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The Tech4Islands Awards 2021 competition rules

THE LA FRENCH TECH POLYNESIA ASSOCIATION, whose head office is located at Papeete, 41, rue du Docteur Cassiau, BP 118 - 98713 Papeete - Tahiti - French Polynesia, identified by the number TAHITI C02983,

(Hereinafter referred to as the organizer),

Organizes as part of its next TECH4ISLANDS SUMMIT TAHITI event, the third edition of the major international TECH4ISLANDS AWARDS 2021 competition, from Tuesday May 11 2021 and accessible via its website: www.tech4islands.com

(Hereafter called the competition)

INTRO

The TECH4ISLANDS AWARDS competition organized since 2019 by LA FRENCH TECH POLYNESIA on an Oceanian, ultramarine and international scale has taken on its global dimension as the 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".

The 3rd edition of the TECH4ISLANDS AWARDS 2021 international competition calls for Tech For Good solutions in order to strengthen the resilience of island societies, economies and ecosystems and to engage their territories in a blue economy unifying their efforts for the ocean, human and environmental health, the planet and humanity. 

Convergence of the innovation forces of French Polynesia, the Association LA FRENCH TECH POLYNÉSIE brings together Polynesian start-ups and innovative entrepreneurs, in interactions with large companies, academics, researchers, all private, academic and public actors of the he French Polynesia's innovation ecosystem, as well as institutions, investors, partners and ambassadors.

Island territories, lands of innovation and resilience

The Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic has thrown over 100 million people into poverty on the planet, according to the World Bank, 60% of whom live in South Asia. The global response of the United Nations system was characterized by the end of 2020 as “a recovery that makes it possible to rebuild the world better after COVID-19, to address underlying vulnerabilities and to build stronger economies and societies. equitable, more inclusive, more resilient and more sustainable, as well as an international system capable of protecting and ensuring access to critical global public goods ”.

Yet the blue economy, valued at between $ 3000 trillion and $ 6000 trillion per year, accounts for more than three quarters of world trade and provides livelihoods to more than 6 billion people. 

It is quite naturally in this direction that the Island Countries and Territories have registered their rebound. Despite the intrinsic vulnerability of the island context, self-sufficiency in resources and wealth has proven to be a vital issue. In 2021, the resilience of island economies depends on the islands' ability to rethink their development models based on their natural environment. 

The Tech4Islands dynamic, innovation BY and FOR the islands, driven since 2018 by La French Tech Polynesia, specifically proposes to interconnect the islands of the different regions of the globe to share innovative solutions promoting the emergence of new sustainable models, united, inclusive and eco-responsible.

The Tech4Islands Awards 2021 competition is committed to bringing out concrete and efficient solutions to move towards a transition by and for islanders, which preserve the common goods while ensuring blue growth and technological transfers for the benefit of local populations. . If the solutions bring innovations for the islands in response to the crisis that occurred in 2020, they also respond to the persistent threats hanging over the planet (financial, economic, security, environmental, health, migration, technological, climatic, etc.).

The innovative solutions present cultural, historical and social values ​​and respond to the economic models and projections desired by the populations, the countries and the island territories. Operational, rooted in nature and island culture, they provide functions that contribute to an intelligent transition promoting the creation of values ​​and models that can be replicated in other islands, archipelagos or coastal territories. In fact, they take into account the land / sea continuum of the islands as well as the traditional practices of the islanders.

The Tech4Islands Awards 2021 call for Tech For Good solutions in order to strengthen the resilience of island societies, economies and ecosystems and to engage their territories in a blue economy bringing together their efforts for the ocean, human and environmental health , the planet and humanity. 

The 4 main axes Tech 4 One-Ocean, Tech 4 One-Health, Tech 4 One-Planet, Tech 4 One-Humanity establish the principle of the link between island impact and global impact, and aim to bring out innovative solutions in favor of 'an ecological, energy and economic transformation of island territories, exemplary on a global scale.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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- channels of the islands.
  4. 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.

