French Essonne partners to host a European clean technology summit


The Essonne partners of the CIE project (Essonne General Council, NOVA GREEN and ENSTA ParisTech) are preparing to host an international summit next month which will discuss the most efficient policies for cleantech incubation, identify where improvements can be made and identify how Europe’s cleantech sector can be further enhanced, by the right policies.
The conference, will take place on Thursday November 28th, as part of the Cleantech Incubation Europe (CIE) project, a three year INTERREG IVC funded programme in which the Essonne partners are involved with EU partners from five other countries: Finland, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
The event, which is free to attend, aims to inform policy makers about how they may support cleantech incubators and thus support green economic growth in their regions. It is open to individuals and organisations in the public, private, or academic sectors involved with or interested in cleantech incubation. The venue for the seminar is on the Paris-Saclay campus - which has one of the highest concentrations of public and private research in France.
The morning conference will showcase different programs and policies which are boosting cleantech entrepreneurship: technology transfer systems, incubator coaching, Climate KIC France programme, pilot testing projects and student entrepreneurship. The day will conclude with a series of site visits to a regional public incubator, Incuballiance, and to several start-up companies where delegates will learn about cleantech technologies which are being developed locally.
Guillaume Ebel, event organiser at NOVA GREEN, said: “We’re pleased to be hosting this exciting event in the Essonne area which will bring together a range of representatives of international organisations, to whom we will present our achievements and best practices for cleantech incubation.We are happy to invite the representatives of any business, academic or public organisation which is working in the cleantech sector to join us at this event.”
Attendance is free, registration is compulsory and the number of participants is limited in particular for the site visits. To register your participation and for the full agenda, please go to the CIE website:


Cleantech Incubation Europe (CIE) is a European Project (INTERREG IVC) that focuses on supporting and stimulating entrepreneurs and SME's working in the clean technology sector. CIE supports authorities to choose suitable policy interventions, tailored to their own local and regional situations. CIE is a partnership with representatives from Delft (City of Delft; Delft University of Technology, lead partner), Helsinki (City of Helsinki, Green Net Finland), Budapest (Szent Istvan University), Peterborough (Peterborough City Council, Opportunity Peterborough), Paris (ENSTA ParisTech, Essonne General Council, NOVA GREEN) and Turin (I3P and Municipality of Turin). Keep up to date with the CIE project, follow us on Twitter .
What is a cleantech incubator? Business incubators are programmes designed to support the successful development of entrepreneurial companies (start-ups) through an array of business support resources and services, developed and orchestrated by incubator management and offered both in the incubator and through its network of contacts. A cleantech incubator focuses on providing support to cleantech businesses.
For more information about CIE please contact:
Pauline van der VormDelft University of Technology / Valorisation Centre Building 36, Mekelweg 42628 CD DelftP.O. Box 52600 AA DelftThe NetherlandsT: +31 (0)15 27 81206E:
Essonne partners:
Essonne General Council www.essonne.frIn order to boost its territory’s competitiveness in international markets, the local authority of the Essonne Department supports 3 sectors of excellence with high content in research and advanced services: ICT, Bio Tech and Clean Tech. It leads targeted policies and concrete actions in the field of innovation and economic development by supporting both technologic areas and innovative companies.Contact: Alice BONNARD T: +33 (0)1 60 91 31 81 E:
NOVA GREEN www.nova-green.orgNOVAGREEN, an association whose members are in the field of Clean Tech, was created through by a political initiative of the Essonne Council. Its’ role is to foster Clean technologies and services through the construction and consolidation of a dense network of field actors : SMEs, universities, municipalities, etc. Contact: Guillaume EBEL T:+33 (0)9 72 27 29 34 E:
ENSTA ParisTech www.ensta-paristech.frENSTA ParisTech belongs to the foremost graduate schools of engineering in France. The Applied Economics Unit carries out research into industrial and public economy. For instance, it actively assists local authorities of Paris and Ile-de-France in both conception and followup of its local and regional policies. Contact: Didier Lebert T: +33 (0)1 81 87 19 51 E: