A Promising Future for Innovative SMEs and ETIs in Île-de-France
Celebrating Innovation: 89 winning companies announced in the 4th edition of Innov’up Leader PIA4 call for project
Innov’up Leader PIA4: Supporting Innovation and Development
The Innov’up Leader PIA4 project presentation ceremony held on April 17, 2023, marked a significant milestone for the entrepreneurial landscape of Ile-de-France.
At the event, Marc Guillaume, the Prefect of the Ile-de-France region, Prefect of Paris, and Alexandra Dublanche, Vice President of the Ile-de-France Region, lauded the success of the 89 winning companies selected for the prestigious Innov’up Leader PIA4 call for projects.
Tailored Support for Innovative Enterprises
With the backing of the prefecture of the Ile-de-France region, the prefecture of Paris, the Ile-de-France Region, and Bpifrance, Innov’up empowers small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and intermediate-sized enterprises (ETIs) in their pursuit of innovative projects.
The funding scheme offers financial assistance ranging from €75,000 to €500,000 for research and development initiatives. This comprehensive program guides companies through every stage of the innovation process, from conception to market implementation.
Celebrating Success and Showcasing Innovation
The ceremony provided a platform for the victorious companies to showcase their groundbreaking projects to Marc Guillaume and Alexandra Dublanche.
The diversity and creativity of the winning projects underscored the entrepreneurial spirit thriving in Ile-de-France.
Fingermind’s Groundbreaking MRO Pit Project
Among the distinguished recipients, Fingermind stood out with its innovative MRO Pit (Process Improvement Tools) project focused on aeronautical maintenance. Embracing the concept of Maintenance 4.0, this project harnesses the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to optimize processes and enhance operational safety for maintenance operators, including airlines, MROs, private operators, and defense forces.
“These groundbreaking solutions from Fingermind will seamlessly complement their existing product portfolio, driving innovation in the MRO industry”, confirms Fingermind’s CEO Christophe Remy.
France 2030: Fueling Innovation and Re-industrialization
Innov’up Leader PIA4 is a vital component of the France 2030 investment plan, which aims to foster innovation and re-industrialization.
Launched at the end of 2021, this comprehensive plan is committed to driving growth, competitiveness, and innovation among companies in the Paris region while strategically developing regional industries for increased employment opportunities.
The French government and the Ile-de-France Region have jointly pledged to invest €82 million in the program’s regionalized component between 2021 and 2025, with €34 million already committed.
A Bright Future for Innovation in Ile-de-France
The Innov’up Leader PIA4 call for projects has not only provided vital support to innovative companies but has also bolstered the region’s reputation as a hub of innovation and growth.
With ongoing investment and commitment from both the public and private sectors, the future looks promising for the continued development and success of enterprises in Ile-de-France.
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