Following the call for applications from the Ministry of Economy and Finance for Phase IV of the Competitiveness Poles, a new cycle is opening for the EMC2 competitiveness cluster, which reaffirms its positioning at the service of the industry of the future and stimulates a new dynamic at the service of companies.
Three strong points in the EMC2 cluster: strengthening its European and international ambition, deploying a strategic roadmap for innovation in the field of advanced production technologies and consolidating strategic partnerships to make innovation ecosystems more readable for industry and business.
The EMC2 cluster dares a resolutely European project
The EMC2 cluster has a strong territorial anchorage, symbolized by its industrial innovation campus where manufacturing, research and training intersect, forming a fertile breeding ground for innovation in the field of advanced production technologies and the industry of the future. The influence of the EMC2 cluster is expressed far beyond national borders. At European level, through a network of "industry" partners established for 12 years, and worldwide, where the Pole actively participates in the development of its members. The 2019-2022 plan foresees a ramp-up with the aim of supporting more than 100 European projects by 2022 (including 2 to 3 per year initiated or piloted by the Pole). To better detect opportunities and influence decisions, the Cluster recruits a mutualised business manager based in Brussels. Internationally, actions are being taken to support EMC2 members in their quest for technology partnerships and new markets. The EMC2 cluster wants to increase these efforts as early as 2019. The ambition is to bring out new ideas, support projects and participate in the marketing of innovative products and technologies. The Pole will be present at major international events, from the American edition of Composites Meetings in Greenville (South Carolina), the Learnings Expedition in Hamburg (Germany) and Seattle (Washington), to the Aeromart business conventions in Montreal (Canada) and Nagoya (Japan).
The EMC2 Cluster dares to meet the challenges of digital, ecological and social transitions and competitiveness
The 2019-2022 roadmap identifies four areas of strategic activity (DAS) that illustrate the major areas of innovation in the industry of the future: international industrial performance with cost/quality/time-controlled production as an issue; Sustainable industry that takes environmental and societal constraints into account; Digital industry marked by digital transformation; at the heart of the industry, with the acceptability of technologies being an essential lever to accelerate their adoption in the industry.
By choosing this positioning based on transverse DAS, the EMC2 Cluster intends to stimulate a new dynamic and identify new projects in its historical markets of aeronautics, maritime industries, automotive and land transport, but also to bring the production technology skills of its members in new markets such as electronics, medical or agri-food. Finally, the Pole will focus on developing the industrial capital goods sector (special machines, robotics, etc.).
To strengthen the ecosystem, emc2 will build on strengthened strategic partnerships.