OCTA Innovation Newsletter #23-2018 – Montserrat Innovation Days

OCTA Innovation Newsletter #23-2018 – Montserrat Innovation Days

The Government of Montserrat is organising Innovation Days in Montserrat on 16th and 17th of August 2018. Innovation Days will be held under patronage of the honourable Donaldson Romeo, Premier of Montserrat, who will personally open the Montserrat Innovation Days. That will be great occasion for local both public and private stakeholders to gather and to exchange relevant knowledge and best available practice in different aspects of sustainable development of the island.

Mrs. Janice Panton MBE, UK and EU Representative for the Government of Montserrat and Chair of the OCTA Innovation will present Association of EU Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTA) and OCTA Innovation, EU funded project for propelling innovation in the OCTs. As an introductory speaker at the Montserrat Innovation Days, Janice Panton will particularly highlight her call upon the heads of the governments of the EU Overseas Countries and Territories to embrace Systemic Innovation for the sustainable development of their territories.

Milan Jezic von Gesseneck, Brussels based OCTA Innovation Team Leader, will lead a group of EU experts who should provide some lectures and transfer of the best EU practices to Montserrat. Particularly Milan will share his knowledge and experience in innovation and sustainable development; Alan Cooper expert from Trinidad and Tobago will share his knowledge and regional experience in policy support for innovation, entrepreneurship and green business development; while James McGregor, knowledgeable eco-tourism expert will bring the best worldwide practice and experience in visitor economy.

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OCTA Innovation Newsletter #22-2018 – Mission Saint-Pierre et Miquelon

OCTA Innovation Newsletter #22-2018 – Mission Saint-Pierre et Miquelon

Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, notamment le Conseil d’innovation et son Directeur de l’Innovation Olivier Gaston ont reçu Milan Jezic von Gesseneck, le directeur du projet OCTA Innovation qui s’est rendu sur place la semaine du 16 juillet 2018. Parmi les objectifs poursuivis avec Archipel Développement, il s’agit de renforcer les capacités à réinventer le développement de Saint-Pierre et Miquelon. La mission a reposé sur des tables rondes (tourisme, industrie créative, construction durable, serres agricoles, entrepreneuriat) et a permis de faire le point sur FIER SPM, le projet pilote d’innovation co-financé par la Commission européenne.

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OCTA Innovation Newsletter #21-2018 – Saint-Pierre et Miquelon

OCTA Innovation Newsletter #21-2018 – Saint-Pierre et Miquelon

Olivier Gaston, Directeur de l’Innovation de Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, Directeur des Affaires publiques d’Archipel Développement, et Conseiller du Président du Conseil territorial est l’un des moteurs les plus actifs des partenariats public-privé pour l’innovation parmi les PTOM.

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Leading legislator on Horizon Europe sets out his vision for the programme

Leading legislator on Horizon Europe sets out his vision for the programme

A draft report by MEP Christian Ehler calls for an increase in the Horizon Europe research programme budget from €94.1 to €120 billion and for more flesh to be put on the proposal, which has been criticised by member states as not adequately developed.

Ehler is one of two lead rapporteurs responsible for steering the European Commission’s proposal for Horizon Europe through Parliament. The other is Romanian MEP Dan Nica, who is expected to present his own report on simplifying EU research programmes. Both MEPs sit on the Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy.

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