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Tech4Islands Awards 2021

Le one and only international competition innovation BY and FOR the islands in order to bring out innovative Tech For Good solutions that are ecological, sustainable and resilient, "Good for the islands and therefore good for the planet".

Exceptional ceremony le Tuesday 11 May 2021 for the official launch of the 3rd edition of the Tech4Islands Awards 2021 in the remote presence of Secretary of State for Digital Transition and Electronic Communications Cédric O, as part of this videoconference bringing together the 250 partners and supporters of Tech4Islands across the world, and Minister of Overseas Sébastien LECORNU face-to-face, hosted by President Édouard FRITCH to the Presidency of French Polynesia. See the Replay.

The best solutions "good for the islands and therefore good for the planet" will be presented at the next TECH4ISLANDS SUMMIT TAHITI, 4th Meeting of smart islands and lands of innovation, organized by La French Tech Polynesia at the Presidency of French Polynesia, in Tahiti.

MOBILIZE FOR THE ISLANDS OF FUTURE!

The TECH4ISLANDS AWARDS 2021, on one and only innovation competition BY and FOR the islands in order to bring out innovative solutions Tech For Good ecological, sustainable and resilient, "Good for the islands and therefore good for the planet".

Applications were from Tuesday May 11 until Tuesday July 7, 2021.

Discover the finalists!

You are a start-up in the early stages, or an innovative ETI / SME / SMI, or a private actor in partnership with a public research laboratory, mobilize yourself for the ÎLES D'APRÈS!

  • THE TECH4ISLANDS PLANET GRAND PRIX

    In partnership with La French Tech in connection with its French Tech For The Planet initiative

    Addressed to all applicants.
    • Invitation and participation to the next TECH4ISLANDS SUMMIT in Tahiti, with the support of FRENCH POLYNESIA, air transport in partnership with AIR TAHITI NUI and accommodation in partnership with L'INTERCONTINENTAL TAHITI RESORT & SPA provided for a representative of the Laureate, exhibition space and keynote.
    • Close discussion with the teams of the FRENCH TECH MISSION around GreenTech themes as part of the initiative French Tech For The Planet.
    • In-kind package for a value of $ 15,000 offered by KIWITECH : counseling sessions on product development, Marketing and SEO, fundraising strategy and 2 invitations to present to the KIWITECH investor network.
    • Mentoring by Fleur PELLERIN, former minister and president and founder of the investment fund KORELYA CAPITAL.
    • Mentoring by Stéphane DISTINGUIN, CEO-Founder of FABERNOVEL, to enhance its talent capital, build its positive impact strategy and launch its solution at scale.
    • Exclusive support to build its file in order to obtain the Efficient Solutions Label, offered by the SOLAR IMPULSE FOUNDATION of Bertrand PICCARD and his community of experts.
    • 100 solution reviews by trained evaluators from TIME FOR THE PLANET, a non-profit company that creates and finances companies fighting globally against climate change.
    • Masterclass offered by the NATIONAL CENTER FOR SPATIAL STUDIES (CNES) on space applications and business opportunities, at STATION F, in Paris.
    • Meeting with the team of innovation experts of the “CONNECT BY CNES” program at STATION F, in Paris.
    • Physical presence at the POLLUTEC international trade fair Mer & Littoral 2022 or POLLUTEC 2023 on the Tech4Islands stand of La French Tech Polynesia in order to highlight its solution.
    • Participation in the online pitching session of POLLUTEC 2021, which will be broadcast on the event's digital platform (October 12 to 15, 2021).
    • Full Pass MyGlobalVillage for free access to trade shows, sectoral visits, pitch sessions and highlights of the French-speaking villages of CES in Las Vegas, VivaTech Paris and affiliated international events in 2022.
    • 3-hour coaching in media influence, communication and marketing offered by Inès LEONARDUZZI, CEO of DIGITAL FOR THE PLANET and author of the book “Repairing the Future - From digital to ecology”.
    • 3-hour coaching to optimize your pitch deck and its presentation technique to English-speaking Venture Capital offered by Élisabeth LEONTIEFF-HIRSHON, Founder & CEO of SMART OCEANIA.
    • One year of free membership in the RESPECTOCEAN association and access to its community offered to the best French solution for the preservation of marine and coastal ecosystems.
    • Exclusive access for one year to Online Waves and privileged access to the international network of the WAVES OF CHANGE Coalition and its events.
    • “Tech4Islands Tribe” valuation and strong media visibility.
    • Other prizes offered by the partners of LA FRENCH TECH POLYNÉSIE.
  • THE GRAND PRIX TECH4ISLANDS OCEANIA

