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CARA
CARA - European Cluster for Mobility Solutions

France: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Jean-Baptiste HAHN
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Overview

About us

CARA is an association aiming to be the leading French cluster in Europe addressing the global challenges of urban mobility and vehicles of tomorrow, that fulfills two missions:

  • Represent the regional automotive and industrial vehicles sector
  • Support the transformation of passengers and goods transport systems in urban environments.

CARA is representing the mobility sector in the French industrial region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes within six branches of transports: automotive, industrial vehicles, rail transport, river transport, cable transport and active mobility. The cluster draws on collective intelligence to come up with innovative solutions to the new challenges posed by transport sector. From the drawing board to market launch, the cluster implements collective actions: research and innovation projects, pilots in real life situation, and measures for the economic and industrial development of its members. CARA has an expertise in specific mobility sectors such as autonomous and connected vehicles, electromobility (both BEV and FCEV), safety and security, vehicle architecture, mobility practices and governance, intelligent transport systems, and motorisation and drivetrain.

Established - 20 October 2005
Staff in the management team - 21-30

Cluster composition

  • 227
    Cluster Members
  • 122
    SME's
  • 74
    Number of start-ups among SME's
  • 61
    Large Companies
  • 37
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 7
    Other Ecosystem Actors

CARA is taking part as a partner to the H2020 funded project AWARD - All Weather Autonomous Real logistics operations and Demonstrations: https://award-h2020.eu/

Legal form of the cluster organisation
Registered Association
Languages spoken
English French German Italian Polish
Link to the team description on the cluster organisation website
Other label
Pôle de compétitivité

Management team

Marc GOHLKE
Cluster Manager
Jean-Baptiste HAHN
ECCP Responsible Person
Emma ROCHE
Project Manager
Magali JOUVE
Internationalisation Responsible
Constance LAUFFET
Other

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Transportation and storage:H49 Land transport and transport via pipelines
Sectoral Industries (NACE 4 digit)
Cross-sectoral industries
Mobility Technologies
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Alliances:Hydrogen
Technology fields
B\: Performing operations; transporting:Vehicles in general - B\: Performing operations; transporting:Railways - B\: Performing operations; transporting:Land vehicles for travelling otherwise than on rails
S3 EU priority areas
Aeronautics & space:Safety & security - Aeronautics & space:Transport & logistics - Sustainable innovation:High-speed rail-road transportation systems - Sustainable innovation:Smart green & integrated transport systems - Sustainable innovation:Sustainable energy & renewables

Services

Support services provided

Internationalisation Support (access to third countries markets)
Support of Research, Development and Innovation

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
FP7 H2020 INTERREG EIT KICs Other

Name & description

Project name

LIFE ENVIRONMENT

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Canada
China
United States

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Germany
Italy
Spain
Sweden
Netherlands

Transnational support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

International support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

Connection to cluster organisation(s)

Membership in cluster networks, meta clusters and national associations of clusters

Profile name Location Network type
ALICE
EACN
European Automotive Cluster Network

France

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