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CIMES, Creating Integrated MEchanical Systems
CIMES

France: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Loïc MARIN

Overview

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About us

CIMES is a french « pôle de compétitivité » (competitiveness cluster = innovation hub) devoted to mechanical engineering born in September 2019 when Mont-Blanc Industries and ViaMéca merged. Located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Nouvelle-Aquitaine regions, it represents more than 30% of the French mechanical workforce. CIMES’s main mission is to coordinate the highly-innovative ecosystem gathering more than 500 stakeholders from industry, academic and research communities in order to think, develop and industrialize processes, products and services in the framework of Industry 4.0 and with the aim of accelerating innovation and enabling the emergence of innovative collaborative projects.

The strategic roadmap of the organisation is structured around three main topics: 

  • Optimised engineering for sustainable systems.
  • Engineering for Manufacturing, Materials and Surfaces,
  • Integrated robotics and productive efficiency,

At the European level, CIMES has the ambition of being the major innovation hub for mechanical engineering and integration of innovative technologies devoted to production. The organisation is already a member of the S3 platforms Smart sensors for Agri-food and 3D-printing and of several European projects (CONNSENSYS, S3FOOD, DIGIFOF, BLOCK4COOP…). Finally, CIMES is also recognized as a fully operational DIH dedicated to manufacturing.

Formalised strategy
Strategy focus on internationalisation

Cluster composition

  • 274
    Cluster Members
  • 180
    SME's
  • 15
    Large Companies
  • 49
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 30
    Other Ecosystem Actors

Achievements

CIMES owns a project catalogue where all the supported and successful projects are mentioned and can be consulted: https://catalogue.cimes-hub.com/

One of our members, SILEANE (https://www.sileane.com/), received funding via the EIC Accelerator in 2020: https://sme.easme-web.eu/?b=936807086

Management team

Marie-Odile HOMETTE
Cluster Manager
Arnaud BOCQUILLON
Internationalisation Responsible
Franck SIMON
Project Manager
Loïc MARIN
ECCP Responsible Person

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral Industries
Manufacturing:C25 Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment - Manufacturing:C28 Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c. - Manufacturing:C32 Other manufacturing
Technology fields
F\: Mechanical engineering; lighting; heating; weapons; blasting:Machines or engines in general; engine plants in general; steam engines
S3 EU priority areas
Digital transformation:Artificial intelligence, cognitive systems, augmented and virtual reality, visualisation, simulation, gamification & interaction technologies - Digital transformation:Digitising Industry (Industry 4.0, smart and additive manufacturing) - Digital transformation:Robotics, autonomous and cyber physical systems (e.g. vehicles, embedded systems) - KETs:Advanced manufacturing systems - KETs:Advanced materials
Cross-sectoral industries
Digital Industries

Services

Support services provided

Access to finance: Public funding
Access to finance: Private funding
Facilitation of collaboration between members (within the cluster)

Further information

Ecosytem building, scouting, brokerage, networking

Visioning and strategy development for businesses

Collaborative research

Concept validation and prototyping

Voice of the customer, consortia

Market intelligence

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
H2020 CIP/COSME INTERREG

Name & description

Plan Industrie du futur régional

Plan Industrie du futur national

Project name

CONNSENSYS: The aim of this project is to set-up a platform between food- and electronic/IT cluster organisations, relevant research and technology organisations (RTO’s) and other stakeholders, to lower the barriers for food companies to access and implement the newest smart electronic systems and to enable the Internet of Things (IoT) transition of the food industry.

S3FOOD: This project will facilitate the digitalization of the food processing industry by stimulating the implementation of smart sensor systems in the food production processes and thus making the generation of digital data possible and also by providing training and support in relation to data collection, management and mining.

DIGIFOF: This project proposes a network of training environments where HEIs, enterprises, and training institutions come together to develop skills profiles, trainings concepts as well as materials for design aspects of the Factory of the Future (FoF). It will create an organizational structure to foster knowledge transfer between industry and academia, aiming to provide educational and experimental OMiLAB4FoF, where FoF-aspects can be taught practically or experimented with. They will be equipped with a variety of open source tools suitable to the FoF-aspects.

BLOCK4COOP: The project aims at setting up transnational collaborative initiatives/activities in order to increase the knowledge of the blockchain technology for the industrial SMEs and to facilitate the implementation of the technology in order to transform production processes, product traceability, logistics and cybercommerce.

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Canada
Morocco
Senegal
Côte d'Ivoire

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Belgium
Germany
Italy
Spain

Transnational support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs - Support to collaborative activities/etc.

International support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

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