Investments for the future

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The “Investments for the future” program was launched in 2010 and represents a total budget of €35 billion.  It is a strong and dynamic commitment to improving long-term growth for the French economy in 5 key areas, by promoting world-class initiatives:

  • Higher Education and Training – €11 billion
  • Research – €7.9 billion
  • Industry sectors & SMEs – €6.5 billion
  • Sustainable Development – €5.1 billion
  • Digital Economy – €4.5 billion

Three years afters the start of the “Investments for the future program”, over 100 calls for proposals have been launched, resulting in 3,400 projects being submitted and 1,200 selected, involving some 2,300 companies. Additional data in:

The overall investment program is organized around nine individual programs:

  1. Centres d’excellence – Centers of excellence – €11 billion
    1. Equipements d’Excellence (EQUIPEX) – world class research facilities
    2. Laboratoires d’Excellence (LABEX) – world class laboratories
    3. Initiatives d’Excellence (IDEX) – world class federated research campuses
    4. Initiatives d’Excellence en Formations Innovantes (IDEFI) – Initiatives for excellence in innovative training
  2. Valorization of research and technology transfer – €4.45 billion
    1. Sociétés d’Accélération du Transfert Technologique (SATT) – Technology Transfer companies
    2. Instituts de Recherche Technologique (IRT) – Technology Research Institutes
    3. Instituts Carnot
    4. France Brevets
  3. Health and Biotech – €2.4 billion
  4. Energy, Circular Econmy – €3.6 billion
  5. Transportation – €3.3 billion
  6. Employment, Equal Opportunity – €1.1 billion
  7. City planning & Housing – €1.5 billion
  8. Digital Economy – €4.5 billion
  9. Investment in companies – €3.1 billion

Ten state agencies have been selected by the French government to supervise various sectors of the overall “Investments for the future” program. The budget given hereafter is the amount that was originally planned and may have been adjusted as the implementation of the program progresses.

Agency Acronym Budget
(in billion €)
Agence de l’Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l’Energie
French Environment and Energy Management Agency
Agence Nationale de la Recherche
French National Research Agency
ANR 18.85 ANR
Agence Nationale pour l’Amélioration de l’Habitat ANAH 0.5 ANAH
(in French)
Agence Nationale pour la gestion des Déchets Radioactifs
The National Radioactive Waste Management Agency
Agence Nationale pour la Rénovation Urbaine ANRU 0.5 ANRU
(in French)
Office National d’Etudes Aéronautiques et Spatiales
The French Aerospace Lab
Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations CDC 6.45 CDC
Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales CNES 0.5 CNES
Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux énergies alternatives
French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission
Supporting growth and innovation for SMEs

PERICLES operates within the framework of:

  • the “Digital Economy” key area
  • the “Digital Economy” program
  • programs managed by Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations