What is a « French pôle de compétitivité » ?

A French “pôle de compétitivité” is a partnership, based around a specific theme and a specific region

A “pôle de compétitivité” (competitiveness cluster ou cluster) brings together large and small firms, research bodies and educational establishments, all working together in a specific region to develop synergies and cooperative efforts around a shared theme.

Clusters think big

The goal of clusters is to build on synergies and collaborative innovation projects in order to give partner firms the chance to become first in their markets, both in France and abroad.

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