EMC2, the benchmark competitiveness hub for advanced manufacturing, launches the Jules Verne Manufacturing Valley. A joint initiative of EMC2, IRT Jules Verne, the Technocampus Group, the Loire Region and Nantes Metropole, this new label demands that all players position themselves strongly as the expert ecosystem of "know-how" in France, andto be known and recognized worldwide for being the region that invents the factory of tomorrow.
The "Silicon Valley" of advanced manufacturing
Since 2005 and the creation of the EMC2 Competitiveness Hub, the regional ecosystem has pursued an ambitious policy of supporting innovation to help create the industry of the future. This dynamic is reinforced by the creation of Technocampus Composite in 2009, and then by that of the IRT Jules Verne, in 2012.
This combination of talent called for a new stage in order to strengthen existing synergies, to unite even more, and to exist strongly internationally.
This is why, with their legitimacy in advanced manufacturing, the EMC2 cluster, the IRT Jules Verne, the Technocampus Group with the support of the Loire Region and Nantes Metropole are now creating this label.
The Jules Verne Manufacturing Valley is not a super-structure. It is not a substitute, but on the contrary it adds up the strengths of the entire chain of value of the territory. It also tells of a human adventure: the desire to create a great project and become the "Silicon Valley" of advanced manufacturing. The Jules Verne Manufacturing Valley's factory of the future aims to develop a reference ecosystem, to enhance it, to enhance it and to make it shine and to facilitate its access to SMEs over and over again.
"This label represents us at all levels with a name that resembles us and brings us together," explains Nicolas Orance, President of the EMC2 Competitiveness Pole and Gérald Lignon, President of the IRT Jules verne. "Jules Verne is our mindset, Manufacturing our expertise and finally Valley because our ecosystem is a melting pot of skills."
For Christophe Clergeau, First Vice-President of the Regional Council of the Loire countries, Chairman of the Committee on Economics-Innovation-Higher Education - Research: "The Jules Verne Manufacturing Valley is three promises: the promise to industrialists to provide a more readable innovation service for all and everywhere through a more coherent networking; the promise to employees that we place the human being at the heart of the innovation process; and the international promise that the Loire countries are organized to invent the industry of the future and that we must, more than ever, count with us. This is the hallmark of a mature team game that makes today's system. »
"In terms of major strategic priorities for economic development and job creation, Nantes Métropole is banking on the EMC2 competitiveness cluster and the Jules Verne IRT to invent the industry of tomorrow by combining research, innovation and industrial production. In this context, the Jules Verne Manufacturing Valley label will help to strengthen the competitiveness, attractiveness and visibility of the various players in the territory engaged in collective actions and collaborative projects" stresses Johanna Rolland, Mayor of Nantes and President of Nantes Metropole.
The Jules Vernes Manufacturing Valley: World Goal!
A new symbol of an expert ecosystem of manufacturing "made in France" and more generally of industrial excellence, the Jules Verne Manufacturing Valley is not just a display.
From now on, and thanks to a shared visual identity, every EMC2 member, IRT member Jules Verne can claim to be an "actor of the Jules Verne Manufacturing Valley".
The label will also be translated into an enriched and consolidated animation programme, increased coherence in the provision of equipment and skills for SMEs, a website that will be put online by the end of the year and the launch in June 2015 of a recurring annual event bringing together in Nantes "the cream of know-how".
Find out more: https://www.irt-jules-verne.fr/