Ra’o Puha, un exemple de l’approche STI en Polynésie française

Ra’o Puha, un exemple de l’approche STI en Polynésie française

Ra’o Puha, le projet pilote polynésien est exemplaire d’une très bonne approche STI (science, technologie et innovation) en ciblant la bioconversion de tourteaux de coprah grâce au développement de l’innovation fondée sur un transfert de technologie de bioconversion partiellement similaire. L’objectif a été de tester en vraie grandeur un nouveau procédé de traitement des tourteaux, utilisant des larves de la mouche de l’espèce Hermetia illucens.

Le contrat signé l’an dernier par l’Association des Pays et Territoires d’Outre-Mer (l’OCTA) a permis un financement de la Commission européenne afin de valoriser les ressources du territoire et de fournir une activité rémunératrice aux familles et aux petits entrepreneurs et de contribuer activement à l’avenir durable des îles de Polynésie française.

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Bonaire AlgaeParc, exemplary of the STI approach

Bonaire AlgaeParc, exemplary of the STI approach

AlgaePARC sustainable microalgae project is executed on Bonaire in cooperation with the University of Wageningen. This innovative project is exemplary of the STI approach as it transfers knowledge to Bonaire Island, contributes to sustainable economic development, creates jobs and also will lead to a better environment.

The project intends to increase the level of food production and economic diversification in Bonaire through the sustainable production of microalgae. The action is a collaboration between the Government of Bonaire and Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR), a leading institution in this field. A specific objective is the development of an advanced technology for stand-alone production of algal products, Bonaire AlgaePARC, embarking on algae production to generate jobs and income and help Bonaire become less dependent on tourism.

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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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Algae green gold of the future

Algae green gold of the future

Algae are called the green gold of the future as they became a valuable and sustainable feedstock for numerous industies. They are used in production of biofuels, food, animal feed, chemicals, materials, cosmetics, biofertilizers or CO2 utilization.

In Bonaire, Algae Parc pilot project intends to increase the level of food production and economic diversification in Bonaire through the sustainable production of microalgae.

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Ra’O Puha : bioversion des tourteaux de coprah

Ra’O Puha : bioversion des tourteaux de coprah

L’Association des Pays et Territoires d’Outre-Mer (l’OCTA) a signé l’an dernier le contrat du projet pilote de la Polynésie française financé par la Commission européenne. Ce projet cible la bioconversion de tourteaux de coprah en aliments pour l’élevage et l’aquaculture des crevettes et poissons.

L’objectif est de tester en vraie grandeur un nouveau procédé de traitement des tourteaux, utilisant des larves de la mouche de l’espèce Hermetia illucens, communément appelée mouche soldat noire. Sont prévus l’installation d’une unité de production de mouches, l’optimisation des aliments pour l’aquaculture, et le business plan d’une unité industrielle. l’équipe d’innovation participe activement à l’avenir durable des îles de Polynésie française.

Actuellement, la production de coprah ne cesse d’augmenter (fabrication d’huiles, de savons et de cosmétiques) alors que les sous-produits comme les tourteaux sont très peu valorisés. Le Pôle d’innovation Tahiti Fa’ahotu a réuni un ensemble de partenaires pour le ce projet qui vise la bioconversion de tourteaux de coprah.

Cette innovation va valoriser les ressources du territoire et fournissent une activité rémunératrice aux familles et aux petits entrepreneurs et contribuer activement à l’avenir durable des îles de Polynésie française.

 

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Vouchers for knowledge and technology

Vouchers for knowledge and technology

The mission in Curaçao was also the occasion to meet the whole team of the pilot project “Startup launchpad”: the Curaçao Innovation and Technology Institute (CITI) members, the finalists and the jury from the rounds of competition.

OCTA Innovation team leader Milan Jezic von Gesseneck worked with them on the results already obtained and on what is planned for the second part of the implementation of the pilot project.

The Start-up Launch pad offers businesses in the start-up stage a chance to participate and win Technology, Knowledge and Support vouchers to invest in their company. This is in addition to an extensive mentoring and coaching program and the exposure their business will get in the local media. There are three rounds of competitions. The winner of the final will get the chance to compete on an international level.

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Start up Launchpad, Round 2 ticket

Start up Launchpad, Round 2 ticket

Through the program ‘Start up Launchpad’, start ups will receive support and will be able to invest in their companies through ‘knowledge’, ‘technology’ and ‘support’ vouchers. The program consists of 4 rounds of intensive coaching and support. Each round will be concluded with a ‘pitch competition’, determining who will continue to the next round. 15 entrepreneurs were selected to participate in the first round of the Startup Launchpad. These 15 entrepreneurs presented their results in front of a jury and a live audience.

The top five gained a place in the second round of the Startup Launchpad program and the opportunity to invest up to ANG. 20.000 in their business:

  • HQ Rental: Ries van Lommel
  • CamBackup: Royendgel Silberie
  • ADG Consultancy: Ariadne Flores Sophia
  • Fresh Habits: Giancarlo da Costa
  • Curacao Agro Tech: Alex van Sprang.

Coaches: Bright Minds and Brain Coral Labs.

Members of the jury: Fiona Curie, Arthur Adams, Rose Boevé, Chesron Isidora, Gedeona Maduro.

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OCTA Innovation Issue 27 / 2017 – Bonaire

OCTA Innovation Issue 27 / 2017 – Bonaire

Governor Edison Enrique Rijna is coming to present Bonaire to Brussels’ audience at OCTA Innovation Bonaire BRUZZ.

Bonaire is one of the Overseas Countries and Territories of the European Union. As one of the special municipalities within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, together with Aruba and Curaçao, Bonaire forms the group known as the ABC islands in the Caribbean region.

Bonaire is world-wide, one of the three best scuba diving destinations. Bonaire’s economy, mainly based on tourism, is taking advantage of warm and dry climate, beautiful pristine coral reefs and flamingo sanctuaries. Currently Bonaire is taking innovation as a way forward and is ready for new investments and further growth.

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