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Andrew Robinson

  1. 1. Innovation Islands: Creating Shared Value for Learning and Work Dr Andrew Robinson & Prof Jacques Vauthier University of Corsica e-sapè
  2. 2. The Project 2011-13 ESF Axe 4 <ul><li>University of Corsica (France) - lead </li></ul><ul><li>University of Highlands and Islands (Scotland) </li></ul><ul><li>Compagnons du Devoir (France) </li></ul><ul><li>University of Newcastle (UK) </li></ul><ul><li>University of Budapest (Hungary) </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Challenge <ul><li>To develop an eLearning pilot for remote, rural areas in island communities </li></ul><ul><li>To foster training and apprenticeships </li></ul><ul><li>Savoir, savoir-faire, savoir-etre </li></ul><ul><li>ICT as a tool for work and also self-fulfilment </li></ul><ul><li>“ Faire de sa vie un chef d’oeuvre” </li></ul>
  4. 4. The pathfinders <ul><li>Scotland’s newest university : UHI – access to learning across large distances, islands, and mountains </li></ul><ul><li>Compagnons du Devoir : a Grande Ecole des Metiers – reviving “metiers nobles” </li></ul><ul><li>Marine Biotechnology, Newcastle University- creating pan-European clusters </li></ul><ul><li>Budapest – mastering change, succeeding in a widening Europe </li></ul>
  5. 5. Culture and Tradition Come First <ul><li>Respecting a bilingual context : French/Corsican; English/Gaelic </li></ul><ul><li>Special identity within national and European framework </li></ul><ul><li>Working with the grain of local feeling and sense of place </li></ul><ul><li>Very special physical environments of European importance </li></ul>
  6. 6. But.. <ul><li>The need to create sustainable employment </li></ul><ul><li>To create SMEs or monoenterprises </li></ul><ul><li>Reducing isolation, increasing access </li></ul><ul><li>Transport costs and frequency </li></ul><ul><li>Reducing dependency on imports </li></ul><ul><li>Harnessing ICT to citizen’s needs </li></ul>
  7. 7. What will success look like? <ul><li>Creating new, useable knowledge by and for Corsicans </li></ul><ul><li>Shaped and shared with pioneer partners </li></ul><ul><li>Learning good practice, avoiding mistakes made elsewhere </li></ul><ul><li>An ICT-enabled learning and leading platform </li></ul><ul><li>Sense of self-reliance and confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Connected islands as innovating clusters </li></ul>
  8. 8. Project as Portal to Growth <ul><li>“ Plus on partage,plus on possede, voila le miracle” </li></ul><ul><li>The sea and ICT : waves of innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Project as a process of renewal of identity and culture, because of confluence of ideas </li></ul><ul><li>The peripheries of Europe : tomorrow’s model for society? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Thank You Merci from l’Ile de Beaute

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