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NextMove (Moveo)

France: Normandy
Vincent CIVITA


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About us

NextMove (Mov’eo) is a non-profit competitiveness cluster dedicated to Automotive and Mobility industry since March 2006. NextMove drives innovation in this industry and fosters the funding of R&I projects and collaborative business between its +600 members, contributing to the development of companies in Normandy and the Greater Paris area, where 70% of France’s automotive R&D is performed, and the reinforcement of international competitiveness of French businesses on the continent and overseas. Our objective: Build the “Mobility Valley”, a European and International reference of innovative and responsible mobility for the future.

617 Cluster Members:

  • 380 SME’s
  • 150 Large Companies
  • 35 Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 50 Other Ecosystem Actors

Since it was created, NextMove has registered more than 500 R&I projects involving 1500 partners. Research activities are managed within four thematic fields corresponding to the major challenges the automotive and mobility industry is facing:

  • Safe, connected and autonomous mobility
  • Mobility with low environmental footprint
  • New services and mobility solutions
  • Industrial and operational excellence

Each thematic field of NextMove is run by a group of experts composed by industrials and academics who identified the key research topics. Those groups work to actively design new R&I projects, to identify potential partners and to accompany members in the construction of their projects. Road maps are developed and updated every year. Seminars and workshops are regularly organized in order to initiate new projects and to animate the network. Through its services: Innovation, Business, Skills and Network, the cluster provides daily support to its members to transform their innovation projects into competitive products or services on the market.

Following an assessment of the quality of its governance and operational management, NextMove was awarded Gold Label by ECEI.

NextMove is member of the following PPP : 2Zero, CCAM, Battery and Made in Europe (through its Brussel entity : French Mobility, with the other French Mobility clusters and representatives of the sector)

Formalised strategy
Strategy focus on internationalisation
Support services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce
  • Lifelong learning
  • On-the-job training
  • Involvement in a local skills strategy

Cluster composition

  • 617
    Cluster Members
  • 380
  • 150
    Large Companies
  • 35
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 50
    Other Ecosystem Actors


ADAS ( Advanced Driver Assistance System) grouping: Group of high-tech SMEs members of the French cluster MOV'EO on the theme of ADAS ("Advanced Driver Assistance Systems") dedicated to technology and active safety systems for information or driver assistance. In the Automotive and Transport sector, ADAS or “Advanced Driver Assistance Systems” enjoy prime status. They encompass all active safety or driver assistance technologies and systems, designed to prevent the emergence of a hazardous situation that might end in an accident, by: relieving the driver of a number of tasks that could affect his alertness; assist the driver in his perception of the environment(over-run detector, danger of frost detector, etc.).

- "Open Innovation Challenge" : It had been created by Mov'eo last January and its objective is to stimulate meetings between SMEs and major companies.  The event was a success story, 11 SMEs form the 14 selected SMEs could take the opportunity to pitch in presence of PSA Peugeot Cirtoen and 80 professionals.

- Ubi Transports: After only three years since its creation, Ubi transports is going to international markets. This editor and technologies intregrator in the field of passengers transports grew very rapidly thanks to Mov'eo networking power.

More particularly, this SME established "2school" which is a management and a monitoring system for school transportation. The objective of this system is to collect strategic datas in order to allow transport operators to optimize their fleet of vehicles and also to improve the quality of passengers transportation.

- Man / Machine Interface: Three years ago, Mov’eo, through the key strategic business area “Intelligent Mobility Solution” (SMI), launched a first workshop on Man Machine Interface. The idea was to enable the various actors involved in HMI design to express their prospective vision of the interfaces in the vehicle of tomorrow and to identify the key issues. Encouraged by the success of these meetings, the project to gather an open innovation community on Man Machine Interface is quickly established.

Since its creation, the community has grown and strengthened and now counts almost 80 members. Multidisciplinary, it has engineers, researchers, ergonomists and designers with a real bias : incorporating the user at the heart of the debate. Finally, it brings together designers – large companies, SMEs and start ups – from the transport, telephony and services sectors. Moreover, Ubi Transports also set up 2Place whose goal is to improve multimodality by giving to small networking the opportunity to be connected to bigger networkings.

