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General Information
Year Established: 
Tuesday, 2 August, 2005
Number of employees in the cluster organisation : 
6-10
Regions: 
Île de France
Other Label: 
QUALI'OP certification by AFNOR
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
CASTEL
Florence
Cluster Manager
+33145926581
florence.castel@advancity.eu
Languages spoken: 
English
French
German
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Construction Products and Services
Environmental Services
Transportation and Logistics
Technology fields: 
Clean Production / Green Technologies
Climate Change mitigation
Environmental Engineering / Technology
S3 EU priority areas: 
Construction of buildings
Cleaner environment & efficient energy networks (e.g. smart grids)
Intelligent inter-modal & sustainable urban areas (e.g. smart cities)
Emerging industries: 
Environmental Industries
Logistical Services
Mobility Technologies
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
260
Number of SME members: 
170
Number of larger company members: 
17
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
31
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
42
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Advancity is the only competitiveness cluster in France, and one of the few in Europe, dedicated to sustainable city and mobility.

The 260 members of its ecosystem (SMEs, World business leaders, Academic partners, local governments and investors) investigate the following innovative fields : Urban planning, Driving, Decision Support System, Transportation systems, Accessibility, Mobility, Sustainable Buildings & Infrastructures, Urban Technologies (water, waste, atmosphere…) & renewable energies including photovoltaic. Advancity provides the following support and services for its members and partners : Help in research project management regarding the Sustainable City area; Project presentation to public and private funding organizations; Contribution to the design of the French offer towards Sustainable Cities.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Access to private funding (connecting to investors, seed-capital, venture-capital, crowd-funding, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries addressed by the cluster organisation through international activities: 
Brazil
Canada
China
Morocco
United Arab Emirates
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries addressed by the cluster organisation through trans-national activities: 
Austria
Germany
Italy
Norway
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Efficacité énergétique des matériaux de construction (Morocco)
Berlin Partner (Germany)
Indura (France)
Novabuild (France)
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameName & Description (Regional/National)
H2020

EU-China innovation platform on systainable urbanization

Investments of the future (National French Level)

French R&D Fund

Regional funds supported by cities or territories

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

Involvement in the Global Lab on Metroplitan Planning with the World Bank (http://www.advancity.eu/metrolab-paris-region-2015-le-grand-paris-se-transforme-en-laboratoire-dapprentissage-pendant-la-conference-mondiale-sur-la-planification-metropolitaine/)

Agreement with the French-Chinese sustainable city of Wuhan (http://www.advancity.eu/retour-sur-le-3eme-forum-franco-chinois-sur-la-ville-durable-des-25-et-26-septembre-2016-wuhan-chine/)

Involvement in COP 21 and COP 22

Strategic partnership with the Urban Planner in Sao Paulo State (Brazil) (http://www.advancity.eu/retour-sur-la-presence-dadvancity-au-fimai/)

Why partners should choose you for cooperation?: 

Partners willing to develop sustainable cities as a whole know that ADVANCITY is able to adress numerous markets in all the fields needed by a city: Urban planning, Driving, Decision Support System, Transportation systems, Accessibility, Mobility, Sustainable Buildings & Infrastructures, Urban Technologies (water, waste, atmosphere…) & renewable energies including photovoltaic, etc.