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Tool - The Innovation Policy Platform

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The Innovation Policy Platform (IPP) is a joint initiative developed by the OECD and the World Bank. The aim of the platform is to provide policy practitioners around the world with a simple and easy-to-use tool, supporting them in the innovation policy-making process. This is done by facilitating collective learning about innovation policy, both conceptual and how-to aspects, tailored to the needs of developing and developed countries.

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Event - Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States 1-4 September 2014

Event - Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States 1-4 September 2014 | Innovation for islands growth. L'innovation, croissance des îles | Scoop.it

This conference, held in Apia, Samoa, will focus the world’s attention on a group of countries that remain a special case for sustainable development in view of their unique and particular vulnerabilities.

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Event - VIII Americas Competitiveness Forum Trinidad and Tobago 2014

Event - VIII Americas Competitiveness Forum Trinidad and Tobago 2014 | Innovation for islands growth. L'innovation, croissance des îles | Scoop.it
VIII Americas Competitiveness Forum Trinidad and Tobago 2014 - The Human Imagination At Work - Driving Competitiveness, Powering Innovation
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Turks and Caicos - Gov't endorses setup of SME centre

Turks and Caicos - Gov't endorses setup of SME centre | Innovation for islands growth. L'innovation, croissance des îles | Scoop.it

The Centre of Entrepreneurial Development will be opened in 2014, together by Turks and Caicos Islands Government and the private sector organisations. It will strengthen investment and creation of SMEs, and helps young people to open businesses.

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EU programme - Horizon 2020's SME Instrument in a nutshell

EU programme - Horizon 2020's SME Instrument in a nutshell | Innovation for islands growth. L'innovation, croissance des îles | Scoop.it
The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) published an infographic on funding opportunities for SMEs through Horizon 2020. (Infographic - Horizon 2020's SME Instrument in a nutshell.

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Event - Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States

Event - Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States | Innovation for islands growth. L'innovation, croissance des îles | Scoop.it
The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States will be held in Apia, Samoa, in 2014. It will focus the world’s attention on a group of countries that remain a special case for sustainable development in view of their unique and particular vulnerabilities.
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Sint Eustatius - Investment plan

Sint Eustatius - Investment plan | Innovation for islands growth. L'innovation, croissance des îles | Scoop.it

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.

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Cayman Islands - Medical tourism a new niche market?

Cayman Islands - Medical tourism a new niche market? | Innovation for islands growth. L'innovation, croissance des îles | Scoop.it

The Health City Cayman Islands, a 140-bed hospital slated to open on Grand Cayman in February of 2014. The project will specialize in cardiology, cardiac surgery and orthopedics. It hopes to offer those services at 30 to 40 percent of the going market rate in the U.S., according to Manu Ramachandar, Health City’s Business Development Manager.

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Bio-Based Industries - Public-Private Partnership

Bio-Based Industries - Public-Private Partnership | Innovation for islands growth. L'innovation, croissance des îles | Scoop.it
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The BBI is dedicated to realising the European bioeconomy potential, turning biological residues and wastes into greener everyday products through innovative technologies and biorefineries, which are at the heart of the bioeconomy.

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EU programme - Green Action Plan for SMEs

EU programme - Green Action Plan for SMEs | Innovation for islands growth. L'innovation, croissance des îles | Scoop.it

The Green Action Plan (GAP) for SMEs proposes to exploit the business opportunities that the transition to a green economy offers, by improving productivity and driving down costs in European SMEs through resource efficiency, by supporting green entrepreneurship and by exploiting and developing Europe's leadership in green processes and technologies.

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WHO | 2014 Call for innovative health technologies for low-resource settings

WHO | 2014 Call for innovative health technologies for low-resource settings | Innovation for islands growth. L'innovation, croissance des îles | Scoop.it
WHO 2014 Call for innovative health #technologies for low-resource settings. Background & application by 15 Aug here: http://t.co/JXO1yNgefo
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Climate-KIC launches Europe’s largest cleantech idea competition | Climate-KIC

Climate-KIC launches Europe’s largest cleantech idea competition | Climate-KIC | Innovation for islands growth. L'innovation, croissance des îles | Scoop.it
Got a great idea? Enter the #EU's largest #cleantech idea competition & compete for #startup funding and cash prizes http://t.co/ap34DMV3oZ

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France - Geneviève Fioraso présente les résultats de l'appel à projets PEPITE pour l'innovation, le transfert et l'entrepreneuriat

France - Geneviève Fioraso présente les résultats de l'appel à projets PEPITE pour l'innovation, le transfert et l'entrepreneuriat | Innovation for islands growth. L'innovation, croissance des îles | Scoop.it
Geneviève Fioraso, ministre de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, a présenté, ce mardi 18 mars 2014, les résultats de l’appel à projets PEPITE , Pôle Etudiant pour l’Innovation, le Transfert et l’Entrepreneuriat, lancé par le ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur et la Recherche (M.E.S.R.) en octobre 2013, en partenariat avec la Caisse des dépôts (C.D.C.) et le ministère du Redressement productif (M.R.P.).
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Tool - Public sector innovation and e-government by OECD

Tool - Public sector innovation and e-government by OECD | Innovation for islands growth. L'innovation, croissance des îles | Scoop.it
Data and research on public sector innovation and e-government including government performance, online public service delivery, ICTs, good governance principles, open data, open government data (OGD), The OECD Recommendation on Digital Government Strategies aims to support the development and implementation of digital government strategies that bring governments closer to citizens and businesses.
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Nouvelle Calédonie - Mission d'étude sur l'innovation calédonienne

Nouvelle Calédonie - Mission d'étude sur l'innovation calédonienne | Innovation for islands growth. L'innovation, croissance des îles | Scoop.it

L'économiste italien Michele Di Maio, mandaté par l'ONUDI (Organisation des Nations Unies pour le Développement Industriel), identifie les niches d'innovation dans plusieurs pays de la région Pacifique, dont la Nouvelle-Calédonie. Un rapport sera remis à la Commission européenne dans les mois à venir.

