Presentation of the Region
Industry matters in a territory like Auvergne - Rhône-Alpes, as 25% of regional employment is industrial and Auvergne - Rhône-Alpes is the second industrial region in France. To support its industries, Auvergne - Rhône-Alpes focuses its action on Investments (in research equipments and demonstrators) Innovation (collaborative R&D, user-driven innovation) and International. The regional ecosystem is mainly organized through clusters, to ensure close collaboration between researchers and industries.
In 2013, Auvergne - hône-Alpes Region has set a new Regional Innovation Strategy for smart specialisation (RI3S) whith 3 objectives. The first is to improve efficiency of region-al innovation ecosystem (by enabling cross-disciplinary approaches and transfer of KETs, by promoting entrepreneurship and improving Auvergne - Rhône-Alpes players participation in Horizon 2020). The second objective is to explore new innovation areas to provide solutions to societal challenges (by promoting user driven innovation, public innovative procurement, and social innovation). The third objective is to focus on “smart specialisation” domains: personalized healthcare; eco-efficient factory; grids and energy storage; smart building with high energy-efficiency; digital technologies and user-friendly systems; mobility systems of the future; sports, safety and infrastructures in the Alpine mountain.