    In partnership with the Pacific Community (SPC), the Secretariat of the Oceania Regional Program for the Environment (PROE-SPREP) and the Pacific Fund

    For applicants from Oceania.
    • Invitation and participation to the next TECH4ISLANDS SUMMIT in Tahiti, with the support of FRENCH POLYNESIA, air transport in partnership with AIR TAHITI NUI and accommodation in partnership with L'INTERCONTINENTAL TAHITI RESORT & SPA provided for a representative of the Laureate, exhibition space and keynote.
    • Close discussion with the teams of the FRENCH TECH MISSION around GreenTech themes as part of the initiative French Tech For The Planet.
    • Networking with the right people in the various countries and territories of the Pacific by the PACIFIC COMMUNITY and its regional representations, production of a corporate video of the winning solution with the support of its PACIFIC WAY teams.
    • 3 months of free incubation offered by the ultramarine startup accelerator OVERSEAS NETWORK at STATION F - Paris.
    • 6 months of personalized support offered by the New Caledonian startup incubator located in Nouméa.
    • Mentoring by Fleur PELLERIN, former minister and president and founder of the investment fund KORELYA CAPITAL.
    • Mentoring by Stéphane DISTINGUIN, CEO-Founder of FABERNOVEL, to enhance its talent capital, build its positive impact strategy and launch its solution at scale.
    • Exclusive support to build its file in order to obtain the Efficient Solutions Label, offered by the SOLAR IMPULSE FOUNDATION of Bertrand PICCARD and his community of experts.
    • 100 solution reviews by trained evaluators from TIME FOR THE PLANET, a non-profit company that creates and finances companies fighting globally against climate change.
    • Masterclass offered by the NATIONAL CENTER FOR SPATIAL STUDIES (CNES) on space applications and business opportunities, at STATION F - Paris.
    • Meeting with the team of experts innovation of the “CONNECT BY CNES” program at STATION F - Paris.
    • Physical presence at the POLLUTEC international trade fair Mer & Littoral 2022 or POLLUTEC 2023 on the Tech4Islands stand of La French Tech Polynesia in order to highlight its solution.
    • Participation in the online pitching session of POLLUTEC 2021, which will be broadcast on the event's digital platform (October 12 to 15, 2021).
    • Full Pass MyGlobalVillage for free access to trade shows, sectoral visits, pitch sessions and highlights of the French-speaking villages of CES in Las Vegas, VivaTech Paris and affiliated international events in 2022.
    • 3-hour coaching in media influence, communication and marketing offered by Inès LEONARDUZZI, CEO of DIGITAL FOR THE PLANET and author of the book “Repairing the Future - From digital to ecology”.
    • 3-hour coaching to optimize your pitch deck and its presentation technique to English-speaking Venture Capital offered by Élisabeth LEONTIEFF-HIRSHON, Founder & CEO of SMART OCEANIA.
    • One year of free membership in the RESPECTOCEAN association and access to its community offered to the best COM solution for the preservation of marine and coastal ecosystems.
    • Exclusive access for one year to Online Waves and privileged access to the international network of the WAVES OF CHANGE Coalition and its events.
    • “Tech4Islands Tribe” valuation and strong media visibility.
    • Other prizes offered by the partners of LA FRENCH TECH POLYNÉSIE.
  • THE GRAND PRIX TECH4ISLANDS OVERSEAS