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CARICOM to Benefit from €350 Million Under European Development Fund

CARICOM to Benefit from €350 Million Under European Development Fund | Innovation for islands growth. L'innovation, croissance des îles | Scoop.it

"This support should enable the private sector to take better advantage of the enhanced access granted under the agreement", M. Baguena said (Chargé d'affaires, EU Delegation to Jamaica). Regional integration and implementation of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) are also focused by this new programming (2014-2020).

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Pacific islands - Obama wants to expand the National marine monument, in the central Pacific Ocean

Pacific islands - Obama wants to expand the National marine monument, in the central Pacific Ocean | Innovation for islands growth. L'innovation, croissance des îles | Scoop.it
Five reasons why Obama is protecting a remote swath of the Pacific Ocean
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Important notice for the OCTs (Pitcairn): "If finalized, this would become the world's largest no-take marine reserve. Britain, which currently holds the record for fully protecting the biggest swath of ocean around the Chagos Islands, is now looking at putting an area around Pitcairn Island off limits."

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Nouvelle-Calédonie - Plan stratégique pour l'économie numérique

Nouvelle-Calédonie - Plan stratégique pour l'économie numérique | Innovation for islands growth. L'innovation, croissance des îles | Scoop.it

En Nouvelle-Calédonie, l'économie numérique représente plus de 250 entreprises de services numériques, environ 1250 emplois. Le gouvernement de Nouvelle-Calédonie mise sur son développement, en élaborant ce plan ambitieux.

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Saint-Barthélemy - Stratégie territoriale 2012-2025

Saint-Barthélemy - Stratégie territoriale 2012-2025 | Innovation for islands growth. L'innovation, croissance des îles | Scoop.it

Ce plan stratégique « Saint Barthélemy 2012 - 2025 » a pour ambition de couvrir l’ensemble des champs contribuant à l’attractivité et la compétitivité de l’Ile de Saint Barthélemy. Il constitue une première plateforme stratégique pour servir de base pour le développement harmonieux de l’ile.

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Tool - The Global Innovation Index 2014 - The Human Factor in Innovation

Tool - The Global Innovation Index 2014 - The Human Factor in Innovation | Innovation for islands growth. L'innovation, croissance des îles | Scoop.it
The Global Innovation Index 2014 - a composite indicator that ranks countries/economies in terms of their environment to innovation and their innovation outputs. View the 2014 7th edition.
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Greenland - To the benefit of Greenland report

Greenland - To the benefit of Greenland report | Innovation for islands growth. L'innovation, croissance des îles | Scoop.it

Report from the Committee for Greeenlandic mineral resources to the benefit of society. Questions on exploitation of minerals, oil and gas. Need of innovation and development of other industries. Presentation of five scenarios that created debate.

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Anguilla - Sustainable Tourism Master Plan

Anguilla - Sustainable Tourism Master Plan | Innovation for islands growth. L'innovation, croissance des îles | Scoop.it

Vision of the master plan : 'We are a premier Caribbean destination known for our world class beaches; pristine azure waters; top class resorts and restaurants; relaxed ambience; sense of place, peace and tranquility in a safe setting among a friendly and hospitable people that take pride in their identity, cultural heritage and environment’.

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Caribbean - Caribbean Export Creates Opportunities between CARIFORUM and the FCOR & OCT Territories

Caribbean - Caribbean Export Creates Opportunities between CARIFORUM and the FCOR & OCT Territories | Innovation for islands growth. L'innovation, croissance des îles | Scoop.it

The OCTs import an average of 90% of their goods and services. There are opportunities for CARIFORUM countries to strengthen trade with these territories in particular for raw materials, primary agricultural products, agro-processing, tourism, as well as financial and professional services.

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EU programme - Commission points to innovation reforms to sustain economic recovery

EU programme - Commission points to innovation reforms to sustain economic recovery | Innovation for islands growth. L'innovation, croissance des îles | Scoop.it

The European Commission has highlighted the importance of research and innovation (R&I) investments and reforms for economic recovery in the European Union, and made proposals to help EU Member States maximise the impact of their budgets 

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Sea-Level Rise in Small Island Nations - Up to Four Times the Global Average - Shift to Green Policies and Investment Critical

Sea-Level Rise in Small Island Nations - Up to Four Times the Global Average - Shift to Green Policies and Investment Critical | Innovation for islands growth. L'innovation, croissance des îles | Scoop.it

Bridgetown, 5 June 2014 - Climate change-induced sea-level rise in the world's 52 small island nations - estimated to be up to four times the global average - continues to be the most pressing threat to their environment and socio-economic development; with annual losses at the trillions of dollars due to increased vulnerability. 

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