An afternoon-filling program with researchers, artists, business people and government officials who talk about their findings. Do you want to experience this? The live stream can be seen on October 6 from 13:00 via this link!

The founder of the innovation theory Joseph Schumpeter has described innovation as “doing things differently” with emphasis on “doing” and on “differently”

The Islands of Innovation project was created under the stump of Schumpeter. It is characterized by an approach, which can be described in the Frisian language as: “Oars as Oars”. And all under the motto: migratory birds come and go, they fetch and bring something and make the system more robust (resilient).

This project is about moving from “best practices to the next practices” and how this process can be facilitated. Facilitating bottom-up initiatives that should ultimately lead to a portfolio of projects that contribute to the dream of self-sufficient islands. To facilitate these processes, a tool has been developed: “Tipping Approach, the innovation programs perspective for the new governance of islands”.


Welcome speech by Jan Wibier

(Chair of the Islands of Innovation stakeholder group)


Sander Bos, Province of Fryslan,

Mission based programs: on the way to the Blue Delta


Eileen Blackmore, House of Design,

Plastic waste into vegetable soup


Linda Vermaat, Director Innofest,

Festivals as a catalyst for innovations on islands


Marc de la Vieter, New Energy coalition,

Local energy innovation on islands 


Jeanine Bhagwandin, UX Designer,

New applications for the SDG’s 


Hannah Mareike Marczinkowski, Aalborg University,

Moddeling energy transition for islands 


Bonnie Lewtas, Turtle & Co,

Follow-up of Tipping Approach and Islands follow-up projects


Alexis Francois, Interreg Europe,

State of play of the Interreg Europe programme


Simon Tijsma, Province of Fryslan,

Explanation of project Islands of Innovation


Closing speech by Jan Wibier & Han Brezet


Regional Undersecretary of the Presidency – Pedro Faria e Castro

Azores – Outermost Region and Innovation


Focus on disseminating the project results 

Link to online session:[email protected]v2/0?context=%7B%22Tid%22:%22414deb5b-d7df-4aea-a025-380c90e4e717%22,%22Oid%22:%22884f2d25-0161-4653-b08c-5655621041d5%22%7D