The Grand Est region supports its companies
Developing companies in French Ardennes and Grand Est region can now count on new subsidies, ranging from equity to direct development assistance. The Regional Council has just voted in favour of these subsidies which are now being implemented throughout the region.
With a very large number of systems available in the three former regions (whose assistance panels were not unified, given that they were created independently), the Regional Council has worked to combine (merging three systems into one, removing duplicates, mediating with regards to differences) and to create (to best meet identified business needs). The 6 main areas of focus of the SRDEII (the Regional Plan for Economic Development, Innovation, Internationalisation) have been used to support these subsidies, which are described individually in a fact sheet. It will be the role of regional development agencies, and therefore of Ardennes Développement and its partners, to inform and support companies who want to benefit from regional support. The Grand Est regional agency in Charleville-Mézières will offer support to help with applications and advice.
As a reminder, the six objectives of the SRDEII are as follows: 1) to speed up innovation and economic transitions; 2) to have an impact on the financing of the economy; 3) to stimulate entrepreneurship and innovation; 4) to increase international business; 5) to organise public authority networks to ensure close ties with regions and 6) devising shared economic governance.
For SMEs, in addition to the assistance mentioned, calls for projects will be regularly released as will calls for expressions of interest. Industry will be particularly well supported (the Grand Est being the 2nd biggest industrial region in France after Ile-de-France), as well as the bio-economy.
Six major sectors will be showcase: materials, processes, production technologies; agro-resources; health; sustainable construction; sustainable mobility; water. They will be complemented by other sectors of regional interest which are emerging or developing, including cyber security, cultural and creative industries, smart objects, smart agriculture, solar power, wind power, methanisation, architecture, wood, etc.
There’s no doubt that our companies in French Ardennes will take advantage of the tools which are available to them, which are designed to support them in their ambitious plans. Economic players grouped together as a network are at their disposal to help with their development.
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By Ardennes Développement, the Ardennes economic development agency - ardennes-developpement.com