Curaçao

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Economic outlines and opportunities for innovation


Curaçao’s main economic activities are in the tourism, oil refinery and transhipment, trade and offshore sectors. Key opportunities for innovation The report “Strategies for Sustainable Long Term Economic Development in Curaçao” (Thierry Apotheker Consulting SAS, May 2013) commissioned by the Ministry of Economic Development, has identified those key opportunities: Tourism, cultural and creative industries, financial services, oil refining, clean energy, ICT (Curaçao has a highly competitive telecommunications market with a number 1 position in download speeds throughout Latin-America and the Caribbean).

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About

Member state: The Netherlands
Surface (km2): 444
EEZ (km2): 68 783
Population (2012): 154 004
Capital: Willemstadt
Languages: Dutch, English, Papiamento
GDP per capita (€ – year): 16 970
Main economic sectors: Tourism, Oil terminal, Trade and real estate
Government website: www.gobiernu.cw

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  • ‘Sustainable Caribbean’ tastes like more!

    “Sustainable Caribbean”, a meeting on sustainability in the Caribbean part of the Kingdom. Around forty students and fifteen other guests came on January 12th 2018 to the ‘Sustainable Caribbean’ meet-up, an initiative of WeConnect Foundation in collaboration with Wageningen University & Research. More information in the Press Release.Octa Innovation WebsiteFacebookGoogle+LinkedinTwitter    Read More
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  • Sustainable Caribbean

    WeConnect , Dutch educational foundation in cooperation with Wageningen University & Research (WUR), is organising the meet-up ‘Sustainable Caribbean’ on Friday January 12, 2018. The focus is on green and sustainable initiatives on the Caribbean islands and on how to liaise Antillean and Aruban students and young professionals with these projects. It is one of […]    Read More
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  • Launch of the start-up launchpad

    Minister Martina opened registration for ‘Start up Launchpad’ at the Ministry of Economic Development on September 21, 2017. Since then, entrepreneurs can apply for the ‘Start up Launchpad’. Through this program, start ups will receive support and will be able to invest in their companies through ‘knowledge’, ‘technology’ and ‘support’ vouchers. The program consists of […]    Read More
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  • Online music streaming offers new opportunities for the Caribbean Music Industry

    Research by Boudino de Jong and Gino Jacobs, founders of ‘Skempi’ (http://www.skempi.com), showed that home markets for the Caribbean Music Industry are subject to high levels of piracy and other forms of copyright infringement. It has become apparent that the Caribbean Music Industry is not well protected by legislation, compared to other Caribbean industries. The […]    Read More
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  • Energies marines renouvelables

    Les énergies marines renouvelables (EMR) constituent une réponse tout à fait pertinente aux problèmes énergétiques des îles. C’est une filière en plein développement partout dans le monde. Pour connaître les derniers développements de la filière des énergies marines renouvelables, inscrivez-vous à la veille assurée par le Marine Renewable Energy Group. Quotidiennement sont analysées de très […]    Read More
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  • Regional Innovation Workshop in Sint Maarten, 5-7 October

    Caribbean regional workshop will take place 5-7 October 2015 at Sint Maarten. The main aim of the activity is to improve OCTs and OCTA’s capacities and ensure better exchange of experience and expertise in Innovation by gathering the IMs and other relevant stakeholders in regional workshops and a project conference, which would contribute to facilitate […]    Read More
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  • Reports

  • Curaçao developing Innovation Policy

    In his opening speech for the Academic Year 2015/2016 at the University of Curaçao, titled “The role of the University in Innovation and innovation policy” Prof.dr.ir. J.I.M. Halman outlined the most important elements of the innovation policy as well as the roles of two of the key players: the government and the University of Curaçao. […]    Read More
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  • Curaçao 2015-2020 master plan for tourism sector

    … which were recently announced by the Curaçao Tourism Bureau (CTB), Stanley Palm, Minister of Economic Development believes that there is still … original articleOcta Innovation WebsiteFacebookGoogle+LinkedinTwitter    Read More
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