Lettre d’actualités #14-2018 – Saba mission

Lettre d’actualités #14-2018 – Saba mission

Saba Innovation Manager, Menno van der Velde, is working on turning opportunities into the actions primarly strengthening renewable energy capacities and social housing. Menno has also strong influence on nature conservation, marine protection, sustainable fishery, improving organic farming and inspiring a new generation of creativity while reinforcing the values of traditional craftsmanship and art forms.

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Lettre d’actualités #13-2018 – Industrie créative

Lettre d’actualités #13-2018 – Industrie créative

The development of creative industry assists development of economy in different fields such as enhancing SME, diversifying the economy or creating new job opportunities. Jacques Grysole, expert in creative industry worked out with the key stakeholders in the OCTs a scoping study and developed recommendations for steps forward. Based on this, Jacques made workshops and worked with stakeholders in Anguilla, Aruba, BVI and Curaçao.

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Lettre d’actualités #12-2018

Lettre d’actualités #12-2018

Green transport, green business, green OCTs. Bikes, electrical bikes and electrical cars are way to go in the OCTs. Introduction of electric vehicles helps to reduce CO2-emissions and the dependence on petroleum. Implementing green transport in OCTs, could help at the same time to be economically better and to stay uncontaminated. Countries that rely on low air pollutant emitting fuel mixes may gain a lot in terms of avoided external costs. The benefits extend in protection of environment and enhancement of economy especially in green business and tourism.

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Lettre d’actualités #11-2018

Lettre d’actualités #11-2018

The unspoiled queen, slogan of Saba, is reflecting very well its genuine beauty and charm. Saba is indeed a great place to admire the nature, to do diving, to do trekking to the top of the volcano, but also to enjoy in truly warm hospitality, the finest cuisine and exceptional atmosphere. Saba is one of the European Union Overseas Countries and Territories. This constitutional municipality of the Kingdom of the Netherlands is at the same time the smallest Dutch Caribbean island and its highest point.

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Lettre d’actualités #10-2018 – Saba

Lettre d’actualités #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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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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Lettre d’actualités #9-2018 – Innovation Complex

Lettre d’actualités #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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