Topic of the practice
Support to SMEs: Video Games Cluster
Good Practice Information
CAPITAL GAMES is the specialized video game cluster in Ile-de-France Region (Paris Region). It was created by local video game professionals as a non-profit organization in 2004, with the aim at bringing together companies in the region, by initiating polling measures and by structuring the sector in the longer term. It was certified as a business cluster by the French government in 2011.
CAPITAL GAMES federates all Ile-de-France Region video game professionals and counts over 60 independent member companies.
CG values are collaboration, entrepreneurship, creativity and exchange. In order to reach its goals, CG has structured its activity around 5 axes, realities of the sector& SMEs: networking; research and development; exports and international market; human resources; financing.
Evidence of success
Capital Games exists since almost 10 years. The number of members and contributions increased steadily since the inception and is stable, which proves the usefulness of the cluster towards its members and the eco-system.
A number of stakeholders at all levels rely on the cluster to explore new practices: the cluster is considered as a reference.
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Annex completed on: 06-08-2015