Safe and sustainable mobility: hosting an international delegation as part of the European RECiPE4Mobility project

January 1, 2022

From September 20 to 22, NextMove welcomed an international delegation from Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Hungary to the Ile-de-France and Normandy regions, as part of the European RECiPE4Mobility project. The aim was to introduce innovative members of our network (from start-ups and SMEs, research centers and universities, as well as major groups) to the local urban mobility ecosystem.

The RECiPE4Mobility project brings together 5 European automotive and mobility clusters: Mobility and Logistics Cluster (Germany), Mobinov (Portugal), RAI Automotive Industry NL (Netherlands), Zone Cluster (Hungary) and NextMove (France). This 24-month project began in February 2020 and aims to strengthen the management skills of our clusters, with the aim of providing excellent services to our ecosystems, and generating cross-sectoral and cross-border European value chains.

In line with these objectives, which are based on the exchange of best practices between partners, a mission was organized in September, to enable participants (both teams from each cluster and SME members of their networks) to discover the NextMove ecosystem and meet the main innovative players in the region.

Over the course of the three days, participants were able to take advantage of site visits to NextMove network members, interesting presentations, as well as networking opportunities, aimed at enabling the various participants to take part in informal exchanges, with a view to identifying potential avenues for international cooperation.

On the first day, we had the pleasure of visiting the campus of the Université Gustave Eiffel based in Champs-Sur-Marne, where we were given an overview of mobility-related activities: the local ecosystem, the context and objectives of current research and projects, the main challenges and solutions envisaged, as well as an overview of actions, projects and collaborations at both national and international level.

In the afternoon, participants moved to the center of Paris to meet representatives from Nextérité, a company combining semantic analysis and artificial intelligence for urban mobility. This start-up shared its history, DNA and product strategy, as well as its internationalization strategy towards new markets.

The same evening, an informal networking session was held for the mission participants, as well as for members of the NextMove team and network.

Université Gustave Eiffel (Champs-Sur-Marne) Nextérité

On the second day, we were welcomed by the CESI team in Rouen (Campus d'Enseignement Supérieur et de Formation Professionnelle), where participants were able to discover current activities, particularly at international level, as well as the Industrie du Futur demonstrator of the LINEACT research and innovation laboratory. In the afternoon, the group moved on to the Roeun Normandy Autonomous Lab, accompanied by a Transdev representative, where we were able to discover the company's current missions and challenges, followed by a visit to the RNAL Workshop, where participants were able to see an autonomous ZOE and an i-Cristal shuttle.

CESI RouenRouen Normandy Autonomous Lab

We concluded the third and final day with a visit to the PSA Renault Lab, where participants were able to learn about the various subjects covered by the accidentology, biomechanics and human behavior departments. The mission then concluded at the VEDECOM Institute, where the team guided us through the various departments on the subjects of Electrification, Autonomous and Connected Vehicles and New Mobility Solutions and Shared Energies.

Lab PSA RenaultInstitut VEDECOM

Once again, we'd like to extend a big thank you to all the participants and members of the NextMove network, who warmly welcomed us into their structures and shared with us some very interesting and enriching presentations.