michael Small

2nd Place Winner
Mr. Jermaine Bryan

3rd Place Winners
Ms. Shanelle McPherson and Mr. Donald Romayne

Dr Allen handing over the 1st place prize and trophy to I-Learn's Mr. James Barrett and Mr. Michael Small

Mrs. Takeese Gilpin Allen handing over the 2nd place to Mr. Jermaine Bryan

Dr. Leighton Ellis handing over the 3rd place prize to Ms. Shanelle McPherson and Mr. Donald Romayne

Winners standing with Dr Allen

Contact Us

GP Innovate

(Growth Perspectives Ltd.)

Unit 26A, 2 1/2 Kingsway,
Kingston 10, Jamaica, W.I.
Office: (876) 671-2868
WhatsApp: (876) 282-9201