Innovation championing in Bonaire

Innovation championing in Bonaire

Bonaire Governor Edison Rijna is champion of the innovation on the island and supports implementation of the systemic innovation across all sectors. Governor Rijna encourages all measures promoting and stimulating innovation on the island. To initiate the process of systemic innovation approach, Bonaire needs to work on how systemic innovation should be organised, and which measures should be implemented. Public private partnership in all sectors and at all levels, starting from public authorities to the wide community should be strengthened. Continuous raising awareness and consultation process about different innovation aspects would be enhanced. Consultations about needs for different organisational restructuring as well as about consultations about having in place an optimal set of the legislative and financial instruments for propelling innovation should be intensified in the coming period. Governor Rijna’s approach is an example of the way how to go forward, how much innovation championing may bring prosperity to Overseas Countries and Territories.

Governor Rijna works closely with Bonaire Systemic Innovation Director Dianne Boelmans. Bonaire, with Edison Rijna as Governor, is one of the islands moving in the right direction, especially by his personal involvement and personal drive for building diversified sustainable economy and prosperous society. Particularly it is very promising that Governor Rijna is taking care of innovation to be developed and in sustainable way to be implemented transversally across all sectors. Both his vision on the development of the territory and his mission how to implement this vision are remarkable. Special attention needs to be given to having structural organisation of innovation for long-term efficient implementation of innovation across all sectors, updating innovation strategy and action plan, and developing innovation policy with associated optimal innovation supporting measures.

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Public-private partnership in Aruba

Public-private partnership in Aruba

Aruba is an exemplary OCT with its approach of the public-private partnership based on continual dialogue and knowledge sharing, pivotal to leveraging systemic innovation. Innovation strategy in Aruba is developed through consultations among all stakeholders, from both public and private sector.

For instance the sustainable knowledge committee gathers all important stakeholders in this field to have regular consultations on the subject. The role of this working group is to advice and facilitate consensus and formulate the implementation of the territorial strategy innovation that fits in the perspective of implementing the sustainable knowledge economy pillar.

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Stratégie Territoriale d’Innovation de St-Pierre et Miquelon

Stratégie Territoriale d’Innovation de St-Pierre et Miquelon

La politique d’innovation de Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, traduite en Stratégie Territoriale d’Innovation (STI) répond directement de la détermination de réponses différenciées à des enjeux sociétaux et donc de l’évolution d’un territoire. Après une première réflexion sur les démarches expérimentales dans le premier plan d’action du Schéma de Développement Stratégique (SDS) voté en 2009, la STI est l’outil qui doit contribuer à structurer une approche cohérente de l’innovation et une amélioration continue.

Le processus de constitution de la STI de Saint-Pierre et Miquelon est animé par la Collectivité Territoriale et par Archipel Développement. Elle découle du plan d’action 2015-2020 du SDS et en particulier de son 5ème axe intitulé « Stratégie d’innovation et expérimentations territoriales ». Ce schéma de développement stratégique du territoire de St-Pierre et Miquelon a été élaboré de manière participative car les avantages d’associer la société civile à l’élaboration des documents stratégiques sont nombreux.

L’innovation territoriale est inscrite dans le développement stratégique de Saint-Pierre et Miquelon comme un levier transversal du plan d’actions 2015-2020. La stratégie d’innovation fait l’objet d’un suivi au sein d’un comité de pilotage ou « Conseil de l’innovation » regroupant le Directeur de l’Innovation et les différents chefs de projets des actions opérationnelles. Ce comité est rattaché au Comité de suivi du Schéma de Développement Stratégique qui pilote le projet territorial. Le Directeur de l’Innovation participera également aux comités de pilotage des autres axes du Schéma de développement stratégique sur l’attractivité territoriale, le tourisme durable et la desserte, la culture et le développement et l’énergie durable. L’animation de ce Conseil de l’Innovation est réalisée par le Directeur de l’Innovation qui est en charge de la direction de l’axe 5 du Schéma de Développement Stratégique relatif à l’innovation. Ce Conseil de l’Innovation est l’instance de gouvernance et de pilotage de la STI.

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Les cantines à l’unisson en Nouvelle-Calédonie

Les cantines à l’unisson en Nouvelle-Calédonie

Dans le cadre du projet pilote “Recettes bénéfiques”, le deuxième volet de l’opération « Cantines à l’unisson » s’est déroulé le 1er juin. 26 établissements scolaires des trois provinces disputaient ce “concours” de menus. Avec autant de chefs à la baguette, chaque cantine a établi son propre repas. À base de produits locaux.

Pour rappel la première édition des “Cantines à l’unisson” avait rassemblé 16 cantines pour produire un menu commun, composé de 100% de produits locaux.

