President Macron sent his support and encouragement to French Polynesia in his closing speech at the Meeting: “The French overseas territories can become real digital hubs. Digital hub, it is the wish of French Polynesia that we support and encourage. And I'll be there in a few months… ” (see 27th minute)
He also joined the Tech4Islands vision which aims to bring out innovative solutions adapted to our island specificities, emphasizing: “Innovation in our overseas territories provides solutions that are not produced in other territories because they respond to challenges (…) which are not necessarily the challenges that we experience 10km away. Nevertheless, these creations are interesting for a lot of countries in the region which have the same challenges. And so that's what we must together succeed in developing and reaching a market that is on the scale for all these companies and these startups. We also need to build together real blue strategies that respect sovereignty, environmental protection and biodiversity issues. " (32nd minute)
Find the full speech of the speech of the President of the Republic in video.