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Ile-de-France Europe represents in Brussels the Ile-de-France Region, six local Councils from the region and Ile-de-France Mobilités, the regional transports organising authority. We work directly for/with regional and local politicians and their administrations and a series of regional organisations in various areas that we help develop their European projects and initiatives. In the field of research & innovation, we are in contact with many organisations from the regional ecosystem such as higher education institutions and research organizations, regional clusters and digital innovations hubs, both public and private companies, etc. As far as R&I is concerned, the major areas of expertise in Ile-de-France are industrial and digital technologies (AI, Big data, IoT, cybersecurity, robotics, optics & photonics), smart & clean mobility, smart cities, clean tech/environment technologies & circular economy, health, aeronautics and SSH. More generally speaking, with more than 645,000 students, 16 universities and many other higher education institutions on one side, and more than 150,000 R&D staff (including 103,000 researchers) in its public and private research laboratories (representing 38% of the national workforce in the field) the Ile-de-France region is a major player in higher education and R&I.

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S3 Strategy

The 2014-2020 smart specialisation strategy of the Ile-de-France region focuses on three main priority areas : health and well-being, mobility and environment/energy and five strategic innovation domains at the crossroads of these three areas : medical devices ; smart and sustainable mobility ; digital creation ; complex systems engineering and software ; eco-construction and high performance building districts. Also two key emerging technologies, photonics and robotics, have been identified as transversal priorities directly contributing to the fast development of applications in the five priority areas. The future 2021-2027 regional S3 strategy has not been validated yet, it is still in preparation.

Strategic R&I Projects

The Paris Region Fellowship Programme (ParisRegionFP)

ParisRegionFP is a Horizon 2020 COFUND project aimed at recruiting 52 talented international post-doctoral researchers willing to develop research projects in many disciplines in outstanding research institutions in our region. 

Safe Sustainable Mobility Partnership

Coordinated by Aragon, Bavaria and the Paris Region, the project aims at tackling the industrial challenges of the transition towards decarbonisation and digitalisation of road transport system by boosting interregional innovation and investment.


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Latest Updates

  • By Hilary Webb

Île-de-France seeks consortium or partners for HE cluster 5 calls

The Île-de-France Region has launched a discussion with a number of French stakeholders in order to prepare a response to certain calls in cluster 5 of Horizon Europe and is now looking for a potential consortium and partners.

  • By Hilary Webb

Île-de-France set up numerous measures to tackle corona crisis

The Ile-de-France Region has quickly reacted and taken measures in a series of areas (health equipment, business support, transports, research, education, etc)  aimed at helping health organisations and the medical sector in general, citizens and regional businesses face the crisis. 

  • By Hilary Webb

Mov'eo seeks partners to reply to rural economies call

Mov'eo is looking for partners interested in replying to the Horizon 2020 call ‘Boost rural economies through cross-sector digital service platforms' - ID: DT-ICT-09-2020.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Living lab for a new public experience

Within the context of the 2018 European Heritage Year, the project aims at creating « Living Labs » whose mission is to rethink part or all of a historic monument or European museum’s tour circuits, in order to make them more accessible to all publics. A citizen-based method, these « Living Labs » will include public and private stakeholders as well as individuals within a collaborative process, a

  • By Hilary Webb

EWRC 2021: Regions & urban nodes contributing to the European Year of Rail

ERRIN's Transport Working Group is organising a workshop for the European Week of Regions and Cities on the role of regions and urban nodes in the European Year of Rail.