The 2021 edition of the TECH4ISLANDS AWARDS is organized in a bilingual French and English version in order to mobilize all the island States and Territories of the sea basins of the world around the TECH4ISLANDS dynamic.

 

Article 1: Definitions

  • Candidate : Reference to the entity that submits its solution by entering the Contest.
  • Files: Reference to application files.
  • Finalists: Reference to seize (16) Finalist candidates selected on File by the Preselection Jury
  • Laureates: Reference to the winners of the Tech4Islands Planète Grand Prix, the Tech4Islands Oceania Grand Prix, the Tech4Islands Outre-mer Grand Prix and the Tech4Islands Polynesia Grand Prix.
  • Great Oral: Video conferencing of seize (16) Finalists before the Final Jury.
  • Preselection Jury: Reference to the Jury made up of representatives from the world of economy, entrepreneurship, research and innovation in the Pacific in charge of the selection of seize (16) Finalists from among eligible Applicants.
  • Final Jury: Reference to the International Jury in charge of the final selection of the four (4) Winners of the Competition from among the sixteen (16) Finalists.
  • Organizer: Reference to the LA FRENCH TECH POLYNÉSIE Association.
  • Price: Reference to the four (4) Grand Prizes: Tech4Islands Planète Grand Prize, Tech4Islands Oceania Grand Prize, Tech4Islands Overseas Grand Prize and Tech4Islands Polynesia Grand Prize awarded to the Laureates.
  • Representative: Reference to the natural person representing the Candidate, main contact for the duration of the Competition.

Article 2: Conditions of registration and eligibility

2.1. The TECH4ISLANDS AWARDS 2021 competition is open to any natural person over the age of 18, acting in their name or as a manager and majority partner. 

2.2. The participation on the contest is free. 

2.3. Only one registration is possible per Candidate.

2.4. All persons (natural and legal) who directly participated in the management of the Competition are excluded from the Competition.

2.5. The Candidates of the TECH4ISLANDS AWARDS 2019 and 2020 editions, with the exception of the Winners, are authorized to participate and compete in the TECH4ISLANDS AWARDS 2021 edition. 

2.6. To participate in the Competition, the Candidate must meet the following criteria: 

  • Be a start-up in the early stages, or an innovative ETI / SME / SMI, or a private actor in partnership with a public research laboratory.
  • Present a solution positioned for the TECH4ISLANDS AWARDS 2021 competition, formulated to meet exactly the characteristics of the competition, without being a copy of a project submitted in another context.
  • The solution must present innovative features, offering a disruptive solution or integrating a decisive benefit or advantage.
  • The solution must have an operational prototype, or have sufficient technological maturity to be deployed in island territories from the launch of this Competition.
  • The solution must be marketable in island territories within 6 months of the opening of this Competition.
  • The project leader certifies that he has not granted an exclusive contract to a third party on the product or technology under which he is competing.
  • The project leader has the solution immediately without referring it to another partner.
  • For the carrier company, be registered in the Trade and Companies Register, or any equivalent system, of the country where its head office is located.
  • Have subscribed to a valid professional insurance.
  • To be able to justify its social and fiscal regularity, in accordance with the regulations in force in the country where its head office is located.
  • The Competition is organized in French and English versions. Candidates must be able to understand and answer the Competition in French or in English, provide a Candidature File and be able to answer the Jury's questions in one of these two languages.

2.7. Registration for the Competition will be subject to the Candidate's ability to justify the aforementioned conditions in article 2.6.

2.8. A first reading of the eligibility of applications is carried out, as the applications are submitted, by a group made up of the French Tech Polynesia team and volunteer members of the Tech4Islands Task Force, according to their expertise.

2.9. In the event of a reason for rejection indicated for non-compliance or non-compliance with the participation criteria defined by these regulations in its article 2.6., The file will be examined by the team of La French Tech Polynesia, who may ask the candidate for additional information. as much information as needed.

