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Ile-de-France Europe represents in Brussels the Ile-de-France Region, six local Councils from the region and Ile-de-France Mobilités, the regional transports organising authority. We work directly for/with regional and local politicians and their administrations and a series of regional organisations in various areas that we help develop their European projects and initiatives. In the field of research & innovation, we are in contact with many organisations from the regional ecosystem such as higher education institutions and research organizations, regional clusters and digital innovations hubs, both public and private companies, etc. As far as R&I is concerned, the major areas of expertise in Ile-de-France are industrial and digital technologies (AI, Big data, IoT, cybersecurity, robotics, optics & photonics), smart & clean mobility, smart cities, clean tech/environment technologies & circular economy, health, aeronautics and SSH. More generally speaking, with more than 645,000 students, 16 universities and many other higher education institutions on one side, and more than 150,000 R&D staff (including 103,000 researchers) in its public and private research laboratories (representing 38% of the national workforce in the field) the Ile-de-France region is a major player in higher education and R&I.

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S3 Strategy

The 2014-2020 smart specialisation strategy of the Ile-de-France region focuses on three main priority areas : health and well-being, mobility and environment/energy and five strategic innovation domains at the crossroads of these three areas : medical devices ; smart and sustainable mobility ; digital creation ; complex systems engineering and software ; eco-construction and high performance building districts. Also two key emerging technologies, photonics and robotics, have been identified as transversal priorities directly contributing to the fast development of applications in the five priority areas. The future 2021-2027 regional S3 strategy has not been validated yet, it is still in preparation.

Strategic R&I Projects

The Paris Region Fellowship Programme (ParisRegionFP)

ParisRegionFP is a Horizon 2020 COFUND project aimed at recruiting 52 talented international post-doctoral researchers willing to develop research projects in many disciplines in outstanding research institutions in our region. 

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Safe Sustainable Mobility Partnership

Coordinated by Aragon, Bavaria and the Paris Region, the project aims at tackling the industrial challenges of the transition towards decarbonisation and digitalisation of road transport system by boosting interregional innovation and investment.

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Latest Updates

  • By Mathieu SIMON

Ile-de-France is looking to join a consortium on Horizon call: Urban greening and re-naturing for urban regeneration, resilience and climate neutrality

Ile-de-France is looking to join a consortium intending to respond to the call HORIZON-MISS-2023-CLIMA-CITIES-01-01 (Urban greening and re-naturing for urban regeneration, resilience and climate neutrality)

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Partner search for Creative Europe call for revitalising heritage sites

The City of Vincennes is leading a project on creative opportunities to revitalise heritage sites and is searching for an additional partner. The project: the creation of 3 video-mapping films of approximately 15 minutes which will then be projected on 3 heritage sites, in a setting chosen by the partner (specific event, already existing festival, etc.).

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

What is the future of Europe’s sustainable mobility strategy? Well, maybe ask our youth!

On 11 October, the ERRIN transport WG co-organised with POLIS network, Stavanger, Berlin, Turku and Ile de France regions, a panel as part of the European Week of Regions and Cities. The event discussed how young people’s voices can be elevated in the future of sustainable urban mobility and how our future transport systems can cater to their needs.

  • By Lucy Hammond

100 ERRIN member cities and regions become signatories of the EU Mission for Adaptation to Climate Change Charter

During the recent European Research and Innovation Days, the European Commission announced the 2nd wave of signatories to the EU Mission for Adaptation to Climate Change Charter, with a further 100 regions and local authorities signing. Of the now 215 signatories, a staggering 100 are associated with ERRIN member cities and regions.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

New members of the EU Missions Boards announced

Yesterday the European Commission announced 75 new top experts who will advise on the five EU Missions through serving on their Boards. ERRIN is thrilled that Françoise Guaspare from Île-de-France Europe, one of the Transport Working Group leaders, will join the Mission Board of the Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities Mission.

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

Call for applications regarding the attribution of a workshop within the departmental cultural facility dedicated to arts and crafts and design - JAD - Hauts de Seine

The Jardin des Métiers d'art et du Design is a large cultural facility dedicated to the art and crafts and design professions in the West Paris area. This project embodies the will of the Hauts-de-Seine County Council to support the development of these professions, which are essential to the cultural ecosystem of the territory and are aligned with the evolution and expectations of current cultural practices.