Une artisane inspirée par le lagon

Une artisane inspirée par le lagon

Ceramik’im est le nom sous lequel la céramiste Kim Mangiapan opère. Le déclic pour la céramique se fait en visionnant les photos du travail d’un autre céramiste en Corse. Après une formation de quelques mois en Corse, Kim est revenue en Nouvelle-Calédonie pour installer son atelier à Païta. Sa formation initiale en comptabilité l’aide à gérer son entreprise et la jeune femme vit à présent de son artisanat.

Dans son atelier de poterie, Kim Mangiapan conçoit et fabrique des pièces en terre cuite à destination utilitaire ou décorative. Forte d’une expérience de trois ans, Ceramik’im a déjà son style en donnant l’aspect du corail à ses poteries.

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Assistance technique Ecosystème de l’innovation pour les MPE

Assistance technique Ecosystème de l’innovation pour les MPE

L’assistance technique dans le domaine de l’écosystème de l’innovation pour les micros et petites entreprises a été approuvée.

L’assistance comprend la mise en place et la durabilité de l’écosystème de l’innovation pour les micros et petites entreprises des PTOM : renforcer la sensibilisation et guider le processus de l’écosystème de l’innovation, en couvrant toutes les entités privées et publiques, les ONG, les gouvernements et tous les principaux acteurs locaux. Former les acteurs locaux à l’innovation et aux diverses manières d’établir un écosystème de l’innovation. Présenter les réalisations des pays voisins en ce qui concerne les avantages de tels écosystèmes et l’implication locale dans le processus. Mettre en place un modèle permettant de garantir la durabilité de l’écosystème, proposer les concepts politiques de l’écosystème régional de l’innovation et créer un manuel régional à mettre en œuvre par les gouvernements locaux.

  • Élargir le champ d’étude de l’écosystème de l’innovation pour les micros et petites entreprises des PTOM.
  • Analyser les bonnes pratiques au niveau mondial et régional.
  • Proposer un manuel pour renforcer l’écosystème de l’innovation et en assurer la durabilité. Ce manuel couvrira les concepts organisationnels et politiques à mettre en œuvre au niveau local par les gouvernements locaux, mais aussi au niveau régional et au niveau d’OCTA.
  • Créer du matériel de formation concernant les avantages de l’écosystème de l’innovation et la manière de s’impliquer localement dans le processus.
  • Atelier-formation pour les PTOM. Au moins 10 personnes doivent participer à chaque atelier. Celles-ci recevront un certificat de formation, signé par l’expert et par le chef d’équipe d’OCTA Innovation.

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Questionnaire à destination du Directeur de l’Innovation

Questionnaire à destination des membres du Conseil de l’Innovation

Questionnaire à destination des inventeurs et des personnes créatives


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Enterprise St Helena – an island open for business

Enterprise St Helena – an island open for business


Established as a statutory body at arm’s length from the St Helena Government, Enterprise St Helena (ESH) is responsible for tourism and the economic development of the island, and is the lead body responsible for promoting and enabling private sector development. ESH is focused on promoting the growth of the economy of St Helena, through the development of existing businesses, and the promotion of the island to new investors and developers. ESH is funded by the Government of St Helena and the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID). In accordance with its policy of transparency, ESH publishes all of its policies and procedures for the public to view on their website. ESH has 6 key areas of activity in promotion of economic development. These are:

  • Tourism Promotion
  • Up-skilling Saints
  • Helping Saint Businesses
  • Financing Saint Businesses
  • Attracting Investment
  • Fisheries Development

Enterprise St Helena works to align its core offering of professional and financial services to meet the needs of key sectors, identified for their growth potential. To meet these objectives, Enterprise St Helena oversees the St Helena Hospitality Upskilling Initiative and St Helena Tourism to promote the tourism industry and upskilling of people living on the island.

The central message is that St Helena is open for business, and with investor friendly policies in place, it’s now easy to invest in the island. The current development-friendly investment policy was developed with the intention of opening the Island’s economy to foreign investment and tourism. It:

i           Makes the economy accessible to all potential investors by being an attractive destination to do business and encouraging a diversity of investors;

ii           Ensures maximum benefit from development for the island’s economy and people;

iii          Sets parameters for development to safeguard what is important for the people of St Helena;

iv         Assists the locally based private sector to compete effectively and efficiently in an open economy.

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OCTA Innovation Issue 30 / 2016 – St Helena in Brussels

OCTA Innovation Issue 30 / 2016 – St Helena in Brussels


We are proud and honoured to bring to an audience in Brussels the highest-level representatives from St Helena to outline opportunities for propelling innovation for development of this remote island. The Island of St Helena is one of the most isolated places on Earth. For centuries, this isolation has been driving the need for sustainable living, self-sufficiency and innovative solutions. To live and to operate business in this environment requires significant energy, knowledge, innovation and creativity.