2.10. Any Candidate who does not comply with the terms of the rules when registering and at any time during the Competition will automatically and without prior notification be excluded from the Competition and will not receive any Prize. In the event that a Prize has been awarded to a Candidate who does not respect or does not respect the rules at the time of registration or during the Competition, the Organizers have the discretionary right to require the return of the Prize received.

2.11. Participation in the Competition implies full acceptance of these rules.

Article 3: Terms of participation and access to the Competition

3.1. A Candidate's entry into the Competition must be done through a single Representative, who will be the contact person throughout the Competition. Each Candidate must complete an online Application Form, available in French and English, before Wednesday July 7, 2021 (20 p.m. - Tahiti time = UTC / GMT -10 a.m.).

The Application Form is accessible via the Organizer's website: www.tech4islands.com.

Participation is strictly nominative and limited to a single solution in one of the four (4) thematic axes as defined by Article 5 of these regulations. The Candidate will specify in the registration form the thematic axis to which his Solution contributes (only one choice possible).

In case of modification of the Application Form, only the last version sent will be valid and will be taken into account by the Preselection Jury.

3.2. Any illegible, incomplete file, bearing false addresses or incorrect information will be considered void, and cannot be taken into account.

3.3. Appeal of a disqualification decision.

A disqualification decision is final and cannot be reviewed.

3.4. The number of contributors participating in the development of the Dossier or in the preparation of the Grand Oral is not limited.

Article 4: Calendar and duration of the Competition

4.1. The Competition will begin on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 and will end with the presentation of the TECH4ISLANDS AWARDS 2021 Trophies during the next TECH4ISLANDS SUMMIT TAHITI international event, which will take place from Thursday, October 21, 2021 to Saturday, October 23, 2021 (except in cases of force majeure).

4.2. Competition calendar

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS (Tahiti time = UTC / GMT -10H)

  • Official launch of the Competition: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 8 a.m.
  • Closing of the submission of Files: Wednesday July 7, 2021 at 20 p.m.

SELECTIONS (Tahiti time = UTC / GMT -10H)

  • Selection of the 16 Finalists by the Preselection Jury: Thursday September 2, 2021 from 14:30 p.m. to 17 p.m.
  • Announcement of the 16 Finalists: Friday September 3, 2021 at 7 a.m. 
  • Grand Oral by videoconference in front of the Final Jury: Monday September 20, 2021 from 21 p.m. to 23:30 p.m. (Tahiti time = UTC / GMT -10 a.m.) - Tuesday September 21, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Paris time = UTC / GMT +2)
  • Announcement of the Laureates: Wednesday September 22, 2021 at 7 a.m.

4.3. The Organizer will come into direct contact with the Winners for the awarding of the Prizes and for establishing contact with the Contest partners.

 

Article 5: Selection process

5.1. Qualification of files

To be qualified, the Files submitted must respond to at least one of the following 4 thematic axes:

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.

Human-induced global changes are disrupting the oceans and increasing the risks facing hundreds of millions of people as the ocean supports the global economy and ensures food security. The United Nations priority program for the Decade of the Oceans attests to this concern and to the need for action at all levels. 

BlueTech: sustainable, resilient and carbon-free blue economy

  • Develop low-carbon and non-polluting maritime and island transport.
  • Develop technologies for environmentally friendly services in the cruising, nautical charter, yachting and ship repair sectors.
  • Develop tools to monitor and regulate the occupation of coastal maritime areas by the yachting, aquaculture and lagoon fishing sectors and facilitate the resolution of conflicts of use (moorings, treatment of discharges and waste, eco-navigation , ecological moorings).
  • Strengthen renewable marine energies from natural resources, the ocean.