    In partnership with the Ministry of Overseas and Business France

    For candidates from French overseas territories..
    • Invitation and participation to the next TECH4ISLANDS SUMMIT in Tahiti, with the support of FRENCH POLYNESIA, air transport in partnership with AIR TAHITI NUI and accommodation in partnership with L'INTERCONTINENTAL TAHITI RESORT & SPA provided for a representative of the Winner, exhibition space and keynote.
    • Close discussion with the teams of the FRENCH TECH MISSION around GreenTech themes as part of the initiative French Tech For The Planet.
    • Stand on the French Pavilion at Eureka Park at the next CES, the Consumer Electronics Show, the world's largest innovation fair, offered as part of the BUSINESS FRANCE - MINISTÈRE DES OVER-MER partnership.
    • Endowment of the OVERSEAS MINISTRY as part of the support for the travel and accommodation costs of the Laureate during his 3 months of incubation by OUTRE-MER NETWORK at STATION F - Paris.
    • 3 months of free incubation offered by the ultramarine startup accelerator OVERSEAS NETWORK at STATION F - Paris.
    • 6 months high level incubation offered within the ZEBOX Caribbean incubation hub located in Guadeloupe.
    • Mentoring by Fleur PELLERIN, former minister and president and founder of the investment fund KORELYA CAPITAL.
    • Mentoring by Stéphane DISTINGUIN, CEO-Founder of FABERNOVEL, to enhance its talent capital, build its positive impact strategy and launch its solution at scale.
    • Exclusive support to build its file in order to obtain the Efficient Solutions Label, offered by the SOLAR IMPULSE FOUNDATION of Bertrand PICCARD and his community of experts.
    • 100 solution reviews by trained evaluators from TIME FOR THE PLANET, a non-profit company that creates and finances companies fighting globally against climate change.
    • Masterclass offered by the NATIONAL CENTER FOR SPATIAL STUDIES (CNES) on space applications and business opportunities, at STATION F - Paris.
    • Meeting with the team of innovation experts of the “CONNECT BY CNES” program at STATION F - Paris.
    • Physical presence at the POLLUTEC international trade fair Mer & Littoral 2022 or POLLUTEC 2023 on the Tech4Islands stand of La French Tech Polynesia in order to highlight its solution.
    • Participation in the online pitching session of POLLUTEC 2021, which will be broadcast on the event's digital platform (October 12 to 15, 2021).
    • Full Pass MyGlobalVillage for free access to trade shows, sectoral visits, pitch sessions and highlights of the French-speaking villages of CES in Las Vegas, VivaTech Paris and affiliated international events in 2022.
    • 3-hour coaching in media influence, communication and marketing offered by Inès LEONARDUZZI, CEO of DIGITAL FOR THE PLANET and author of the book “Repairing the Future - From digital to ecology”.
    • 3-hour coaching to optimize your pitch deck and its presentation technique to English-speaking Venture Capital offered by Élisabeth LEONTIEFF-HIRSHON, Founder & CEO of SMART OCEANIA.
    • One year of free membership in the RESPECTOCEAN association and access to its community offered to the best overseas solution for the preservation of marine and coastal ecosystems.
    • Exclusive access for one year to Online Waves and privileged access to the international network of the WAVES OF CHANGE Coalition and its events.
    • “Tech4Islands Tribe” valuation and strong media visibility.
    • Other prizes offered by the partners of LA FRENCH TECH POLYNÉSIE.
  • THE GRAND PRIX TECH4ISLANDS POLYNESIA

