Investments for the future: launch of the call for projects Territoires d'innovation

On 23 November the General Secretariat for Investment and Banques des Territoires announced the launch of the Territoires d’innovation Call for Projects under the Program of Investments for the future as part of the Major Investment Plan. Managed by Banque des Territoires, it aims to identify, select and support projects that embody an ambitious strategy for territorial transformation.

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These projects will bring together public and private stakeholders, populations and users, academic forces and researchers.

Managed by Banque des Territoires and awarded a budget of €450mn, including €150mn in subsidies and up to €300mn in equity, this call for projects is an extension of the call for expressions of interest launched in 2017, which had enabled 24 winning territories to be selected and helped with study credits. Preparations for this call for projects were able to rely on these initial intentions and to highlight the wide mobilisation across the entire metropolitan and overseas territory.


The aim is to offer new models that effectively match the needs of energy, ecological, digital, demographic and social transitions, whilst promoting economic development. Candidate territories will need to propose territorial alliance strategies, preferably with industrial territories, a list of which was provided during Conseil national de l’industrie on 22 November, with transitioning agricultural territories or with territories revitalising their town-centre or village.


They must implement innovative and experimental services, that are likely to be copied, in one of the following fields: digital transition; sustainable energy; clean mobility; transformation of the agricultural sector and particularly agroecology; transformation of the health system; adjustment of skills to labour market evolutions.


The proposed strategies must be based on mature and quality actions both in terms of subsidies and in terms of investment projects leading to private equity investments. Up to 20 Territoires d’innovation will therefore be selected during the 3rd quarter of 2019.


The call for projects is open from 23 November 2018 to 26 April 2019


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