Lettre d’actualités #18-2018 – BIC Awards Nomination

Lettre d’actualités #18-2018 – BIC Awards Nomination

Invitation for OCTA Innovation BIC Award nominations is extended to Innovation Boards and their Innovation Managers. Both entities and individuals with any kind of innovation drive and success in any field of activities including business, education, art and creativity are eligible for nominations. Awards will be presented at the occasion of the coming Thematic Workshop or particular local event.
The nominations are expected to be received by June 30th 2018.

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‘Creative Lab Caribbean’ – BIC Award nominee

‘Creative Lab Caribbean’ – BIC Award nominee

 

During 2016, an initiative has been taken in Curaçao to develop ‘Creative Lab Caribbean’, a private sector web-based network of creative talent to exchange knowledge, know-how, skills and experience in the creative sector across the Caribbean. It is modelled on the success of ‘Creative Lab Curaçao.’

The intention is to develop a Caribbean-wide web of entrepreneurial creativity to inspire and motivate. The umbrella aims to share visions, skills knowledge, guidelines, multi-media support and capacity building across the islands and create both online and off-line assignment opportunities. It intends to reach beyond creative and cultural entrepreneurs to include educational institutes and students.

The ‘Creative Lab Caribbean’ team comprises its founder, Gonneke van den Kieboom, who also launched ‘Creative Lab Curaçao’, Sander van Beusekom, Jip Trommelen and Nevita Mezas.

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Street Art Skalo – BIC Award nominee

Street Art Skalo – BIC Award nominee

 

This highly creative project, nominated for an OCTA Innovation BIC Award, is all about turning the Scharloo Abou, home of Creative Lab Curaçao, into a space where the island’s creativity can flourish. Both local and international artists will use the 30-40 available walls, parks and street locations as their canvas to make murals, installations and sculptures. The overall message of Street Art Skalo is that art and creativity have entrepreneurial and economic value and bring people together in social activity. The innovative project is also organising events such as a kids’ workshop to be held in 2017. Fundashon Rebiba Skalo Abou and Creative Lab Curaçao represented by Marcel Dennert, Nicole van Beusekom, Sander van Beusekom, Gonneke van den Kieboom are the project’s initiators.

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Curaçao Innovation Award – BIC Award nominee

Curaçao Innovation Award – BIC Award nominee

 

The Curaçao Innovation Award has itself been nominated to receive an OCTA Innovation BIC Award. Granted annually by Curaçao’s Innovation and Technology Institute, the Curaçao Innovation Award is an inspiration for innovation. It draws attention to the business or organisation whose recent innovation has added most value to Curaçao’s economy and/or society. “The winner is not only innovative for its own purpose, but also forms a source of inspiration and an incentive for others to innovate,” reads the award’s website. There are also also categories acknowledging Business Innovation, Junior Innovation, Social Innovation and Sustainable Innovation as well as a People’s Choice Award.

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‘Connecting the Dots’ –  BIC Award nominee

‘Connecting the Dots’ – BIC Award nominee

 

‘Connecting the Dots’ has been nominated for an OCTA Innovation BIC Award. A collaborative platform stimulating and supporting innovative entrepreneurship in Curaçao, it is inspiring businesses to find the right tools to innovate and become successful in the international playing field. Partners in the platform are: the Ministry of Economic Development, University of Curaçao, Curaçao Innovation and Technology Institute, Start-Up Curaçao, Curaçao Investment & Export Promotion Agency (Cinex), National Platform for Youth Development and The Permanent Representation of the Netherlands. A platform initiative – a business conference, 19-22 October 2016 – was a big success, staging a vibrant mix of local and international speakers, workshops and networking events for entrepreneurs and innovation enthusiasts under the banner of ‘inspire, innovate & accelerate’.

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