Photonics and Microwaves Competitiveness Cluster in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
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Collaborative projects

Supporting your collaborative projects from definition through to funding

Contact : Olivier Girel

Tel. : +33 (0)5 57 01 74 50

Collaborative projects: the primary objective of phase 3.0 of the competitiveness cluster strategy

During phase 1.0, the objective set for cluster management teams was to bring together research, training and industrial organizations from a specific economic sector in a given area and support them to work collaboratively. Three years later, clusters were encouraged to become ‘project factories’ with the launch of phase 2.0. This phase lasted four years and helped to stimulate many innovative collaborative projects with industrial applications. It is therefore a logical step that, for phase 3.0, clusters now have to turn these projects into commercial products, enabling companies and regions to increase not only their turnover, but also jobs and social cohesion.

Supporting projects from start to finish


A tried-and-trusted approach

Since 2005, 926 certified projects, 427 of which were funded, for a total of €1,200 million, including €485 million from public authorities (€22 million from the European Union, €363 million from the French government (BPI France, PIA, DGA, ADEME, ANR…) and €100 million from the Regional Council). Figures from the end of 2016.

In 2016 alone, 73 projects were approved for a total €87 million - 33 projects funded for an amount of €48 million in aid.