Nord-Pas-de-Calais (France)

Report
Towards an S3 strategy for:
Northern France – The Lille Région
PIB/habitant
Indice UE27=100
< 75 %
75-90 %
> 90 %
Sevilla, 31 January 2012
[Jean-Marie Pruvot & Jean-Christophe
Godest (Regional Innovation Agency)
Yannick Giry (Regional Council)
Valérian Pham (State)]
Introduction
• Nord-Pas de Calais :
− 4 million inhabitants, 86 billion € GDP;
− 7 Universities, 28 graduate schools (business and engineering);
− diversity and youthful of the population;
− 3rd purchasing power in the world, in a 300km radius, behind Tokyo (1rst) and
Cologne;
− 0,7 % of GDP for R&D expenses (2,2% for France);
• A Regional Scheme for Economical Development (RSED)
driven by regional Council with local communities
• A Regional Innovation Strategy (RIS) launched at the end of
2009, in the frame of the RSED
Place based dimension of
the RIS3
• key challenges and main competitive advantages of your
region :
− A rural Pas de Calais and an urban Nord (more than 1Million inhabitants
in the Lille Community);
− A growing population but less than the France average;
− 3 big harbours (fish, passengers and freight), channel tunnel
− Agriculture 1.1% Industry 25.3% Construction 9.2% Services 64.4%;
− Historic strengths : Railway transport, Automotive, Logistics, Wholesale
trade;
− Under the France average for Knowledge Intensive Business Services
• How does the current strategy meet the overall vision for
the region’s development, e.g. in terms of sustainability
and inclusiveness?
Achieving critical mass
• Régional priorities selected, after involving interest groups,
with the help of consultants, by national and regional
authorities :
EA = Entrepreneurial activity SA = Scientific activity
Railway transport ,
Health-Nutrition-Food,
Commerce of the future
Automotive ;
EA + SA
EA + SA
EA + SA
EA+SA
Buildings and eco-construction;
EA
Mechanical engineering
EA
Advanced materials (green chemistry, textiles, composites);
Energy and power electronics;
EA + SA
SA
Waste treatment, sediments, polluted sites and soils;
EA+SA
Images and digital creation;
EA+SA
SA
E-health
Prospects for an
“entrepreneurial process of
discovery”
• business community is involved by the way of their
representatives : chamber of commerce, employer's
organisations.…All clusters's Presidents are (was)
SME's managers;
• difficulties to involve higher education institutions, ties
are not close enough;
• Governance, managers networks and working groups
may help to facilitate the EPD;
• local and regional authorities give the political legitimacy
and …the foundings;
• regional intermediaries are the regional policies
ambassadors and could get the feedback from SME's.
Outward-oriented aspects of
the RIS
• Competitivity clusters are connected with relevant clusters
in other regions :
− ex UpTEx with TECHTERA (FR), AEI (SP),CLUTEX (CZ), INNTEX (DE),
NWTEXNET (UK), POINTEX (Italie), Textile Cluster of Valencia (SP);
• NFID is member of :
− EURADA, ERRIN, EBN, his director is member of ADARI;
• NFID is project partner in :
− MKW (benchmark), Know-Hub (S3), InnoMot and Tandem Interreg
programs;
• During 2012-2013, we plan to develop synergies with :
Flanders, Picardie, Champagne & Wallonia
Future orientation of the S3
process
• Have to involve the local partners at the begining of the
design process;
• Synergies to be developped with Champagne, Flanders,
Picardie & Wallonia;
• More focused, less complex, easier to follow;
• Score board of actions plans, impact indicators, one
steering committee each month, two strategic committee
each year.
Summary and next steps
• Build a retro planning (2014) and meet the others regions;
• Involve the local clusters and detect entrepreneurs
• Keep a good partnership between regional and national
authorities;
• What do you think is needed in the medium term to
develop a regional innovation strategy for smart
specialisation in your region?
• Main challenge (for S3 building ?) is to motivate all
partners as actual RIS was launched two years ago;
• Need review of others regions and support of experts

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