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Plenary session of the Regional Innovation Network

11 July 2023 L'agence, Innovation / Recherche Share :

The Plenary of the Regional Innovation Network was marked by fruitful exchanges and stimulating presentations. This annual meeting, focused on collaboration and innovation, highlighted notable advancements in the field, along with opportunities offered to regional businesses. Let’s revisit the highlights of this exciting morning, showcasing Bourgogne-Franche-Comté’s dynamic commitment to innovation.

Strengthening the Innovation Ecosystem in the Region

The first part of the Regional Innovation Network’s Plenary vividly demonstrated Bourgogne-Franche-Comté’s dedication to promoting innovation and economic development. This recent annual gathering provided a perfect platform for key players in the regional ecosystem to convene and discuss the latest advancements and upcoming opportunities. The primary objective of this meeting was to facilitate professional exchanges and nurture essential relationships for realizing innovative projects in the region. The active collaboration among network members was praised as a crucial driver of responsiveness for innovative enterprises.

The morning was filled with captivating presentations and enriching discussions. Martine ABRAHAMSE-PLEUX, General Director of AER BFC, inaugurated the event by sharing the agency’s achievements for the year 2022 and the first half of 2023. Lucie CHARRAUD, Mission Officer for Innovation at the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Region, highlighted the latest updates in innovation within the region, including the labeling of competitiveness clusters and the introduction of the France 2030 Plan.

The Future of Industry: Digitalization and Technological Innovation

The presentations delved into key themes such as business digitalization through the DEDIHCATED BFC program, a digital transformation initiative presented by Nathalie RÉBERT from CCI Bourgogne-Franche-Comté. Estelle WOLFF and Sébastien DUBOIS from DREETS shared insights into the regional/national aspect of the France 2030 Plan, shedding light on upcoming opportunities in the Industry of the Future sector.

Artificial Intelligence: A Promising Horizon

An exciting aspect of the morning was the presentation on artificial intelligence and new digital tools by the AFNOR Group. Solène GUILLET, Hélène XU, and Louis MORILHAT discussed the crucial role of voluntary standards in maintaining confidence while encouraging innovation in these constantly evolving domains. Cyprien PROST, Innovation Coordinator at AER BFC, concluded this intense morning of exchanges. Lively discussions and insightful presentations hinted at a promising future for innovation in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté. This plenary, continuing with in-depth workshops in the afternoon, laid the foundation for ongoing and fruitful collaboration within the regional innovation ecosystem.