While the 4.0 policy step of the clusters has been initiated, the competitiveness clusters strengthen their collaborative dynamic by launching a joint initiative to share their actions with French and European public authorities in the service of their members.
About the AFPC
AFPC (Association Française des Pôles de Compétitivité) was created on the 16th of December of 2013 with the support of the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations and the DGE (Direction Générale des Entreprises of the French Ministry of Economy). AFPC has gathered 57 competitiveness clusters.
It has 3 missions which will be managed by 3 committees dedicated to:
enhance the role of clusters in the innovation dynamics with the government and the regions,
be the voice of the clusters and their members for national and European authorities,
support and promote the Clusters' SMBs Members.
Jean-Luc Beylat, President of the Systematic Paris-Region cluster, was elected as President of the AFPC. Yann Barbaux, President of the Aerospace Valley cluster, is its Treasurer, Philippe Magarshack, President of Minalogic cluster, is its Secretary and Pauline Capus its General Manager.