OceanTech: protection of the oceans, reefs and their biodiversity

  • Develop a network for measuring physicochemical and biological parameters by designing new sensors and new modes of information transmission.
  • Preserve marine and terrestrial ecosystems by protecting and restoring functional areas, limiting anthropogenic disturbances, and restocking operations.
  • Consolidate the resilience of coral reefs by preserving species, restoring natural habitats, drawing inspiration from traditional island knowledge and deploying bio-inspired solutions.
  • Develop coastal areas with sustainable, eco-designed infrastructures based on nature, respectful of the environment, and which do not distort the landscapes.

CleanTech: circular management and waste recovery

  • Reduce, collect and recover waste by developing channels and re-using waste (domestic, aquaculture, etc.) as a resource for agriculture, for the transformation of new raw materials, or for on-site treatment.
  • Reduce the impact of transporting products to the islands by innovating the logistics chain and supply through packaging, stuffing, etc.
  • Design the reasoned removal of hazardous waste such as batteries, hydrocarbons, medical products, etc.
  • Facilitate the application of the ERC sequence (Avoid, Reduce, Compensate) at the levels of individuals and private and public organizations.
  • Limit and treat lagoon and oceanic discharges via streams, rivers, outlets and sanitation.

KnowTech: observation and knowledge of the oceans 

  • Develop shared applications stimulating participatory sciences in order to accelerate knowledge about the oceans and their biodiversity.
  • Raise awareness and educate users about the vulnerability of island ecosystems to natural and anthropogenic disturbances.

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.

It is recognized, especially since the Covid-19 pandemic, that the destruction of natural habitats and the erosion of biodiversity promote the transmission of pathogens between living species, including humans. In addition, the high prevalence of chronic diseases such as obesity and diabetes in island environments increases the vulnerability of populations to pathogens, and therefore to emerging diseases. Finally, the overexploitation of plant and animal wealth as a source of defensive, anti-infectious molecules risks further increasing the erosion of biodiversity in islands where endemic biodiversity is often remarkable.

NatureTech: environmental and animal health linked to human health

  • Alert in real time to health threats based on dysfunctional relationships between environmental health, animal health and human health.
  • Strengthen biosecurity through electronic monitoring solutions for agricultural plantations and livestock in order to assess their state of health from a distance and to detect pests.
  • Develop technologies to prevent the arrival, by sea or air, of invasive alien species or pathogenic organisms. 
  • Improve the resilience of island marine and terrestrial ecosystems by developing technologies capable of preventing the consequences of global changes, rising sea levels, ocean acidification, and the erosion of biodiversity.

FoodTech: sustainable agricultural and fishery productions

  • Develop sustainable fishery production and promote its promotion (processing, conservation), particularly in the field of lagoon, coastal and deep-sea fishing, in inland waters, territorial seas, EEZs and waters outside national jurisdiction. 
  • Develop phytosanitary systems for the exploitation of marine resources in aquaculture and fish farming: bacteriological control, improvement of yields.
  • Develop sustainable, resilient, agro-ecological agriculture adapted to island ecosystems as well as agro-food sectors, strengthen through biocontrol practices, innovative production in the fields of organic agriculture, permaculture, aquaponics, agroecology .
  • Develop the exploration, exploitation and conservation of genetic resources of economic interest on the local market or for export.

StockTech: reasoned and fair management of natural resources

  • Promote island biodiversity and local know-how in order to produce and transform natural resources sustainably and equitably. 
  • Exploit food resources, natural stocks and deep mineral resources in a reasoned and optimized manner.
  • Deploy methods and technologies to assess natural stocks, monitor agricultural production and monitor the effectiveness of management measures, in particular by involving the communities who depend on them, in a logic of accountability and equitable sharing of the resource .
  • Develop means of alerting and monitoring access to natural resources in EEZs and international waters.

HealthTech: access to healthcare, telemedicine and biotech

  • Provide equal access to care in remote islands by deploying, close to citizens, innovative remote medicine solutions that respect the privacy and well-being of patients.
  • Deploy biotechnologies applied to health, medical and pharmaceutical technologies, understand and promote, where appropriate, pharmacopoeias and traditional medicines through biotechnology.
  • Strengthen the well-being of populations, by deploying connected means to integrate individually and collectively, including in the world of work, good practices for physical and mental health, sport, balanced and sustainable nutrition.

