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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Wednesday, 30 December, 2009
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Rhône-Alpes
Other Label: 
Regional Cluster of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Franck
Gautheron
Cluster Manager
+33482535133
international@indura.fr
Male
James
Gilbert
ECCP Responsible Person
+33482535133
international@indura.fr
Male
Languages spoken: 
English
French
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Construction Products and Services
Transportation and Logistics
Technology fields: 
Construction engineering (design, simulation)
Climate Change mitigation
S3 EU priority areas: 
Civil engineering
Specialised construction activities
Emerging industries: 
Environmental Industries
Mobility Technologies
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Smart City, Natural Risk Management
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
115
Number of SME members: 
32
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
5
Number of larger company members: 
50
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
15
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
18
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Organisation/Facility NameOrganisation/Facility TypeWebsite
Transpolis
Technology center
PAVIN
Technology center
Name and link of major players: 
NameType
Arcadis
Larger Company
Artelia
Larger Company
Bouygues Travaux Publics
Larger Company
Cerema
Research Organisation
CETU
Research Organisation
Compagnie Nationale du Rhône
Larger Company
EDF
Larger Company
EGIS
Larger Company
Eiffage Infrastructures
Larger Company
ENTPE
University
Grenoble INP
University
SEQUANTA
SME
Géophyconsult
SME
IFSTTAR
Research Organisation
INSA Lyon
University
LafargeHolcim
Larger Company
Morphosense
SME
SETEC
Larger Company
Texinov
SME
Vinci Construction
Larger Company
Université Lyon 1
University
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

INDURA works mainly in the field of civil engineering covering all types of infrastructure, from roads and railways to canals, from hydroelectric dams and nuclear power stations to geothermal energy storage, from telecommunication networks to water treatment and distribution, not forgetting bridges and tunnels.

Themes that can be found in many of our members’ projects include:

  • New and sustainable building materials,
  • Natural risk mitigation,
  • Infrastructure maintenance, repair and management,
  • Construction methods,
  • Digital tools & numerical modelling.

We are involved in a number of collaborative innovation projects in France and we actively encourage our members to do more, by accompanying emerging project ideas and by providing networking opportunities such as technical workshops, seminars and site visits. We promote stronger links between industry and the academic world and with other professional sectors.

We are now starting to look at enhancing our sector’s international visibility through working collaboratively with other clusters, in Europe or further afield. We would like to identify clusters either working in the infrastructure sector or willing to collaborate with us. A significant proportion of our members would be interested in working on European H2020 projects on a wide range of themes.

It is worth noting that the infrastructure sector provides many opportunities for integrating new technology such as wireless sensors and instrumentation, innovative construction materials, augmented and virtual reality, 3D printing, robotics, treatment of soil pollution, etc.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Details of support services: 

We are able to provide SMEs in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region with funding from the regional council, to support international activities.

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Canada
Colombia
Côte d'Ivoire
Morocco
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 targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Germany
Italy
Norway
Spain
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Railgrup (Spain)
Norwegian Tunnel Safety Cluster
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameLink
INTERREG
Other

Interreg Alpine Space project GRETA