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)
Support services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce
- Lifelong learning
- On-the-job training
- Involvement in a local skills strategy
35Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
50Other Ecosystem Actors