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.

Tech 4 One-Planet aims to develop industries, micro production units and clean technologies, inspired and respectful of the island's cultural and natural peculiarities.

GreenTech: renewable energies and eco-mobility

  • Allow remote islands to be self-sufficient in clean electricity and ensure their production of renewable energy. 
  • Integrate adapted solutions for the production and storage of green hydrogen with zero emissions of particles and greenhouse gases, for the use of green electricity and / or carbon-free fuel.
  • Develop eco-mobility and management solutions for modes of transport with a limited carbon footprint.

TourismTech: inclusive and responsible ecotourism

  • Evaluate, identify, measure, qualify, regulate tourist flows to modernize forms of tourism, to improve exchanges between island residents and visitors, to organize the occupation of land and sea spaces and to strengthen the personalized experience. 
  • Agglomerate, share, exploit secure data on tourism, to develop experiential, cultural and scientific tourism, and promote repeaters, remote workers, digital nomads.
  • Deploy eco-responsible Smart Tourism and digital tourism tools, virtual discoveries, live-streaming, cultural immersion and transmission of knowledge.
  • Develop training and support for businesses in the tourism sector to integrate island populations and mitigate the negative impact on natural and cultural heritage.

EcoTech: ecodesign and biomaterials 

  • Promote Smart Islands and sustainable and intelligent housing: bioclimatic architecture, rainwater management, choice of construction materials, production of renewable energy, sorting and recovery of waste.
  • Develop the integration of sustainable and biobased materials in all sectors.
  • Develop tools to ensure the traceability and supply of companies with local or regional biobased materials.

AquaTech: drinking water and sanitation

  • Promote access to drinking water, deploy desalination solutions, or treatment of any type of water unfit for consumption.
  • Develop wastewater treatment solutions by phyto-purification, phytoremediation, etc.
  • Develop solutions that reduce pollution from activities in the company, the production of macro / nano pollutants, the use of agricultural chemical inputs, dangerous products, etc.

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.

According to the United Nations, Tech 4 One-Humanity's concern is primarily to ensure security around water, energy and food. More broadly, Tech 4 One-Humanity supports access to wealth and services for islanders, based on social solidarity, collective initiatives and the training of people.

LearnTech: sober and inclusive digital

  • Integrate and adapt remote work tools, teleworking, digital skills, the appropriation of digital on an island and double-insular scale.
  • Deploy digital and community computing adapted to cultural, geographic, linguistic and generational diversity, based on the development of Open Data solutions, data pooling and sharing.
  • Develop a sober and inclusive digital, low impact for the environment.
  • Develop protection tools accessible to small island businesses to avoid malicious digital attacks and acts, and to be able to face the risks of digital pandemics.

EdTech: collaborative training and learning

  • Develop shared applications for cooperative initiatives, mutual aid, asynchronous teaching, educational resources, personal and professional distance learning.
  • Deploy “connected campus” solutions in the archipelagos to allow equal access to higher education in remote islands.
  • Transpose experiences and collective spaces of neighborhoods, geographic areas or pilot islands, autonomous in production (food, energy, water, etc.), in consumption and in the recycling of resources: improve them, connect them to networks, support them, facilitate demonstrations, the sharing of added value, the transfer of knowledge, the feedback of experiences and solutions.

SocialTech: social and solidarity innovation

  • Offer people new products, uses and services that make daily life easier and promote administrative simplification in a context of dual insularity, as well as project management.
  • Promote slow consumption by avoiding overconsumption and waste, by deploying eco-responsible, predictive, educational, alternative, disruptive solutions, and the supply of short circuits. 
  • Deploy island micro-sectors that create long-term or seasonal jobs, reinforce the attractiveness of the islands and promote the maintenance of populations in their island of origin.
  • Develop products and services adapted, inspired and designed locally for island needs, integrating local materials, knowledge and know-how, and regenerating nature.
  • Transfer, adapt, adjust, integrate knowledge, techniques, traditional practices and technologies in the business world.

