Eurostars 2018

Eurostars 2018

If you are a small company in need of public funding for your innovative idea, then Eurostars has been carefully developed to meet your specific needs With its bottom-up approach, it stimulates international collaborative research and innovation projects that will be rapidly commercialized.  It is your ideal first step in international cooperation.

Joining Eurostars will enable your company to:

  • Turn an idea into a product and commercialize it.
  • Combine and share expertise and benefit from working beyond national borders.
  • Grow faster
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OCTA Innovation Issue 3/2018 –  Innovation activities

OCTA Innovation Issue 3/2018 – Innovation activities

We are very happy to be in a position to confirm the high intensity actions as this period is fulfilled with different simultaneous innovation initiatives, innovation workshops, events, trainings and missions.

Technical assistance was spread in different fields in several OCTs via missions of OCTA Innovation Team Leader, but also short-term experts in the fishery sector, in greenhouses and in the field of creative industries.

Smaller innovation projects (SIP) are currently under development for OCTs which did not get big pilot projects, and work is in progress to have all SIP contracted in the coming period.

There are several ongoing opportunities, and we are inviting all OCTs to:

  • organize innovation-related workshops, OCTA Innovation will bear the costs of the networking event;
  • nominate any outstanding initiative or success in an OCT in the fields of business, innovation, art and creativity;
  • to use OCTA Innovation Three Pillars Blended Learning opportunities.

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Innovation missions

Innovation missions

Technical assistance was spread in different OCTs and in different fields for the month of January. OCTA Innovation Team Leader Milan Jezic von Gesseneck worked with Curaçao, mainly on their Innovation Action Plan and pilot project. Robert Lee, our expert in Fisheries visited Sint Marteen and Sint Eustatius, Christian Harel visited Anguilla, BVI, Statia and Montserrat to work on greenhouses, while in the meantime Jacques Grysole had extensive consultations with BVI, Curaçao, Saint Helena and Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon in the field of creative industries.

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Small Innovation Projects

Small Innovation Projects

Small Innovation Projects (SIP) of a value less than 10.000€ have been initiated as steps of the implementation of the Innovation Strategy for the OCTs which did not get Innovation Pilot Projects, namely Anguilla, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Greenland, Montserrat, Pitcairn, Saba, Saint Barthélemy, Sint Maarten, Turks and Caicos Islands and Wallis-and-Futuna.

All key stakeholders, both public and private, from the OCTs eligible to benefit having a Small Innovation Project. The Small Innovation Project should be small capacity-building innovation-boosting project with a foreseen duration between 3 and 8 months.

Montserrat SIP has been approved, while Anguilla and Wallis-and-Futuna SIP applications are under consideration.

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Networking workshops

Networking workshops

OCTA Innovation supports the innovation networking in the OCTs as a way to enhance engagement of the stakeholders and to support public-private partnerships.

The conditions for such support are:

  • Costs related to this event, such as local traveling, local preparatory and different logistic activities, venue, catering will be supported.
  • OCTs need to request approval from OCTA Innovation Team Leader in advance.
  • Afterwards, OCTs need to confirm event by sending the list of participants, photos, videos, press releases, etc.
  • Costs will be paid upon receiving invoice addressed to OCTA Innovation/Eurecna.
  • Maximum amount of the costs for an OCT is 500 €. This amount can be used for several trainings / workshops.

We are looking forward to receiving news and requests for support of your innovation events!

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