West Coast

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FRANCE'S INNOVATION CLUSTERS

     

Competitiveness Clusters

    

  • Created in 2004
  • A “Competitiveness Cluster” brings together large and small firms, research laboratories and educational establishments, all working together in a specific region to develop synergies and cooperative efforts.
  • Other partners may be brought in, such as public authorities, either local or national, as well as private firms providing business services.
  • The goal of competitiveness clusters is to build on synergies and innovative, collaborative projects in order to give partner firms the chance to become first in their fields, both in France and abroad.
  • 71 Clusters built around 49 domains of expertise:

Admin
Aeronautics/Spatial
Agriculture, Livestock
Architecture & Engineering
Automotive
Biotechnologies
Building construction
Chemical
Construction
Education
Electrical equipment
Electrical, Optics equipment
Electricity/Gas distribution
Fashion
Finance
Fishing
Food

Forest
Gas
Information management
Legal
Livestock
Machine manufacturing
Machine repair
Management

Manufacturing

Metal fabrication
Metallurgy
Minerals fabrication
Movie, Video, Media, TV
Paper & cardboard
Pharmaceutical
Physics R&D

Plastic & rubber
Publication
Retail
Scientific R&D
Software & IT
Software, Electronics, Optics manufacturing
Technical activities
Textile
Transport equipment
Transportation - Pipelines
Transportation storage
Waste management
Water distribution
Wholesale
Wholesale equipment
Woodwork

Technology Transfer Acceleration Societies

  • Created in 2012 by 160 French Public Research Centers
  • Dedicated to Technology Maturation and Transfer, bridging Academic Research to Markets
  • SATT in Numbers:

14 Networked Regional Organizations

860 Millions Euros (~$1 Billion) annual budget, and rising

400 professionals in Intellectual Property, Engineering, Legal, Marketing and Business Development

3,500 innovative projects currently running

700 Registered Patents since inception

180 Technology Licenses signed since inception

60 Startup Companies launched since inception

Open to International Cooperation


Business Incubator Network

  • Created in 1987 as “France Technopole”
  • Became “RETIS” in 2006
  • Gathers under a single umbrella:

Technology Clusters

European Enterprises & Innovation Centers

Public & Private Business Incubators

Competitiveness Clusters

Universities Research Centers

  • RETIS in Numbers:

91 members

800 Professionals

10,000 Innovative Startups incubated each year

80% Survival Rate after 5 years