EMC2 is a French competitiveness cluster created in 2005 in the framework of a national initiative for industry competitiveness, operating in the Pays de la Loire region on advanced manufacturing technologies.
The association gathers all the actors of innovation around key markets and technologies to foster the emergence of collaborative projects of R&D. The aim is to reinforce the innovation territorial ecosystem by structuring 4 sectors – aeronautics, naval, ground transportation and energy – in a common and transversal approach: the advanced manufacturing of the technologies. The vision cluster is to promote business development through collaborative innovation, building an innovation path mixing skills, markets and technologies to make innovation R&D projects emerge. EMC2 activities are enhanced by the IRT Jules Verne (Research and Technological Center) created two years ago at the initiative of the cluster.
EMC2 leads a network of 380 members composed of SMEs, major industrial groups such as Airbus, Lec Chantiers de l'Atlantique, Naval Group, EDF, … as well as research and training centres. At the end of 2019, the global budget of R&D reached 2.2 bn € for 300 projects launched, including 700M€ of public funds.
Key markets and technologies:
Aeronautics - Automotive - Energy - Environment-Green Technologies - Maritime - Materials and new Materials - Mechatronics - Metal Processing-Manufacturing - Production Technology - Railway - Transport Infrastructure
80Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
10Other Ecosystem Actors