    In partnership with the government of French Polynesia

    For candidates from French Polynesia
    • Invitation and participation to the next TECH4ISLANDS SUMMIT in Tahiti, with the support of FRENCH POLYNESIA, exhibition space and keynote.
    • Close discussion with the teams of the FRENCH TECH MISSION around GreenTech themes as part of the initiative French Tech For The Planet.
    • Stand on the French Pavilion at Eureka Park at the next CES, the Consumer Electronics Show, the world's largest innovation fair, offered as part of the BUSINESS FRANCE - MINISTÈRE DES OVER-MER partnership.
    • Endowment of the OVERSEAS MINISTRY as part of the support for the travel and accommodation costs of the Laureate during his 3 months of incubation by OUTRE-MER NETWORK at STATION F - Paris.
    • 3 months of free incubation offered by the ultramarine startup accelerator OVERSEAS NETWORK at STATION F - Paris.
    • 6 months of free incubation within PRISM, the incubator of the CCISM of French Polynesia located in Papeete - Tahiti.
    • Mentoring by Fleur PELLERIN, former minister and president and founder of the investment fund KORELYA CAPITAL.
    • Mentoring by Stéphane DISTINGUIN, CEO-Founder of FABERNOVEL, to enhance its talent capital, build its positive impact strategy and launch its solution at scale.
    • Exclusive support to build its file in order to obtain the Efficient Solutions Label, offered by the SOLAR IMPULSE FOUNDATION of Bertrand PICCARD and his community of experts.
    • 100 solution reviews by trained evaluators from TIME FOR THE PLANET, a non-profit company that creates and finances companies fighting globally against climate change.
    • Masterclass offered by the NATIONAL CENTER FOR SPATIAL STUDIES (CNES) on space applications and business opportunities, at STATION F - Paris.
    • Meeting with the team of innovation experts of the “CONNECT BY CNES” program at STATION F - Paris.
    • Physical presence at the POLLUTEC international trade fair Mer & Littoral 2022 or POLLUTEC 2023 on the Tech4Islands stand of La French Tech Polynesia in order to highlight its solution.
    • Participation in the online pitching session of POLLUTEC 2021, which will be broadcast on the event's digital platform (October 12 to 15, 2021).
    • Full Pass MyGlobalVillage for free access to trade shows, sectoral visits, pitch sessions and highlights of the French-speaking villages of CES in Las Vegas, VivaTech Paris and affiliated international events in 2022.
    • 3-hour coaching in media influence, communication and marketing offered by Inès LEONARDUZZI, CEO of DIGITAL FOR THE PLANET and author of the book “Repairing the Future - From digital to ecology”.
    • 3-hour coaching to optimize your pitch deck and its presentation technique to English-speaking Venture Capital offered by Élisabeth LEONTIEFF-HIRSHON, Founder & CEO of SMART OCEANIA.
    • One year of free membership in the RESPECTOCEAN association and access to its community offered to the best Polynesian solution for the preservation of marine and coastal ecosystems.
    • Exclusive access for one year to Online Waves and privileged access to the international network of the WAVES OF CHANGE Coalition and its events.
    • “Tech4Islands Tribe” valuation and strong media visibility.
    • Other prizes offered by the partners of LA FRENCH TECH POLYNÉSIE.
  • THE PRESELECTION JURY

    • Christelle LEHARTEL - Minister of Education, Modernization of Administration, in charge of Digital within the Government of French Polynesia
    • Thomas MOUTAME - Mayor of Taputapuatea (Raiatea - ISLV), representing the Union for the Promotion of Communes of French Polynesia (SPCPF)
    • Jean-Christophe AUFFRAY - Territorial Delegate for Research and Technology at the High Commission of the Republic in French Polynesia
    • Priscille Tea FROGIER - French Polynesia Research Delegate
    • Aurélie THOMASSIN - Territorial Coordinator PROTEGE for French Polynesia, representative of the Pacific Community
    • Olivier KRESSMANN - President of The French Tech Polynesia
    • Gerard SIU - Vice-President of the Maritime Cluster of French Polynesia
    • Jean-Marc MOCELLIN - Managing Director of Tahiti Tourisme
    • Caroline MESSIN - Pacific Territorial Delegate of Bpifrance
    • Christophe CARBOU - Director of the Innovation Pole, Incubator and Accelerator of Innovative Companies ADECAL Technopole de Nouvelle-Calédonie
    • Annaïg LE GUEN - CNRS, Director of CRIOBE, member of the RESIPOL Consortium (Research Higher Education Innovation for Polynesia)
    • Nabila GAERTNER-MAZOUNI - Vice-President of the University of French Polynesia in charge of the Research Commission
    • Neil davies - Director of Berkeley University of California Gump South Pacific Research Station, member of the RESIPOL Consortium (Research Higher Education Innovation for Polynesia)
    • Hervé Teivitau VARET - Director of the Louis Malardé Institute, member of the RESIPOL Consortium (Research Higher Education Innovation for Polynesia)
    • Alexandre TROUVILLIEZ - Responsible for “Renewable energies, sustainable development” at ADEME (French Environment and Energy Management Agency)
    • Stephane RENARD - Island Tourism Expert
  • THE FINAL JURY