SafeTech: security and protection of populations

  • Improve predictive models and management of risks and extreme events.
  • Inform, alert, and adjust rapid responses to threats to populations.

Article 6: Rating criteria

6.1. Rating criteria

  1. Suitability for island specificities: feasibility of implementing the solution in an island environment; capacity and speed of its deployment; Island scale replicability: 20%
  2. Creation of jobs and values: solution leading to economic benefits, creation of new activities and jobs, aimed at reducing imports, strengthening production and export capacities of goods or services and promoting the well-being of island populations and retention in their island of origin: 30%
  3. Durability and resilience of the solution: technical or technological transfer of innovation which ensures the sustainability of solutions; resilient and eco-responsible solution with low environmental impact: 20%
  4. Valuation of knowledge and transfer of skills: solution contributing to the preservation or enhancement of traditional island knowledge; solution integrating local training and transfer of skills and qualifications: 20%
  5. Innovative and integrative features of the solution: differentiating approach from systems already tested on the islands; alignment of solutions with global, national or regional challenges: 10%

6.2. To be accepted and validated, any Application Form (available via the Organizer's website: www.tech4islands.com) must be complete, i.e. all mandatory responses marked with an asterisk (*) must be completed. Candidates have the possibility of attaching links to videos presenting the solution as well as additional documents to their Candidature File. The entirety of these optional documents must not exceed five (5) pages, for a maximum total weight of ten (10) MB, in .docx .pdf .jpg or .png formats. 

6.3. Selection of the Winners by the Final Jury

Each Finalist will meet with the Final Jury during a videoconference lasting five (5) minutes, corresponding to 2 minutes of pitching the solution and 3 minutes of discussion of questions and answers. The duration of this Grand Oral may be less or greater than five (5) minutes, depending on the questions decided by the Final Jury. At the end of this Grand Oral of the Finalists, the Final Jury will deliberate to award the four (4) Grand Prizes of the 4 TECH2021ISLANDS AWARDS: Tech4Islands Planète Grand Prix, Tech4Islands Oceania Grand Prix, Tech4Islands Overseas Grand Prix, Grand Prix Tech4Islands TechXNUMXIslands Polynesia Award.

Candidates must have reliable access to the Internet, allowing them to be able to connect by videoconference without interruption.

Article 7: Prizes and rewards

7.1. The Organizer offers a Tech4Islands Planète Grand Prix, a Tech4Islands Oceania Grand Prix, a Tech4Islands Overseas Grand Prix and a Tech4Islands Polynesia Grand Prix as part of its Competition.

  • The Tech4Islands Planète Grand Prix is aimed at all Candidates of the Competition, without distinction of geographical criteria.
  • The Tech4Islands Oceania Grand Prix will be awarded by the Final Jury to Applicants from the Oceania region. Included: Johnston Atoll, Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Guam, Hawaii, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Midway Islands, Nauru, Niue, Norfolk Island, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Palau, West Papua, Papua New Guinea, Easter Island, Pitcairn Islands, French Polynesia, Solomon, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tokelau, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, the islands of Wallis and Futuna, Wake.
  • Tech4Islands Overseas Grand Prix will be awarded by the Final Jury to Candidates from French overseas territories. Includes: Guadeloupe, Guyana, Martinique, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Reunion Island, Mayotte, Saint-Barthélémy, Saint-Martin, Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, French Southern and Antarctic Territories and Wallis and Futuna Islands.
  • The Tech4Islands Polynesia Grand Prix will be awarded by the Final Jury to Candidates from French Polynesia.

