Mov'eo : French Automotive Cluster
||Mov'eo, the French automotive cluster, aims to create a network between industries, research and training centers to carry out research projects in the automotive industry, an area of excellence in France.
What is a competitive cluster ? A partnership, based around a specific theme and a specific region
A competitive cluster brings together large and small firms, research laboratories and educational establishments, all working together in a specific region to develop synergies and cooperative efforts.
Other partners may be brought in, such as public authorities, either local or national, as well as firms providing business services.
Competitive clusters think big. The goal of competitive clusters is to build on synergies and innovative, collaborative projects in order to give partner firms the chance to become leaders in their fields, both in France and abroad...
Mov'eo : a global cluster
Mov’eo works on collaborative and innovative projects
|Mov'eo combines global players (Renault Trucks, PSA Peugeot Citroen, VALEO, RATP research laboratories ...). 300 members are involved, including 45% of them are SMEs. Mov'eo also includes 11% of its members are public bodies: regions, counties, cities, chambers of commerce and state services.
which strengthen the international competitiveness of French businesses on the continent and overseas. The cluster is based in Lower and Upper Normandy and the Greater Parisian area (Ile-de-France) around strategic testing and research sites. This region represents more than 70% of R&D in the French automobile sector
. Mov'eo has given its approval to over 260 R&D projects since its inception, including 130 which have been selected for funding. It can count on 30,000 employees in R&D and nearly 5,000 researchers.
Mov'eo draws its main strength from the automotive industry, but the cluster is linked to other businesses which share similar technology and industrial issues (aeronautics, road engineering, transport ...). Several main players of the cluster are in Calvados : Renault Trucks
, PSA Peugeot Citroën
, ENSICAEN engineers school
, CNRT Materials Caen, Normandie Incubation, Starnav, Inteva Products France, Quertech Engineering
Mov'eo : seven strategic themes
|Transportation is faced with new challenges both in economic terms and society's expectations. To meet these demands, manufacturers need shared testing facilities and partnerships in research and training that Mov'eo is able to provide.
The cluster's activities are structured around seven strategic themes :
- Intelligent Mobility solutions
- Road User safety
- Demonstrators and carbon-free vehicles
- Vehicle Environmental Footprint
- Energy Storage Systems
- Mechatronic Systems
- ICE Powertrain
In this context priority is given to the success of R&D.