Image & Réseaux

Images & Réseaux (I&R)は、フランスのブルターニュ地方とペイドゥラロワール地方を中心とした企業と研究機関のクラスターで、この目的は、
2005年以来、800以上のプロジェクトが認可され、360以上のプロジェクトに資金援助がされ、Images & Réseaux (I&R)のプロジェクトマネージャーが技術アドバイス、外部チームや専門家とのコミュニケーションをつなぎ、プロジェクトの認定を実施している。

The Images & Réseaux (I&R) cluster is a non-profit association of technology companies and research institutions based in the Brittany and Pays de la Loire regions of France.
The key objectives of I&R are :
• to initiate and facilitate cooperation and other professional exchanges between enterprises and academic institutions throughout Western France with the goal in creating a world recognized ecosystem of innovation and research.
• to set-up projects in the following 6 Strategic Action Domains (DAS): Multimedia/Broadband/Broadcast/Big Data, Telecommunication Networks/Internet of Things, Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality/Interactions, Cyber/Network Security, Software/Computer Engineering and Collaborative Users and Producers.
• to initiate and facilitate the valorization and realization of the economic, technological and communication impacts possible as a result of the projects and from the cluster members as a whole (products / services / revenue / employment…).
The cluster has 190+ small and medium size companies, 30+ large corporations, 30+ academic organizations, research institutions and professional associations. I&R is funded by the French government and both the Bretagne and Pays de la Loire regions and the membership fees of its members.
Organizing collaborative R&D projects is the backbone activity of Images & Réseaux. All funding bodies in France (ANR-Agence Nationale pour la Recherche, FUI-Fonds Unique Interministériel, the Bretagne and Pays-de-la-Loire economic Regions, BPI-Banque Publique d’Investissement) request project certification by the cluster as a condition for funding.

With over 800 projects certified and over 360 projects funded since 2005, I&R manages project calls, certification, innovation advice, project consulting and follow-up thanks to its internal team and with the help of external industry and academic experts from our Validation and Selection Committee.
The cluster works with its ecosystem to ensure innovation is ongoing in the above mentioned DAS, these technologies are applied but not limited to the following market sectors: e-Health, e-Education, Smart Cities, Smart Territories, Smart Buildings, Industry of the Future, Connected Vehicles, Tourism, Entertainment and Smart Grids.