Innovation comes in many forms on St Helena. In waste management, renewable energy – including an EU-funded bio-digester plant – community driven creativity, biodiversity, marine protection, transport improvements and tourism opportunities.

The high-level speakers scheduled at BRUZZ St Helena are: Lisa Phillips, Governor of St Helena; Roy Burke; ;Chief Secretary of St Helena; Robert Midwinter, Director of Enterprise, St Helena; Kedell Worbys MBE, St; Helena’s Representative to the UK; Janice Panton MBE, Head of OCTA’s Executive Committee and Montserrat’s Representative to the UK; Jean-Paul Joulia, Head of Unit, DG Devco, European Commission and Niall O’ Keeffe, Innovation Manager for St Helena.

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Flagging innovation in the Cayman Islands

Flagging innovation in the Cayman Islands


The green and blue economies, entrepreneurship, knowledge management and the branding and marketing practices of micro and small and medium-sized enterprises will be the focus of OCTA Innovation’s meetings this month with Caymans’ personalities and entities in both the public and private sectors.

The scope for innovation across sectors of the Cayman Islands’ economy and potential support from OCTA Innovation, will be explored by the Team Leader, Milan Jezic von Gesseneck, on mission to the islands from 21st November. The benefits of exchanging best innovation practices between the Caymans with other entrepreneurs and individuals in the region will also be discussed.

OCTA innovation will also extend an open invitation to the Caymans to participate in its initiatives to highlight its achievements and best practices. Bruzz events are an opportunity the Caymans to put the spotlight on their innovations, whereas OCTA Innovation’s Awards draw attention to outstanding individuals and entities in the fields of business, innovation and creativity (BIC) and are another opportunity for Caymans’ promotion.


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OCTA regional project for Caymans’ entrepreneurs

OCTA regional project for Caymans’ entrepreneurs


Entrepreneurs in the Caymans are benefitting from the COSME programme financed by the  European Union’s 10th European Development Fund (EDF). It is contributing to sustainable and climate-resilient economic diversification and prosperity of the Caribbean OCTs by improving the competitiveness of Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs).

Altogether, MSMEs in 12 Caribbean OCTs are participating in targeted events, workshops and networking exercises, all aimed at enhancing and promoting micro and small and medium-sized businesses.

The programme allowed Olivia B, a leading fashion designer from the Caymans to take part in in ‘Summer Sizzle’ – an event showcasing the region’s latest fashions – held in the British Virgin Islands in July 2016.  “It was great to be in an environment of like-minded creative individuals because I don’t feel that there is a lot of promotion of art here in Cayman and fashion design is bottom of the artistic list,” Olivia told a Caymans’ newswire. “It was therefore great to be able to learn more from the wider Caribbean perspective.”

Chuck Thompson, Vice President of the Cayman Islands Agricultural Society, has also benefitted from COSME funding. He participated in an interactive four-day workshop in Suriname, aimed at bringing together business owners within the agricultural sector from the 12 OCTs. “It was a rigorous four days that were well-packed with lots of activities,” Mr. Thompson said. “The first two days were spent visiting farms and fisheries, talking with owners about issues such as agriculture and animal husbandry, through to packaging and processing, certifications and so on. It was eye opening to see the process from A to Z. We then spent two days at a conference which offered unique networking opportunities, allowing us to see how we could work together as agricultural businesses within the Caribbean territories,” he told the Caymans’ newswire.

Also developed under the programme:  a platform –  CaribConnect – matches entrepreneurs with mentors, as well as with investors and financing institutions.

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OCTA Innovation Issue 28 / 2016 – Turks and Caicos Islands

OCTA Innovation Issue 28 / 2016 – Turks and Caicos Islands


The first mission to the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) by OCTA Innovation Team Leader, Milan Jezic Von Gesseneck, October 24th-28th 2016, included a first high-level meeting with Hon. Rufus Ewing, Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands. One of the main topics discussed was the importance of promoting and implementing innovation in the islands in a systemic manner across sectors. It was agreed that innovation-driving policies need to be developed in the islands.

The focus of a meeting with the Minister of Finance, Hon. C. Washington Missick was the development of green business and an incubator for TCI. Opportunities for innovation in the tourism sector, TCI’s prime income earner, were also discussed. Some priorities in the sector: the refurbishing of resorts; regulating the AirBnb market via certification and promoting the TCI as a safe destination. Other matters such as e-governance, the Micro, Small, Medium Enterprise programme, establishing smart regulation, standardization and certification were also discussed.

Meetings with a good cross-section of public and private stakeholders were also held during the week, giving a good understanding of the country’s path and highlighting the needs that exist and ways in which innovation can be implemented and propelled within the various business sectors.

