The first BIC (Business, Innovation, Creativity) Award has been presented to Bureau of Innovation for propelling Innovation in Aruba through multiple innovative and creative activities such as TEDxAruba.
BIC Award, validated by Janice Panton MBE President by OCTAssociation Executive Committee, was presented by Milan Jezic von Gesseneck, Team Leader of OCTA Innovation, to Cedrick Tilma, Representative of the Government of Aruba at the EU.
Bureau of Innovation (BI) is the Aruban creative think thank within the Ministry of General Affairs, Innovation, Sustainable Development and Science. BI develops, supports and advises on the areas of social, technical and economical innovation for the benefit of a sustainable society. BI strives towards sustainable well-being for everyone in Aruba.
Bianca Peters, Director of the Bureau of Innovation: “Within the vision of Aruba to become a 100% sustainable society, we see the need to focus on startups, on young entrepreneurs who think outside the box and find solutions to challenges in the development towards a sustainable society. A very important development for Aruba is to give the younger generation and recent graduates the opportunity to remain in Aruba to exploit their creativity and build on them thereby a future here.”