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Based at Savoie Technolac, a technology business park dedicated to solar energy and eco-industries, the Institut National de l’Energie Solaire constructed its first building in 2005. It now operates on a European scale and groups 500 people on a 22,000 m² site.
InnoEnergy was established in 2010 and is supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). Like all Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) established by the EIT, InnoEnergy brings together the three elements of what we call the Knowledge Triangle – higher education, research and industry – to support and invest in innovation at every stage of the journey.
Bpifrance, the Public Invesment Bank, finances businesses from when they start until they are listed on the stock exchange, offering funding, guarantees and capital.
A key player in research, development and innovation, the CEA (the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Agency) is involved in four significant areas: low carbon energies (nuclear and renewable), defence and safety, IT and health technologies.
A national benchmark for the energy-in-construction industry and the most important French cluster in the energy sector, Savoie Technolac groups 230 innovative businesses, 1000 researchers and 5000 students in its higher education establishments at Le Bourget-du-Lac (Savoie, Rhône-Alpes).
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is 1 of the 13 administrative regions of France. It is the 2nd most important French Region (after the Parisian Region), in terms of economy. First industrial region, it is also the 3rd agricultural region and the 1st touristic Region of France. The territory of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is 70 000 km² wide, representing 13 % of the French metropolitan territory. Its main characteristic is that about 80% of the territory is in a mountainous area, which makes it the biggest mountainous region of Europe. With 3 mountains and 9 natural regional parks, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is very attractive. With 7,8 Million inhabitants, Auvergne – Rhône-Alpes has 12% of the French population. It is the 10th biggest European region in terms of population.