7.2. The Preselection Jury is responsible for selecting the sixteen (16) Finalists of the 4 TECH2021ISLANDS AWARDS Competition, in accordance with the criteria set by Article 6.1. of these regulations. In order to promote and support solutions from island territories, eight (8) of the sixteen (16) Finalists must be Candidates from the Oceania region and / or French Overseas Territories as defined in the 'Article 7.1. of these regulations.

7.3. A Candidate from New Caledonia, French Polynesia or Wallis and Futuna cannot win the Tech4Islands Polynesia Grand Prix, the Tech4Islands Oceania Grand Prix and the Tech4Islands Overseas Grand Prix at the same time.

7.4. Prizes and awards

Tech4Islands 2021 PLANET Grand Prize

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

(For 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.

Grand Prix Tech4Islands 2021 OCEANIA

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

(For applicants from South Pacific Countries and 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 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 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 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.

Tech4Islands 2021 Overseas Grand Prix

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 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.
  • 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 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.

Grand Prix Tech4Islands 2021 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.

 

7.5. In the event that one of the Winners of one of the four (4) Grand Prix resides in Tahiti, air transport and accommodation for the next TECH4ISLANDS SUMMIT TAHITI will be transposed into a return flight Papeete - Paris CDG to benefit from the incubation period of three (3) months at Outre-mer Network at Station F, and Masterclass and Mentoring offered by the partners of LA FRENCH TECH POLYNÉSIE.

7.6. The winners of the Tech4Islands Planète Grand Prix, the Tech4Islands Oceania Grand Prix, the Tech4Islands Outre-mer Grand Prix and the Tech4Islands Polynesia Grand Prix are aware of the media coverage induced by their participation in the TECH4ISLANDS AWARDS 2021 international competition. favorably to requests and requests from local, national and international media, from all media (print and digital press, television and radio), in the context of requests for interviews, reactions or reports directly related to their participation in this Competition.

Article 8: Conditions of transport and accommodation at TECH4ISLANDS SUMMIT TAHITI

8.1. The transport and accommodation of the Winners will be taken care of by the Organizer.

8.2. Transport and accommodation arrangements paid for by the Organizer:

  • 1 return ticket per Winner from their country of origin to Papeete.
  • Accommodation for the duration of the next TECH4ISLANDS SUMMIT TAHITI, French Polynesia.

Article 9: Confidentiality

9.1. All persons involved in the selection process and any person having access to the Application Forms are bound by a confidentiality agreement throughout the duration of the Competition. They may not under any circumstances reveal, disclose or exchange information relating to the Candidates and solutions presented as well as to the progress of the TECH4ISLANDS AWARDS 2021 and deliberations of the Juries.

9.2. This confidentiality commitment extends to any person whom the members of the Preselection Jury and the members of the Final Jury are authorized to consult, either within their teams, or in respect of a specific request for expertise relating to the Applications. application.

9.3. The members of the Preselection Jury and the members of the Final Jury undertake to declare any conflict of interest that may arise in the context of the selection of an Application File. The members of the Preselection Jury and the members of the Final Jury must imperatively specify that they are participating in the financing of one of the proposed solutions or in the financing of a competing solution. If the mere circumstance that the member of the Preselection Jury or the Final Jury knows a Candidate is not sufficient to justify his abstaining from participating in the deliberations of the TECH4ISLANDS AWARDS 2021 International Competition, respect for the principle of impartiality requires that, When a member of the Jury has a professional relationship with one of the Candidates that would influence his assessment, this member must refrain from participating in questions and deliberations concerning this Candidate.

Article 10: Communication

10.1. The Candidate expressly authorizes the LA FRENCH TECH POLYNÉSIE Association to reproduce and use its image and the documentation provided through its Candidature File, in the context of articles, photographs or videos promoting and communicating the action TECH4ISLANDS AWARDS 2021, the TECH4ISLANDS SUMMIT TAHITI event and initiatives led by LA FRENCH TECH POLYNÉSIE.

