The Tenerrdis Energy Cluster
Tenerrdis is the cluster for the energy transition and a catalyst for innovation across France’s Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, a hub for the European—and global—energy industry.
PROMOTING ENVIRONMENTALLY-SUSTAINABLE GROWTH
The Tenerrdis energy cluster supports sustainable economic growth and the creation of long-lasting jobs in the new energy technology industries and coordinates a network spanning industry, government, academia, and scientific research to address the challenges of the energy transition.
SEEING THE BIG PICTURE
Tenerrdis strives to remain at the leading edge of trends like distributed energy, the digitalization of the energy industry, grid flexibility, and carbon-free energy. The cluster’s focus industries are shaping the energy and digital revolutions:
- Biomass & biogas
- Energy grids & storage
- Energy-efficient buildings
When it comes to the future of energy, Tenerrdis sees the big picture. The cluster’s leaders bring deep knowledge of new energy technology to a broad slate of markets and applications—energy, mobility, construction, smart cities, industry, and the EnerNet—crucial to the energy transition.
Tenerrdis also unites stakeholders from the public and private sectors to encourage the implementation of innovative local energy solutions that will drive the energy transition in our cities, energy-plus communities, industrial parks, mountain regions, and at remote sites.
The Tenerrdis ecosystem
- 220 members (70% SMBs and startups)
- 50 new members in 2016 (38 SMBs)
- 2000 attendees at 50 Tenerrdis events in 2016
- 293 projects and prototypes/demonstrator systems funded
- €1.7 billion in total R&D spending
- €554 million in government funding secured
About France’s national cluster network
The French government launched the nation’s cluster network in 2004 to revitalize France’s regional economies and help France achieve or maintain its position of leadership on key international markets through cooperative initiatives made possible in part through government funding at the national, regional, and local levels. Following an open call for proposals, 67 clusters—including Tenerrdis—were selected in July 2005.