    • Tearii ALPHA - Vice-President and Minister of Agriculture, Blue Economy and Domain in charge of Research within the Government of French Polynesia
    • Christelle LEHARTEL - Minister of Education, Modernization of Administration, in charge of Digital within the Government of French Polynesia
    • Olivier KRESSMANN - President of The French Tech Polynesia
    • Pablo LOPEZ-HERRERIAS - Coordinator of the Secretariat of the Association of Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTA)
    • Cameron DIVER - Deputy Director General of the Pacific Community
    • Kosi LATU - Director General of SPREP (Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environmental Program)
    • Fleur PELLERIN - Former French Minister and Founder of KORELYA Capital
    • Stéphane DISTINGUIN - Founding CEO of Fabernovel
    • Frédéric MONCANY DE SAINT-AIGNAN - President of the French Maritime Cluster
    • Salwa TOKO - Former President of the National Digital Council 
    • Marie VILON - Head of Community, Mission French Tech
    • Dominique CAIGNART - Director of Overseas Bpifrance
    • Johann remaud - Business France overseas actions network coordinator
    • Thomas Fouquet - Advisor to the Director - in charge of Innovation, Applications and Science at CNES (National Center for Space Studies)
    • Ines LEONARDUZZI - CEO of Digital For The Planet
    • Victoria SMANIOTTO - Head of Outreach of the Solar Impulse Foundation founded by Bertrand PICCARD
    • Raphaël CUVELIER - Vice-President of the Ocean & Climate Platform and former director of programs of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation
    • Raphaëla LE GOUVELLO - Founding President of Respect Ocean
    • Daniel HIERSO - President of Outre-mer Network
    • Stéphane MURIGNIEUX - President of IDETOM (Institute for the Ecological Transition of Overseas Territories)

CALENDAR

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Apply

May 11 - July 7, 2021

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Finalists Announcement

3 September 2021

3

Final Jury

21 September 2021

4

Prizes Awards in Tahiti

23 October 2021

ISLAND IMPACT, GLOBAL IMPACT

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TECH 4 ONE-OCEAN

Innovative solutions to strengthen the resilience of islands, adaptation to climate change, protection of the oceans and their biodiversity, and to develop a sustainable, carbon-free and reasoned blue economy.

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TECH 4 ONE-HEALTH

Innovative solutions to meet the challenge of an integrated approach to good human, animal and environmental health, as well as the evolution of agronomic and fisheries sectors in a context of global changes in the islands.

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TECH 4 ONE-PLANET

Innovative solutions to deploy renewable energies, ensure access to drinking water and sanitation, and create industries with low environmental impact that integrate human values ​​and resources, job creation, micro-sectors Islands.

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TECH 4 ONE-HUMANITY

Innovative solutions to transform the economic, organizational and operational models of island development, support access to wealth and services for populations, and build resilient, flourishing and equitable societies.

Our Partners of the Tech4Islands Awards 2021

The international Tech4Islands Awards competition is organized by LA FRENCH TECH POLYNÉSIE, a convergence of Polynesian innovation forces, with the support of THE FRENCH TECH, the French Polynesia, Overseas Ministry", Business France, Pacific Fund, Pacific Community, from the Polynesian airline Air Tahiti Nui, SOCREDO group and Bpifrance.

It is also supported by major regional and international players in innovation and protection of the oceans and the planet .

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