Fostering research excellence
in EU Outermost Regions
Guadeloupe is a French outermost region located in the Caribbean. An archipelago of 1 700km², with average 390 000 inhabitants, It is at the heart of the Caribbean. One of the hot spot of biodiversity, it benefits from a tropical climat. Its EEZ is around 95 000 km².
Main economic sectors are tourism and services. Meanwhile, sugar cane and banana, oldest agriculture activities, are still shaping the landscape of the island.
Guadeloupe is part of France, as other mainland French region.
The regional council of Guadeloupe is in charge of territory planning, economic development, including (research and innovation), training (long life training, high school,…). It’s also dealing all issues linked to environment, transportation and culture.
Regional council of Guadeloupe is the managing authority of operational programme ERDF and ESF, as well as Interreg Caribbean programme.
In 2019, Regional council became a member of OECS (Organisation of the eastern Caribbean states). Regional council is also an associated member of ACS (Association of Caribbean states).
Guadeloupe population is getting older.
Indeed, by 2030, Guadeloupe should be the 3rd oldest region of France, after Martinique.
GDP(M€ ) : 9 100 (20I7, EDOM)
Household consumption (M€) : 5 461 (20I7, EDOM)
Unemployement rate (%): 22,4 (20I7, EDOM)
As other European region, Guadeloupe has a RIS-S3. It is organised around 3 strategic domains of activities:
All activities linked to ICT are addressed in a transversal way along these 3 SDA.
Each SDA is addressing some key issues and aims at fostering some innovative economic sectors and supporting some fields of research.
Valorisation of diversity of island resources :
Risk Management and Prevention in Caribbean area
Promotion of Creative Industries
Guadeloupe hosts a university located both in Guadeloupe and Martinique. National research centers like INRA (the oldest research center of Guadeloupe, installed since 1949). Indeed, CIRAD, BRGM, IPGP have office in Guadeloupe. Pasteur Institute of Guadeloupe also does. In health sector, Guadeloupe a research unit from INSERM and a university hospital center. These research centers and the university host several open research platforms like gene banks, P3 laboratory, material characterization platform, …
In the field of innovation, several facilities and organizations stimulate innovation and ease research results uptake by SME. Indeed, Synergile Cluster in the field of renewable energies, circular economy and raw material adapted to island tropical climate bridges research actors with SME to foster innovative projects. Meanwhile, Guadeloupe Tech gathers ICT companies to stimulate digitalization of the economy as well as new innovative services. The Maritime cluster also mobilizes its members to show of the whole potential of blue economy.
The business nursery “Audacia” hosts innovative companies in a 3 years residency programme.
Apart from the research platform, BEPOSDOM offers technics, services to foster research, to train students and workers, to stimulate innovation in the field of energy consumption in habitat and building energy consumption efficiency