The two Normandy partners for a competitiveness cluster "motorization"

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Upper and Lower Normandy have jointly applied for the creation of a competitiveness cluster focusing on motorization, which has been dubbed "energy, propulsion and sustainable development". This cluster can rely on the local industrial fabric, which has major oil refining establishments (Total, ExxonMobil), electricity (three nuclear power plants), automotive (Renault, PSA) and aerospace (Snecma, Hurel Hispano). Including subcontracting SMEs, this potential is estimated at about 350 companies. To these industrial establishments are added training organizations such as the Insa de Rouen and laboratories such as the Rouen (France) Aeroprothermochemistry Research Center (Coria) and the Caen National Center for Technological Research (CNRT). The association of the Technopôle du Madrillet in Rouen specializing in combustion in engines was responsible for the assembly of the project. In the autumn, the government launched a call for projects so that in the regions, companies, training organizations and research laboratories will join forces to create competitiveness clusters. These clusters, which must be submitted by 28 February, will receive subsidies and tax incentives.


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