ARDI Rhône Alpes : Agence Régionale du développement et de l’innovation
The Regional Agency for Innovation and Development aims to contribute to the sustainable development of the enterprises of the Rhône-Alpes region through the innovation.
Institut Carnot Energies du Futur
The Carnot institute "Energies du Futur" includes 10 academic laboratories and 21 laboratories from CEA / Liten (assembled into four departments) that provide the industry with the highest potential for research and development on new energy.
Its mission is to support the French effort to diversify energy through better integration of renewable energy including energy requirements of transport, housing and mobile electronics.
LETI is an institute of CEA, a French research-and-technology organization with activities in energy, IT, healthcare, defence and security. LETI specialises in nanotechnologies and their applications, from wireless devices and systems, to biology, healthcare and photonics. NEMS and MEMS are at the core of its activities. LETI is focused on creating value and innovation through technology transfer to its industrial partners.
Liten (Laboratoire d’Innovation pour les Technologies des Energies Nouvelles - Laboratory for Innovation in New Energy Technologies) is one of Europe’s most important centres for research into new energy technologies. Liten’s mission is to support France’s efforts to diversify its energy mix, in particular to meet energy requirements in transport, housing and mobile electronics. It also seeks to make businesses more competitive.
Global competitive cluster Minalogic fosters research-led innovation in intelligent miniaturized products and solutions for industry. Located in Grenoble, France, the cluster channels in a single physical location a range of highly-specialized skills and resources from knowledge creation to the development and production of intelligent miniaturized services for industry. Minalogic has staked out a position as global leader in intelligent miniaturized solutions -a unique hybrid of micro- and nano-technologies and software- from fundamental research to technology transfer.
Tenerrdis supports new energy technology companies across France’s dynamic Rhône-Alpes region in their efforts to expand their footprint in the global carbon-free energy market. By facilitating partnerships among businesses, research centres, education, and other organizations spanning the public and private sectors, Tenerrdis creates the collaborative ecosystem needed to foster new energy technology projects that build expertise, generate new business opportunities, and create jobs.
Région Rhônes Alpes
Rhône-Alpes is one of France’s 22 administrative regions. At the institutional level, it has two assemblies, the Regional Council (Conseil Régional) and the Regional economic, social and environmental Council (Conseil Economique, social et environnemental régional), known as the CESER. The Regional Council is run by 157 regional councillors elected by direct universal suffrage for a four-year term (2010/2014). Its role is to deal with the Region’s business during plenary assembly and standing committee meetings. The Regional Council’s remit affects numerous aspects of its citizens’ daily lives, including transport, high schools and colleges and even employment. The councillors elect a president who joins together with fifteen vice-presidents and nine appointed councillors, each of whom is responsible for a specific policy area (culture, international relations, etc.), to form the Executive.
The CESER is an Assembly composed of 122 members from the trade union, voluntary and economic sectors, which examines certain matters and delivers opinions to the Regional Council and its President. The President may also refer any issue connected with the Regional Council’s remit to the CESER.