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Waste management plant in Statia

Waste management plant in Statia

St Eustatius is a small island with around 3500 inhabitants. An island on the verge of major developments that has been pending for so long. One of these developments was gifted to the island in 2014. A basic waste facility was built to introduce recycling to the island. For various reasons this recycling facility was never opened for full implementation of recycling.

Today they are celebrating the fact that the facility is open and processing the waste collected from the households, businesses and government offices on a weekly regular schedule. The Dumpsite is being covered and transformed into a large storing area for certain types of waste streams.

Some of the streams they have are: Green glass, Clear glass, Brown glass, Pet plastic, Hdpe plastic, Ldpe Plastic, PP Plastic, E-waste, Electrical waste, Tires, Cardboard, Green waste, Aluminum cans, Tin cans, Metal, Batteries (Lead), Used oils, Construction waste, Clean Styrofoam, and Appliances.

All waste material is weighed at the bridge and registered in the system. Then they monitor the trend of the recycling success. This information should give them a focus point on the areas that needs attention.

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OCTA Innovation Newsletter #9-2018 – Innovation Complex

OCTA Innovation Newsletter #9-2018 – Innovation Complex

Science Technology and Innovation (STI) is of the significant importance for the sustainable growth and development of the EU, and normally of the EU Overseas Countries and Territories.
We are proud having many STI innovation projects in the OCTs, including the ongoing projects in French Polynesia and Bonaire.
However Innovation is not coming only from the STI side. Innovation is also very much coming from Doing Using and Interacting (DUI) side. Our Overseas Countries and Territories with their creativity are also giving some great examples of this mix of creativity and innovation.

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Coopération et échanges entre les PTOM

Coopération et échanges entre les PTOM

Dans le cadre des activités de coopération renforcée entre PTOM mis en place par OCTA Innovation, il a été décidé de proposer un échange d’expériences entre les territoires. Olivier Gaston, Directeur de l’Innovation pour St-Pierre-et-Miquelon est venu en Polynésie française à l’initiative de Bran Quinquis, Directeur de l’Innovation pour la Polynésie française. Cet échange a eu lieu à l’occasion de la semaine de l’innovation publique en Polynésie française. Olivier Gaston a présenté la politique d’innovation à Saint-Pierre et Miquelon et le schéma de développement stratégique du territoire, notamment l’axe relatif à la politique d’innovation et notamment les secteurs en voie de développement.

Olivier Gaston en PF 2

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Understanding of Systemic Innovation

Understanding of Systemic Innovation

OCTs governments implement innovation across all sectors; fostering partnerships between public and private entities based on knowledge sharing and capacity-building.

TCI Innovation Director Shonia Thomas-Been and TCI Innovation Manager Alexa Cooper-Grant with their innovation council are doing great job.

Turks and Caicos Islands is currently one of the leading OCTs in implementing systemic innovation.

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Technical assistance in the field of creative industries and innovation in the OCTs

Technical assistance in the field of creative industries and innovation in the OCTs

Short-term technical assistance in the field of creative industries has been approved.

Assistance is including:

  •  Scoping the potential of creative industries and innovation in the OCTs to create jobs, to enhance the SME development and to diversify the economy.
  • Assistance in pulling out the actors and making synergy of different media and different areas of creativity and cooperation between content users and content producers.
  • Scoping study on the creative industry: Regional initiatives, projects and existing best available practices; Assessment of the current situation and Optimal opportunities in the creative industry;
  • Workshop-trainings to the OCTS. At least 10 persons should attend each workshop and they would get a certificate of training signed by the Expert and by OCTA Innovation Team Leader.

Flyer attached: Technical assistance in the field of creative industries and innovation in the OCTs

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Technical assistance for enhancement of the green-building & eco-friendly sustainable construction

Technical assistance for enhancement of the green-building & eco-friendly sustainable construction

Assistance is including progress in the field of sustainable design and construction with consideration of energy and environmental impacts and harmonising and improving green-building & eco-friendly sustainable construction. The objective is to enhance construction in the OCTs by increased use of local material, be cost-effective, and having a lower environmental footprint by using renewable energies.

  • A sectoral scoping study on sustainable design and construction with consideration of energy and environmental impacts;
  • Basic guidelines for a green certification policy;
  • Basic guidelines for the construction sector;
  • Basic guidelines for sustainable construction related to eco-tourism strategy;
  • Behaviour guide for energy efficiency policies and practices in the workplace;
  • Coastal rehabilitation and restoration guidelines;
  • Workshop-training to the OCTS. At least 10 persons should attend each workshop and they would get a certificate of training signed by the Expert and by OCTA Innovation Team Leader.

Flyer attached: Flyer Technical assistance for enhancement of the green-building & eco-friendly sustainable construction

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