On June 15, 2016, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes held a seminar in the Hôtel de Région on the Industry of the Future : Industries2020First !
During the event organised by the Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and ARDI (Regional Agency for Development and Innovation), the new President – Laurent Wauquiez – launched the Regional Plan for the Industry of the Future and the Presidency of the Four Motors for Europe.
More than 650 economic and innovative actors from the regional territory and the Four Motors and Associated Regions took part in the meeting. Businesses, competitiveness clusters and clusters attended the conferences, participated in thematic workshops and in the many exchanges organised within the framework of the event.
The strategy of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region on the Industry of the Future was introduced by President Laurent Wauquiez. Delimited by four priorities, the strategy focuses on :
- supporting the industrial development of SME and Middle Market Companies ;
- adjusting professional training in the region in order to create employment and to enable industries to find associates ;
- supporting competitiveness within the regional system ;
- relying on cooperations and european programmes to strengthen an international reach.
This initial event of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes presidency of the Four Motors for Europe was also the opportunity for Laurent Wauquiez to remind the great potential of the Four Motors in the Industry of the Future : the Four Motors must develop economic collaborations, join their forces to get financing from the EU, and to promote both Digitalization and the Industry of the future in Brussels.