JBDC (Jamaica Business Development Corporation) | Head Office: 14 Camp Road, Kingston, Jamaica | Incubator & Resource Centre: 76 Marcus Garvey Drive 1 876 928 5161-5 (Camp Rd.) | 1 876 758 3966-8 (IRC) info@jbdc.net

Imagine a place where creativity knows no bounds, where expert minds and hands nurture your dream from a concept to a brand holding its unique space in the international marketplace.

Incubator & Resource Centre 

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The moment you enter the halls of the JBDC’s Incubator and Resource Centre, you will be inspired by a highly trained team which seeks to find ways to develop clients’ technical competencies, as well as operational and management capacity. Utilizing several methodologies including design counselling, product development, production engineering solutions, training, and other technical support, we help to strengthen the global competitiveness of our MSME players primarily in Agro-Processing, Fashion & Apparel, Gift & Craft, Visual Communications, Engineering and Food Services. Whether you’re a start-up or existing small business, we will take you to higher levels. Think big. Think global. Are you ready? Then take that all important off-road turn to Unit 10a of the Garmex Free Zone, 76 Marcus Garvey Drive, Kingston.

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Incubators

Our entire organization provides Virtual Incubation. We deliver this support through email and other web portals as well as site visits, where we provide this kind of support to our clients who have the size and capability to take advantage of this service format. The IRC team typically provides business advice, technical coaching, and operational mentoring to our clients.

The IRC also has spaces dedicated to small scale production by MSMEs who do not possess their own production facilities. MSMEs involved in the fashion & apparel industry, craft (particularly jewellery and leather-craft), those in food service and agro-processing are able to rent space on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. This affords users to access industry standard equipment and benefit from technical and management support.

Fashion Incubator

The Fashion Incubator is a commercial sewing facility designed to accommodate persons/small entities who have garments and other textile based products to complete, but lack their own facility to produce large quantities

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Equipment Available

3 Industrial Straight Stitch Machines
3 Sergers
1 Button Tack Machine
1 Buttonhole Machine
Double Stitch Machine
1 Cover Stitch Machine
1 Single Head 9 Needle Embroidery Machine
1 Garment Label Printer* (value added service provided. JBDC operated)
1 20ft. x 6 ft. Cutting Table
1 Industrial Cutter

Users are required to provide their own industrial steam iron, as well as small tools and accessories such as scissors, bobbins & cases, needles, etc.

Services Provided

Rental for time periods ranging from one day to three months at a time. ‘Residents’ must meet requirements including experience in the use of the equipment, as well as evidence of confirmed orders.
Technical support – hand-holding & monitoring, client & product assessment.Each workstation will be set up initially by JBDC. Routine service and maintenance on equipment will be carried out. 
Training
Consultation

Other linked services:

Graphic design & packaging
Ordering garment labels
Embroidery services
Use of meeting room/area
Access to computers & publications for research

Rates

Rates are affordable and apply based on the duration of the length of the resident’s stay (daily, weekly, and monthly).
Regular hours
Work after regular hours on weekdays (4/5 pm)*
Work on weekends (premium)*

* Requires prior arrangements and attracts additional costs

Contact Persons:
Booking and Rates: Sheryl Edmonson |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Tel: 758-3966-8

 

Craft Incubator

The Craft Incubator is a fully equipped workspace for producers of jewellery, leather, paper and other small craft items (excluding ceramics and other energy-intensive craft) to develop prototypes or undertake small scale production. The facility allows for flexible production using equipment not widely available elsewhere.

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Equipment Available

Flex-shaft drills
Barrel tumblers
Leathercraft tools
Buffing Wheel
Various hand tools including coping saws, pliers, and other jewellery tools

 

Services Provided

Rental
Training
Consultation
Technical support – hand-holding & monitoring, client & product assessment.
Other linked services:
Graphic design & packaging
Use of meeting room/area
Access to computers & publications for research

 

Rates

Rates are affordable and apply based on the duration of the length of the resident’s stay (daily, weekly and monthly). 
Regular hours
Work after regular hours on weekdays (4/5 pm)*
Work on weekends (premium)*

 * Requires prior arrangements and attracts additional costs

Contact Persons:
Booking and Rates: Sheryl Edmonson |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Tel: 758-3966-8

 

 

Food Incubator

The Food Incubator is a commercial kitchen facility for developing new products, packaging, catering of meals, as well as, small scale agro-processing of items including beverages, sauces, baked products, and other specialty food items. It fulfills the needs of small enterprises with orders to fill, their own workers, but no operating space or equipment.The incubator is also used to conduct workshops and as a production kitchen for catering events.

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Equipment Available

Industrial Mixer
Heavy Duty Blender
Convection Oven
6 Burner Range
2 Burner Industrial Stove
Griddle
Deep Fryer
Slicer
Scales – (32oz/900g & 11lb/5kg)
2 Deep Freezers
2 Upright Freezers
Stainless Steel worktables
Wash Stations

Users of the space are required to provide their own utensils (inclusive of cooking/preparation vessels). The kitchen is able to accommodate specialized equipment from users, providing that the electrical specifications of the equipment are compatible with the incubators (110V and 220V 3 phase available). Prior discussion and approval is needed before granting permission to use such equipment.

 

Services Provided

  • Rental for time periods ranging from one day to three months at a time. ‘Residents’ must meet requirements including experience in the use of the equipment, as well as evidence of confirmed orders.
  • Technical support – hand-holding & monitoring, client & product assessment. Each workstation will be set up initially by JBDC. Routine service and maintenance on equipment will be carried out.
  • Training
  • Consultation

 

Other linked services:

  • Graphic design & packaging
  • Ordering garment labels
  • Embroidery services
  • Use of meeting room/area
  • Access to computers & publications for research

 

Note: The facility is certified by the Bureau of Standards, Public Health Department and other relevant food processing organizations, therefore persons using the space for production, automatically satisfy the requirements of those bodies.

 

Rates

Rates are affordable and apply based on the duration of the length of the resident’s stay (daily, weekly, and monthly).
Regular hours
Work after regular hours on weekdays (4/5 pm)*
Work on weekends (premium)*

* Requires prior arrangements and attracts additional costs

Contact Persons:
Booking and Rates: Sheryl Edmonson |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Tel: 758-3966-8
Technical Support: Delarese Mills |This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.| Sandrine Bowen | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.| 
Tel: 758-3966-8