Grappe d’entreprises Pôle Environnement Limousin

Project information

Index: 1022R4
Priority:1: Innovation and the knowledge economy
Sub Theme:Innovation, research and technology development
Location FRANCE SUD-OUEST Limousin Start/End date of the practice
End: on going

Topic of the practice

Environmental Commercial Cluster]

Good Practice Information

The Limousin Environmental Cluster aims at uniting all of the skills in the region in terms of ecological activities, in a perspective of sustainable development. It was labelled a « commercial cluster» by the Ministry for Benefitting from a high level of support from regional authorities, its development fulfils requirements in terms of reaffirming & adding a new dynamic to regional skills in
terms of environmental issues and sustainable development. The first year of organisation of the network as a Cluster allowed for around thirty or so SMEs, training bodies and R&D organisations to be united, and represents today €70m in turnover and 700 jobs. Innovation lies in the method of operation co-opetition (joint collaboration between competitors)

Evidence of success

Strengths: the « core» of business leaders who have remained supportive of the cluster leadership, whatever its structure or status, down the years, has been a key factor in continuity of the Cluster. A high-level of involvement of regional companies, and increasing level of interest in the cluster (due to the number of membership requests which we have received) has been reached

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Perrin-Watson Christine

Pôle Environnement Limousin :

Annex completed on: 09-06-2013

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