Management team

Marc photo
Cluster Manager
Vincent photo
LE MEAU Vincent
Internationalisation Responsible
Florent photo
ANON Florent
Project Manager
Vincent Civita
CIVITA Vincent
Project Manager

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral Industries
Transportation and storage:H49 Land transport and transport via pipelines
Technology fields
B\: Performing operations; transporting:Vehicles in general
S3 EU priority areas
Aeronautics & space:Transport & logistics - Digital transformation:Artificial intelligence, cognitive systems, augmented and virtual reality, visualisation, simulation, gamification & interaction technologies - Digital transformation:Robotics, autonomous and cyber physical systems (e.g. vehicles, embedded systems) - KETs:Advanced manufacturing systems - Sustainable innovation:Smart green & integrated transport systems
Cross-sectoral industries
Mobility Technologies


Support services provided

Other (please specify)

Further information

NextMove projects development

The NextMove competitiveness cluster’s mission is to facilitate access to public and private joint funding for your projects through labelling.

NextMove is a Mobility and Automotive R&D competitiveness cluster, which since 2006 has been mobilizing its energies at the service of its members to meet the objectives assigned by the State to competitiveness clusters: to foster the development of collaborative projects between members, to contribute to development in the regions of companies, in particular SMES, and to promote innovation in the sector.

The NextMove competitiveness cluster’s mission is to facilitate access to public and private joint funding for your projects through labelling.

NextMove SME

NextMove SME seeks to promote the involvement of SMEs in collaborative projects and to streamline their relations with major industrialists, via targeted actions, and to support SMIs/SMEs in their innovation approach from project to market: ­

  • Enhanced communication for SMEs on Mov’eo communication channels and media, including the SME bulletin “Mov’eo Make or buy”
  • Access to the decision-makers of major industrialists via operational “open innovation”  actions
  • Access to the EIP label and direct contact with investors specialising in eco-mobility
  • Access to the ESSEC Ventures Chèque-conseils (advice chequebook)
  • Visibility via the Mov’eo community on the national “Financer sa boîte”, platform etc.

NextMove International

Through NextMove International, our team actively supports members in their R&D development and international business:

  • Organization of four thematic missions per year to the USA, Canada, Brazil, China, Japan, Korea … etc.
  • Access to contacts and contracts in the whole of Europe through partner clusters such as SAFER in Sweden, Bayern Innovative in Germany or ISMB in Italy
  • Support in building European projects

Europe: conquering new markets

NextMove provides help for its members to access European funding (Horizon 2020, COSME, ERDF … ). Participating in European projects means opening up to new markets and networks, accessing new technologies, benefiting from significant funding (up to 100% of R&D subsidized) and a recognized label of excellence. NextMove provides daily support to its members in their European moves

NextMove Industry : 

support to:

  • digital transformation
  • industrial skills (training)
  • lean management
  • processes
  • quality/safety

Support services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce

Lifelong learning - On-the-job training - Involvement in a local skills strategy

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes

Name & description

SCOREF: Experimental cooperative road system in France, a communication system for intelligent roads and infrastructures.  

Project name

SAGE: Regions of knowledge (FP7) http://www.sage-project.eu/home.html


BRAVE: Bridging gaps for the adoption of Automated VEhicles (H2020 R&I, Automated Road Transport Call) - www.brave-project.eu

Skillful: Skills and competencies development of future transportation professionals at all level (H2020, R&I) - http://www.skillfulproject.eu/

IMPACT Connected Car: A European accelerator for startups and SMEs of the connected car industry (H2020) - http://www.impact-accelerator.com/connected-car/

MoBiGoIn-Action: Mobility Goes International - In Action (COSME) - www.mobigoin.eu

New projects (2019 & 2020) :

E2DRIVER (H2020) RECIPE4Mobility (COSME)


HI ECOWIRE (Interreg)

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Republic of Korea (South Korea)
United Arab Emirates
United States

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries


Transnational support activites

Support to collaborative activities/etc.

International support activites

Support to collaborative activities/etc.

Upcoming events

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Latest news and documents

News Published: 07.01.2021
Mov'eo is now NextMove !
News Published: 06.12.2018
Mov’eo signs new strategic partnership with German cluster e-mobil BW at IMM 2018
News Document Published: 27.07.2018
MobiGoIn-Action’s first workshop : Internationalisation and new market entry strategies
News Published: 29.06.2018
<IMPACT> Connected Car accelerator – Second call for applications