LA FRENCH TECH POLYNÉSIE may in particular use the images, iconography and documentation provided by the Candidate, publish, reproduce, adapt or modify them, alone or in combination with other materials, by any means, methods or techniques currently known or to come.

This authorization is valid for use:

  • For a period of ten (10) years, in all territories (all countries).
  • On all tangible and intangible media, in all formats known or unknown to date, and in particular, without this list being exhaustive: paper media (including prints of photographs), catalogs and various editions, digital media known and unknown to To date, any audiovisual medium, in particular cinema, TV and by all means inherent to this mode of communication, Internet (including Intranet, Extranet, blogs, social networks, websites), all reception vectors combined (smartphones, tablets, etc. ), press media (television advertising spots, cinematographic advertising spots), internal communication media, promotional media, media intended for sale, right of integration into another work or multimedia work.

10.2. The Candidate also authorizes the Organizer to display its registered name and trade name in the same way, as well as its logo.

Article 11: Commitments

11.1. The Representative undertakes to have the necessary authority to register the Candidate.

11.2. All Candidates undertake to:

  • Guarantee the sincerity and veracity of the information they provide, any imprecision or omission likely to introduce an erroneous judgment will result in the cancellation of the application file.
  • Authorize the Organizer to use and distribute their images (via print and digital media) and to accept in advance the distribution of photographs and videos that may be taken during events organized by the Organizer. 

11.3. The submission of an Application Form implies full and unreserved acceptance of these regulations.

11.4. The Laureates undertake to:

  • Honor the appointments scheduled during their visit and ensure their presentation and presence in the exhibition space that will be reserved for them.
  • Choose the form of transport and accommodation offered by the Organizer, unless special authorization has been granted by the Organizer.

11.5. The Organizer and its partners cannot be held legally responsible for the protection of ideas, patents, files, models or brands invented by the Candidate. They can also not be held responsible for decisions taken following the various contacts with institutions, associations, private companies, investment funds and other relevant entities.

11.6. In addition, the Candidates declare on their honor that they hold all the rights attached to their Candidature File and undertake to release and guarantee the Organizer of the Competition from any conviction that would be pronounced against them on the basis of a violation of an intellectual property right attached to the solution presented.

11.7. In the event of force majeure, the Organizer reserves the right to postpone, shorten, extend or cancel this Contest without liability being incurred as a result. The Candidates refrain from any claim or request for compensation in this regard.

11.8. Likewise, in the event of force majeure, the Organizer reserves the right to postpone, shorten, extend or cancel the TECH4ISLANDS SUMMIT TAHITI event without being liable for this fact. The Candidates refrain from any claim or request for compensation in this regard.

Article 12: Privacy

12.1. In accordance with the law n ° 78-17 of January 6, 1978 Informatique et Libertés and the RGPD (General Data Protection Regulation), relating to data processing, files and freedoms, Candidates will benefit from a right of access and rectification of information communicated to LA FRENCH TECH POLYNÉSIE.

Candidates may obtain a copy of their data and rectify them by sending a letter with copies of their identity documents to: 

Association LA FRENCH TECH POLYNÉSIE, 41, rue du Docteur Cassiau, BP 118 - 98713 Papeete - Tahiti - French Polynesia.

12.2. This information is subject to computer processing, the purpose of which is to hold the TECH4ISLANDS AWARDS 2021 competition.

12.3. The recipients of the data are the Contest Organizer as well as the members of the Preselection Jury and the Final Jury. No personal data not necessary for the holding of the TECH4ISLANDS AWARDS 2021 international competition will be shared with third parties.

Article 13: Applicable law and attribution of powers

13.1. These regulations are governed by French law. It must be interpreted in accordance with this law, as it is applied in French Polynesia. LA FRENCH TECH POLYNÉSIE irrevocably grants exclusive jurisdiction to the courts of Papeete (Tahiti - French Polynesia).

13.2. In the event of failure of an amicable agreement, all disputes arising from the application of these regulations will be submitted to the competent courts of Papeete (Tahiti - French Polynesia).