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Economic outlines and opportunities for innovation

The most important economic activity is offered by Statia Oil Terminals, an oil trans shipment facility with a capacity of 13 million barrels. In addition, the island has a tourism industry, mainly diving. Key opportunities for innovation
  • NuStar Energy’s proposal for extending the oil terminal, and related industries
  • Heritage and history tourism
  • Medical education/ related medical innovative industries
  • Agriculture, horticulture, and fishery.

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17.752533, -62.970200
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Member state: Netherlands
Surface (km2): 31
EEZ (km2): 12 169
Population (2013): 3 900
Capital: Oranjestad
Languages: Dutch, English
GDP per capita (€ – 2012): 22 530
Main economic sectors: Tourism, Oil terminal
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  • Demonstration Energy Innovation

    The subsidy for entrepreneurs and end users from Bonaire, Saba and St. Eustatius.Those who have an innovative CO2 emission reducing technology or want to reduce the use of energy in the production process or those who want to invest in renewable energy sources, such as wind, solar and geothermal energy, may be eligible for subsidy […]    Read More
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  • Proud to cooperate on the Statia Blue project

    Together with its local partner Sint Eustatius Foundation (SEF), Caribbean Netherlands Science Institute – CNSI – initiated an, even for global standards, highly innovative project for developing sustainable fisheries, particularly for Sint Eustatius and (small) Caribbean islands: the OCTA Innovation pilot project Statia Blue. CNSI continues to monitor the vulnerable ecosystems of St. Eustatius coordinated by […]    Read More
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  • OCTA Innovation Newsletter #19-2018 – Sint Eustatius

    EU, namely European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development is supporting Overseas Countries and Territories in developing and implementing innovation and creativity for islands’ sustainable growth. In that framework, EU is funding pilot innovation project called Statia Blue. Project is basically using the latest technologies to develop sustainable fishery. The idea behind a smartphone […]    Read More
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  • Innovation News

  • The Caribbean after Irma

    It is the cost of the region’s unimaginable natural beauty that, by the caprice of fate, there is the periodic risk of ruin. There is nothing to be said of this past week’s tragedies that has not yet been said, and our hearts go out to the people who died.What needs to be said is […]    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

  • Statia Sustainability Conference

    September 26 = 27 2017 – Sustainability  – a tool for DevelopmentOcta Innovation WebsiteFacebookGoogle+LinkedinTwitter    Read More
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  • Multi-Annual Programme to aid Statia's development

    In the Multi-Annual Programme, the Netherlands and Statia committed to … The Statia and Dutch Governments want to broaden the economic basis, get … Investment in sustainable energy, including a second solar park, continues.original articleOcta Innovation WebsiteFacebookGoogle+LinkedinTwitter    Read More
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  • Sint Eustatius – Investment plan

    Potential areas for investment include tourism, maritime and air transportation, education and training, real estate, value-added oil based industries and telecommunications based services, to list a few. See it on, via Innovation for islands growth. L’innovation, croissance des îlesOcta Innovation WebsiteFacebookGoogle+LinkedinTwitter    Read More
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  • Octa Innovation Website