Cluster policy of the Rhone-Alps regional authority

Contact person 
Kate Margetts
Institution 
Ville de Grenoble
E-mail 
kate.margetts@ville-grenoble.fr
Country 
France
Do you want to share an instrument/policy or a knowledge Transfer practice? 
Innovation instrument(policy)
What are the following keywords/priorities which better fit the instrument/policy?  
Support to innovation management and advisory services
Indicate the country from which the instrument (or policy) is 
France
What is the title/name of the instrument/policy? 
Cluster policy of the Rhone-Alps regional authority
Indicate the target group/beneficiaries of the instrument/policy 
All companies
Business organisations (Chambers of Commerce…)
Consultancies and other private service providers (non-profit)
Higher education institutions (education function)
Higher educations institutions research units/centres
New technology based firms/new knowledge intensive service firms
Other non-profit research organizations (not HEI)
SMEs only
Other
What is the aim/objective? 
These clusters have three main objectives: networking of actors, grouping by market, and the direct involvement of stakeholders. As a result of this policy 12 thematic clusters were set up in Rhone Alps (energy, software, health etc.).
Give an overview of the instrument 
These clusters have three main objectives: networking of actors, grouping by market, and the direct involvement of stakeholders. As a result of this policy 12 thematic clusters were set up in Rhone Alps (energy, software, health etc.).
What is the date of creation of this instrument? 
Saturday, September 1, 2007
Is the instrument/policy still active? 
Active
Identify the main outputs/results (quantitative and qualitative) of the implementation of this instrument 
The 14 clusters which have been created through this regional initiative have enabled a better structuration of the economic sectors concerned. They are useful tools for the cluster members, giving the visibility and support.
What is the co-financing/maximum rate allowed by the instrument/policy (if appl.)? 
n/a
Is this instrument/policy linked to a KT practice? 
No