Three landmark schemes have been launched to accelerate technology transfer, development strategies for higher education and research institutions, and training for the future.

To engage France in a period of profound transformation following the health crisis, On October 12, 2021, the President of the Republic presented the plan France 2030. France 2030 is responding to the great challenges of our time, in particular the ecological transition, with a massive investment plan to bring forth the future technology champions of tomorrow and support transitions in our cutting-edge sectors: energy, automotive, aeronautics or even space. It is about both catching up on certain historic sectors and giving France an edge by creating new industrial and technology sectors to support environmental and digital transitions.

The Prime Minister recalled that this approach was in line with the Research Act, voted almost a year ago and is investing another 25 billion euros in research, including 400 million euros in 2021 and 800 million euros in 2022, and all France’s efforts in favor of research and innovation. In particular, one can mention Priority Research Programs and Equipment from 4th future investment program (PIA4), twenty of which have been launched since the beginning of 2021, worth almost 1.7 billion euros. These programs aim to create or strengthen leadership The French language in scientific fields is considered a priority at the national or European level and is or can be associated with large-scale transformations, whether technological, economic, social, medical, environmental, etc.

In order to accelerate the transformation and strengthen our innovation ecosystem, the Prime Minister also announced the launch of three sign systems under the France 2030 program.

MATURITY – PREMATURE: ACCELERATING TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER ACCELERATED PROPOSALS

The AAP “Maturation-Pre-Maturation” aims to contribute to addressing the socio-economic and environmental challenges arising from France 2030 priorities by implementing proof-of-concepts and changes to scale based on inventions from research labs, and through consolidation of intellectual property portfolios to better position itself against international competitors. By removing techno-economic or organizational blockages, pre-maturation and maturation, critical milestones in the innovation cycle, it is possible to provide appropriate technologies and services to economic entities (SMEs, ETIs and large groups) and facilitate the creation of start-ups. . This call should, in particular, contribute to the achievement of the goal of creating 500 high-tech start-ups per year by 2025.

This AAP offers universities, schools, research organizations, etc., by building on their value-adding mechanisms, in particular the Technology Transfer Accelerator (SATT) companies, additional leverage to fulfill their innovative missions in priority areas of the national investment strategy.

AARP Schedule: launched on December 16, 2021, AAP will close on February 28, 2022

This AAP is eligible for the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR), which more generally at the European level is part of the NextGenerationEU recovery plan.

AAP will be administered on behalf of the state by the National Research Agency.

CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST “SKILLS AND PROFESSIONS OF THE FUTURE: ADAPTING THE SYSTEM OF PREPARING YOUTH AND WORKERS FOR THE PROFESSIONS OF THE FUTURE”

The first lever of the digital and ecological transition, training youth and employees, strengthens the human capital necessary for the functioning of our companies and the entire society. It is also the best way to offer stable jobs at all skill levels throughout the territory.

This is also one of the main conditions for the success of the France 2030 plan: supporting the emergence of talent and accelerating the adaptation of training to the skills needs of new sectors and jobs of the future.. 2.5 billion euros from France in 2030 will be mobilized for human capital to achieve this goal.

The Call for Expressions of Interest “Skills and Jobs of the Future” is part of this framework and aims to meet the needs of companies in terms of training and new skills for the future. Adapting and strengthening the training system for scarce professions can also strengthen our ability to achieve the France 2030 goals.

He strives look forward to as much as possible and contribute to the satisfaction job or skill needswhether they are sanctioned by titles, certificates or diplomas. it’s the same speed up the implementation of training courses, as well as their accessibility in terms of information, attractiveness and enrollment in both initial training courses and continuing education courses, regardless of the status of the worker (pupil, high school student, student, worker, job seeker, self-employed, liberal or entrepreneur). The demands of companies are often related to the lack of trained personnel adapted to the ever-changing labor market. In addition to company-specific expectations, the needs of the territory or sector affected by the strategyif they are not met, could become a source of weakness in the implementation of each of France’s priorities for the period up to 2030.

Supported projects may include:

  • diagnose skills and learning needs;
  • identification of initiatives and projects related to the strategy or several national strategies;
  • financing of the most suitable projects which will be selected as a result of a complex procedure.

Decisions made under this CEI will take into account, in particular, other Future Investment Program initiatives, as well as actions underway under the Skills Investment Plan led by the High Skills Commission to promote transformation and modernize learning.

AMI calendar

  • Rise of Wave 1: February 24, 2022
  • Rise of Wave 2: July 5, 2022

AMI will be administered on behalf of the state by the National Research Agency and the Caisse des dépôts et des consignations.

Specifications available here

CALL FOR PROJECTS TO ACCELERATE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS

The development of higher education and research at the international level has led to the development of competition among universities of all countries for attracting the best academic profiles, the most competent support staff, the most talented students and the most important material resources. Thus, French institutions are under pressure to maintain the best international standards through human resources (attractiveness, professionalisation), student recruitment and support (scholarships, mobility, etc.) or business environment. facilities).

Thus, the institution’s ability to develop and diversify its sources of funding has become important for the development of its activities and its impact on the national as well as the European and international academic scene.

The purpose of this appeal, endowed with 200 million euros, is to help higher education institutions and research institutions increase their resources to launch new projects carried out by their staff and their teams, thanks to the additional resources thus obtained. These projects should be directed primarily towards the development of lifelong learning and/or European projects, even if the development of other projects is not ruled out.

Specifications are available on the website of the National Research Agency. Applications are accepted until April 14, 2022.

This call for proposals is in line with the requirements of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR), which is more generally part of the NextGenerationEU recovery plan at the European level.

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