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Innovating in business

Innovating in business


Innovation across all business sectors was at the core of several meetings between Milan Jezic von Gesseneck and TCI’s business leaders, including President of the Islands’ Chamber of Commerce, Kyle Smith and Angela Musgrove – Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Invest TCI.

Ms. Musgrove called for synergy between OCTA Innovation and the TCI government programme, Micro Small and Medium Enterprise Ordinance (MSME). Managed by TCI Invest, this programme makes provision for TCI’s Government to provide Concession Orders to qualifying businesses operating in identified priority business sectors. The Concession Orders give the company, or start-up,  specific benefits or reliefs depending on the size of the business.

In tandem with the promotion of business innovation, Angela Musgrove said there was a need to develop intellectual property in TCI.

Young business acumen was the topic of discussion between Milan Jezic von Gesseneck and Sean Bassett and Nekeria John of TCI’s Young Corporate Alliance (YCA). YCA represents young professionals and entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 35. Its activities include forging partnerships with private sector bodies and business leaders and organising workshops and lectures to share knowledge and empower the islands’ economic operators. There was discussion of OCTA Innovation’s future support for YCA in the form of two one-day workshops in green business and certification and business accelerators.

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OCTA Innovation Issue 27 / 2016 – Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon

OCTA Innovation Issue 27 / 2016 – Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon


We are very happy that we may announce that one of the OCTA Innovation pilot projects has been awarded to Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon. The contract has been signed by Mrs Janice Panton MBE, President of OCTA Executive Committee and endorsed by Mr Jean-Paul Joulia, European Commission, DG for Cooperation and Development today.

Pilot projects are part of the OCTA Innovation support for the implementation of the most promising and innovative ideas, innovative modalities of organization, and implementation of the advanced innovative technologies in OCTs.

The OCTA Innovation pilot projects are immensely important first actions in the implementation of OCT innovation strategies. Keeping the innovation momentum, and securing these early steps have been highly encouraged and supported from the European Commission.

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eLab 2016 – a highlight of November’s Global Enterprise Week in BVI

eLab 2016 – a highlight of November’s Global Enterprise Week in BVI

Barnes PR – As the Virgin Islands prepares to join 130 countries around the world for the celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2016, observed from November 14 – 20, Barnes PR is once again participating in the international celebration of innovators and job creators by hosting its first regional entrepreneurship conference, eLab 2016, as part of its week of activities.

The two-day conference, held Nov 15-16, will bring entrepreneurs in the creative, retail and professional services fields from Overseas Territories around the region through the major sponsorship from the Caribbean Overseas Countries and Territories Small Medium Entrepreneurship (COSME) programme and will provide them with concentrated information in the areas of business development, marketing, intellectual property, accounting, product development and social enterprise.

With the objective of the conference being to strengthen the overall capacity of entrepreneurs to run their businesses more effectively, while providing networking opportunities amongst regional entrepreneurs, GOPA Key Expert and Team Leader for COSME, Diana Hendrickson-Fleming believes that the conference provides the perfect opportunity to fulfill the mandate of the COSME programme.

“With COSME’S overall objective being to contribute to the sustainable and climate-resilient economic diversification and prosperity of Caribbean OCTs, Global Entrepreneurship Week and this conference in general, will provide us with the opportunity to provide entrepreneurs from OCTs with the tools to enhance their businesses,” she said.

Participating entrepreneurs will be given the chance to inspire and share insights from their entrepreneurship journey with talks around the Territory, something, founder of Barnes PR, Sachkia Barnes, believes is essential to preserving the spirit of entrepreneurship.

“As GEW continues to grow in its existence in the Virgin Islands, at Barnes PR we believe that the week of activities should be aimed at feeding and developing the entrepreneurial spirit that exists in the Territory, by allowing young people and all aspiring entrepreneurs to learn from the struggles and triumphs of others.”

Barnes said the week of activities also provides a means of showing communities the value of entrepreneurs. “While a big part of what we have been doing over the past three years serves to encourage entrepreneurs, we also see the efforts as a way to encourage community members, our customers and potential customers, to understand the value – whether it be a service, products, innovation or jobs, we offer our immediate communities.”

Other events for GEW VI 2016 include: a panel discussion on the Importance of Entrepreneurship in Developing Economies on November 16 at the Eileen L. Parsons auditorium on the H Lavity Stoutt Community College campus and Ideas and Cocktails, a pop-up shop and networking mixer for entrepreneurs held November 17 at the JR O’Neal Botanical Gardens.

Registration for the conference is underway and interested entrepreneurs can register at www.barnespr.com where a registration fee of $100 dollars will be charged, which covers all conference material and a reserved vending space for the participants’ business at Ideas and Cocktails. Registration ends November 8th, 2016.

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