Digital Bridges and Innovative Solutions
Island Innovation is a social enterprise that works with rural and island stakeholders and taps into our global network to find innovative and locally-appropriate opportunities. Islands worldwide face similar development challenges that can be approached using modern technology and sharing good practices.
We build digital bridges between far-flung islands to find the most innovative sustainability solutions.
We focus on innovation for sustainable and scalable impact. This includes prioritizing capacity building and local ownership of the outcomes, working with existing programs and local institutions. Our projects are economically, socially and environmentally sustainable.
We apply a collaborative, inclusive approach that engages public, private, NGO and academic stakeholders to maximize impact. In small island communities, it is vital that all sectors are involved for projects to have the best outcomes.
We will avoid reinventing the wheel by applying lessons from good practices from similar environments worldwide. We use a smart approach with the latest technology, leveraging digital communication to bring in the best information regardless of location.
”The Virtual Island Summit is a fantastic opportunity to exchange information between islands facing similar challenges and opportunities, and I am looking forward to sharing my own experience and learning from all attending.Mike EmanOpposition Leader & Former Prime Minister of Aruba
”I can't recommend James highly enough. We engaged James to helo us revamp our digital marketing and social media strategy. He is uber-smart, very responsive, and has a profound understanding of both communications AND clean energy markets. A pretty unique combination. Plus, the team loved working with him. Key takeway? Hire James.Matthew PerksNew Energy Events LLC
”James is an exceptional business colleague and professional. He is tireless in his pursuit of his extremely important goals in climate engagement. He has done a terrific job growing Solar Head of State, and raising awareness of the benefits of renewable energy and the threat of climate change and raising sea levels. It is my pleasure to work with him!Marc LopataPresident At Azimuth Energy and Solar Island Energy
”The Virtual Island Summit reminds us that we are not facing these challenges alone. The diversity in participating island nations and speakers from around the world also provides a unique opportunity to create a global digital alliance of island communities geared towards innovative solutions for our shared vulnerabilities.H.E Dr. Didacus JulesDirector General of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
”James led Solar Head of State projects to install PV panels on government buildings across the Pacific and Caribbean islands. He ran an effective communication campaign for projects in Saint Lucia and Jamaica. James has vision, motivation and the diplomatic and organizational skills to make an impact.Dan CassEnergy Policy & Regulatory Lead at the Australia Institute
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Our work embraces the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and also include the following themes to bring about innovation in sustainability and development for island communities:
How can you best leverage digital communications?
How can you build a consistent and relatable brand?
How can you work with governments, companies, NGOs & academia?
How can you increase use of sustainable energy?
How can you efficiently provide a reliable water supply?
How can you increase local food supply?
How can you build resilient and smart infrastructure?
How can I protect and benefit from the blue economy?
How can you build a sustainable tourism industry?
How can you build a circular economy?
Our network across the public, private, utility, academic and NGO sectors allows us to find the most applicable good practices and latest innovative technology.
Our projects are led by our Founder James Ellsmoor and out internal team. We may also leverage our network of international consultants to find the best team for the task.