OCTA Innovation Newsletter #10-2018 – Saba

OCTA Innovation Newsletter #10-2018 – Saba

Saba Innovation Manager, Menno van der Velde, is working on turning opportunities into the actions. Saba is gradually increasing its renewable energy sources and Menno is very proud stating that his island is moving to be 100% energy sustainable island. High tasks are including having hurricane proof buildings and having social housing on this hurricane prone island. However actions do not stop there as there are simultaneous actions on further recycling and waste treatment, activities in enhancing fishery, marine protection and diving, improving the transport and establishing Saba as favourite Caribbean Eco tourism destination.

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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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OCTA Innovation Newsletter #8-2018 – Bonaire

OCTA Innovation Newsletter #8-2018 – Bonaire

Governor Rijna and his team with innovation pilot project Bonaire AlgaePARC are bringing to Bonaire multiple opportunities for economic diversication as well as university education and capacity-building via three pillars blended learning (3PBL).

We appreciate very much vision of Governor Rijna for the development of his territory and his mission how to implement this vision, and particularly all actions he’s taking for propelling innovation and building economy of Bonaire.

We invite all key stakeholders in Bonaire to secure sustainability of all aspects of development and implementation of the innovation. Namely 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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OCTA Innovation Issue 4/2018 –  Polynésie française

OCTA Innovation Issue 4/2018 – Polynésie française

Comment renforcer l’innovation, et comment progresser dans la mise en place de l’innovation systémique sur le territoire de la Polynésie française seront les deux questions clés lors de la mission de Milan Jezic von Gesseneck, Directeur du projet OCTA Innovation en Polynésie française début mars. Celles-ci seront discutées avec les principales parties prenantes de Polynésie française cette semaine.

Bran Quinquis, Directeur de l’innovation

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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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OCTA Innovation Issue 2/2018 –  Innovation-driven prosperous Curaçao

OCTA Innovation Issue 2/2018 – Innovation-driven prosperous Curaçao

Curaçao made an excellent job in the period of establishing its innovation strategy. Particularly it was great job of organizing consultations via multiple working groups consultation work for each sector of importance for the economy and the wide society of Curacao. Innovation strategy and policy have been developed afterwards. Currently, Fiona Curie, Innovation Director of Curacao, is making successful progress moving from innovation strategy and policy to the Innovation action plan of Curacao.

Meeting Prime Minister Eugene Rhuggenaath was a great opportunity to talk about the issues of innovation and development and about Smart Island, migration, social inclusion and social innovation. Implementation across all sectors including education, capacity-building both human capacity in general and particularly government capacity-building, wide involvement of the population and Curacao people ownership of building their future were discussed. All of these in a larger context of having an innovation-driven prosperous Curaçao.

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OCTA Innovation Issue 1/2018 – Curaçao

OCTA Innovation Issue 1/2018 – Curaçao

How to propel innovation? How innovation to interweave in the economy? How to progress in establishing innovation ecosystem? How to develop optimal innovation supporting instruments? How to implement innovation across all sectors? How to enhance true public private partnership? How to secure sustainability? How to establish priorities? How to use opportunities on the most efficient way? How to optimize use of available knowledge and expertise? How to deal with brain drain? How to optimize capacity building via different ways of blended learning? How to deal with lack of capacities? How to protect heritage? How to use and how to protect natural resources? So many questions and issues to progress with.

In the light of some of these questions and issues, different opportunities and actions are discussed with Ms. Fiona Curie, Innovation Director and with key Curaçao innovation stakeholders this week. Curaçao is one of the best OCTs progressing with innovation policy action plan. Meeting with Prime Minister Eugene Rhuggenaath will be a crucial step to consolidate the action plan.

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