With over 600 members (our members are primarily innovative SMEs, bank and insurance corporation but also major universities, research labs, public authorities), FINANCE INNOVATION seeks to address the key barriers and opportunities in the financial ecosystem:
those include ongoing competitive intelligence, training, partnerships, funding solutions and project reviews
carried by startups, SMEs, big businesses or researchers, adding great value to the finance sector;
in the territory by using innovative or less known methods to facilitate access to funding and to propose diversified solutions;
by bringing together researchers with financial and industrial leaders to take on great economic and social challenges for new means of economic growth.
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.
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.
1681 collaborative R&D projects received public financing of €6,8 billion including more than €1.7 billion granted by the French State through the dedicated fund (FUI)
€1 billion granted by local authorities