Among the innovative solutions presented on this # DFT2019, there were of course all the # Tech4Islands technologies but also all the innovations of our ecosystem. The circular economy is an innovative solution for sustainable and shared development for our islands. It is indeed time to move from a linear economy "extract - produce - consume - throw" to a circular economy where the different stages of a product are designed to limit the consumption and waste of resources. Many organizations and associations have already existed in Tahiti for many years and operate according to this approach, said Olivier Pôté, director of the FACE French Polynesia foundation. But perhaps they lack visibility? They may be better known through a call for projects from the Environment and Energy Management Agency (Ademe) and the Country on the circular economy, currently underway. The waste of some can be the raw material of others, for example. This paradigm shift will "Lead to profound changes in organizations and lifestyles", according to Arnaud Leroy, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ademe, for whom this economic model will prevail and those who do not fit into it will be in difficulty within ten to fifteen years. Pooling equipment, renovating rather than constructing new buildings, using school buildings when the school is empty ... Many things will change uses.
Cyril Rebouillat, president of the club of Ecoresponsible Polynesian Enterprises (EPER), creating links between companies is essential, in order to share best practices and boost this new ecosystem. “The principle of the circular economy is ultimately the reduction of its waste. It is an environmental act but also an economic act because by reducing waste, we reduce costs. " Jean-Claude Escriva, founder of Sofrinnov, pushed the approach to the end: his company recovers pallets to build buildings. The pallets are collected near the future construction and the necessary equipment is manufactured in suitable workshops or by the penitentiary!
If technology can be a means of reaching citizens, of mobilizing them on subjects, or of innovating, it is unfortunately also a burden in terms of pollution. For Arnaud Leroy, this will be the challenge of tomorrow. Céline Charpiot-Zapolsky, member of French Tech Vietnam, founder and general manager of the Vietnamese subsidiary of LINAGORA, vice-president of the Council of France-Vietnam business leaders and founder of the OpenHackademy, a large Digital School, is already on these subjects: “There's no point in creating tech for tech. Basically, it's about thinking about what you need and what is the most suitable technology to meet that need. Opensource technologies are more respectful technologies since they are durable and can be used on all kinds of devices. Finally, the GAFAMs are working on the manufacture of sustainable technologies. "
An interesting site to visit to complete the #SmartMeeting whose address was given by Sylvie Furé, of Business France Paris: the France portal sustainable city which presents all the French initiatives. She also invites Polynesians to submit their projects and achievements.
The last #SmartMeeting of # DFT2019 was dedicated to sustainable tourism. How can innovation and digital technology be used to enhance the value of a territory to make it more attractive, while preserving it? All the participants of this #SmartMeeting agree on one thing: if technological innovations facilitate tourist experiences, they will never replace human contact. For Lionel Guillaume, founding president of OHRIZON, virtual reality and augmented reality made it possible, on the contrary, to fill the tour groups with guides, citing the example of Cherbourg where it is now possible to visit the city in the Middle Ages. -Age. “When we intervene on sites, we show what cannot be seen. There is an autonomous mode but also tours with guides. People expect human contact, that's what they love. " The technology could also make life easier for boaters, in particular thanks to NauticSpot, which offers connected buoys, IoTs to know the situation of the docks in real time, and applications that provide services to visitors. Nicolas Leclercq, from the ÜRBIK company, also cites these urban developments which allow different discoveries of the city, as in Nantes with Le Voyage à Nantes where you just need to follow a green line on the ground and stop whenever 'she invites us to discover a work of art, a remarkable place or a heritage. ÜRBIK offers connected information points to provide information to tourists. All these new tourist experiences only exist thanks to the smartphone. Bertrand Jonquois, co-founder of Atsukè, a French start-up leader in Mobile Ticketing for the Smart City and administrator of the Mobile Marketing Association France, "The smartphone has transformed everything and the tourism industry must adapt". But whatever the innovation, people remain at the heart of everything, as with the Nani Travels agency or the startup Destination Marquises. And then there is also this new tourist wave: the detox wave! The tourists are there, in search of the disconnection.