Member Profile

Auvergne - Rhône-Alpes

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.

RIS3 Priorities

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.

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ESM Smart Plastics Hub selected for support by the TAF program of S3 platform

Within the demo-case “Polymers based functional products” of ESM p

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DigiPrime - new Horizon 2020 project within the ESM Pilot

“DigiPrime – Digital Manufacturing Platforms for Connected Smart Factories” is a new project developed and successfully submitted to Horizon 2020 by the ESM Pilot’s demo-case De-and Remanufacturing

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Vanguard Initiative meets the European Parliament to foster Industrial Policies in Europe

On Wednesday 8 October 2014, representatives of the Vanguard Initiative’s Regions met several MEPs for a fruitful discussion on industrial policy.